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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna

Recluseship by a not learned man, is difficult and without satisfaction,
The difficulties are many, in which the fool sinks.
How should I do the recluseship, my mind does not attend
With every step he falters, overcome by thoughts.
Like a tortoise with all his limbs inside the shell
The bhikkhu is preoccupied in his own thoughts
Not relying, nor hurting another,
The extinguished bhikkhu, does not blame anyone

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