Ther± ±ha½su,-sace tva½ amh±ka½ vacana½ nakareyy±si,bhava icch±nur³pa½ karohi, maya½ pana tay± saddhi½ sa½v±sa½ na kariss±m±ti visu½ nis²di½su.
Tato paµµh±ya dve gaŗ± bhijji½su. Tato pacch±k±le atikkante t±malindatthero bahussut±na½ byattibal±na½ siss±na½ anuggahatth±ya gahaµµh±na½ santike aya½ bahussuto aya½ mah±pańńoti evam±din± vac²vińńatti½ samuµµh±peti, eva½ kate kulaputt± sulabhapaccayavasena s±sanassa hita½ ±vahibhu½sakkhissant²ti katv±. Ta½ k±raŗa½ sutv± sivalitthero evam±ha,- kasm± tva½ vac²vińńatti½ samuµµh±petv± buddhappaµikucchita½ kamma½ karos²ti. Bhagavat± attano atth±yayeva vac²vińńatti½ paµikkhitt±, aha½ pana paresa½yeva atth±ya vac²vińńatti½samuµµh±pemi, n±ttano atth±ya, s±sanassa hi vepullatth±ya eva½ vac²vińńatti½samuµµh±pemi. Sivalittheropi na tva½ mama vacana½ karosi, ya½ ya½ tva½ icchasi, ta½ ta½ karohi, aha½ pana tay± saddhi½ sa½v±sa½ nakariss±m²ti visu½ hutv± saddhi½ sakapakkhena nis²di. Tato paµµh±ya tayo gaŗ± bhijji½su.
Eva½ arimaddananagare arahantattherassa eko va½so, sivalittherassa eko, t±malindattherassa eko, ±nandattherassa ekoti catt±ro gaŗ± ahesu½.
Tesu arahantattheragaŗo sudhammapurato paµhama½ ±gatatt± purimagaŗoti voh±riyati, ańńe pana pacch± ±gatatt± pacch±gaŗ±ti.
Sivalitthero arimaddananagare y±v²j²va½ s±sana½ paggaŗhitv± kaliyuge navut±dhike pańcavassasate k±le k±lamak±si.
¾nandatthero pana arimaddananagareyeva catucatt±l²sa vass±ni s±sana½ paggaŗhitv± chanavut±dhike pańcavassasate k±le k±lamak±si.
T±malindattheropi y±vaj²va½ s±sana½ paggaŗhitv± aµµhana vut±dhike pańcavassasate k±le k±lamak±s²ti. Aho saŖkh±rasabh±voti.
Seyyath±jagarasseva, n±bhiy± cakkamaŗ¹ale;
laggo saso samitv±pi, disa½ gacchati ta½ mukha½.
Tatheva sabbasatt±pi, maccucakkesu laggit±;
y±vaj²vampi dh±vitv±, maccumukha½ up±gamunti.
Icceva½ arimaddanapure arahantehi ca ganthak±rehi ca puthujjanehi jinas±sana½ nabhe candoviya vijjotati.
Tattha hi yad± anuruddhar±j± sudhammapurato s±sana½ ±nesi, tad± arahant± chasatasahassamatt± ±gat±, sot±pannasakad±g±mi-an±g±mino pana gaŗanapatha½ v²ti vatt±ti.
Chattaguhindassa n±ma rańńo k±lepi himavante gandham±danapabbatato aµµha arahant± piŗ¹±ya r±jageha½ ±gama½su. R±j± ca patta½ gahetv± piŗ¹ap±tena bhojetv± id±ni kuto ±gatatth±bhi pucchi. Himavante mah±r±ja gandha m±danapabbatatoti. Atha r±j± atippasanno hutv± idha tem±sa½ vassa½ upagacchath±ti y±citv± vih±ra½ k±r±petv± ad±si. Tem±sampi antogehe nimantetv± piŗ¹ap±tena bhojesi.
