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256. Tena kho pana samayena br±hmaºassa pokkharas±tissa ambaµµho n±ma m±ºavo antev±s² hoti ajjh±yako mantadharo tiººa½ ved±na½ [bed±na½ (ka.)] p±rag³ sanighaº¹ukeµubh±na½ s±kkharappabhed±na½ itih±sapañcam±na½ padako veyy±karaºo lok±yatamah±purisalakkhaºesu anavayo anuññ±tapaµiññ±to sake ±cariyake tevijjake p±vacane “yamaha½ j±n±mi, ta½ tva½ j±n±si; ya½ tva½ j±n±si tamaha½ j±n±m²”ti.
257. Atha kho br±hmaºo pokkharas±ti ambaµµha½ m±ºava½ ±mantesi– “aya½, t±ta ambaµµha, samaºo gotamo sakyaputto sakyakul± pabbajito kosalesu c±rika½ caram±no mahat± bhikkhusaªghena saddhi½ pañcamattehi bhikkhusatehi icch±naªgala½ anuppatto icch±naªgale viharati icch±naªgalavanasaº¹e. Ta½ kho pana bhavanta½ gotama½ eva½ kaly±ºo kittisaddo abbhuggato– ‘itipi so bhagav±, araha½ samm±sambuddho vijj±caraºasampanno sugato lokavid³ anuttaro purisadammas±rathi satth± devamanuss±na½ buddho bhagav±’. So ima½ loka½ sadevaka½ sam±raka½ sabrahmaka½ sassamaºabr±hmaºi½ paja½ sadevamanussa½ saya½ abhiññ± sacchikatv± pavedeti. So dhamma½ deseti ±dikaly±ºa½ majjhekaly±ºa½ pariyos±nakaly±ºa½, s±ttha½ sabyañjana½ kevalaparipuººa½ parisuddha½ brahmacariya½ pak±seti. S±dhu kho pana tath±r³p±na½ arahata½ dassana½ hot²ti. Ehi tva½ t±ta ambaµµha, yena samaºo gotamo tenupasaªkama; upasaªkamitv± samaºa½ gotama½ j±n±hi, yadi v± ta½ bhavanta½ gotama½ tath±santa½yeva saddo abbhuggato, yadi v± no tath±. Yadi v± so bhava½ gotamo t±diso, yadi v± na t±diso, tath± maya½ ta½ bhavanta½ gotama½ vediss±m±”ti.
258. “Yath± katha½ pan±ha½, bho, ta½ bhavanta½ gotama½ j±niss±mi– ‘yadi v± ta½ bhavanta½ gotama½ tath±santa½yeva saddo abbhuggato, yadi v± no tath±. Yadi v± so bhava½ gotamo t±diso, yadi v± na t±diso”’ti?
“¾gat±ni kho, t±ta ambaµµha, amh±ka½ mantesu dvatti½sa mah±purisalakkhaº±ni, yehi samann±gatassa mah±purisassa dveyeva gatiyo bhavanti anaññ±. Sace ag±ra½ ajjh±vasati, r±j± hoti cakkavatt² dhammiko dhammar±j± c±turanto vijit±v² janapadatth±variyappatto sattaratanasamann±gato Tassim±ni satta ratan±ni bhavanti. Seyyathida½– cakkaratana½, hatthiratana½, assaratana½, maºiratana½, itthiratana½, gahapatiratana½, pariº±yakaratanameva sattama½. Parosahassa½ kho panassa putt± bhavanti s³r± v²raªgar³p± parasenappamaddan±. So ima½ pathavi½ s±garapariyanta½ adaº¹ena asatthena dhammena abhivijiya ajjh±vasati. Sace kho pana ag±rasm± anag±riya½ pabbajati araha½ hoti samm±sambuddho loke vivaµµacchado. Aha½ kho pana, t±ta ambaµµha, mant±na½ d±t±; tva½ mant±na½ paµiggahet±”ti.
259. “Eva½, bho”ti kho ambaµµho m±ºavo br±hmaºassa pokkharas±tissa paµissutv± uµµh±y±san± br±hmaºa½ pokkharas±ti½ abhiv±detv± padakkhiºa½ katv± va¼av±ratham±ruyha sambahulehi m±ºavakehi saddhi½ yena icch±naªgalavanasaº¹o tena p±y±si. Y±vatik± y±nassa bh³mi y±nena gantv± y±n± paccorohitv± pattikova ±r±ma½ p±visi. Tena kho pana samayena sambahul± bhikkh³ abbhok±se caªkamanti. Atha kho ambaµµho m±ºavo yena te bhikkh³ tenupasaªkami; upasaªkamitv± te bhikkh³ etadavoca– “kaha½ nu kho, bho, etarahi so bhava½ gotamo viharati? Tañhi maya½ bhavanta½ gotama½ dassan±ya idh³pasaªkant±”ti.
260. Atha kho tesa½ bhikkh³na½ etadahosi– “aya½ kho ambaµµho m±ºavo abhiññ±takolañño ceva abhiññ±tassa ca br±hmaºassa pokkharas±tissa antev±s². Agaru kho pana bhagavato evar³pehi kulaputtehi saddhi½ kath±sall±po hot²”ti. Te ambaµµha½ m±ºava½ etadavocu½– “eso ambaµµha vih±ro sa½vutadv±ro, tena appasaddo upasaªkamitv± ataram±no ±¼inda½ pavisitv± ukk±sitv± agga¼a½ ±koµehi, vivarissati te bhagav± dv±ran”ti.
261. Atha kho ambaµµho m±ºavo yena so vih±ro sa½vutadv±ro, tena appasaddo upasaªkamitv± ataram±no ±¼inda½ pavisitv± ukk±sitv± agga¼a½ ±koµesi. Vivari bhagav± dv±ra½. P±visi ambaµµho m±ºavo. M±ºavak±pi pavisitv± bhagavat± saddhi½ sammodi½su, sammodan²ya½ katha½ s±raº²ya½ v²tis±retv± ekamanta½ nis²di½su. Ambaµµho pana m±ºavo caªkamantopi nisinnena bhagavat± kañci kañci [kiñci kiñci (ka.)] katha½ s±raº²ya½ v²tis±reti, µhitopi nisinnena bhagavat± kiñci kiñci katha½ s±raº²ya½ v²tis±reti.
262. Atha kho bhagav± ambaµµha½ m±ºava½ etadavoca– “eva½ nu te, ambaµµha, br±hmaºehi vuddhehi mahallakehi ±cariyap±cariyehi saddhi½ kath±sall±po hoti, yathayida½ cara½ tiµµha½ nisinnena may± kiñci kiñci katha½ s±raº²ya½ v²tis±ret²”ti?