Ja 108 The Story about the Foreigner
In the present a prince has a fat and dishevelled wife. When the monks report this to the Buddha he tells how in a past life a king had taken to wife a country woman who had behaved modestly when relieving herself in the town (full story).
1. Sikkheyya sikkhitabbāni, santi sacchandino janā.
Bāhiyā hi suhannena, Rājānam-abhirādhayī ti.
She should train in the training, Lit: what is to be trained in; which sounds unidiomatic. even though there are people self-willed, because the outsider, with her toileting, satisfied the king.
In this connection, there are people self-willed, there are people who are self-willed in the various crafts.
The outsider means the woman born and brought up in an outside country.
With her toileting means by way of covering herself, not abandoning conscience and concern, toileted, toileted well, with her toileting.
Satisfied the king means having satisfied the king, she attained this good fortune.
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