Translated from the Pali by Hellmuth Hecker & Sister Khema.
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From Ānanda: The Guardian of the Dhamma (WH 273/274), by Hellmuth Hecker, translated from the German by Sister Khema (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1980). Copyright © 1980 Buddhist Publication Society. Used with permission.
1224. Since your perception is distorted,
Your heart with passion is aflame.
The marks of beauty should you shun,
Bound up with lustful longing and desire.
1225. Your mind, one-pointed and collected,
In seeing foulness should be cultivated.
With mindfulness directed on the body,
Dwell often in disgust sense of compunctioning it.