The Devil meeting the true
Buddha once spoke straight to Namucī also called
the Evil One:
Sense pleasure is your first army, discontent your 2nd, while hunger and
thirst is your 3rd army. The 4th is craving, the 5th is lethargy and
fear is your 6th, doubt is the 7th, hypocrisy and stubbornness is your 8th.
Gain, renown, honour, and whatever
fame is your 9th army
you Kanha black dark-minded one. One who is not hero cannot conquer
but having defeated it, one gains great happiness.
Having brought my mind
under full control, well-established in continuous awareness, I will wander
through the kingdoms, training many disciples, who alert and well motivated,
despite your temptations,
where having gone, one cannot ever grieve!
Realizing his defeat
the Evil One,
replied: For seven long years I have
followed the Blessed One, step by
step, without ever obtaining even a single
opportunity against this perfectly Self-Enlightened One, who is fully aware.
circled a yellow stone, which appeared like a
lump of fat,
"Perhaps I can find something soft & sweet here", but after having
attacked the rock, without getting anything, went away sadly
even and exactly so will I have to go
away. Discouraged the demon's
from his armpit and overwhelmed
by frustration he disappeared right there..
Sutta-Nipāta verses 436-449 Edited Excerpt.
highborn hedonistic devil is called Namucī = “no escape”,
since he lets
no one escape, and Māra = “death”, since he leads beings
into a repeated
cycle of birth and death.... Buddha also rightly called him
The Evil One,
since he with ease
can enter any being's mind and make them do evil.
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devil some others call Satan or