Dhammapada

Nagavagga ⧸ Gāthā 327

Appamādaratā hotha sacittamanurakkhatha
Duggā uddharathattānaṃ paṅke sanno va kuñjaro

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The Elephant ⧸ Verse 327

Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts! Draw yourself out of this bog of evil, even as an elephant draws himself out of the mud.
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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