Thig 3.4
Dantika and the Elephant
translated from the Pali by
C.A.F. Rhys Davids
Alternate translation: Thanissaro
Coming from noonday-rest on Vulture's Peak I saw an elephant, his bathing done, Forth from the river issue. And a man, Taking his goad, bade the great creature stretch His foot: Obeyed, and to his neck the driver sprang. I saw the untamed tamed, I saw him bent To master's will; and making inwardly, I passed into the forest depths and there I' faith I trained and ordered all my heart.