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."