Saṃyutta Nikāya 4

1. Paṭhamavagga

2. Hat­thirā­ja­vaṇṇa­sutta

Evaṃ me sutaṃ—​   ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā uruvelāyaṃ viharati najjā nerañjarāya tīre ajapā­la­nigrodha­mūle paṭha­mā­bhisam­buddho. Tena kho pana samayena bhagavā rat­tandha­kā­ra­timisā­yaṃ abbhokāse nisinno hoti, devo ca ekamekaṃ phusāyati. Atha kho māro pāpimā bhagavato bhayaṃ chambhitattaṃ lomahaṃsaṃ uppādetukāmo mahantaṃ hat­thirā­ja­vaṇṇaṃ abhinimminitvā yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami. Seyyathāpi nāma mahāariṭṭhako maṇi; evamassa sīsaṃ hoti. Seyyathāpi nāma suddhaṃ rūpiyaṃ; evamassa dantā honti. Seyyathāpi nāma mahatī naṅgalīsā; evamassa soṇḍo hoti. Atha kho bhagavā “māro ayaṃ pāpimā” iti viditvā māraṃ pāpimantaṃ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi:

“Saṃsaraṃ dīghamaddhānaṃ,
Vaṇṇaṃ katvā subhāsubhaṃ;
Alaṃ te tena pāpima,
Nihato tvamasi antakā”ti.

Atha kho māro pāpimā “jānāti maṃ bhagavā, jānāti maṃ sugato”ti dukkhī dummano tat­the­vantara­dhāyīti.