Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 160

Attā hi attano nātho kohi nātho paro siyā
Attanā va sudantena nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ

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Self ⧸ Verse 160

One truly is the protector of oneself; who else could the protector be? With oneself fully controlled, one gains a mastery that is hard to gain.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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