Eka½ samaya½ arahant±na½ gandham±danapabbate nandam³laguha½ viya eka½ guha½ m±petv± dasseh²ti y±ci. Te ca arahant± nandam³laguha½viya eka½ guha½ iddhiy± m±petv± dassesu½ R±j± ca t±ya guh±ya sadisa½ eka½ guha½ k±r±pesi. Nandam³laguh±k±rena pana katatt± nand±ti n±mampi ak±si. Icceva½ chattaguhindassa rańńo k±le gandham±danapabbate nandam³laguhato ±gantv± arahant± s±sana½ patiµµh±pesu½.
Arahantabh±vo ca n±mesa yath±bh³ta½ j±nitu½ dukkaro, anupasampann±na½ uttarimanussadhammadassanassa paµikkhittatt±, arahatta½ v± patv±pi v±san±ya appajahitatt±. Arah±pi hi sam±no aha½ arah±ti anupasampann±na½ kathetu½ na vaµµati, arahatta½ patv±pi ekacco v±sana½ pajahitu½ na sakk±, pilindavacchattheravatthucettha ń±paka½. Eva½ loke arahanta bh±vo j±nitu½ dukkaro. Teneva mah±kassapattherassa upaµµh±ko eko bhikkhu attano upajjh±yassa mah±kassapattherassa santike vasitv±pi tassa arahanta bh±va½ na j±ni.
Mah±kassapattherańhi ekena saddhivih±rikena saddhi½ arańńavih±rato g±ma½ piŗ¹±ya caranta½ antar±magge patt± diparikkh±re gahetv± pacch± gacchantoyeva ekosaddhi vih±riko evam±ha,–lokasmi½ bhante arah± arah±ti p±kaµo, sutamattov±ha½ bhav±mi, na kad±ci diµµhapubboti. Ta½ sutv± thero pacch± parivattatv± olokento parikkh±re ±vuso gahetv± arahantassa pacch±gacchantoyeva arahantabh±va½ na j±n±t²ti ±h±ti.
Arimaddananagarepi s²labuddhipolloŖkasumedhatther±dayopi arahant±yeva ahesu½. Narapatir±j± hi khaŗitti p±dapabbata½ gantv± pacc±gamanak±le antar±magge ekiss± m±tik±ya maŗobh±sa½ disv± idha puńńa½ k±retuk±mo sakko dasseti mańńeti manasikaritv± cetiya½ k±r±pess±m²ti tattha raµµhav±s²ti sama½ bh³mibh±ga½ k±r±pesi.
Atha eko s²labuddhi n±ma thero evam±ha,– puńńa½ mah±r±ja karissam²ti ida½ bh³miparikamma½ k±r±pesi, eva½ k±r±pentassa te apuńńa½yeva bhavati, nopuńńanti vatv± bah³ satt± m± kilamant³ti manasikatv± rańńo daŗ¹akammena tajjanatth±ya rańń± dinna½ piŗ¹ap±ta½ nabhuńji. R±j± ca sace tva½ may± dinna½ piŗ¹ap±ta½ abhuńjituk±mo bhaveyy±si, mama vijite vasantoyeva tva½ mama piŗ¹ap±t± na mucceyy±si, raµµhav±s²hipi dinnapiŗ¹ap±to mayhameva santako, nanu n±ma mama piŗ¹ap±ta½yeva tva½ bhuńjas²ti ±ha.
S²labuddhittheropi sace aha½ eva½ bhaveyy±mi, s²ha¼ad²pa½ gantv± vasiss±m²ti cintetv± arańńe vasi.
Atha tamattha½ j±nitv± nagaradv±re ±rakkho eko yakkho rańńo ±gatak±le abhimukha½ µhitova bhay±nakar³pa½ nis²di. Atha n±n±vijj±kammehi apanentopi na sakk± apanetu½.
