Saṃyutta Nikāya 7

2. Upāsakavagga

17. Navakam­mika­sutta

Ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā kosalesu viharati aññatarasmiṃ vanasaṇḍe. Tena kho pana samayena navakam­mika­bhārad­vājo brāhmaṇo tasmiṃ vanasaṇḍe kammantaṃ kārāpeti. Addasā kho navakam­mika­bhārad­vājo brāhmaṇo bhagavantaṃ aññatarasmiṃ sālarukkhamūle nisinnaṃ pallaṅkaṃ ābhujitvā ujuṃ kāyaṃ paṇidhāya parimukhaṃ satiṃ upaṭṭhapetvā. Disvānassa etadahosi: “ahaṃ kho imasmiṃ vanasaṇḍe kammantaṃ kārāpento ramāmi. Ayaṃ samaṇo gotamo kiṃ kārāpento ramatī”ti? Atha kho navakam­mika­bhārad­vājo brāhmaṇo yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami. Upasaṅkamitvā bhagavantaṃ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi: 

“Ke nu kammantā karīyanti,
bhikkhu sālavane tava;
Yadekako araññasmiṃ,
ratiṃ vindati gotamo”ti.

“Na me vanasmiṃ karaṇīyamatthi,
Ucchinnamūlaṃ me vanaṃ visūkaṃ;
Svāhaṃ vane nibbanatho visallo,
Eko rame aratiṃ vippahāyā”ti.

Evaṃ vutte, navakam­mika­bhārad­vājo brāhmaṇo bhagavantaṃ etadavoca: “abhikkantaṃ, bho gotama … pe … upāsakaṃ maṃ bhavaṃ gotamo dhāretu ajjatagge pāṇupetaṃ saraṇaṃ gatan”ti.