We know that the the Blessed One asked monks to memorize the Atanatiya Protection.
In the same way the the Exalted One asked monks to memorize these Tāyana Verses.
This is the story. The god Tāyana who was formerly a Kamma-believing Religious Founder (Titthakara) came to the Buddha and recited what he knew about Sila and Kāma in verses.
I’ll begin from the end of the Sutta.
Mendicants, learn the verses of Tāyana!
Uggaṇhātha, bhikkhave, tāyanagāthā;
Memorize the verses of Tāyana!
pariyāpuṇātha, bhikkhave, tāyanagāthā;
Remember the verses of Tāyana!
dhāretha, bhikkhave, tāyanagāthā.
These verses are beneficial and relate to the fundamentals of the spiritual life.”
Atthasaṁhitā, bhikkhave, tāyanagāthā ādibrahmacariyikā”ti.
So it is to be memorized.
Then, late at night, the glorious god Tāyana, formerly a religious founder, lighting up the entire Jeta’s Grove, went up to the Buddha, bowed, stood to one side,
Atha kho tāyano devaputto purāṇatitthakaro abhikkantāya rattiyā abhikkantavaṇṇo kevalakappaṁ jetavanaṁ obhāsetvā yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami; upasaṅkamitvā bhagavantaṁ abhivādetvā ekamantaṁ aṭṭhāsi.
and recited these verses in the Buddha’s presence:
Ekamantaṁ ṭhito kho tāyano devaputto bhagavato santike imā gāthāyo abhāsi:
“Strive and cut the stream!
“Chinda sotaṁ parakkamma,
Dispel sensual pleasures, brahmin.
kāme panuda brāhmaṇa;
A sage who doesn’t give up sensual pleasures
Nappahāya munī kāme,
is not reborn in a unified state.
If one is to do what should be done,
Kayirā ce kayirāthenaṁ,
one should staunchly strive.
For the life gone forth when laxly led
Sithilo hi paribbājo,
just stirs up dust all the more.
bhiyyo ākirate rajaṁ.
A bad deed is better left undone,
Akataṁ dukkaṭaṁ seyyo, Variant: dukkaṭaṁ → dukkataṁ (bj, pts1ed, pts2ed)
for it will plague you later on.
pacchā tapati dukkaṭaṁ;
A good deed is better done,
Katañca sukataṁ seyyo,
one that does not plague you.
yaṁ katvā nānutappati.
When kusa grass is wrongly grasped
Kuso yathā duggahito,
it only cuts the hand.
So too, the ascetic life, when wrongly taken,
drags you to hell.
Any lax act,
Yaṁ kiñci sithilaṁ kammaṁ,
any corrupt observance,
saṅkiliṭṭhañca yaṁ vataṁ;
or suspicious spiritual life,
is not very fruitful.”
na taṁ hoti mahapphalan”ti.
That’s what the god Tāyana said. Then he bowed and respectfully circled the Buddha, keeping him on his right side, before vanishing right there.
Idamavoca tāyano devaputto; idaṁ vatvā bhagavantaṁ abhivādetvā padakkhiṇaṁ katvā tatthevantaradhāyīti.
In the same way there are some pieces of advices that I could find from non-Buddhist kamma-believers on Brahmacariya and Sensual pleasures. I will post them later.