Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dhanapala, The Elephant

Buddhist Monks who own elephants shoulld read this verse from Dhammapada
Verse 324: 

Dhammapada Verse 324

Parijinna Brahmanaputta Vatthu
Dhanapalo nama kunjaro katukabhedano dunnivarayo
baddho kabalam na bhunjati
sumarati nagavanassa kunjaro.

The elephant called Dhanapala, in severe must and uncontrollable, being in captivity, eats not a morsel, yearning for his native forest (i.e., longing to look after his parents).

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