Dhammapada

Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 324

Dhanapālako nāma kuñjaro kaṭukappabhedano dunnivārayo
Baddho kabalaṃ na bhuñjati sumarati nāgavanassa kuñjaro

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 324

Musty during rut, the tusker named Dhanapalaka is uncontrollable. Held in captivity, the tusker does not touch a morsel, but only longingly calls to mind the elephant forest.
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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