The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 28

The Buddha said to a śramaṇa, “Be careful not to the trust your thoughts, for your thoughts are ultimately untrustworthy. Be careful not to indulge in concupiscence, for sexual indulgence brings calamity. Only after you have achieved the path of arhatship may you then trust your thoughts.”