The poisonous serpent of afflictions is sleeping in your mind; just as if a black viper were asleep in your room.
You must use the hook of precepts to quickly remove it.
When the sleeping snake is gone, then you can rest at ease.
Source: Sutra on the Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching Translation into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva of Yao Qin Dynasty (ca. A.D.400)
Contributed by: Zaady