Ja 17 The Story about the Wind

In the present two elders cannot settle a question about which half of the month is cold. They go to the Buddha who explains that he had settled this question for them in a previous life by showing time is not important, the wind is what makes for the cold (full story).

1. Kāḷe vā yadi vā juṇhe, yadā vāyati māluto,
Vātajāni hi sītāni, ubhottha-m-aparājitā ti.

Whether in the dark or bright fortnight, whenever the wind does blow, because the cold is caused by the wind, both are undefeated here.

In this connection, whenever the wind does blow means at whatever time the wind blows from the east side and so on, at that time it is cold.

What is the reason? Because the cold is caused by the wind, whenever wind in found there is cold, whether in the dark fortnight or bright fortnight, it is said here meaning without a limit.

Both are undefeated here means both of you are undefeated in this question. Thus the Bodhisatta persuades his companions.