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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Verses to the Ten Oxherding Pictures

Verse 3.

Accepting Discipline
Gradually tamed and subdued, he ceases his sudden stampeding,
Across streams and through the mist/clouds, he follows in step.
His hand holding the lead rope taut, without ever letting go [lit. without the slightest negligence],
The herdsboy passes the entire day, even forgetting he’s tired.