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Vigilance is the deathless road.
Negligence is the road of death.
The vigilant do not die.
The negligent are the undead.

[audio: English and Pāli]

Having known this thoroughly,
Wise ones vigilantly
Rejoice in vigilance,
Delighting in fields of nobility.

Constantly they are igniting,
Always firmly exerting,
These sages touch Nibbāna:
Unsurpassed safety from the fetter.

from the Dhammapada
Chapter on Vigilance

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