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Mv I 10
PTS: Mv I 1.13 | CS: vin.mv.01.10
The Second Discussion of Māra
Ven. Khematto Bhikkhu
Alternate translations/layout: "line by line" Pāḷi - English

(Mv.I.13.1) [35] At that time, having spent the Rains, the Blessed One addressed the monks, ”It was from appropriate attention and appropriate right exertion that I attained unexcelled release, that I realized unexcelled release.

”From appropriate attention and appropriate right exertion, you, too, attain[1] unexcelled release — realize unexcelled release.”

(Mv.I.13.2) Then Mara the Evil One went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, recited this verse in his presence:

“You’re bound by Māra’s snares, human and divine. You’re bound by Māra’s bond — Contemplative, you’re not freed from me.” [The Buddha:] “I’m released from Māra’s snares, whether human or divine. I’m freed from Māra’s bond — You’re struck down, End-maker.”

Then Māra the Evil One — sad & dejected (at realizing), “The Blessed One knows me; the One Well-Gone knows me” — vanished right there.


This is a command.
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