Saṃyutta Nikāya 11

1. Paṭhamavagga

4. Vepacittisutta

Sāvatthi­nidānaṃ. “Bhūtapubbaṃ, bhikkhave, devāsu­rasaṅgāmo samupabyūḷho ahosi. Atha kho, bhikkhave, vepacitti asurindo asure āmantesi: ‘sace, mārisā, devānaṃ asurasaṅgāme samupabyūḷhe asurā jineyyuṃ devā parājineyyuṃ, yena naṃ sakkaṃ devānamindaṃ kaṇṭha­pañca­mehi bandhanehi bandhitvā mama santike āneyyātha asurapuran’ti. Sakkopi kho, bhikkhave, devānamindo deve tāvatiṃse āmantesi: ‘sace, mārisā, devānaṃ asurasaṅgāme samupabyūḷhe devā jineyyuṃ asurā parājineyyuṃ, yena naṃ vepacittiṃ asurindaṃ kaṇṭha­pañca­mehi bandhanehi bandhitvā mama santike āneyyātha sudhammasabhan’ti. Tasmiṃ kho pana, bhikkhave, saṅgāme devā jiniṃsu, asurā parājiniṃsu. Atha kho, bhikkhave, devā tāvatiṃsā vepacittiṃ asurindaṃ kaṇṭha­pañca­mehi bandhanehi bandhitvā sakkassa devānamindassa santike ānesuṃ sudhammasabhaṃ. Tatra sudaṃ, bhikkhave, vepacitti asurindo kaṇṭha­pañca­mehi bandhanehi baddho sakkaṃ devānamindaṃ sudhammasabhaṃ pavisantañca nikkhamantañca asabbhāhi pharusāhi vācāhi akkosati paribhāsati. Atha kho, bhikkhave, mātali saṅgāhako sakkaṃ devānamindaṃ gāthāhi ajjhabhāsi:

‘Bhayā nu maghavā sakka,
dubbalyā no titikkhasi;
Suṇanto pharusaṃ vācaṃ,
sammukhā vepacittino’ti.

‘Nāhaṃ bhayā na dubbalyā,
khamāmi vepacittino;
Kathañhi mādiso viññū,
bālena paṭisaṃyuje’ti.

‘Bhiyyo bālā pabhijjeyyuṃ,
no cassa paṭisedhako;
Tasmā bhusena daṇḍena,
dhīro bālaṃ nisedhaye’ti.

‘Etadeva ahaṃ maññe,
bālassa paṭisedhanaṃ;
Paraṃ saṅkupitaṃ ñatvā,
yo sato upasammatī’ti.

‘Etadeva titikkhāya,
vajjaṃ passāmi vāsava;
Yadā naṃ maññati bālo,
bhayā myāyaṃ titikkhati;
Ajjhāruhati dummedho,
gova bhiyyo palāyinan’ti.

‘Kāmaṃ maññatu vā mā vā,
bhayā myāyaṃ titikkhati;
Sadatthaparamā atthā,
khantyā bhiyyo na vijjati.

Yo have balavā santo,
dubbalassa titikkhati;
Tamāhu paramaṃ khantiṃ,
niccaṃ khamati dubbalo.

Abalaṃ taṃ balaṃ āhu,
yassa bālabalaṃ balaṃ;
Balassa dhammaguttassa,
paṭivattā na vijjati.

Tasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati;
Kuddhaṃ appa­ṭikuj­jhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

Ubhinnamatthaṃ carati,
attano ca parassa ca;
Paraṃ saṅkupitaṃ ñatvā,
yo sato upasammati.

Ubhinnaṃ tikicchantānaṃ,
attano ca parassa ca;
Janā maññanti bāloti,
ye dhammassa akovidā’ti.

So hi nāma, bhikkhave, sakko devānamindo sakaṃ puññaphalaṃ upajīvamāno devānaṃ tāvatiṃsānaṃ issa­riyā­dhi­paccaṃ rajjaṃ kārento khan­ti­sorac­cassa vaṇṇavādī bhavissati. Idha kho taṃ, bhikkhave, sobhetha yaṃ tumhe evaṃ svākkhāte dhammavinaye pabbajitā samānā khamā ca bhaveyyātha soratā cā”ti.