In this verse, the Supreme Buddha uses a wonderful simile to illustrate the importance of diligence…
Appamādarato bhikkhu – pamāde bhayadassi vā;
Saṃyojanaṃ aṇuṃ thūlaṃ – ḍahaṃ aggīva gacchati.
The monk who delights in diligence and fears negligence reaches Nibbāna, destroying all bonds, large and small, like a fire burning everything in its path.
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