Leave behind Anger & renounce pride, and transcend the fetters.
Those who do not cling to mind and body, have nothing stress can follow them by.
When anger spring up, whoever retains their restraint, like with a swaying chariot.
They I call a charioteer, Other folk simply hold the reins.
You should conquer anger with non-anger, immorality with morality.
Conquer stinginess with generosity, and conquer disputes with the truth.
One should speak the truth, not get angry, and offer even a small amount when begged for.
By these three [courses of action] you approach upon the divine realm
The wise who do not hurt others, always guarding their physical acts.
Those monks move to the condition of immovable peace, where they grieve no longer.
Whomever is always watchful, Training from example all day and night.
intent upon reaching nibbāna, their impurities disappear.
This is an ancient thing, Atula, it is not just of today.
They find fault those who sit silently; they disparage those who speak a lot.
They insult those who speak in moderation, There is no-one who is not blamed in the society.
Not previously, nor will there be and certainly not now does there exist;
Someone who is only blamed or only praised.
Those the wise commend, have been observed thoroughly day after day.
Those with faultless conduct and wise, attentive to wisdom and virtue.
Who is worthy - like pure gold - enough to find fault in them?
Even the Divine Beings praise him; he is even praised by Brahma.
Guard yourself against bodily anger, restrain the body well.
Having renounced poor conduct via the body, practice appropriate conduct via the body.
Guard yourself against verbal anger, restrain the tongue well.
Having renounced poor conduct via speech, practice appropriate conduct via speech.
Guard yourself against mental anger, restrain the mind well.
Having renounced poor conduct via the mind, practice appropriate conduct via the mind.
The wise are physically restrained, and also restrained in speech.
The wise are mentally restrained, they are thoroughly and completely restrained.
The seventeenth group on anger has finished.