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."