Dhammapada

Cittavagga ⧸ Gāthā 40

Kumbhūpamaṃ kāyamimaṃ viditvā nagarūpamaṃ cittamidaṃ ṭhapetvā
Yodhetha māraṃ paññāyudhena jitañca rakkhe anivesano siyā

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Thought ⧸ Verse 40

Realizing that this body is as fragile as a clay pot, and fortifying this mind like a well-fortified city, fight out Mara with the sword of wisdom. Then, guarding the conquest, remain unattached.
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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