manaḥ pūrvaṃgamā dharmā manaḥśreṣṭhā manojavāḥ |
manasā hi prasannena bhāṣate vā karoti vā |
tatas taṃ sukham anveti chāyā vā hy anugāminī |31,24|
24 (2). The mind is the leader of its facuties;s the mind is swift; the mind is the ruler: if one has either spoken or acted with pure intent, lie will find happiness (as surely) as one’s shadow follows one’s track.
25. He who is greatly given to wrangling, whose mind is sinful, though he may seek the means to do so, cannot well understand what has been well explained?