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Nymphs—Bhikkhu Sujato

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5. On Fire

46. Nymphs

1.1“It’s resounding with a group of nymphs,
1.2but haunted by a gang of goblins!
1.3This grove is called ‘Delusion’.
1.4How am I supposed to live like this?”

2.1“That path is called ‘the straight way’,
2.2and it’s headed for the place called ‘fearless’.
2.3The chariot is called ‘unswerving’,
2.4fitted with wheels of skillful thoughts.

3.1Conscience is its bench-back,
3.2mindfulness its upholstery.
3.3I say the teaching is the driver,
3.4with right view running out in front.

4.1Any woman or man
4.2who has such a vehicle,
4.3by means of this vehicle
4.4has drawn near to extinguishment.”