Saṃyutta Nikāya 4

2. Dutiyavagga

17. Cha­phas­sāyata­na­sutta

Ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā vesāliyaṃ viharati mahāvane kūṭā­gāra­sālāyaṃ. Tena kho pana samayena bhagavā channaṃ phas­sāyata­nā­naṃ 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 channaṃ phas­sāyata­nā­naṃ upādāya bhikkhūnaṃ dhammiyā kathāya sandasseti samādapeti samuttejeti sappahaṃseti. Te ca bhikkhū aṭṭhiṃ katvā manasi katvā sabbacetasā samannāharitvā ohitasotā dhammaṃ suṇanti. Yannūnāhaṃ yena samaṇo gotamo tenu­pasaṅka­meyyaṃ vicak­khu­kam­māyā”ti. Atha kho māro pāpimā yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami; upasaṅkamitvā bhagavato avidūre mahantaṃ bhayabheravaṃ saddamakāsi, apissudaṃ pathavī maññe undrīyati. Atha kho aññataro bhikkhu aññataraṃ bhikkhuṃ etadavoca: “bhikkhu bhikkhu, esā pathavī maññe undrīyatī”ti. Evaṃ vutte, bhagavā taṃ bhikkhuṃ etadavoca: “nesā, bhikkhu, pathavī undrīyati. Māro eso pāpimā tumhākaṃ vicak­khu­kam­māya āgato”ti. Atha kho bhagavā “māro ayaṃ pāpimā” iti viditvā māraṃ pāpimantaṃ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi:

“Rūpā saddā rasā gandhā,
phassā dhammā ca kevalā;
Etaṃ lokāmisaṃ ghoraṃ,
ettha loko vimucchito.

Etañca samatikkamma,
sato buddhassa sāvako;
Māradheyyaṃ atikkamma,
ādiccova virocatī”ti.

Atha kho māro pāpimā … pe … tat­the­vantara­dhāyīti.