Saṃyutta Nikāya 7

2. Upāsakavagga

20. Bhikkhakasutta

Sāvatthi­nidānaṃ. Atha kho bhikkhako brāhmaṇo yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami; upasaṅkamitvā bhagavatā saddhiṃ sammodi. Sammodanīyaṃ kathaṃ sāraṇīyaṃ vītisāretvā ekamantaṃ nisīdi. Ekamantaṃ nisinno kho bhikkhako brāhmaṇo bhagavantaṃ etadavoca: “ahampi kho, bho gotama, bhikkhako, bhavampi bhikkhako, idha no kiṃ nānākaraṇan”ti?

“Na tena bhikkhako hoti,
yāvatā bhikkhate pare;
Vissaṃ dhammaṃ samādāya,
bhikkhu hoti na tāvatā.

Yodha puññañca pāpañca,
bāhitvā brahmacariyaṃ;
Saṅkhāya loke carati,
sa ve bhikkhūti vuccatī”ti.

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