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Cittavagga

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Title: Cittavagga: The Mind

Summary:

Dhp III

PTS: Dhp 33-43

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Cittavagga: The Mind

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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<h5>33-37</h5>

Quivering, wavering, hard to guard, to hold in check:

the mind.

The sage makes it straight — like a fletcher, the shaft of an arrow.

Like a fish pulled from its home in the water & thrown on land: this mind flips & flaps about

to escape Mara's sway.

Hard to hold down,

nimble,

alighting wherever it likes:

the mind.

Its taming is good. The mind well-tamed

brings ease.

So hard to see, so very, very subtle, alighting wherever it likes:

the mind.

The wise should guard it. The mind protected

brings ease.

Wandering far, going alone, bodiless, lying in a cave:

the mind.

Those who restrain it:

from Mara's bonds
they'll be freed.

<h5>38</h5>

For a person of unsteady mind, not knowing true Dhamma,

serenity
set        adrift:

discernment doesn't grow full.

<h5>39</h5>

For a person of unsoddened mind,

       unassaulted

awareness, abandoning merit & evil,

wakeful,

there is no danger

   no fear.

<h5>40</h5>

Knowing this body

is like a clay jar,

securing this mind

like a fort,
   attack Mara
with the spear of discernment,

then guard what's won

without settling there,
without laying claim.

<h5>41</h5>

All too soon, this body will lie on the ground

cast off,

bereft of consciousness, like a useless scrap

of wood.

<h5>42-43</h5>

Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you

even worse.

Whatever a mother, father or other kinsman might do for you, the well-directed mind can do for you

even better.

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