Saṃyutta Nikāya 9

1. Vanavagga

4. Sambahulasutta

Ekaṃ samayaṃ sambahulā bhikkhū kosalesu viharanti aññatarasmiṃ vanasaṇḍe. Atha kho te bhikkhū vassaṃvuṭṭhā temāsaccayena cārikaṃ pakkamiṃsu. Atha kho yā tasmiṃ vanasaṇḍe adhivatthā devatā te bhikkhū apassantī paridevamānā tāyaṃ velāyaṃ imaṃ gāthaṃ abhāsi:

“Arati viya mejja khāyati,
Bahuke disvāna vivitte āsane;
Te cittakathā bahussutā,
Kome gotamasāvakā gatā”ti.

Evaṃ vutte, aññatarā devatā taṃ devataṃ gāthāya paccabhāsi: 

“Māgadhaṃ gatā kosalaṃ gatā,
Ekacciyā pana vajjibhūmiyā;
Magā viya asaṅgacārino,
Aniketā viharanti bhikkhavo”ti.