Itivuttaka 22

Mettasutta

Vuttañhetaṃ bhagavatā ­vuttama­rahatāti me sutaṃ:

“Mā, bhikkhave, puññānaṃ bhāyittha. Sukhassetaṃ, bhikkhave, adhivacanaṃ iṭṭhassa kantassa piyassa manāpassa yadidaṃ puññāni. Abhijānāmi kho panāhaṃ, bhikkhave, dīgharattaṃ katānaṃ puññānaṃ iṭṭhaṃ kantaṃ piyaṃ manāpaṃ vipākaṃ paccanubhūtaṃ. Satta vassāni mettacittaṃ bhāvetvā satta saṃ­vaṭṭa­vi­vaṭṭa­kappe nayimaṃ lokaṃ punarāgamāsiṃ. Saṃvaṭṭamāne sudaṃ, bhikkhave, kappe ābhassarūpago homi; vivaṭṭamāne kappe suññaṃ brahmavimānaṃ upapajjāmi.

Tatra sudaṃ, bhikkhave, brahmā homi mahābrahmā abhibhū anabhibhūto aññadatthudaso vasavattī. Chat­tiṃsak­khat­tuṃ kho panāhaṃ, bhikkhave, sakko ahosiṃ devānamindo; ane­kasatak­khat­tuṃ rājā ahosiṃ cakkavattī dhammiko dhammarājā cāturanto vijitāvī jana­padat­thāva­riyap­patto satta­ratana­saman­nā­gato. Ko pana vādo padesarajjassa.

Tassa mayhaṃ, bhikkhave, etadahosi: ‘kissa nu kho me idaṃ kammassa phalaṃ, kissa kammassa vipāko, yenāhaṃ etarahi evaṃmahiddhiko evaṃma­hānu­bhāvo’ti? Tassa mayhaṃ, bhikkhave, etadahosi: ‘tiṇṇaṃ kho me idaṃ kammānaṃ phalaṃ, tiṇṇaṃ kammānaṃ vipāko, yenāhaṃ etarahi evaṃmahiddhiko evaṃma­hānu­bhā­voti, seyyathidaṃ—dānassa, damassa, saññamassā’”ti. Etamatthaṃ bhagavā avoca. Tatthetaṃ iti vuccati:

“Puññameva so sikkheyya,
āyataggaṃ sukhudrayaṃ;
Dānañca samacariyañca,
mettacittañca bhāvaye.

Ete dhamme bhāvayitvā,
tayo sukhasamuddaye;
Abyāpajjaṃ sukhaṃ lokaṃ,
paṇḍito upapajjatī”ti.

Ayampi attho vutto bhagavatā, iti me sutanti.

Dutiyaṃ.