Verse 321. The Disciplined Animal

The tusker tamed they lead in crowds,
the king he mounts the tamed,
noblest of humans are the tamed
who can endure abuse.

Explanation: It is the disciplined animal (elephant or horse) that is led to a gathering. The king mounts a disciplined horse. Among men the disciplined one is the greatest. He has endured the harsh words of the people.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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