Visuddhimagga II-72

Yaṃ laddhaṃ tena santuṭṭho, yathāsanthatiko yati;

Nibbikappo sukhaṃ seti, tiṇasantharakesupi.



Ñ(II,72): One vowed to any bed will be

Content with what he gets, and he

Can sleep in bliss without dismay

On nothing but a spread of hay.

Na so rajjati seṭṭhamhi, hīnaṃ laddhā na kuppati;

Sabrahmacārinavake, hitena anukampati.



Ñ: He is not eager for the best,

No lowly couch[kautʃ] does he detest,

He aids his young companions too

That to the monk's good life are new.

Tasmā ariyasatāciṇṇaṃ, munipuṅgavavaṇṇitaṃ;

Anuyuñjetha medhāvī, yathāsanthatarāmatanti.



Ñ: So for a wise man to delight

In any kind of bed is right;

A noble one this custom loves

As one the sages' Lord approves.

Ayaṃ yathāsanthatikaṅge samādānavidhānappabhedabhedānisaṃsavaṇṇanā.


Ñ: This is the commentary on the undertaking, directions, grades, breach, and benefits, in the case of the any-bed-user's practice.

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