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 said to be the best. These are the four regarded as foremost.
Rāhu is foremost in size of life-form,
Mandhātā in enjoying sensual pleasures,
Māra in sovereignty,
shining with power and glory.
Above, below, and all around,
as far as the earth extends;
in all the world with its gods,
the Buddha is declared foremost.”
‘‘Catasso imā, bhikkhave, aggapaññattiyo. Katamā catasso? Etadaggaṃ, bhikkhave, attabhāvīnaṃ yadidaṃ – rāhu asurindo. Etadaggaṃ, bhikkhave, kāmabhogīnaṃ yadidaṃ – rājā mandhātā. Etadaggaṃ, bhikkhave, ādhipateyyānaṃ yadidaṃ – māro pāpimā. Sadevake, bhikkhave, loke samārake sabrahmake sassamaṇabrāhmaṇiyā pajāya sadevamanussāya tathāgato aggamakkhāyati arahaṃ sammāsambuddho. Imā kho, bhikkhave, catasso aggapaññattiyo’’ti.
‘‘Rāhuggaṃ attabhāvīnaṃ, mandhātā kāmabhoginaṃ;
Māro ādhipateyyānaṃ, iddhiyā yasasā jalaṃ.
‘‘Uddhaṃ tiriyaṃ apācīnaṃ, yāvatā jagato gati;
Sadevakassa lokassa, buddho aggo pavuccatī’’ti.
Sadu Sadu Sadu!!!
Read in Sinhala: සිංහලෙන් කියවන්න.