Bhikkhus, (Mendicants), these four are regarded as foremost. What four? The foremost in size of life-form is Rāhu, lord of demons. The foremost sensualist is King Mandhātā. The foremost in sovereignty is Māra the Wicked. In this world—with its gods, Māras and Brahmās, this population with its ascetics and brahmins, gods and humans—a Realized One, the perfected one, the fully awakened Buddha is
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Savatthi, in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. There he addressed the monks: “Monks!” “Yes, lord,” the monks replied. The Blessed One said: “There are these four ways of going off course. Which four? One goes off course through desire. One goes off course through aversion.