Atha r±j± nimittap±µhake pakkos±petv± pucchi,-kena k±raŗena aya½ yakkho idha nisinnoti. Tva½ mah±r±ja s²labuddhitthera½ ag±ravavasena pubbe kathesi, yakkh±pi there ativiya pasann±ti amhehi sutapubb±, ta½ paµicca yakkho bhay±nakar³pa½ dassetv± nisinno bhavissat²ti ±ha.
R±j±pi amacce ±ŗ±pesi thera½ pakk±sath±ti. Thero n±gacchi. S²ha¼ad²pa½yeva gamiss±m²ti ±rabhi. Tamattha½ sutv± r±j± eka½ caturaŖgapaccaya½ n±ma amacca½ pakkos±petv± tva½ gantv± thera½ pakkos±h²ti pesesi. CaturaŖgapaccayo ca chekat±ya eka½ suvaŗŗamaya½ buddhappaµibimba½ n±v±ya µhapetv± mah±samuddatittha½ agam±si. Atha thera½ samp±puŗitv± id±ni idha bhagav± samm±sambuddho agam±si, s²labuddhitthero bhagavato samm±sambuddhassa dassanatth±ya ±gacchat³ti d³ta½ pesesi. Theropi bhagavato samm±sambuddhassa dassanatth±ya ±gacchat³ti vacana½ paµikkhipitu½ buddhag±ravavasena avisahat±ya ±gacch²ti.
Por±ŗik±na½va ther±na½, buddhe sag±rava½ idha;
paŗ¹ito g±rava½ buddhe, kare pasannacetas±ti.
N±va½ abhir³hitv± thero bhagavato samm±sambuddhassa vandan±m±nap³j±sakk±rad²ni ak±si. Therassa eva½ vandan±m±nap³j±sakk±r±d²ni karontasseva vegena n±va½ ±netv± gacchi. Atha caturaŖgapaccayo evam±ha,– id±ni bhante tumh±ka½ ±cariyassa samm±sambuddhassa s±sana½ paggaŗhitu½ yuttoti. R±j± ca amaccehi pariv±rito paccuggacchi. N±v±ya therassa hatthe gahetv± r±jageha½ ±nesi. Dv±ra½ pattak±le yakkho pathaviya½ nis²ditv± thera½ vandi.
R±j± r±jageha½ patv± thera½ n±n±bhojanehi bhojesi. Evańca avoca,–ajjatagge bhante tvamasi mam±cariyo, bhagavatova ov±da½ siras± paµiggahetv± anuvattiss±m±ti attano pańcaputtepi therassa ad±si. Te ca pańcakum±r± therena saddhi½ anuvatti½su. Thero te pakkosetv± vih±ra½ agam±si. Antar±magge kappiyapathaviya½ pańca parimaŗ¹al±k±r±ni likhitv± tesa½ r±jakum±r±na½ dassetv± nivatt±pesi. R±jakum±r± paµinivattitv± ta½ k±raŗa½ rańńo ±rocesu½. R±j± ca tumh±ka½ puńńa½ k±r±panatth±ya dasset²ti vatv± tul±vasena tehi r±jakum±rehi suvaŗŗa½ sama½ katv± tena suvaŗŗena m³la½ katv± bhagavato dharam±nak±le passenadikosalarańń± k±r±pita½ candanappaµibimba½viya visu½ visu½ paµibimba½ k±r±pesi.
Tesa½ nidh±naµµh±nabh³t±ni pańca cetiy±nipi sakko kamma vidh±yako hutv± patiµµh±pesi. Ettha ca pubbe rańń± pas²ditv± therassa r±jakum±r± dinn±, m³la½ ratanattayassa datv± puna r±jakum±re bh³jisse k±retuk±mat±ya thero eva½ sańńa½ ad±s²ti daµµhabba½.
So ca s²labuddhitthero arahantagaŗava½soti daµµhabbo.
Arimaddananagareyeva narapati rańńo k±le kassapo n±ma thero desac±rika½ caram±no polloŖkan±maka½ desa½, tadavasari. Atha dve mahallakapolloŖk± manuss± there atippasannat±ya dve putte upaµµh±katth±ya niyy±desu½.
