Saṃyutta Nikāya 4

Connected Discourses with Mara

15. Mental

Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Savatthi in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapiṇḍika’s Park. Then Mara the Evil One approached the Blessed One and addressed him in verse:

“There is a snare moving in the sky,
Something mental which moves about
By means of which I’ll catch you yet:
You won’t escape me, ascetic!”

The Blessed One:

“Forms, sounds, tastes, odours,
And delightful tactile objects—
Desire for these has vanished in me:
You’re defeated, End-maker!”

Then Mara the Evil One … disappeared right there.