Saṃyutta Nikāya 5

1. Bhikkhunīvagga

9. Selāsutta

Sāvatthi­nidānaṃ. Atha kho selā bhikkhunī pubbaṇ­ha­samayaṃ nivāsetvā … pe … aññatarasmiṃ rukkhamūle divāvihāraṃ nisīdi. Atha kho māro pāpimā selāya bhikkhuniyā bhayaṃ chambhitattaṃ lomahaṃsaṃ uppādetukāmo … pe … selaṃ bhikkhuniṃ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi: 

“Kenidaṃ pakataṃ bimbaṃ,
kvanu bimbassa kārako;
Kvanu bimbaṃ samuppannaṃ,
kvanu bimbaṃ nirujjhatī”ti.

Atha kho selāya bhikkhuniyā etadahosi: “ko nu khvāyaṃ manusso vā amanusso vā gāthaṃ bhāsatī”ti? Atha kho selāya bhikkhuniyā etadahosi: “māro kho ayaṃ pāpimā mama bhayaṃ chambhitattaṃ lomahaṃsaṃ uppādetukāmo samādhimhā cāvetukāmo gāthaṃ bhāsatī”ti. Atha kho selā bhikkhunī “māro ayaṃ pāpimā” iti viditvā māraṃ pāpimantaṃ gāthāhi paccabhāsi: 

Nayidaṃ attakataṃ bimbaṃ,
nayidaṃ parakataṃ aghaṃ;
Hetuṃ paṭicca sambhūtaṃ,
hetubhaṅgā nirujjhati.

Yathā aññataraṃ bījaṃ,
khette vuttaṃ virūhati;
Patha­vī­rasañ­cāgamma,
sinehañca tadūbhayaṃ.

Evaṃ khandhā ca dhātuyo,
cha ca āyatanā ime;
Hetuṃ paṭicca sambhūtā,
hetubhaṅgā nirujjhare”ti.

Atha kho māro pāpimā “jānāti maṃ selā bhikkhunī”ti dukkhī dummano tat­the­vantara­dhāyīti.