[Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.]
As she was standing to one side, a devata recited this verse to the Blessed One:
Having killed what do you sleep in ease?
Having killed what do you not grieve?
Of the slaying of what one thing does Gotama approve?
Having killed anger you sleep in ease.
Having killed anger you do not grieve.
The noble ones praise the slaying of anger
— with its honeyed crest & poison root —
for having killed it you do not grieve