Catur±s²ti sahassa th³pakath±

12. Eva½ asoko dhammar±j± catur±s²ti vih±rasahassamaha½ katv± mah±thero vaºditv± pucchi d±y±domhi bhante buddhas±sane’ti. Kissa d±y±do tva½ mah±r±ja, b±hirako tva½ s±sanass±ti. Bhante channavutikoµidhana½ vissajjetv± catur±s²ti vih±rasahass±ni sacetiy±ni k±r±petv± aha½ na d±y±do, aññe ko d±y±doti, paccaya d±yako n±ma tva½ mah±r±ja, yo pana attano puttañca dh²tarañca pabb±jeti, aya½ s±sane d±y±do n±m±ti.
Eva½ vutte asoko r±j± s±sane d±y±dabh±va½ patthayam±no avid³re µhita½ mahiºdakum±ra½ disv± sakkhissasitva½ t±ta pabbajitunti ±ha. Kum±ro pakatiy± pabbajituk±mo rañño vacana½ sutv± ativiya p±mojjaj±to pabbj±mi deva, ma½ pabb±jetv± s±sane d±y±do hoth±ti ±ha tena ca samayena r±jadh²t± saªghamitt±pi tasmi½ µh±ne µhit± hoti ta½ disv± ±ha-’tvampi amma pabbajitu½ sakkhissas²’ti, s±dhu t±t±ti sampaµicchi. R±j± putta na mana½ labhitv± pahaµµhacitto bhikkhusaªgha½ upasaªkamitv± bhante ime d±rake pabb±jetv± ma½ s±sane d±y±da½ karoth±ti saªgho rañño vacana½ sampaµicchitv± kum±ra½ moggaliputta tissattherena upajjh±yena mah±devattherena ca ±cariyena pabbajj±pesi. Majjhantikattherena ±cariyena upasamp±desi upasampad±m±lakeyeva sahapaµisambhid±hi arahatta½ p±puºi.
Saªghamitt±yapi r±jadh²t±ya ±cariy± ±yup±lattheri n±ma, upajjh±y± pana dhammap±latther² n±ma ahosi. Atha mahiºdatthero upasampanna k±latoppabh³ti attano upajjh±yasseva santike dhammañca vinayañca pariy±puºanto dvepi saªgitiyo ±ru¼ha½ tipiµaka saªgah²ta½ s±µµhakatha½ therav±da½ tiººa½ vass±na½ abbhantare uggahetv± attano upajjh±yassa antev±sik±na½ sahassamatt±na½ bhikkh³na½ p±mokkha½ ahosi.
Tena kho pana samayena moggaliputtatissatthero kattha nu kho an±gate s±sana½ suppatiµµhita½ gaveyy±ti upaparikkhanto paccantimesu janapadesu suppatiµµhita½ bhavissat²ti ñatv± tesa½ tesa½ bhikkh³na½ bh±ra½ katv± te te bhikkhu tattha tattha pesesi.
Majjhantikatthera½ kasm²ra gaºdh±ra raµµha½pesesi tva½ eta½ raµµha½ gantv± tattha s±sana½ patiµµh±peh²ti mah±devatthera½ tatheva vatv± mahi½sakamaº¹ala½ pesesi. Rakkhitatthera½vanav±s²½, yonakadhammarakkhitatthera½ aparantaka½, mah±dhammarakkhitatthera½ mah±raµµha½ mah±rakkhitatthera½ yonaka loka½. Majjhimatthera½ himavantadesa bh±ga½, soºatthera½-uttarattherañca suvaººabh³mi½. Attano saddhivih±rika½ mahiºdatthera½ iµµiyattherena uttiyattherena bhaddas±lattherena sambalattherena ca saddhi½ tambapaººid²pa½ gantv± ettha s±sana½ patiµµh±peth±ti. Sabbepi ta½ ta½ dis±bh±ga½ gacchant± attapañcam± agami½su sabbepi ther± gatagataµµh±ne manusse pas±detv± s±sana½ patiµµh±pesu½.
