Saṃyutta Nikāya 4

2. Dutiyavagga

16. Pattasutta

Sāvatthi­nidānaṃ. Tena kho pana samayena bhagavā pañcannaṃ upādā­nak­khan­dhā­naṃ upādāya bhikkhūnaṃ dhammiyā kathāya sandasseti samādapeti samuttejeti sampahaṃseti. Te ca bhikkhū aṭṭhiṃ katvā manasi katvā sabbacetasā samannāharitvā ohitasotā dhammaṃ suṇanti.

Atha kho mārassa pāpimato etadahosi: “ayaṃ kho samaṇo gotamo pañcannaṃ upādā­nak­khan­dhā­naṃ upādāya bhikkhūnaṃ dhammiyā kathāya sandasseti samādapeti samuttejeti sampahaṃseti. Te ca bhikkhū aṭṭhiṃ katvā manasi katvā sabbacetasā samannāharitvā ohitasotā dhammaṃ suṇanti. Yannūnāhaṃ yena samaṇo gotamo tenu­pasaṅka­meyyaṃ vicak­khu­kam­māyā”ti.

Tena kho pana samayena sambahulā pattā abbhokāse nikkhittā honti. Atha kho māro pāpimā balī­bad­davaṇṇaṃ abhinimminitvā yena te pattā tenupasaṅkami. Atha kho aññataro bhikkhu aññataraṃ bhikkhuṃ etadavoca: “bhikkhu bhikkhu, eso balībaddo patte bhindeyyā”ti. Evaṃ vutte, bhagavā taṃ bhikkhuṃ etadavoca: “na so, bhikkhu, balībaddo. Māro eso pāpimā tumhākaṃ vicak­khu­kam­māya āgato”ti. Atha kho bhagavā “māro ayaṃ pāpimā” iti viditvā māraṃ pāpimantaṃ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi: 

“Rūpaṃ vedayitaṃ saññā,
viññāṇaṃ yañca saṅkhataṃ;
Nesohamasmi netaṃ me,
evaṃ tattha virajjati.

Evaṃ virattaṃ khemattaṃ,
sabba­saṃ­yoja­nā­tigaṃ;
Anvesaṃ sabbaṭṭhānesu,
mārasenāpi nājjhagā”ti.

Atha kho māro pāpimā … pe … tat­the­vantara­dhāyīti.