Explanation: In the Dhammapada there are several references
to the craftsmanship of the fletcher. The Buddha seems to have observed
the process through which a fletcher transforms an ordinary stick
into an efficient arrow-shaft. The disciplining of the mind is seen
as being a parallel process. In this stanza the Buddha says that the
wise one straightens and steadies the vacillating mind that is difficult
to guard, like a fletcher straightening an arrow-shaft.