Saṃyutta Nikāya 11

Connected Discourses with Sakka

25. Nonanger

Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Savatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapiṇḍika’s Park. There the Blessed One said this:

“Bhikkhus, once in the past Sakka, lord of the devas, instructing the Tavatiṃsa devas in the Sudhamma assembly hall, on that occasion recited this verse:

“‘Do not let anger overpower you;
Do not become angry at those who are angry.
Nonanger and harmlessness always dwell
Within the hearts of the noble ones.
Like a mountain avalanche
Anger crushes evil people.’”

The Book with Verses is finished.