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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the deer park in the A¤jana grove in Saketha.

When the night was waning, Kakudha the son of the gods illuminating the whole of the A¤jana grove with an effulgent light, approached the Blessed One.

2. And worshipping the Blessed One stood on a side and said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

"Does the recluse rejoice?"
"Friend, with what achievement, should I rejoice?"
"Then, does the recluse regret?"
"For what loss, should I regret?"
"Then the recluse neither rejoices nor regrets."
"That is so friend."

3. Bhikkhu, are you without troubles, that no interest is evident in you?

Why do you sit alone, without any boredom?"

4. Non-human, I have no troubles, and an interest is not evident in me.

And also, I sit alone, without any boredom.
With troubles arise interest and the arising of interests is a trouble.
Friend, know that, the bhikkhu is without interests and troubles."
"It's after a long time that we see an extinguished Brahmin.
The bhikkhu has crossed the diffused ness of the world, without interests and troubles."

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