SN.2.11. Candimasasutta ("With Candimasa")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

Then, late at night, the glorious god Candimasa, lighting up the entire Jeta’s Grove, went up to the Buddha, bowed, stood to one side, and recited this verse in the Buddha’s presence:

“Like deer in a mosquito-free marsh,
they will reach a safe place
having entered the absorptions,
unified, alert, and mindful.”

“Like fish when the net is cut,
they will reach the far shore
having entered the absorptions,
diligent, with vices discarded.”

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