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Saṃyutta Nikāya
3. Khandhā Vagga
23. Rādha Saṃyuttaṃ
2. Dutiya Māra Vagga

Suttas Linked to Rādha

2. Māra

Suttas 1-46

Translated from the Pali by
Michael M. Olds



Sutta 12

Māra-Dhamma Suttaṃ

Māra's Thing

[12.1][pts][bodh] I Hear Tell:

Once upon a time, The Lucky man, Sāvatthi-town revisiting,
Jeta Grove,
Anathapiṇḍika's Park.

Then one time there the Ancient Rādha drew near Bhagava,
gave salutation,
and took a seat to one side.

At that time, so seated,
the Ancient Radha said this to Bhagava:

"'Māra's thing![1] Māra's thing!' is the expression.

Now what then, bhante, belongs to Māra?"

"Form, Rādha belongs to Māra,
sense experience belongs to Māra,
perception belongs to Māra,
own-making belongs to Māra,
consciousness belongs to Māra.

Seeing in this way, Rādha,
the well-trained student of the Aristocrats,
finds form wearysome,
finds sense-experience wearysome,
finds perception wearysome,
finds own-making wearysome,
finds consciousness wearysome.

From wearyness comes dispassion,
from dispassion comes freedom,
in freedom he knows:

'I am freed!

Left behind is rebirth,
lived is the godly life,
done is duty's doing,
no further it'n-n-at'n me.'"


[1] Māra-dhamma. Literally: "Māra's Thing". Belonging to Mara. Woodward: "of the nature of Māra", Bhk. Bodhi: "subject to Māra."



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