Samyukta Āgama (2) 222
At that time there was a nun called Upacālā staying in the Rājakārāma Vihāra. One morning she took her robes and her begging bowl and entered Sāvatthī to beg for food. Having finished the alms, she cleaned her bowl, washed her feet, gathered her seat for meditation. She went to the Andhavana forest for the day’s abiding and sat upright under a tree.
At that time King Māra thought: “These days Gotama the renunciant is staying at Sāvatthī at the Jeta Grove in the Anāthapiṇḍika Park. Here now is this nun called Upacālā, who in the morning took her robes and her begging bowl and entered Sāvatthī to beg for food. Having finished her meal, she washed her feet, gathered her seat and went to the Andhavana forest for the day’s abiding. Now she is sitting upright under a tree. I shall go and disturb her!” Having thought thus he transformed himself into a young man, approached her and said: “My lady! In which place do you want to be reincarnated?” The nun answered: “I will not be reincarnated anywhere.” At that time the young man spoke a verse:
“The Tāvatiṃsa and the Yama heavens, /
the Tusita, the Nimmānarati
And the heaven Paranimmitavasavattin /
are realms of great happiness and pleasure.
You should vow to enjoy them /
and you will be reborn there as desired.”
The nun Upacālā said a verse: