Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 324

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

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 324

The elephant Dhanapalaka, in the throws of rut,
is hard to control, hard to check.
In bondage, he wont even eat a morsel of food.
An elephant, he remembers the Elephant Forest.
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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