Saṃyutta Nikāya 21

1. Bhikkhuvagga

7. Visākhasutta

Evaṃ me sutaṃ—​   ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā vesāliyaṃ viharati mahāvane kūṭā­gāra­sālāyaṃ. Tena kho pana samayena āyasmā visākho pañcālaputto upaṭṭhā­na­sālā­yaṃ bhikkhū dhammiyā kathāya sandasseti samādapeti samuttejeti sampahaṃseti, poriyā vācāya vissaṭṭhāya anelagalāya atthassa viññāpaniyā pariyāpannāya anissitāya.

Atha kho bhagavā sāyanhasamayaṃ paṭisallānā vuṭṭhito yena upaṭṭhānasālā tenupasaṅkami; upasaṅkamitvā paññatte āsane nisīdi. Nisajja kho bhagavā bhikkhū āmantesi: “ko nu kho, bhikkhave, upaṭṭhā­na­sālā­yaṃ bhikkhū dhammiyā kathāya sandasseti samādapeti samuttejeti sampahaṃseti poriyā vācāya vissaṭṭhāya anelagalāya atthassa viññāpaniyā pariyāpannāya anissitāyā”ti? “Āyasmā, bhante, visākho pañcālaputto upaṭṭhā­na­sālā­yaṃ bhikkhū dhammiyā kathāya sandasseti samādapeti samuttejeti sampahaṃseti, poriyā vācāya vissaṭṭhāya anelagalāya atthassa viññāpaniyā pariyāpannāya anissitāyā”ti.

Atha kho bhagavā āyasmantaṃ visākhaṃ pañcālaputtaṃ āmantesi: “sādhu sādhu, visākha, sādhu kho tvaṃ, visākha, bhikkhū dhammiyā kathāya sandassesi … pe … atthassa viññāpaniyā pariyāpannāya anissitāyā”ti.

Idamavoca bhagavā. Idaṃ vatvāna sugato athāparaṃ etadavoca satthā: 

“Nābhāsamānaṃ jānanti,
missaṃ bālehi paṇḍitaṃ;
Bhāsamānañca jānanti,
desentaṃ amataṃ padaṃ.

Bhāsaye jotaye dhammaṃ,
paggaṇhe isinaṃ dhajaṃ;
Subhāsitadhajā isayo,
dhammo hi isinaṃ dhajo”ti.

Sattamaṃ.