Saṃyutta Nikāya 45

Connected Discourses on the Path

27. The Pot

At Savatthī. “Bhikkhus, just as a pot without a stand is easily knocked over, while one with a stand is difficult to knock over, so the mind without a stand is easily knocked over, while the mind with a stand is difficult to knock over.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the stand of the mind? It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view … right concentration. This is the stand of the mind.

“Bhikkhus, just as a pot … so the mind without a stand is easily knocked over, while the mind with a stand is difficult to knock over.”