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Chapter XXV








The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by lust: th

Restraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in
Restraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in the ear, in

In the body restraint is good, good is restraint in
In the body restraint is good, good is restraint in speech, in

He who controls his hand, he who controls his feet,
He who controls his hand, he who controls his feet, he who cont

The Bhikshu who controls his mouth, who speaks wisely and
The Bhikshu who controls his mouth, who speaks wisely and calml

He who dwells in the law, delights in the law,
He who dwells in the law, delights in the law, meditates on the

Let him not despise what he has received, nor ever
Let him not despise what he has received, nor ever envy others:

A Bhikshu who, though he receives little, does not despise
A Bhikshu who, though he receives little, does not despise what

He who never identifies himself with name and form, and
He who never identifies himself with name and form, and does no

The Bhikshu who acts with kindness, who is calm in
The Bhikshu who acts with kindness, who is calm in the doctrine

O Bhikshu, empty this boat! if emptied, it will go
O Bhikshu, empty this boat! if emptied, it will go quickly; hav

Cut off the five (senses), leave the five, rise above
Cut off the five (senses), leave the five, rise above the five

Meditate, O Bhikshu, and be not heedless! Do not
Meditate, O Bhikshu, and be not heedless! Do not direct thy th

Without knowledge there is no meditation, without meditation there is no
Without knowledge there is no meditation, without meditation th

A Bhikshu who has entered his empty house, and whose
A Bhikshu who has entered his empty house, and whose mind is tr

As soon as he has considered the origin and destruction
As soon as he has considered the origin and destruction of the

And this is the beginning here for a wise Bhikshu:
And this is the beginning here for a wise Bhikshu: watchfulness

Let him live in charity, let him be perfect in
Let him live in charity, let him be perfect in his duties; then

As the Vassika plant sheds its withered flowers, men should
As the Vassika plant sheds its withered flowers, men should she

The Bhikshu whose body and tongue and mind are quieted,
The Bhikshu whose body and tongue and mind are quieted, who is

Rouse thyself by thyself, examine thyself by thyself, thus self- protected
Rouse thyself by thyself, examine thyself by thyself, thus self

For self is the lord of self, self is the
For self is the lord of self, self is the refuge of self; there

The Bhikshu, full of delight, who is calm in the
The Bhikshu, full of delight, who is calm in the doctrine of Bu