pamādaṃ appamādena yadā nudati paṇḍito
paññāpāsādam āruyha asoko sokiniṃ pajaṃ
pabbataṭṭho va bhūmaṭṭhe dhīro bāle avekkhati

Just as one upon the summit of a mountain beholds the groundlings, even so when the wise man casts away heedlessness by heedfulness and ascends the high tower of wisdom, this sorrowless sage beholds the sorrowing and foolish multitude.

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