SN.9.12. Majjhanhikasutta ("Midday")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At one time one of the mendicants was staying in the land of the Kosalans in a certain forest grove. The deity haunting that forest approached that mendicant and recited this verse in their presence:

“In the still of high noon,
when the birds have settled down,
the formidable jungle whispers to itself:
that seems so scary to me!”

“In the still of high noon,
when the birds have settled down,
the formidable jungle whispers to itself:
that seems so delightful to me!”

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