Dhammapada

Cittavagga ⧸ Thought

  1. Phandanaṃ capalaṃ cittaṃ durakkhaṃ dunnivārayaQuivering, wavering,
  2. Vārijo va thale khitto okamokata ubbhatLike a fish
  3. Dunniggahassa lahuno yatthakāmanipātinHard to hold down,
  4. Sududdasaṃ sunipunaṃ yatthakāmanipātinaSo hard to see,
  5. Dūraṅgamaṃ ekacaraṃ asarīraṃ kuhāsayaWandering far,
  6. Anavaṭṭhitacittassa saddhammaṃ avijānatFor a person of unsteady mind,
  7. Anavassutacittassa ananavāhatacetasFor a person of unsoddened mind,
  8. Kumbhūpamaṃ kāyamimaṃ viditvā nagarūpamaṃ cittamidaṃ ṭhapetvKnowing this body
  9. Aciraṃ vatayaṃ kāyo paṭhaviṃ adhisessatAll too soon, this body
  10. Diso disaṃ yantaṃ kayirā verī vā pana verinaWhatever an enemy might do
  11. Na taṃ mātā pitā kayirā aññe vā pi ca ñātakWhatever a mother, father

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