Dhammapada

Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 322

Varamassatarā dantā ājānīyā ca sindhavā
Kuñjarā ca mahānāgā attadanto tato varaṃ

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 322

Better than tamed mules are the thoroughbred horses of Sindh.
Better than common elephants are the Tamed Ones, the Great Beasts.
Better than all of these are people who have tamed themselves.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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