Mahāvastu

106. The Temptation by Māra

bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddho yad arthaṃ samudāgato tam arthaṃ abhisaṃbhāvayitvā vārāṇasyāṃ viharati ṛṣivadane mṛgadāve | tatra khalu bhagavāṃ āyuṣmantāṃ paṃcakāṃ bhadravargīyān āmantrayati || mukto haṃ bhikṣavaḥ sarvapāśehi ye divyā ye ca mānuṣā | caratha bhikṣavaś cārikāṃ mā ca duve ekena agamittha || santi hi bhikṣavaḥ satvāḥ śuddhā alparajā aparokṣajātikā te ca aśravaṇatvād dharmāṇāṃ parihāyanti | ahaṃ pi gaṃse yena uruvilvāyāṃ senāpatigrāmakaṃ jaṭilānām anukaṃpāya ||

atha khalu mārasya papiṣṭhasyaitad abhūṣi || ayaṃ khu śramaṇo gautamo vārāṇasyāṃ viharati ṛṣivadane mṛgadāve so paṃcakāṃ bhadravargikāṃ bhikṣūn āmantrayati mukto haṃ bhikṣavaḥ sarvapāśehi ye divyā ye ca mānuṣā yūyam api bhikṣavaḥ muktāḥ sarvapāśehi ye divyā ye ca mānuṣāś caratha bhikṣavaḥ cārikāṃ mā ca ekena duve agamittha santi bhikṣavaḥ satvā alparajā aparokṣajātikā aśravaṇatvād dharmāṇāṃ parihāyanti ahaṃ pi gaṃse yena uruvilvāyāṃ senapatigrāmakaṃ jaṭilānām anukaṃpāya yaṃ nūnāhaṃ upasaṃkrameyaṃ vicakṣukarmāya || atha khalu māro pāpīmāṃ bhagavantaṃ gāthāye dhyabhāṣe ||

amukto manyase mukto kiṃ tu mukto ti manyasi |
gāḍhabaṃdhanabaddho si na me śramaṇa mokṣyasi ||

atha khalu bhagavāṃ māraṃ pāpīmaṃ gāthāye pratyabhāṣe ||

mukto haṃ sarvapāśehi ye divyā ye mānuṣā |
evaṃ jānāhi pāpīmaṃ nihato tvam asi antaka ||

atha khalu māro pāpīmāṃ jānāti khalu me śramaṇo gautamo tti duḥkhī dumano vipratisārī tatraiva antarahāye | ittham etaṃ śrūyati ||

bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddho yad arthaṃ samudāgato tam arthaṃ abhisaṃbhāvayitvā vārāṇasyām viharati ṛṣivadane mṛgadāve śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca | atha khalu bhagavato ekasya rahogatasya pratisaṃlīnasya ayam evaṃrūpo cetasaḥ parivitarko udapāsi | kāmā anitya­duḥkha­vi­pari­ṇāma­dharmā || atha khalu mārasya pāpīyasa etad abhūṣi || ayaṃ śramaṇo gautamo vārāṇasyāṃ viharati ṛṣivadane mṛgadāve tasyaikasya rahogatasya pratisaṃlīnasya ayam eva cetasaḥ parivitarko udapāsi kāmā anitya­duḥkha­vi­pari­ṇāma­dharmā yaṃ nūnāhaṃ upasaṃkrameyaṃ vicakṣukarmāya || atha khalu māro pāpīmāṃ yena bhagavāns tenopasaṃkramitvā bhagavantaṃ gāthāye dhyabhāṣe ||

dṛḍho nāma mayā pāśo carati mānasaṃ tava |
tena tvāṃ bandhayiṣyāmi na me śramaṇa mokṣyasi ||

atha khalu bhagavāṃ māraṃ pāpīmaṃ gāthāye pratyabhāṣe ||

paṃcakāmaguṇe loke manaḥ ṣaṣṭhaṃ praveditaṃ |
tatra me vigato chando vindo vidhvasto vinalīkṛto |
evaṃ jānāhi pāpīmaṃ nihato tvam asi antaka ||

atha khalu mārasya pāpīyasa etad abhūṣi | jānāti khalu me śramaṇo gautamo ti | duḥkhī durmano vipratisārī tatraivāntarahāyi | etthaṃ etaṃ śrūyati ||


bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddho yad arthaṃ samudāgato tam artham abhisaṃbhāvayitvā vārāṇasyāṃ viharati ṛṣivadane mṛgadāve || atha khalu bhagavato ekasya rahogatasya pratisaṃlīnasya ayam eva cetaso parivitarko udapāsi upadhir anityo duḥkho vipariṇāmadharmo ti || atha khalu mārasya pāpīyasa etad abhūṣi || śramaṇo gautamo vārāṇasyāṃ viharati ṛṣivadane mṛgadāve ekasya rahogatasya pratisaṃlīnasya ayam evarūpo cetasaḥ parivitarko udapāsi upadhir anityo duḥkho vipariṇāmadharmo ti yaṃ nūnāhaṃ upasaṃkrameyaṃ vicakṣukarmāya || atha khalu māro pāpīmāṃ yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkramitvā bhagavantaṃ gāthāye dhyabhāṣe ||

nandati putrehi putrimāṃ
gomiko gohi tathaiva nandati |
upadhīhi nandati jano
na hi so nandati yo nirupadhi ||

atha khalu bhagavāṃ māraṃ pāpīmaṃ gāthāye pratyabhāṣe ||

socati putrehi putrimāṃ
gomiko gohi tathaiva socati |
upadhīhi jano prabādhito
na hi śocati yo nirudhiḥ ||

atha khalu māro pāpīmāṃ jānāti māṃ śramaṇo gautamo ti duḥkhī durmano vipratisārī tatraivāntarahāye | ittham etaṃ śrūyati ||

suvimalavimalasya nirmalasya śucisya
bhagavato ’malavarṇo kīrtito gautamasya |
tam arahitaṃ pradeśaṃ sarvasatvāna deti
sarvajagataḥ kriyābhirnirvṛtiṃ prāpuṇeti ||

bhikṣū bhagavantam āhansuḥ || kathaṃ bhagavān udānaṃ bhāṣati ||

yasmiṃ na māyā vasati na mānaṃ
yo vītarāgo anigho nirāso |
pranunnakrodho abhinirvṛtātmā
so brāhmaṇo sa śramaṇo sa bhikṣuḥ ||