Sutta Pitaka
Samyutta Nikāya
Division I –– Sagātha
Book 2 –– Devaputta Saṃyutta
Chapter 2 –– Anāthapiṇḍikavaggo

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa.

 

2. 2. 1.

(11) Candimaso –– Candimaso the Son of the Godss

In Sāvatthi. At the monastery.

Candimaso, the son of the gods, when the night was waning with an effulgent light illuminating the whole of Jeta’s grove approached the Blessed One worshipped, stood on a side and said this stanza:

2. “The wild animals roam in the green, well and happy.
Attaining the higher states, the mindful reach one point of mind.
They cross over like fish that cut through the net.
The diligent attain the higher states of the mind and give up the battle.”

 

2. 2. 2.

(12) Vendu –– Vendu the Son of Gods

Standing on a side, Vendu the son of the gods, said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“People associate the Well Gone One, happily.
Yoked, to the dispensation of Gotama, they train diligently.”

The Blessed One said:

“They that listen to my words and concentrate,
Not negligent with time, do not go to the domains of death.”

 

2. 2. 3.

(13) Dīghalaṭṭi –– Dīghalaṭṭi Son of Gods

I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the squirrels’ sanctuary in the bamboo grove in Rajagaha.

When the night was waning, Dighalatti the son of gods illuminating the whole of the bamboo grove approached the Blessed One, worshipped, stood on a side and said this stanza:

“The bhikkhu concentrates with a released mind ,
If he desires the accomplishment of the heart,
Knowing the rising and falling in the world,
With a good mind, he does not cling to the results.”

 

2. 2. 4.

(14) Nandano –– Nandana the Son of Gods

Nandana, the son of the gods, standing on a side said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“Wise Gotama, manifest knowledge and vision and tell me:

“To what is called virtues?
To what is called wisdom?
How does one go beyond unpleasantness?
And doing what are the gods revered?”

“If one develops the self, becoming virtuous and wise,
Concentrates mindfully attached to the higher states of the mind,
All his grief vanishes and gets dispelled,
Without desires he bears the last body.

Such a one is said to be virtuous,
Such a one, is said to be wise,
Such a one goes beyond unpleasantness.
Such a one reveres the gods.”

 

2. 2. 5.

(15) Candana –– Candana the Son of the Gods

Candana, the son of the gods, standing on a side, said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“How is the flood crossed, having become zealous day and night?
Without standing or getting fixed, who does not sink in the deep?”

“Always virtuous, wise and well concentrated,
With aroused effort to dispel, thus the flood is crossed.
Not attached to sensual perceptions, overcoming material perceptions,
Destroying the interest to be, he does not sink in the deep.”

 

2. 2. 6.

(16) Sudatto –– Sudatta the son of Gods

1. Sudatta, the son of the gods, standing on a side, said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“As though the top was burning touched with a sword,
The bhikkhu does the recluseship mindfully to dispel sensual greed

2. As though the top was burning touched with a sword,
The bhikkhu does the recluseship mindfully to dispel the deluded view of self.”

 

2. 2. 7.

(17) Subrahma –– Son of the Gods Subrahma

Subrahma, the son of the gods, standing on a side, said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“Am, always frightened, my mind is always agitated,
Whether anything has happened or not happened.
If there is a not terrified state, tell me that.”

“Not other than by developing the enlightenment factors, and austerities,
Not other than by the control of the mental faculties
Not other than by giving up everything,
A not terrified state for living things could be seen.”

Saying that, the deity, vanished from there.

 

2. 2. 8.

(18) Kakudho –– Kakudha, the Son of Gods

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the deer park in the Añjana grove in Saketha.

When the night was waning, Kakudha the son of the gods illuminating the whole of the Añjana grove with an effulgent light, approached the Blessed One.

2. And worshipping the Blessed One stood on a side and said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“Does the recluse rejoice?”

“Friend, with what achievement, should I rejoice?”

“Then, does the recluse regret?”

“For what loss, should I regret?”

“Then the recluse neither rejoices nor regrets.”

“That is so friend.”

3. Bhikkhu, are you without troubles, that no interest is evident in you?
Why do you sit alone, without any boredom?”

4. Non-human, I have no troubles, and an interest is not evident in me.
And also, I sit alone, without any boredom.
With troubles arise interest and the arising of interests is a trouble.
Friend, know that, the bhikkhu is without interests and troubles.”

“It’s after a long time that we see an extinguished Brahmin.
The bhikkhu has crossed the diffused ness of the world, without interests and troubles.”

 

2. 2. 9.

(19) Uttaro –– Uttara the Son of the Gods.

1. It was at Rajagaha.

The son of the gods, Uttara standing on a side, said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“The life span is short and life flies by.
There is no shelter to those, overcome by decay.
Seeing this fear in death, do merit that bring pleasant results.

The life span is short and life flies by.
There is no shelter to those, overcome by decay.
Fearing death, seek appeasement by giving up worldly matter.”

 

2. 2. 10.

(20) Anāthapiṇḍiko –– Anāthapiṇḍika the Son of Gods

1. Anāthapiṇḍika the son of the gods, standing on a side, said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

“This Jeta’s grove, home of many sages,
And inhabited by the king of righteousness, arouses joy in me.
Beings who have to die, are purified by actions, knowledge, righteousness,
Virtues and noble livelihood, not by birth or wealth
Therefore the wise for their own welfare
Penetrate into the Teaching and purify their selves
In wisdom, virtues and appeasement like Sāriputta,
Of those bhikkhus who have crossed over, he is the foremost.”

2. Anāthapiṇḍika the son of gods said this stanza, worshipped and circumambulated the Blessed One and vanished from there.

3. At the end of that night the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus.

4. Bhikkhus, when the night was waning a certain deity illuminating the complete Jeta’s grove with an effulgent light approached me worshipped, stood on a side and said this stanza:

5. “This Jeta’s grove, home of many sages,
And inhabited by the king of righteousness, arouses joy in me.
Beings who have to die, are purified by actions, knowledge, righteousness,
Virtues and noble livelihood, not by birth or wealth
Therefore the wise for their own welfare
Penetrate into the Teaching and purify their selves
In wisdom, virtues and appeasement like Sāriputta,
Of those bhikkhus who have crossed over, he is the foremost.”

6. That son of the gods, having said this stanza, worshipped and circumambulated me and vanished from there.”

7. When this was said, venerable Ānanda said thus to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, isn’t he Anāthapiṇḍika the son of the gods? He was very pleased with the ways of venerable Sāriputta.”

The Blessed One said: “Excellent! Ānanda, you have managed to arrive at a logical conclusion. It was Anāthapiṇḍika the son of the gods.