18. Maruttabr±hmaºassa vatthumhi ayam±nupubb²kath±

Jambud²pe candabh±g± n±ma gaªg±t²re homag±ma½ n±ma atthi. Tasmi½ eko marutto n±ma br±hmaºo paµivasati. Tad± so voh±ratth±ya takkas²la½ gantv± geha½ ±gacchanto antar±magge ek±ya s±l±ya kuµµharog± tura½ sunakha½ disv± tasmi½ k±ruññena n²lavallitakkambilena madditv± p±yesi. Sunakho v³pasantarogo p±katiko hutv± br±hmaºena attano kat³pak±ra½ sallakkhento teneva saddhi½ agam±si. Aparabh±ge br±hmaºassa bhariy± gabbha½ paµilabhi, paripuººagabbh±ya t±ya vij±yanak±le d±rako tiriyampatitv± antogabbheyeva mato. Tad± ta½ satthena khaº¹±khaº¹ika½ chinditv± n²hari½su, atha br±hmaºo ta½ disv± nibbindahadayo ghar±v±sa½ pah±ya isipabbajja½ pabbajitv± araññe viharati. Athassa bhariy± aññena saddhi½ sa½vasant² aya½ ma½ pah±ya pabbajitoti br±hmaºe paduµµhacitt± bho br±hmaºa½ m±reh²ti s±mikena saddhi½ mantesi. Tesa½ mantana½ sunakho sutv± br±hmaºeneva saddhi½ carati. Athekadivasa½ tass± s±miko t± pa sa½ m±ress±m²ti dhanu kal±pa½ gahetv± nikkhami, tad± t±paso phal±phalatth±ya arañña½ gato. Su na kho assameyeva o h² yi. Puriso t±pasass±gamanamagga½ olokento gacchantare nil²no acchi. Sunakho tassa pam±da½ oloketv± dhanuno guºa½ kh±ditv± chindi. So puna guºa½ p±katika½ katv± ±ropesi. Eva½ so ±ropita½ ±ropita½ kh±dateva, atha so p±papuriso t±pasass±gamana½ ñatv± ta½ m±ress±m²ti dhanun± saddhi½ agam±si. Athassa sunakho p±de ¹asitv± p±tetv± tassa mukha½ kh±ditv± dubbala½ katv± bhuªk±ramak±si, evañhi sappuris± attano upak±rak±na½ paccupak±ra½ karonti. Vuttañhi.
1. Upak±ra½ karonto so, sunakho katavediko;
satt³pagh±taka½ katv±, isino d±si j²vita½.
2. Tiracch±n±pi j±nanti, guºamattani kata½ sad±;
iti utv±na medh±v², kataññ³ hontu p±ºinoti.
Tato t±paso sunakhassa sadden± gantv± tassa ta½ vippak±ra½ disv± k±ruññena paµijiggitv± v³pasantavaºa½ balappatta½ posetv± tattheva vasanto jh±n±bhiñña½ nibbattetv± ±yupariyos±ne br±hmalokapar±yaºo ahos²ti.
3. Sutv±na s±dhu sunakhena kat³pak±ra½,
metti½disassa pakata½ isin± ca sutv±;
samm± karotha karuºañca par³pak±ra½,
ta½ sabbad± bhavati vo bhavabhogahet³ti.

Maruttabr±hmaºassa vatthu½ aµµhama½.