SN 5.10 Vajirāsuttaṁ

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171. Evaṁ me sutaṁ: All texts write out the discourse in full, without any ellipses.01
ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Sāvatthiyaṁ viharati Jetavane Anāthapiṇḍikassa ārāme.

Atha kho Vajirā bhikkhunī, pubbaṇhasamayaṁ nivāsetvā, pattacīvaram-ādāya, Sāvatthiṁ piṇḍāya pāvisi. Sāvatthiyaṁ piṇḍāya caritvā, pacchābhattaṁ piṇḍapātapaṭikkantā, yena Andhavanaṁ tenupasaṅkami divāvihārāya, Andhavanaṁ ajjhogahetvā, aññatarasmiṁ rukkhamūle divāvihāraṁ nisīdi.

Atha kho Māro Pāpimā Vajirāya bhikkhuniyā bhayaṁ chambhitattaṁ lomahaṁsaṁ uppādetukāmo, samādhimhā cāvetukāmo, yena Vajirā bhikkhunī tenupasaṅkami, upasaṅkamitvā Vajiraṁ bhikkhuniṁ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi:

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“Kenāyaṁ pakato satto, kuvaṁ Thai: kvaci, in all three lines.02 sattassa kārako,

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Kuvaṁ satto samuppanno, kuvaṁ satto nirujjhatī.” ti

Atha kho Vajirāya bhikkhuniyā etad-ahosi: “Ko nu khvāyaṁ manusso vā amanusso vā gāthaṁ bhāsatī?” ti Atha kho Vajirāya bhikkhuniyā etad-ahosi: “Māro kho ayaṁ Pāpimā mama bhayaṁ chambhitattaṁ lomahaṁsaṁ uppādetukāmo, samādhimhā cāvetukāmo, gāthaṁ bhāsatī.” ti

Atha kho Vajirā bhikkhunī: Māro ayaṁ Pāpimā iti viditvā, Māraṁ Pāpimantaṁ gāthāhi paccabhāsi:

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“Kiṁ nu satto ti paccesi? Thai: pacceti; but from the next line, it is clear this is an address, and paccesi, fits better.03 Māra Diṭṭhigataṁ nu te?

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Suddhasaṅkhārapuñjoyaṁ, na-y-idha sattupalabbhati. PTS: sattūpalabbhati, alternative sandhi.04

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Yathā hi aṅgasambhārā hoti saddo ‘ratho’ iti,

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Evaṁ khandhesu santesu hoti ‘satto’ ti sammuti. Thai: sammati; transcription mistake?05

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Dukkham-eva hi sambhoti, dukkhaṁ tiṭṭhati veti ca,

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Nāññatra dukkhā sambhoti, nāññaṁ Thai, PTS: nāññatra.06 dukkhā nirujjhatī.” ti

Atha kho Māro Pāpimā: “Jānāti maṁ Vajirā bhikkhunī!” ti dukkhī dummano tatthevantaradhāyī ti.

Bhikkhunīsaṁyuttaṁ Samattaṁ. BJT has: Bhikkhunīvaggo Paṭhamo here, and this title after the summary.07

 

Tassuddānaṁ:

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Āḷavikā ca Somā ca Gotamī Vijayā saha,

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Uppalavaṇṇā ca Cālā, Thai add ca here against the metre.08

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Upacālā Sīsupacālā, ChS adds ca here against the metre.09 Selā Vajirāya te dasā ti.