Friday, April 10, 2009

What's Hard to Tame

If you’d mold yourself
the way you teach others,
then, well-trained,
go ahead & tame--
for, as they say,
what’s hard to tame is you
yourself.

-Dhammapada, 9, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

5 comments:

V said...

There is fear in training.

Don said...

Taming oneself involves self-reference, and self-reference leads to either great personal insight, or paradox.

Shubhajit said...

Mold yourself! Thats one of the greatest phrases...

V said...

Train without a sense of becoming. Effortlessly.

human being said...

beautiful... true...