Mahiºdatthero pana tambapaººid²pa½ gantv± s±sana½ patiµµh±peh²ti upajjh±yena bhikkhusaªghena ca ajjhiµµho k±lo nu kho me tambapaººid²pa½ gantu½ noti upadh±rento muµas²varañño mahallakabh±va½ cintesi. Aya½ mah±r±j± mahallako, na sakk± ima½ gaºhitv± s±sana½ paggahetu½, id±ni panassa putto dev±nampiyatisso rajja½ k±ressati. Ta½ gaºhitv± sakk± bhavissati s±sana½ paggahetu½, haºda y±va so samayo ±gacchati t±va ñ±take olokema, puna’d±ni ima½ janapada½ ±gaccheyy±ma v± na v±ti.
So eva½ cintetv± upajjh±yañca bhikkhusaªghañca vaºditv± asok±r±mato nikkhamma tehi iµµiy±d²hi cat³hi therehi saªghamitt±ya puttena sumanas±maºerena bhaº¹ukenaka ca up±sakena saddhi½ r±jagahanagara upavattake dakkhiºa girijanapade c±rika½ caram±no ñ±take olokento cha m±se atikk±mesi ath±nupubbena m±tunivesanaµµh±na½ veµisa nagara½ n±ma sampatto sampattañca pana thera½ disv± theram±t± dev² p±de siras± vaºditv± bhikkha½ datv± thera½ attan± kata½ veµisagiri vih±ra½ n±ma ±ropesi.
Thero tasmi½ vih±re nisanno cintesi amh±ka½ idha kattabba kicca½ niµµhita½. Samayo nu kho id±ni laªk±dipa½ gantunti. Tato cintesi-anubhavatu t±va me pitar± pesita½ abhiseka½ dev±nampiyatisso ratanattayaguºañca suº±tu, chaºatthañca nagarato nikkhamitv± missakapabbata½ abhir³hatu tad± ta½ tattha dakkhiss±m±ti. Ath±para½ ekam±sa½ tattheva v±sa½ kappesi.
M±s±tikkame sakkodev±namiºdo mahiºdatthera½ upasaªkamitv± etadavoca.’K±lakato bhante muµas²var±j±, id±ni dev±nampiyatissa r±j± rajja½ k±reti. Samm±sambuddhena ca tumhe vy±kat± an±gate mahiºdo n±ma bhikkhu tambapaººid²pa½ pas±dessat²’ti. Tasm± tiha vo bhante k±lo d²pavara½ gaman±ya, ahampi vo sah±yo bhaviss±m².
Thero tassa vacana½ sampaµicchitv±-attasattamo veµisa pabbatavih±r± veh±sa½ uppatitva anur±dhapurassa puratthim±ya dis±ya missakapabbate patiµµhahi ya½ etarahi cetiyapabbatotipi sañj±nanti tassami½ divase tambapaººidipe jeµµham³la nakkhatta½ n±ma hoti r±j± nakkhatta½ ghos±petv± chaºa½ karoth±ti amacce ±º±petv± catt±l²sa purisa sahassapariv±ro nagarambh± nikkhamitv± yena missakapabbato tena p±y±si migava½ k²¼ituk±mo atha tasmi½ pabbate adhivatth± devat± rañño there dassess±m²ti rohita migar³pa½ gahetv± avid³re tiºapaºº±ni kh±dam±n± viya carati.
R±j± disv± ayutta½ d±ni pamatta½ vijjhitunti j²ya½ poµhesi. Mago ambatthalamagga½ gahetv± pal±yitu½ ±rabhi r±j±pi piµµhito piµµhito anubaºdhanto ambatthalameva ±ruhi. Migo ther±na½ avid³re antaradh±yi.
