Saṃyutta Nikāya 20

1. Opammavagga

4. Okkhāsutta

Sāvatthiyaṃ viharati. “Yo, bhikkhave, pubbaṇ­ha­samayaṃ okkhāsataṃ dānaṃ dadeyya, yo majjhan­hika­samayaṃ okkhāsataṃ dānaṃ dadeyya, yo sāyanhasamayaṃ okkhāsataṃ dānaṃ dadeyya, yo vā pubbaṇ­ha­samayaṃ antamaso gad­duha­na­mattampi mettacittaṃ bhāveyya, yo vā majjhan­hika­samayaṃ antamaso gad­duha­na­mattampi mettacittaṃ bhāveyya, yo vā sāyanhasamayaṃ antamaso gad­duha­na­mattampi mettacittaṃ bhāveyya, idaṃ tato mahap­phala­taraṃ. Tasmātiha, bhikkhave, evaṃ sikkhitabbaṃ: ‘mettā no cetovimutti bhāvitā bhavissati bahulīkatā yānīkatā vatthukatā anuṭṭhitā paricitā susamāraddhā’ti. Evañhi vo, bhikkhave, sikkhitabban”ti.

Catutthaṃ.