As I left my daytime resting place on Vulture Peak,
I saw an elephant
come up on the riverbank after its bath.
A man took a hook and said to the elephant,
Give me your foot.
The elephant stretched out its foot;
the man mounted.
Seeing what was wild before
gone tame under human hands,
I went into the forest
and concentrated my mind.
- Dantika, in Susan Murcotts The First Buddhist Women
from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book