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 called Dhanapala, in severe must and uncontrollable, being in captivity, eats not a morsel, yearning for his native forest (i. e., longing to look after his parents).
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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