They ward off from there
cold & heat & beasts & prey
& creeping things & mosquitoes & showers in the cold season.
When the terrifying hot wind has arisen,
it’s warded off from there.
For the sake of shelter, for the sake of ease
to do jhāna and to see insightfully,
the gift of a dwelling is praised as foremost
by the awakened ones.
So a wise person, envisioning his own benefit,
should have delightful dwellings built
so that the learned may stay there.
He should, with an awareness clear & bright,
give them—those who’ve become straightforward—
food & drink, clothing & accouterments.
They will teach him the Dhamma dispelling all stress
so that he—knowing the Dhamma right there—
totally unbinds, effluent-free.