Just as an arrowsmith shapes an arrow to
perfection with fire,
So does the wise man shape his mind,
Which is fickle, unsteady, vulnerable, and
erratic.

A wise man should pay attention to his mind,
Which is very difficult to perceive.
It is extremely subtle and wanders wherever it
pleases.
The mind, well-guarded and controlled,
Will bring him happiness.

The heart of the fully conscious man
is fearless–
He has freed his mind of lust and anger,
He has transcended both good and evil.

A mind out of control will do more harm
Than two angry men engaged in combat.

A well-directed mind creates more well-being
Than the wholesome actions of parents
Toward their children.

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