406. Atha kho ±yasm± nandako t± bhikkhuniyo imin± ov±dena ovaditv± uyyojesi– “gacchatha, bhaginiyo; k±lo”ti. Atha kho t± bhikkhuniyo ±yasmato nandakassa bh±sita½ abhinanditv± anumoditv± uµµh±y±san± ±yasmanta½ nandaka½ abhiv±detv± padakkhiºa½ katv± yena bhagav± tenupasaªkami½su; upasaªkamitv± bhagavanta½ abhiv±detv± ekamanta½ aµµha½su. Ekamanta½ µhit± kho t± bhikkhuniyo bhagav± etadavoca– “gacchatha, bhikkhuniyo; k±lo”ti. Atha kho t± bhikkhuniyo bhagavanta½ abhiv±detv± padakkhiºa½ katv± pakkami½su. Atha kho bhagav± acirapakkant²su t±su bhikkhun²su bhikkh³ ±mantesi– “seyyath±pi, bhikkhave, tadahuposathe c±tuddase na hoti bahunojanassa kaªkh± v± vimati v±– ‘³no nu kho cando, puººo nu kho cando’ti, atha kho ³no candotveva hoti. Evameva kho, bhikkhave, t± bhikkhuniyo nandakassa dhammadesan±ya attaman± honti no ca kho paripuººasaªkapp±”ti.
407. Atha kho bhagav± ±yasmanta½ nandaka½ ±mantesi– “tena hi tva½, nandaka, svepi t± bhikkhuniyo tenevov±dena ovadeyy±s²”ti. “Eva½ bhante”ti kho ±yasm± nandako bhagavato paccassosi. Atha kho ±yasm± nandako tass± rattiy± accayena pubbaºhasamaya½ niv±setv± pattac²varam±d±ya s±vatthi½ piº¹±ya p±visi. S±vatthiya½ piº¹±ya caritv± pacch±bhatta½ piº¹ap±tapaµikkanto attadutiyo yena r±jak±r±mo tenupasaªkami. Addasa½su kho t± bhikkhuniyo ±yasmanta½ nandaka½ d³ratova ±gacchanta½. Disv±na ±sana½ paññ±pesu½, udakañca p±d±na½ upaµµhapesu½. Nis²di kho ±yasm± nandako paññatte ±sane. Nisajja p±de pakkh±lesi. T±pi kho bhikkhuniyo ±yasmanta½ nandaka½ abhiv±detv± ekamanta½ nis²di½su. Ekamanta½ nisinn± kho t± bhikkhuniyo ±yasm± nandako etadavoca– “paµipucchakath± kho, bhaginiyo, bhavissati. Tattha ±j±nant²hi ‘±j±n±m±’ tissa vacan²ya½, na ±j±nant²hi ‘na ±j±n±m±’ tissa vacan²ya½. Yass± v± panassa kaªkh± v± vimati v±, ahameva tattha paµipucchitabbo ‘ida½, bhante, katha½; imassa kvattho”’ti. “Ettakenapi maya½, bhante, ayyassa nandakassa attaman± abhiraddh± ya½ no ayyo nandako pav±ret²”ti.
408. “Ta½ ki½ maññatha, bhaginiyo, cakkhu nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ v± ta½ sukha½ v±”ti? “Dukkha½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ vipariº±madhamma½, kalla½ nu ta½ samanupassitu½– ‘eta½ mama, esohamasmi, eso me att±”’ti? “No heta½ bhante”. “Ta½ ki½ maññatha, bhaginiyo, sota½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante…pe… gh±na½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante… jivh±… k±yo… mano nicco v± anicco v±”ti? “Anicco, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ v± ta½ sukha½ v±”ti? “Dukkha½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ vipariº±madhamma½, kalla½ nu ta½ samanupassitu½– ‘eta½ mama, esohamasmi, eso me att±”’ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Pubbeva no eta½, bhante, yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya sudiµµha½– ‘itipime cha ajjhattik± ±yatan± anicc±”’ti. “S±dhu s±dhu, bhaginiyo! Evañheta½, bhaginiyo, hoti ariyas±vakass yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya passato”.
409. “Ta½ ki½ maññatha, bhaginiyo, r³p± nicc± v± anicc± v±”ti? “Anicc±, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ v± ta½ sukha½ v±”ti? “Dukkha½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ vipariº±madhamma½, kalla½ nu ta½ samanupassitu½– ‘eta½ mama, esohamasmi, eso me att±”’ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ ki½ maññatha, bhaginiyo, sadd± nicc± v± anicc± v±”ti? “Anicc±, bhante…pe… gandh± nicc± v± anicc± v±”ti? “Anicc±, bhante… ras± nicc± v± anicc± v±”ti? “Anicc±, bhante… phoµµhabb± nicc± v± anicc± v±”ti “Anicc±, bhante… dhamm± nicc± v± anicc± v±”ti? “Anicc±, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ v± ta½ sukha½ v±”ti? “Dukkha½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ vipariº±madhamma½, kalla½ nu ta½ samanupassitu½– ‘eta½ mama, esohamasmi, eso me att±”’ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Pubbeva no eta½, bhante, yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya sudiµµha½– ‘itipime cha b±hir± ±yatan± anicc±”’ti. “S±dhu s±dhu, bhaginiyo! Evañheta½, bhaginiyo, hoti ariyas±vakassa yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya passato”.
