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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


I heard thus. At one time a certain bhikkhu lived in a stretch of forest in the country of Kosala.

2. The bhikkhu, at that time, gone to his seclusion advised a leopard.

3. A deity living in that stretch of forest out of compassion, wishing to arouse remorse, approached him.

4. Having approached said these stanzas:

"Bhikkhu, leopards living in the mountains are not wise and do not think
It's not suitable to advise it, I think you are foolish.
It listens but does not know, looks but does not see you
The foolish do not know and you cannot seize them with righteousness.
If in day light Kassapa is carried away, he will not see forms,
And we will not see him."

5. Then venerable Kassapagotta made remorseful by the deity became concerned.

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