Dhammapada, Stanza 14

Version 1:

As rain does not penetrate
The well-thatched dwelling,
So passion does not penetrate
The well-tended mind.

Version 2:

As rain doesn’t seep into
a well-thatched hut,
so passion does not,
the well-developed mind.

Version 3:

Just as rain does not break through a well-thatched house, so passion never penetrates a well-developed mind.

(Note: Version 1 is from the John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana translation. Version 2 is from the Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation. Version 3 is from the Acharya Buddharakkhita translation.)

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