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Khuddaka Nikaya



Verses of the Elder Nuns


Therigatha III.3

Dantika and the Elephant

Translated from the Pali by C.A.F. Rhys Davids.

Read an alternate translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Coming from noonday-rest on Vulture's Peak
I saw an elephant, his bathing done,
Forth from the river issue. And a man,
Taking his goad, bade the great creature stretch
His foot: 'Give me thy foot.' The elephant
Obeyed, and to his neck the driver sprang.
I saw the untamed tamed, I saw him bent
To master's will; and making inwardly,
I passed into the forest depths and there
I' faith I trained and ordered all my heart.


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