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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


I heard thus. Once the Blessed One lived in Savatthi, in Jeta's grove in the monastery offered by Anathapindika. When the night was waning, a certain deity illuminating the whole of Jeta's grove approached the Blessed One worshipped, stood on a side and said:

"How many should be cut, how many given up and how many developed further?
With coming together of how many is said, the bhikkhu has crossed the flood?
There's five to cut, five to give up and five to be developed further
And with the coming together of five, it is said the bhikkhu has crossed."

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