Dhammapad..Treasury of Truth..Chapter 1..Twin Verses 007
From Dhammapad..Treasury of Truth..Chapter 1..Twin Verses
Verse 7. Laziness Defeats Spirituality
One who beauty contemplates,
whose faculties are unrestrained,
in food no moderation knows,
is languid, who is indolent:
that one does Mara overthrow
as wind a tree of little strength.
Explanation: Those who dwell on the attractiveness of sensual enjoyment, and live with the senses unguarded, and are immoderate in eating, they are slothful and weak in perseverance and will-power. Emotions overpower such persons easily as the wind overpowers a weak tree.