Thus I have heard,
Once the Awakened One was living at Sāvatthi,
In Jeta’s grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery.
Then a certain devatā,
When the night was far spent,
Shining her effulgent beauty on the entire grove,
Went to the Awakened One,
Paid loving respects, stood to the side and asked:
“How did you, sir, cross over the flood?” 
“Without resting friend,
And without rushing,
I crossed the flood.” 
“But just how did you sir,
Without resting nor rushing,
Made it through the flood?”
“Whenever, friend, I came to a stand still,
There, I sunk.
Whenever, friend, I rushed forward,
There, I got swept away”.
“This is how friend,
I made it through the flood,
Without resting nor rushing.”
‘Long has passed ‘fore I could see,
A Truth-seeker alas, completely freed,
Who, not resting and not rushing,
Has made it through the world, unlatching.’
This is what she said.
The teacher approved.
Then that devatā thinking:
“The teacher has acknowledged me,”
Paid loving respects and left,
And vanished there and then.
 “kathaṃ nu tvaṃ, mārisa, oghamatarī”ti?
 “Appatiṭṭhaṃ khvāhaṃ, āvuso, anāyūhaṃ oghamatarin”ti.
 “Yadāsvāhaṃ, āvuso, santiṭṭhāmi tadāssu saṃsīdāmi;
 yadāsvāhaṃ, āvuso, āyūhāmi tadāssu nibbuyhāmi.
 “Cirassaṃ vata passāmi, Brāhmaṇaṃ parinibbutaṃ; Appatiṭṭhaṃ anāyūhaṃ, tiṇṇaṃ loke visattikan”ti.