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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna

I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in Rajagaha among the Gijja peaks, soon after Devadatta had left the dispensation.

When the night was waning, illuminating the complete Gijja peak Brahma Sahampathy approached the Blessed One, worshipped and stood on a side.

Standing, Brahma Sahampathy said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One on account of Devadatta:

"Bearing flowers the plantain, the bamboo and the reeds get destroyed
Honor destroys the low man and confinement destroys the mare."

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