Verse 324. The Bound Elephant

Hard to check the tusker Dhanapala,
in rut with temple running pungently,
bound, e’en a morsel he’ll not eat
for he recalls the elephant-forest longingly.

Explanation: The elephant, Dhanapala, deep in rut and uncontrollable did not eat a morsel as he yearned for his native forest and pined for his parents.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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