Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka

by I. B. Horner | 2014 | 386,194 words | ISBN-13: 9781921842160

The English translation of the Khandhaka: the second book of the Pali Vinaya Pitaka, one of the three major ‘baskets’ of Therevada canonical literature. It is a collection of various narratives. The English translation of the Vinaya-pitaka (third part, khandhaka) contains many Pali original words, but transliterated using a system similar to the I...

With Māra, the second

Kd.1.13.1 Then the Lord, having kept the rains, addressed the monks, saying: “Monks, by proper attention, by proper right effort was supreme freedom attained by me, supreme freedom[1] realised. You, too, monks, by proper attention, by proper right effort may attain supreme freedom, may realise supreme freedom.”

Kd.1.13.2 Then Māra, the Evil One, approached the Lord; having approached, he addressed the Lord with verses:

“Bound art thou by Māra’s snares,
Both those of devas and of men,
In great bondage art thou bound.
Recluse, thou wilt not be freed from me.”[2]

“Freed am I from Māra’s snares,
Both those of devas and of men,
From great bondage am I freed,
Humbled art thou, O End-maker.”

BD.4.31 Then Māra, the Evil One, thinking, “The Lord knows me, the well-farer knows me,” pained, afflicted, vanished then and there. Vin.1.23

Footnotes and references:

1.

Cf. AN.iii.218.

2.

These four lines occur at SN.i.105, but there the third line of each verse reads, “In (From) Māra’s bondage …”