the mind is restless, unsteady
hard to guard, hard to control.
The wise one makes it straight
as a fletcher straightens an arrow.
How good it is to rein the mind
which is unruly, capricious, rushing wherever it pleases.
The mind, so harnessed, will bring one happiness.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you
as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
A well-directed mind creates more happiness
Than even the loving actions of your parents.