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

Ah! Self is master of self:
Who else could master be?
Yea, by a self well tamed
One getteth a master hard to get.
English translation by Albert Edmunds, from Hymns of the Faith (Dhammapada) (1902).

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