PolloŖkamanuss±na½ atippasannata½ paµicca theropi polloŖkattheroti voh±riyati. Yad± ca pana so thero s²ha¼ad²pa½ gantuk±mo ahosi, tad± sakko dev±namindo byagghar³pa½ m±petv± piµµhiy± y±va mah±samuddat²ra½ ±nesi. Mah±samuddat²ra½ pana patv± n±va½ abhir³hitv± v±ŗijehi saddhi½ tari.
Mah±samuddamajjhe pana patv± s± n±v± na gacchi, niccal±va aµµh±si. Atha v±ŗij± mantesu½,-amh±ka½ n±v±ya alakkh² p±pajano atthi mańńeti. Eva½ pana mantetv± sal±k±d±na½ aka½su. Y±va tatiyampi therasseva hatthe sal±k± pubbe katakammavip±kavasena nipati. Ida½ pana therassa pubbe katakamma½,-thero hi tato attabh±vato sattame bhave ekasmi½ g±me kulad±rako hutv± k²¼anatth±ya eka½ sunakha½ nadiya½ ot±retv± udake k²¼am±pesi. Eva½ k²¼amanta½ sunakha½ sayameva urena uggahetv± t²ra½ ±nes²ti eva½ pubbe katakammavip±kavasena therasseva hatthe sal±k± nipati.
Tad± v±ŗij± udakapiµµhe khipi½su. Atha sakko dev±namindo kumbh²lar³pa½ m±petv± piµµhiya½ ±ropetv± ±nesi. Thero yakkhad²pa½ patv± andhacakkhuk±na½ yakkh±na½ mett±nubh±vena cakkhu½ labh±pesi. Yakkh± ca therassa guŗa½ ńatv± dve yakkhabh±tike ada½su. Thero ca s²ha¼ad²pa½ gantv± mah±cetiyar³pa½ lohap±s±dar³pa½ sar²radh±tu½ mah±bodhibij±ni ca ±netv± pacc±gam±s²ti.
Sumedhatthero ca halaŖkassa n±ma nagarassa dakkhiŗadis±bh±ge mhattip±me puratthim±ya anudis±ya dinnan±mike vih±re vasi. Żh±nassa pana n±mavasena therassopi dinnavih±ro tveva n±ma½ ahosi. Sopi thero pa½suk³liko lajj²pesalo sikkh±k±mo jh±nal±bh² arah±yeva. So hi devasika½ devasika½ aµµhanavayojanappam±ŗe p±dacetiya½ gantv± vandi. CetiyaŖgaŗavattańca ak±si. Tato ±gantv± mhattig±me piŗ¹±ya cari. Ida½ therassa nibaddhavatta½.
Apar±nipi vatth³ni bah³ni santi, sabb±ni pana t±ni vitth±retv± vattabb±nipi ganthap±ravabhayena na vakkh±ma. Sabb±nipi hi vuccam±n±ni aya½ s±sanava½sappad²pik± atippapańc± bhavissati.
Samm±sambuddhassa hi parinibb±nato y±vajjatan± ther±na½ paramparavasena saŖghaµµetv± ±nayanamevettha adhippeta½. Yath±vutt±ni pana vatth³ni adhun± abhińń±l±bh²na½ puggal±na½ akhettabh±vena pasaŖgań±ŗappaµib±haŗattha½ arimaddananagare ca bah³na½ abhińń±l±bh²na½ puggal±na½ niv±saµµh±nat± dassanattha½ vutt±ni. Vuttańceta½ bhikkhun²khandhakaµµhakath±ya½,–
Paµisambhid±pattehi vassasahassa½ sukkhavipassakehi vassasahassa½ an±g±m²hi vassasahassa½ sakad±g±m²hi vassasahassa½ sot±pannehi vassasahassanti eva½ pańcavassasahass±ni paµivedhadhammo µhassat²ti.