Mahiºdatthero r±j±na½ avid³re ±gacchanta½’mama½yeva r±j± passatu, m± itare’ti adhiµµhahitv±’tissa! Tissa! Ito eh²’ti ±ha. R±j± sutv± cintesi-imasmi½ tambapaººid²pe j±to ma½ tissoti n±ma½ gahetv± ±lapitu½ samattho n±ma natthi. Ayampana chinnabhinnapaµadharo bhaº¹uk±s±va vasano ma½ n±mena ±lapati, ko nu kho aya½ bhavissati manusso v± amanusso v±ti. Thero ±ha.
Samaº± maya½ mah±r±ja - dhammar±jassa s±vak±,
taveva anukamp±ya - jambud²p± idh±gat±ti.
Tena samayena dev±nampiyatissa r±j± ca asokadhammar±j± ca adiµµha sah±yak± honti. Dev±nampiyatissa raññe ca puññ±nubh±vena ch±tapabbatap±de ekasmi½ ve¼ugumbe tisso ve¼uyaµµhiyo nibbatti½su ek± lat±yaµµhi n±ma, ek± pupphayaµµhi n±ma ek± sakuºayaµµhi n±ma. T±su lat±yaµµhi saya½ rajatavaºº± hoti ta½ alaªkaritv± uppannalat± kañcana vaºº± kh±yati pupphayaµµhiya½ pana n²la-p²ta-lohita-od±ta-k±¼avaºº±ni pupph±ni sucibhattavaºµa patta kiñjakkh± hutv± kh±yanti sakuºayaµµhiya½ ha½sakukkuµa-j²va½j²vak±dayo sakuº± n±n±ppak±r±ni ca catuppad±ni saj²v±ni viya kh±yanti samuddatopissa mutt±-maºi-ve¼uriy±di anekavihita½ ratana½ uppajji.
Tambapaººiya½ pana aµµhamutta½ uppajji½su-bhayamutt± gajamutt± rathamutt± ±malakamutt± calayamutt± aªgul²veµhakamutt± kakudhaphalamutt± p±katikamutt±ti so t± ca yaµµhiyo t± ca mutt±yo aññca bahu½ ratana½ asokassa dhammarañño paºº±k±ratth±ya pesesi. Asokopi pas²ditv± pañca r±jakakudhabhaº¹±niceva aññe ca abhisekatth±ya bah³paºº±k±re pahiºi. Na kevalañca eta½ ±misa paºº±k±ra½, ima½ kira dhamma paºº±k±rampi pesesi.
“Aha½ buddhañca dhammañca-saªghañca saraºa½ gato,
up±sakatta½ vedesi½-sakyaputtassa s±sane,
imesu t²su vatth³su-unnamesu naruttama,
citta½ pas±dayitv±na-saddh±ya saraºa½ vaj±’ti.”
R±j± avirasuta½ s±sanapavatti½ anussaram±no therassa ta½ “samaº±maya½ mah±r±ja dhammar±jassa s±vak±“ti vacana½ sutv± ayy± nu kho ±gat±ti t±vadeva ±vudha½ nikkhipitv± ekamanta½ nis²di sammodan²ya½ katha½ kathayam±no, sammodan²yakatha½ kurum±neyeva tasmi½ t±nipi catt±l²sa purisasahass±ni ±gantv± ta½ pariv±resu½. Tad± thero itarepi jane dassesi.
R±j± disv± ime kad± ±gat±ti pucchi may± saddhi½yeva mah± r±j±ti. Id±ni pana jambud²pe añññopi evar³p± samaº± sant²ti. Mah±r±ja etarahi jambud²po k±s±va pajjoto isiv±tapariv±to, tasmi½-
“Te vijj± iddhipatt± ca cetopariy±ya kocid±,
kh²º±s±va arahanto-bah³ buddhassa s±vak±ti”.