410. “Ta½ ki½ maññatha, bhaginiyo, cakkhuviññ±ºa½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante…pe… sotaviññ±ºa½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante… gh±naviññ±ºa½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante… jivh±viññ±ºa½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante… k±yaviññ±ºa½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante… manoviññ±ºa½ nicca½ v± anicca½ v±”ti? “Anicca½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ v± ta½ sukha½ v±”ti? “Dukkha½, bhante”. “Ya½ pan±nicca½ dukkha½ vipariº±madhamma½, kalla½ nu ta½ samanupassitu½– ‘eta½ mama, esohamasmi, eso me att±”’ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Pubbeva no eta½, bhante, yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya sudiµµha½– ‘itipime cha viññ±ºak±y± anicc±”’ti. “S±dhu s±dhu, bhaginiyo! Evañheta½, bhaginiyo, hoti ariyas±vakassa yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya passato”.
411. “Seyyath±pi, bhaginiyo, telappad²passa jh±yato telampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, vaµµipi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±, accipi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±, ±bh±pi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±. Yo nu kho, bhaginiyo, eva½ vadeyya– ‘amussa telappad²passa jh±yato telampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, vaµµipi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±, accipi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±; y± ca khv±ssa ±bh± s± nicc± dhuv± sassat± avipariº±madhamm±’ti; samm± nu kho so, bhaginiyo, vadam±no vadeyy±”ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Amussa hi, bhante, telappad²passa jh±yato telampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, vaµµipi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±, accipi anicc± vipariº±madhamm± pagevassa ±bh± anicc± vipariº±madhamm±”ti. “Evameva kho, bhaginiyo, yo nu kho eva½ vadeyya– ‘cha khome ajjhattik± ±yatan± anicc±. Yañca kho cha ajjhattike ±yatane paµicca paµisa½vedeti sukha½ v± dukkha½ v± adukkhamasukha½ v± ta½ nicca½ dhuva½ sassata½ avipariº±madhamman’ti; samm± nu kho so, bhaginiyo, vadam±no vadeyy±”ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Tajja½ tajja½, bhante, paccaya½ paµicca tajj± tajj± vedan± uppajjanti. Tajjassa tajjassa paccayassa nirodh± tajj± tajj± vedan± nirujjhant²”ti. “S±dhu s±dhu, bhaginiyo! Evañheta½, bhaginiyo, hoti ariyas±vakassa yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya passato”.
412. “Seyyath±pi, bhaginiyo, mahato rukkhassa tiµµhato s±ravato m³lampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, khandhopi anicco vipariº±madhammo, s±kh±pal±sampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, ch±y±pi anicc± vipariº±madhamm±. Yo nu kho, bhaginiyo, eva½ vadeyya– ‘amussa mahato rukkhassa tiµµhato s±ravato m³lampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, khandhopi anicco vipariº±madhammo, s±kh±pal±sampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½; y± ca khv±ssa ch±y± s± nicc± dhuv± sassat± avipariº±madhamm±’ti; samm± nu kho so bhaginiyo, vadam±no vadeyy±”ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Amussa hi, bhante, mahato rukkhassa tiµµhato s±ravato m³lampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½, khandhopi anicco vipariº±madhammo, s±kh±pal±sampi anicca½ vipariº±madhamma½; pagevassa ch±y± anicc± vipariº±madhamm±”ti. “Evameva kho, bhaginiyo, yo nu kho eva½ vadeyya– ‘cha khome b±hir± ±yatan± anicc±. Yañca kho b±hire ±yatane paµicca paµisa½vedeti sukha½ v± dukkha½ v± adukkhamasukha½ v± ta½ nicca½ dhuva½ sassata½ avipariº±madhamman’ti; samm± nu kho so, bhaginiyo, vadam±no vadeyy±”ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Tajja½ tajja½, bhante, paccaya½ paµicca tajj± tajj± vedan± uppajjanti. Tajjassa tajjassa paccayassa nirodh± tajj± tajj± vedan± nirujjhant²”ti. “S±dhu s±dhu, bhaginiyo! Evañheta½, bhaginiyo, hoti ariyas±vakassa yath±bh³ta½ sammappaññ±ya passato”.
