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Arañña Sutta: The Wilderness

Arañña Sutta

Summary: Why do monks living in the forest wilderness look so happy.

SN 1.10 PTS: S i 4 CDB i 93

Arañña Sutta: The Wilderness

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Alternate translations: Ireland | Olendzki

Standing to one side, a devata addressed the Blessed One with a verse:

Living in the wilderness, staying peaceful, remaining chaste, eating just one meal a day: why are their faces so bright & serene? [The Buddha:]

They don't sorrow over the past,

don't long for the future.

They survive on the present. That's why their faces

are bright & serene.

From longing for the future, from sorrowing over the past,

fools wither away

like a green reed cut down.

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