occasion Ven. 聲anda was staying near Savatthi in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's
monastery. Then early in the morning he put on his robes and, carrying his bowl
and outer robe, went into Savatthi for alms with Ven. Vangisa as his attendant
monk. Now at that time dissatisfaction with the chaste life had arisen in Ven.
Vangisa. Lust invaded his mind. So he addressed Ven. 聲anda with this verse:
sensual lust I burn.
My mind is on fire.
Please, Gotama, from compassion,
tell me how to put it out.
your mind is on fire.
Shun the theme of the beautiful
accompanied by lust.
See mental fabrications as other,
Extinguish your great lust.
Don't keep burning again and again.
-- well centered and one --
in the foul,
through the foul.
Have your mindfulness
immersed in the body.
Be one who pursues
Develop the theme-less.
Cast out conceit.
Then, from breaking through
you will go on your way at peace.