413. “Seyyath±pi, bhaginiyo, dakkho gogh±tako v± gogh±takantev±s² v± g±vi½ vadhitv± tiºhena govikantanena g±vi½ saªkanteyya anupahacca antara½ ma½sak±ya½ anupahacca b±hira½ cammak±ya½. Ya½ yadeva tattha antar± vilima½sa½ antar± nh±ru antar± bandhana½ ta½ tadeva tiºhena govikantanena sañchindeyya saªkanteyya sampakanteyya samparikanteyya. Sañchinditv± saªkantitv± sampakantitv± samparikantitv± vidhunitv± b±hira½ cammak±ya½ teneva cammena ta½ g±vi½ paµicch±detv± eva½ vadeyya– ‘tathev±ya½ g±v² sa½yutt± imin±va cammen±’ti; samm± nu kho so, bhaginiyo, vadam±no vadeyy±”ti? “No heta½, bhante”. “Ta½ kissa hetu”? “Amu hi, bhante, dakkho gogh±tako v± gogh±takantev±s² v± g±vi½ vadhitv± tiºhena govikantanena g±vi½ saªkanteyya anupahacca antara½ ma½sak±ya½ anupahacca b±hira½ cammak±ya½. Ya½ yadeva tattha antar± vilima½sa½ antar± nh±ru antar± bandhana½ ta½ tadeva tiºhena govikantanena sañchindeyya saªkanteyya sampakanteyya samparikanteyya. Sañchinditv± saªkantitv± sampakantitv± samparikantitv± vidhunitv± b±hira½ cammak±ya½ teneva cammena ta½ g±vi½ paµicch±detv± kiñc±pi so eva½ vadeyya– ‘tathev±ya½ g±v² sa½yutt± imin±va cammen±’ti; atha kho s± g±v² visa½yutt± teneva cammen±”ti.
“Upam± kho me aya½, bhaginiyo, kat± atthassa viññ±pan±ya ayamevettha attho. ‘Antar± ma½sak±yo’ti kho, bhaginiyo, channeta½ ajjhattik±na½ ±yatan±na½ adhivacana½; ‘b±hiro cammak±yo’ti kho, bhaginiyo, channeta½ b±hir±na½ ±yatan±na½ adhivacana½; ‘antar± vilima½sa½ antar± nh±ru antar± bandhanan’ti kho, bhaginiyo, nand²r±gasseta½ adhivacana½; ‘tiºha½ govikantanan’ti kho, bhaginiyo, ariy±yeta½ paññ±ya adhivacana½; y±ya½ ariy± paññ± antar± kilesa½ antar± sa½yojana½ antar± bandhana½ sañchindati saªkantati sampakantati samparikantati.
414. “Satta kho panime, bhaginiyo, bojjhaªg±, yesa½ bh±vitatt± bahul²katatt± bhikkhu ±sav±na½ khay± an±sava½ cetovimutti½ paññ±vimutti½ diµµheva dhamme saya½ abhiññ± sacchikatv± upasampajja viharati. Katame satta? Idha, bhaginiyo, bhikkhu satisambojjhaªga½ bh±veti vivekanissita½ vir±ganissita½ nirodhanissita½ vossaggapariº±mi½. Dhammavicayasambojjhaªga½ bh±veti…pe… v²riyasambojjhaªga½ bh±veti… p²tisambojjhaªga½ bh±veti… passaddhisambojjhaªga½ bh±veti… sam±dhisambojjhaªga½ bh±veti… upekkh±sambojjhaªga½ bh±veti vivekanissita½ vir±ganissita½ nirodhanissita½ vossaggapariº±mi½. Ime kho, bhaginiyo, satta bojjhaªg± yesa½ bh±vitatt± bahul²katatt± bhikkhu ±sav±na½ khay± an±sava½ cetovimutti½ paññ±vimutti½ diµµheva dhamme saya½ abhiññ± sacchikatv± upasampajja viharat²”ti.
415. Atha kho ±yasm± nandako t± bhikkhuniyo imin± ov±dena ovaditv± uyyojesi– “gacchatha, bhaginiyo; k±lo”ti. Atha kho t± bhikkhuniyo ±yasmato nandakassa bh±sita½ abhinanditv± anumoditv± uµµh±y±san± ±yasmanta½ nandaka½ abhiv±detv± padakkhiºa½ katv± yena bhagav± tenupasaªkami½su; upasaªkamitv± bhagavanta½ abhiv±detv± ekamanta½ aµµha½su. Ekamanta½ µhit± kho t± bhikkhuniyo bhagav± etadavoca–“gacchatha, bhikkhuniyo; k±lo”ti. Atha kho t± bhikkhuniyo bhagavanta½ abhiv±detv± padakkhiºa½ katv± pakkami½su. Atha kho bhagav± acirapakkant²su t±su bhikkhun²su bhikkh³ ±mantesi– “seyyath±pi, bhikkhave, tadahuposathe pannarase na hoti bahuno janassa kaªkh± v± vimati v±– ‘³no nu kho cando, puººo nu kho cando’ti, atha kho puººo candotveva hoti; evameva kho, bhikkhave, t± bhikkhuniyo nandakassa dhammadesan±ya attaman± ceva paripuººasaªkapp± ca. T±sa½, bhikkhave, pañcanna½ bhikkhunisat±na½ y± pacchimit± bhikkhun² s± [y± pacchim± bhikkhun², s± (s². sy±. ka½. p².), y± pacchimik±, t± bhikkhuniyo (ka.)] sot±pann± avinip±tadhamm± niyat± sambodhipar±yan±”ti.
Idamavoca bhagav±. Attaman± te bhikkh³ bhagavato bh±sita½ abhinandunti.

Nandakov±dasutta½ niµµhita½ catuttha½.