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Dukkara.m (Kummo) Sutta
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translated from the Pali by
Maurice O'Connell Walshe
...the deva spoke this verse...:
Hard it is to keep, and hard to bear,
Recluse-life for him who lacks the skill.
Obstacles abound, the fool is lost.
If he cannot hold his heart in check?
Caught now here, now there, he stumbles, falls,
[The Blessed One replied:]
As the tortoise draws into his shell
Unattached, and doing harm to none,
Passions wholly stilled, dwells blaming none.