Thag 2:26  Puṇṇamāsa

Shedding five hindrances1

so as to reach the unexcelled rest

from the yoke,

taking the Dhamma as mirror

for knowing & seeing myself,

I reflected on this body—

the whole thing,

inside & out,

my own & others’.

How vain & empty the body appeared!


1. The five hindrances are sensual desire, ill will, sloth & drowsiness, restlessness & anxiety, and uncertainty. See SN 46:51.