It is good to restrain the eye.
It is good to restrain the ear.
It is good to restrain the nose.
It is good to restrain the tongue.

It is good to restrain the body.
It is good to restrain the mind.
It is good to restrain thought.
Restraint in all things is good.
The bhikkhu with restraint in all things
Will be free from suffering.

Without reason there is no concentration.
Without concentration there is no reason.
Whoever has both, concentration of mind and reasoning power,
Approaches nirvana.

This is the way for the wise bhikkhu to begin.
Control the senses.
Practice equanimity.
Live by the disciplinary rules.
Associate with good friends, who are not lazy,
Who live purely.
Be courteous and well-mannered.
And thus, in fullness of joy,
Put an end to sufering.

Admonish yourself strongly.
Scrutinize yourself deeply.
Thus, alert and protected by your vigilance,
You will live in happiness, O monk.

Each one is his own refuge.
Each one is his own shelter.
Therefore, each one needs to train himself,
As a trainer does a thoroughbred horse.

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