Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 159

Attānañce tathā kayirā yathaññamanusāsati
Sudanto vata dammetha attā hi kira duddamo

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Self ⧸ Verse 159

One should act as one teaches others; only with oneself thoroughly tamed should one tame others. To tame oneself is, indeed, difficult.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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