Dhammapada

Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 326

Idaṃ pure cittamacāri cārikaṃ
Yenicchakaṃ yatthakāmaṃ yathāsukhaṃ
Tadajjahaṃ niggahessāmi yoniso
Hatthippabhinnaṃ viya aṅkusaggaho

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 326

Formerly, this mind wandered about,
chasing its desires, according to its wishes.
Today, I will hold this mind wisely, as a skilled driver would
a furious elephant in rut.
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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