Nisseº²-upam±

538. “Seyyath±pi v±seµµha, puriso c±tumah±pathe nisseºi½ kareyya– p±s±dassa ±rohaº±ya. Tamena½ eva½ vadeyyu½– “ambho purisa, yassa tva½ [ya½ tva½ (sy±.)] p±s±dassa ±rohaº±ya nisseºi½ karosi, j±n±si ta½ p±s±da½– puratthim±ya v± dis±ya dakkhiº±ya v± dis±ya pacchim±ya v± dis±ya uttar±ya v± dis±ya ucco v± n²co v± majjhimo v±”ti? Iti puµµho “no”ti vadeyya.
“Tamena½ eva½ vadeyyu½– “ambho purisa, ya½ tva½ na j±n±si, na passasi, tassa tva½ p±s±dassa ±rohaº±ya nisseºi½ karos²”ti? Iti puµµho “±m±”ti vadeyya.
539. “Ta½ ki½ maññasi, v±seµµha, nanu eva½ sante tassa purisassa app±µih²rakata½ bh±sita½ sampajjat²”ti? “Addh± kho, bho gotama, eva½ sante tassa purisassa app±µih²rakata½ bh±sita½ sampajjat²”ti.
540. “Evameva kho, v±seµµha, na kira tevijjehi br±hmaºehi brahm± sakkhidiµµho, napi kira tevijj±na½ br±hmaº±na½ ±cariyehi brahm± sakkhidiµµho, napi kira tevijj±na½ br±hmaº±na½ ±cariyap±cariyehi brahm± sakkhidiµµho, napi kira tevijj±na½ br±hmaº±na½ y±va sattam± ±cariy±mahayugehi brahm± sakkhidiµµho. Yepi kira tevijj±na½ br±hmaº±na½ pubbak± isayo mant±na½ katt±ro mant±na½ pavatt±ro, yesamida½ etarahi tevijj± br±hmaº± por±ºa½ mantapada½ g²ta½ pavutta½ samihita½, tadanug±yanti, tadanubh±santi, bh±sitamanubh±santi, v±citamanuv±centi, seyyathida½– aµµhako v±mako v±madevo vess±mitto yamataggi aªg²raso bh±radv±jo v±seµµho kassapo bhagu, tepi na evam±ha½su– mayameta½ j±n±ma mayameta½ pass±ma, yattha v± brahm±, yena v± brahm±, yahi½ v± brahm±ti. Teva tevijj± br±hmaº± evam±ha½su– “ya½ na j±n±ma, ya½ na pass±ma, tassa sahabyat±ya magga½ desema, ayameva ujumaggo ayamañjas±yano niyy±niko niyy±ti takkarassa brahmasahabyat±y±”ti.
541. “Ta½ ki½ maññasi, v±seµµha, nanu eva½ sante tevijj±na½ br±hmaº±na½ app±µih²rakata½ bh±sita½ sampajjat²”ti? “Addh± kho, bho gotama, eva½ sante tevijj±na½ br±hmaº±na½ app±µih²rakata½ bh±sita½ sampajjat²”ti.
“S±dhu, v±seµµha. Te vata, v±seµµha, tevijj± br±hmaº± ya½ na j±nanti, ya½ na passanti, tassa sahabyat±ya magga½ desessanti. Ayameva ujumaggo ayamañjas±yano niyy±niko niyy±ti takkarassa brahmasabyat±y±ti, neta½ µh±na½ vijjati.