Saṃyutta Nikāya 2

3. Nānā­titthi­ya­vagga

23. Serīsutta

Ekamantaṃ ṭhito kho serī devaputto bhagavantaṃ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi: 

“Anna­mevā­bhi­nandanti,
ubhaye devamānusā;
Atha ko nāma so yakkho,
yaṃ annaṃ nābhinandatī”ti.

“Ye naṃ dadanti saddhāya,
vippasannena cetasā;
Tameva annaṃ bhajati,
asmiṃ loke paramhi ca.

Tasmā vineyya maccheraṃ,
dajjā dānaṃ malābhibhū;
Puññāni paralokasmiṃ,
patiṭṭhā honti pāṇinan”ti.

“Acchariyaṃ, bhante, abbhutaṃ, bhante. Yāvasu­bhāsi­ta­midaṃ, bhante, bhagavatā: 

‘Ye naṃ dadanti saddhāya,
vippasannena cetasā;
Tameva annaṃ bhajati,
asmiṃ loke paramhi ca.

Tasmā vineyya maccheraṃ,
dajjā dānaṃ malābhibhū;
Puññāni paralokasmiṃ,
patiṭṭhā honti pāṇinan’ti.

Bhūtapubbāhaṃ, bhante, sirī nāma rājā ahosiṃ dāyako dānapati dānassa vaṇṇavādī. Tassa mayhaṃ, bhante, catūsu dvāresu dānaṃ dīyittha samaṇab­rāhma­ṇa­kapa­ṇaddhi­ka­vanib­baka­yācakā­naṃ. Atha kho maṃ, bhante, itthāgāraṃ upasaṅkamitvā etadavoca: ‘devassa kho dānaṃ dīyati; amhākaṃ dānaṃ na dīyati. Sādhu mayampi devaṃ nissāya dānāni dadeyyāma, puññāni kareyyāmā’ti. Tassa mayhaṃ, bhante, etadahosi: ‘ahaṃ khosmi dāyako dānapati dānassa vaṇṇavādī. Dānaṃ dassāmāti vadante kinti vadeyyan’ti? So khvāhaṃ, bhante, paṭhamaṃ dvāraṃ itthāgārassa adāsiṃ. Tattha itthāgārassa dānaṃ dīyittha; mama dānaṃ paṭikkami.

Atha kho maṃ, bhante, khattiyā anuyantā upasaṅkamitvā etadavocuṃ: ‘devassa kho dānaṃ dīyati; itthāgārassa dānaṃ dīyati; amhākaṃ dānaṃ na dīyati. Sādhu mayampi devaṃ nissāya dānāni dadeyyāma, puññāni kareyyāmā’ti. Tassa mayhaṃ, bhante, etadahosi: ‘ahaṃ khosmi dāyako dānapati dānassa vaṇṇavādī. Dānaṃ dassāmāti vadante kinti vadeyyan’ti? So khvāhaṃ, bhante, dutiyaṃ dvāraṃ khattiyānaṃ anuyantānaṃ adāsiṃ. Tattha khattiyānaṃ anuyantānaṃ dānaṃ dīyittha, mama dānaṃ paṭikkami.

Atha kho maṃ, bhante, balakāyo upasaṅkamitvā etadavoca: ‘devassa kho dānaṃ dīyati; itthāgārassa dānaṃ dīyati; khattiyānaṃ anuyantānaṃ dānaṃ dīyati; amhākaṃ dānaṃ na dīyati. Sādhu mayampi devaṃ nissāya dānāni dadeyyāma, puññāni kareyyāmā’ti. Tassa mayhaṃ, bhante, etadahosi: ‘ahaṃ khosmi dāyako dānapati dānassa vaṇṇavādī. Dānaṃ dassāmāti vadante kinti vadeyyan’ti? So khvāhaṃ, bhante, tatiyaṃ dvāraṃ balakāyassa adāsiṃ. Tattha balakāyassa dānaṃ dīyittha, mama dānaṃ paṭikkami.

Atha kho maṃ, bhante, brāhma­ṇa­gaha­patikā upasaṅkamitvā etadavocuṃ: ‘devassa kho dānaṃ dīyati; itthāgārassa dānaṃ dīyati; khattiyānaṃ anuyantānaṃ dānaṃ dīyati; balakāyassa dānaṃ dīyati; amhākaṃ dānaṃ na dīyati. Sādhu mayampi devaṃ nissāya dānāni dadeyyāma, puññāni kareyyāmā’ti. Tassa mayhaṃ, bhante, etadahosi: ‘ahaṃ khosmi dāyako dānapati dānassa vaṇṇavādī. Dānaṃ dassāmāti vadante kinti vadeyyan’ti? So khvāhaṃ, bhante, catutthaṃ dvāraṃ brāhma­ṇa­gaha­pati­kānaṃ adāsiṃ. Tattha brāhma­ṇa­gaha­pati­kānaṃ dānaṃ dīyittha, mama dānaṃ paṭikkami.

Atha kho maṃ, bhante, purisā upasaṅkamitvā etadavocuṃ: ‘na kho dāni devassa koci dānaṃ dīyatī’ti. Evaṃ vuttāhaṃ, bhante, te purise etadavocaṃ: ‘tena hi, bhaṇe, yo bāhiresu janapadesu āyo sañjāyati tato upaḍḍhaṃ antepure pavesetha, upaḍḍhaṃ tattheva dānaṃ detha samaṇab­rāhma­ṇa­kapa­ṇaddhi­ka­vanib­baka­yācakā­nan’ti. So khvāhaṃ, bhante, evaṃ dīgharattaṃ katānaṃ puññānaṃ evaṃ dīgharattaṃ katānaṃ kusalānaṃ dhammānaṃ pariyantaṃ nādhigacchāmi—ettakaṃ puññanti vā ettako puññavipākoti vā ettakaṃ sagge ṭhātabbanti vāti. Acchariyaṃ, bhante, abbhutaṃ, bhante. Yāvasu­bhāsi­ta­midaṃ, bhante, bhagavatā: 

‘Ye naṃ dadanti saddhāya,
vippasannena cetasā;
Tameva annaṃ bhajati,
asmiṃ loke paramhi ca.

Tasmā vineyya maccheraṃ,
dajjā dānaṃ malābhibhū;
Puññāni paralokasmiṃ,
patiṭṭhā honti pāṇinan’”ti.