Saṃyutta Nikāya 4

1. Paṭhamavagga

6. Sappasutta

Evaṃ me sutaṃ—​   ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā rājagahe viharati veḷuvane kalanda­ka­nivāpe. Tena kho pana samayena bhagavā rat­tandha­kā­ra­timisā­yaṃ abbhokāse nisinno hoti, devo ca ekamekaṃ phusāyati.

Atha kho māro pāpimā bhagavato bhayaṃ chambhitattaṃ lomahaṃsaṃ uppādetukāmo mahantaṃ sappa­rā­javaṇṇaṃ abhinimminitvā yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami. Seyyathāpi nāma mahatī ekarukkhikā nāvā; evamassa kāyo hoti. Seyyathāpi nāma mahantaṃ soṇḍi­kā­kiḷañ­jaṃ; evamassa phaṇo hoti. Seyyathāpi nāma mahatī kosalikā kaṃsapāti; evamassa akkhīni bhavanti. Seyyathāpi nāma deve gaḷagaḷāyante vijjullatā niccharanti; evamassa mukhato jivhā niccharati. Seyyathāpi nāma kammā­ra­gagga­riyā dhamamānāya saddo hoti; evamassa assāsa­passā­sā­naṃ saddo hoti.

Atha kho bhagavā “māro ayaṃ pāpimā” iti viditvā māraṃ pāpimantaṃ gāthāhi ajjhabhāsi: 

“Yo suññagehāni sevati,
Seyyā so muni attasaññato;
Vossajja careyya tattha so,
Patirūpañhi tathāvidhassa taṃ.

Carakā bahū bheravā bahū,
Atho ḍaṃsasarīsapā bahū;
Lomampi na tattha iñjaye,
Suññāgāragato mahāmuni.

Nabhaṃ phaleyya pathavī caleyya,
Sabbepi pāṇā uda santaseyyuṃ;
Sallampi ce urasi pakappayeyyuṃ,
Upadhīsu tāṇaṃ na karonti buddhā”ti.

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