Atha r±j± bhante sve ratha½ pesess±mi. Ta½ abhir³hitv± ±gaccheyy±th±ti vatv± pakk±kami thero acirapakkantassa rañño sumaºas±maºera½ ±mantesi ehi tva½ sumana dhammasavanak±la½ ghoseh²ti s±maºero abhiññ±p±daka½ catutthajjh±na½ sam±pajjitv± vuµµh±ya adhiµµhahitv± sam±hitena cittena sakalatambapaººid²pa½ s±cento dhammasavanak±la½ ghosesi.
S±maºerassa sadda½ sutv± bhumm± devat± saddamanuss±vesu, etenup±yena y±va brahmalok± saddo abbhuggañchi. Tena saddena mah±devat± sannip±to ahosi thero mahanta½ devat± santip±ta½ disv± samacittasuttanta½ kathesi. Kath± pariyos±ne asaªkheyy±na½ dev±na½ dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi. Bah³ n±ga supaºº± ca saraºesu patiµµhahi½su. Atha tass± rattiy± accayena r±j± ther±na½ ratha½ pesesi. Ther± na maya½ ratha½ ±ruh±ma. Gaccha tva½, pacch± maya½ ±gacchiss±m±ti vatv± veh±sa½ abbhuggantv± anur±dhapurassa pacchimadis±ya paµhamaka cetiyaµµh±ne otari½su.
R±j±pi s±rathi½ pesetv± anto nivesane maº¹apa½ paµiy±detv± cintesi’nis²dissanti nu kho ayy± ±sane na nis²dissant²“ti. Tasseva½ cintayantasseva s±rathi nagaradv±ra½ patv± addasa there paµhamatara½ ±gantv± k±yabaºdhana½ baºdhitv± c²vara½ p±rupante, disv± ativiya pasannam±naso hutv± ±gantv± rañño ±rocesi ±gat± deva ther±ti.
R±j± ratha½ ±ru¼h±ti pucchi na ±r³¼h± deva, api ca pacchato nikkhamitv± paµhamatara½ ±gantv± p±c²nadv±re µhit±ti. R±j± ratha½ na ±rubhi½s³t² sutv± tena hi bhaºe bhummattharaºa saªkhepena ±san±ni paññ±peth±ti vatv± paµipath± ±gam±si amacc± pathaviya½ taµµika½ paññ±petv± upari kojavak±d²ni vicittattharaº±ni paññ±pesu½ r±j±pi gantv± there vaºditv± mahiºdattherassa hatthato patta½ gahetv± mahatiy± p³j±ya ca sakk±rena ca there paº²tena kh±dan²yena bhojan²yena sahatth± santappetv± anul±dev² pamukh± pañca itthisat±ni ther±na½ abhiv±dana½ p³j±sakk±rañca k±ronat³ti pakkos±petv± ekamanta½ nis²di. Thero rañño saparijanassa dhammaratanavassa½ vassento petavatthu½-vim±navatthu½-saccasa½yuttañca kathesi. Ta½ sutv± t±nipi pañca itthisat±ni sot±pattiphala½ sacchikari½su.
Tad± n±gar± ther±na½ guºe sutv± there daµµhu½ na labh±m±ti upakkosanti atha r±j± idha ok±so natth²ti cintetv±,’gacchatha bhaºe hatthis±la½ paµijaggitv± v±luka½ okiritv± pañcavaºº±ni pupph±ni vikiritv± vit±na½ baºdhitv± maªgala hatthiµµh±ne ther±na½ ±san±ni paññ±peth±’ti ±ha, amacc± tath± aka½su.
Thero tattha gantv± nis²ditv± devad³tasuttanta½ kathesi kath± pariyos±ne p±ºasahassa½ sot±pattiphale patiµµhahi tath± hatthis±l± samb±dh±ti dakkhiºadv±re naºdanuyy±ne ±sana½ paññ±pesu½. Thero tattha nis²ditv± ±sivisopama suttanta½ kathesi. Tampi sutv± p±ºasahassa½ sot±pattiphala½ paµilabhi eva½ ±gatadivasato dutiyadivase a¹¹hateyy±na½ p±ºasahass±na½ dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi.