Dhammapada

Yamakavagga ⧸ Gāthā 8

Asubhānupassiṃ viharantaṃ indriyesu susaṃvutaṃ
Bhojanambhi ca mattaññuṃ saddhaṃ āraddhavīriyaṃ
Taṃ ve nappasahati māro vāto selaṃ va pabbataṃ

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The Twin-Verses ⧸ Verse 8

Just as a storm cannot prevail against a rocky mountain, so Mara can never overpower the man who lives meditating on the impurities, who is controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, and filled with faith and earnest effort.
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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