Aṅguttara Nikāya 9

4. Mahāvagga

39. Devāsu­ra­saṅgā­ma­sutta

“Bhūtapubbaṃ, bhikkhave, devāsu­rasaṅgāmo samupabyūḷho ahosi. Tasmiṃ kho pana, bhikkhave, saṅgāme asurā jiniṃsu, devā parājayiṃsu. Parājitā ca, bhikkhave, devā apayiṃsuyeva uttare­nābhi­mukhā, abhiyiṃsu asurā. Atha kho, bhikkhave, devānaṃ etadahosi: ‘abhiyanteva kho asurā. Yannūna mayaṃ dutiyampi asurehi saṅgāmeyyāmā’ti. Dutiyampi kho, bhikkhave, devā asurehi saṅgāmesuṃ. Dutiyampi kho, bhikkhave, asurāva jiniṃsu, devā parājayiṃsu. Parājitā ca, bhikkhave, devā apayiṃsuyeva uttare­nābhi­mukhā, abhiyiṃsu asurā.

Atha kho, bhikkhave, devānaṃ etadahosi: ‘abhiyanteva kho asurā. Yannūna mayaṃ tatiyampi asurehi saṅgāmeyyāmā’ti. Tatiyampi kho, bhikkhave, devā asurehi saṅgāmesuṃ. Tatiyampi kho, bhikkhave, asurāva jiniṃsu, devā parājayiṃsu. Parājitā ca, bhikkhave, devā bhītā devapuraṃyeva pavisiṃsu. Devapu­ra­gatānañca pana, bhikkhave, devānaṃ etadahosi: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dāni mayaṃ etarahi attanā viharāma akaraṇīyā asurehī’ti. Asurānampi, bhikkhave, etadahosi: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dāni devā etarahi attanā viharanti akaraṇīyā amhehī’ti.

Bhūtapubbaṃ, bhikkhave, devāsu­rasaṅgāmo samupabyūḷho ahosi. Tasmiṃ kho pana, bhikkhave, saṅgāme devā jiniṃsu, asurā parājayiṃsu. Parājitā ca, bhikkhave, asurā apayiṃsuyeva ­dak­khi­ṇe­nābhi­mukhā, abhiyiṃsu devā. Atha kho, bhikkhave, asurānaṃ etadahosi: ‘abhiyanteva kho devā. Yannūna mayaṃ dutiyampi devehi saṅgāmeyyāmā’ti. Dutiyampi kho, bhikkhave, asurā devehi saṅgāmesuṃ. Dutiyampi kho, bhikkhave, devā jiniṃsu, asurā parājayiṃsu. Parājitā ca, bhikkhave, asurā apayiṃsuyeva ­dak­khi­ṇe­nābhi­mukhā, abhiyiṃsu devā.

Atha kho, bhikkhave, asurānaṃ etadahosi: ‘abhiyanteva kho devā. Yannūna mayaṃ tatiyampi devehi saṅgāmeyyāmā’ti. Tatiyampi kho, bhikkhave, asurā devehi saṅgāmesuṃ. Tatiyampi kho, bhikkhave, devā jiniṃsu, asurā parājayiṃsu. Parājitā ca, bhikkhave, asurā bhītā asurapuraṃyeva pavisiṃsu. Asura­pura­gatānañca pana, bhikkhave, asurānaṃ etadahosi: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dāni mayaṃ etarahi attanā viharāma akaraṇīyā devehī’ti. Devānampi, bhikkhave, etadahosi: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dāni asurā etarahi attanā viharanti akaraṇīyā amhehī’ti.

Evamevaṃ kho, bhikkhave, yasmiṃ samaye bhikkhu vivicceva kāmehi vivicca akusalehi dhammehi savitakkaṃ savicāraṃ vivekajaṃ pītisukhaṃ paṭhamaṃ jhānaṃ upasampajja viharati, tasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye bhikkhussa evaṃ hoti: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dānāhaṃ etarahi attanā viharāmi akaraṇīyo mārassā’ti. Mārassāpi, bhikkhave, pāpimato evaṃ hoti: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dāni bhikkhu etarahi attanā viharati akaraṇīyo mayhan’ti.

Yasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye bhikkhu vitak­ka­vicārā­naṃ vūpasamā … pe … dutiyaṃ jhānaṃ … tatiyaṃ jhānaṃ … catutthaṃ jhānaṃ upasampajja viharati, tasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye bhikkhussa evaṃ hoti: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dānāhaṃ etarahi attanā viharāmi akaraṇīyo mārassā’ti. Mārassāpi, bhikkhave, pāpimato evaṃ hoti: ‘bhīrut­tāna­gatena kho dāni bhikkhu etarahi attanā viharati, akaraṇīyo mayhan’ti.

Yasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye bhikkhu sabbaso rūpasaññānaṃ samatikkamā paṭi­gha­saññā­naṃ atthaṅgamā nānat­ta­saññā­naṃ amanasikārā ‘ananto ākāso’ti ākāsānañ­cāyata­naṃ upasampajja viharati. Ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, ‘bhikkhu antamakāsi māraṃ, apadaṃ vadhitvā māracakkhuṃ adassanaṃ gato pāpimato tiṇṇo loke visattikan’ti.

Yasmiṃ, bhikkhave, samaye bhikkhu sabbaso ākāsānañ­cāyata­naṃ samatikkamma ‘anantaṃ viññāṇan’ti viñ­ñā­ṇañ­cāyata­naṃ upasampajja viharati … sabbaso viñ­ñā­ṇañ­cāyata­naṃ samatikkamma ‘natthi kiñcī’ti ākiñ­cañ­ñā­yatanaṃ upasampajja viharati … sabbaso ākiñ­cañ­ñā­yatanaṃ samatikkamma neva­saññā­nā­sañ­ñāyata­naṃ upasampajja viharati … sabbaso neva­saññā­nā­sañ­ñāyata­naṃ samatikkamma saññā­ve­dayi­ta­nirodhaṃ upasampajja viharati, paññāya cassa disvā āsavā parikkhīṇā honti. Ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, ‘bhikkhu antamakāsi māraṃ, apadaṃ vadhitvā māracakkhuṃ adassanaṃ gato pāpimato tiṇṇo loke visattikan’”ti.

Aṭṭhamaṃ.