besotted

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on children, people, sensuality, wives, world, iron, fetter, trinkets, besotted, hankering, desire, break, renounce, free, longing, and abandon

The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 345, 346

Contributed by: Zaady

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