Verse 322. The Most Disciplined Animal

Excellent are mules when tamed
and thoroughbred from Sindh,
noble the elephant of state,
better still one tamed of self.

Explanation: When well trained, mules are useful. Sindu thoroughbreds are outstanding among horses. Of great elephants those of the Kunjara breed are the greatest. But, of all, the best is the person who has trained himself.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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