Aṅguttara Nikāya 9

2. Sīhanādavagga

19. Devatāsutta

“Imañca, bhikkhave, rattiṃ sambahulā devatā abhikkantāya rattiyā abhikkan­ta­vaṇṇā kevalakappaṃ jetavanaṃ obhāsetvā yenāhaṃ tenu­pasaṅka­miṃsu; upasaṅkamitvā maṃ abhivādetvā ekamantaṃ aṭṭhaṃsu. Ekamantaṃ ṭhitā kho, bhikkhave, tā devatā maṃ etadavocuṃ: ‘upasaṅkamiṃsu no, bhante, pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtā­naṃ pabbajitā agārāni. Te mayaṃ, bhante, paccuṭṭhimha, no ca kho abhivādimha. Tā mayaṃ, bhante, apari­puṇṇa­kammantā vippa­ṭisāri­niyo pac­cā­nu­tāpi­niyo hīnaṃ kāyaṃ upapannā’ti.

Aparāpi maṃ, bhikkhave, sambahulā devatā upasaṅkamitvā etadavocuṃ: ‘upasaṅkamiṃsu no, bhante, pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtā­naṃ pabbajitā agārāni. Te mayaṃ, bhante, paccuṭṭhimha abhivādimha, no ca tesaṃ āsanaṃ adamha. Tā mayaṃ, bhante, apari­puṇṇa­kammantā vippa­ṭisāri­niyo pac­cā­nu­tāpi­niyo hīnaṃ kāyaṃ upapannā’ti.

Aparāpi maṃ, bhikkhave, sambahulā devatā upasaṅkamitvā etadavocuṃ: ‘upasaṅkamiṃsu no, bhante, pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtā­naṃ pabbajitā agārāni. Te mayaṃ, bhante, paccuṭṭhimha abhivādimha āsanaṃ adamha, no ca kho yathāsatti yathābalaṃ saṃvibhajimha … pe … yathāsatti yathābalaṃ saṃvibhajimha, no ca kho upanisīdimha dhammas­savanāya … pe … upanisīdimha dhammas­savanāya, no ca kho ohitasotā dhammaṃ suṇimha … pe … ohitasotā ca dhammaṃ suṇimha, no ca kho sutvā dhammaṃ dhārayimha … pe … sutvā ca dhammaṃ dhārayimha, no ca kho dhātānaṃ dhammānaṃ atthaṃ upaparikkhimha … pe … dhātānañca dhammānaṃ atthaṃ upaparikkhimha, no ca kho atthamaññāya dhammamaññāya dhammā­nu­dhammaṃ paṭipajjimha. Tā mayaṃ, bhante, apari­puṇṇa­kammantā vippa­ṭisāri­niyo pac­cā­nu­tāpi­niyo hīnaṃ kāyaṃ upapannā’ti.

Aparāpi maṃ, bhikkhave, sambahulā devatā upasaṅkamitvā etadavocuṃ: ‘upasaṅkamiṃsu no, bhante, pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtā­naṃ pabbajitā agārāni. Te mayaṃ, bhante, paccuṭṭhimha abhivādimha, āsanaṃ adamha, yathāsatti yathābalaṃ saṃvibhajimha, upanisīdimha dhammas­savanāya, ohitasotā ca dhammaṃ suṇimha, sutvā ca dhammaṃ dhārayimha, dhātānañca dhammānaṃ atthaṃ upaparikkhimha, atthamaññāya dhammamaññāya dhammā­nu­dhammaṃ paṭipajjimha. Tā mayaṃ, bhante, pari­puṇṇa­kammantā avippa­ṭisāri­niyo apaccā­nu­tāpi­niyo paṇītaṃ kāyaṃ upapannā’ti. Etāni, bhikkhave, rukkhamūlāni etāni suññāgārāni. Jhāyatha, bhikkhave, mā pamādattha, mā pacchā vippaṭisārino ahuvattha seyyathāpi tā purimikā devatā”ti.

Navamaṃ.