(23) Uºh²sas²salakkhaºa½

230. “Yampi, bhikkhave, tath±gato purima½ j±ti½ purima½ bhava½ purima½ niketa½ pubbe manussabh³to sam±no bahujanapubbaªgamo ahosi kusalesu dhammesu bahujanap±mokkho k±yasucarite vac²sucarite manosucarite d±nasa½vibh±ge s²lasam±d±ne uposathupav±se matteyyat±ya petteyyat±ya s±maññat±ya brahmaññat±ya kule jeµµh±pac±yit±ya aññataraññataresu ca adhikusalesu dhammesu. So tassa kammassa kaµatt±…pe… so tato cuto itthatta½ ±gato sam±no ima½ mah±purisalakkhaºa½ paµilabhati– uºh²sas²so hoti.
“So tena lakkhaºena samann±gato sace ag±ra½ ajjh±vasati, r±j± hoti cakkavatt²…pe… r±j± sam±no ki½ labhati? Mah±ssa jano anv±yiko hoti, br±hmaºagahapatik± negamaj±napad± gaºakamah±matt± an²kaµµh± dov±rik± amacc± p±risajj± r±j±no bhogiy± kum±r±. R±j± sam±no ida½ labhati… buddho sam±no ki½ labhati? Mah±ssa jano anv±yiko hoti, bhikkh³ bhikkhuniyo up±sak± up±sik±yo dev± manuss± asur± n±g± gandhabb±. Buddho sam±no ida½ labhati”. Etamattha½ bhagav± avoca.
231. Tattheta½ vuccati–
“Pubbaªgamo sucaritesu ahu,
dhammesu dhammacariy±bhirato;
anv±yiko bahujanassa ahu,
saggesu vedayittha puññaphala½.
“Veditv± so sucaritassa phala½,
uºh²sas²sattamidhajjhagam±;
by±ka½su byañjananimittadhar±,
pubbaªgamo bahujana½ hessati.
“Paµibhogiy± manujesu idha,
pubbeva tassa abhiharanti tad±;
yadi khattiyo bhavati bh³mipati,
paµih±raka½ bahujane labhati.
“Atha cepi pabbajati so manujo,
dhammesu hoti paguºo visav²;
tass±nus±saniguº±bhirato,
anv±yiko bahujano bhavat²”ti.