Dhammapada

Bhikkhuvagga ⧸ Gāthā 375

Tatrāyamādi bhavati idha paññassa bhikkhuno
Indriyagutti santuṭṭhī pātimokkhe ca saṃvaro

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The Mendicant ⧸ Verse 375

Here the first things
for a discerning monk
are guarding the senses,
contentment,
restraint in line with the Patimokkha.
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