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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


1. I heard thus. At one time venerable ânanda lived in a stretch of forest in the country of Kosala.

2. At that time, venerable ânanda was spending a lot of time advising lay people.

3. A deity living in that stretch of forest out of compassion, wishing to arouse remorse, in venerable ânanda approached him and said these stanza:

"You have come to a place where there are many roots of trees
Arouse interest for extinction, disciple of Gotama concentrate
Do not be negligent. What is the use of talking all the time?"

4. Then venerable ânanda made remorseful by the deity became concerned.

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