So v±tamaº¹ala½ samuµµh±pesi– “eteneva samaºa½ pal±pess±m²”ti Te puratthim±dibhed± v±t± samuµµhahitv± a¹¹hayojanayojanadviyojanatiyojanappam±º±ni pabbatak³µ±ni pad±letv± vanagaccharukkh±d²ni umm³la½ katv±, ±¼avinagara½ pakkhant± jiººahatthis±l±d²ni cuººent± chadaniµµhak± ±k±se vidhament±. Bhagav± “m± kassaci uparodho hot³”ti adhiµµh±si. Te v±t± dasabala½ patv± c²varakaººamattampi c±letu½ n±sakkhi½su. Tato mah±vassa½ samuµµh±pesi. “Udakena ajjhottharitv± samaºa½ m±ress±m²”ti. Tass±nubh±vena upar³pari satapaµalasahassapaµal±dibhed± val±hak± uµµhahitv± pavassi½su. Vuµµhidh±r±vegena pathav² chidd± ahosi. Vanarukkh±d²na½ upari mahogho ±gantv± dasabalassa c²vare uss±vabindumattampi temetu½ n±sakkhi. Tato p±s±ºavassa½ samuµµh±pesi. Mahant±ni mahant±ni pabbatak³µ±ni dh³m±yant±ni pajjalant±ni ±k±sen±gantv± dasabala½ patv± dibbam±l±gu¼±ni sampajji½su. Tato paharaºavassa½ samuµµh±pesi. Ekatodh±r±-ubhatodh±r±-asisattikhurapp±dayo dh³m±yant± pajjalant± ±k±sen±gantv± dasabala½ patv± dibbapupph±ni ahesu½. Tato aªg±ravassa½ samuµµh±pesi. Ki½suka vaºº± aªg±r± ±k±sen±gantv± dasabalassa p±dam³le dibbapupph±ni hutv± vik²rayi½su. Tato kukkulavassa½ samuµµh±pesi. Accuºh± kukkul± ±k±sen±gantv± dasabalassa p±dam³le candanacuººa½ hutv± nipati½su. Tato v±likavassa½ samuµµh±pesi. Atisukhumav±lik± dh³m±yant± pajjalant± ±k±sen±gantv± dasabalassa p±dam³le dibbapupph±ni hutv± nipati½su. Tato kalalavassa½ samuµµh±pesi. Ta½ kalalavassa½ dh³m±yanta½ pajjalanta½ ±k±sen±gantv± dasabalassa p±dam³le dibbagandha½ hutv± nipati. Tato andhak±ra½ samuµµh±pesi “bhi½setv± samaºa½ pal±pess±m²”ti. Ta½ caturaªgasamann±gata½ andhak±rasadisa½ hutv± dasabala½ patv± s³riyappabh±vihatamiva andhak±ra½ antaradh±yi.
Eva½ yakkho im±hi navahi v±tavassap±s±ºapaharaºaªg±rakukkulav±likakalalandhak±ravuµµh²hi bhagavanta½ pal±petu½ asakkonto n±n±vidhapaharaºahatth±ya anekappak±rar³pabh³tagaºasam±kul±ya caturaªginiy± sen±ya sayameva bhagavanta½ abhigato. Te bh³tagaº± anekappak±re vik±re katv± “gaºhatha hanath±”ti bhagavato upari ±gacchant± viya honti. Apica kho niddhantalohapiº¹a½ viya makkhik±, bhagavanta½ all²yitu½ asamatth±va ahesu½. Eva½ santepi yath± bodhimaº¹e m±ro ±gatavel±yameva nivatto, tath± anivattetv± upa¹¹harattimatta½ by±kulamaka½su. Eva½ upa¹¹harattimatta½ anekappak±ravibhi½sanakadassanenapi bhagavanta½ c±letu½ asakkonto ±¼avako cintesi– “ya½n³n±ha½ kenaci ajeyya½ duss±vudha½ muñceyyan”ti.
Catt±ri kira ±vudh±ni loke seµµh±ni– sakkassa vajir±vudha½, vessavaºassa gad±vudha½, yamassa nayan±vudha½, ±¼avakassa duss±vudhanti. Yadi hi sakko duµµho vajir±vudha½ sinerumatthake pahareyya, aµµhasaµµhisahass±dhikayojanasatasahassa½ vinivijjhitv± heµµhato gaccheyya. Vessavaºena kujjhanak±le vissajjita½ gad±vudha½ bah³na½ yakkhasahass±na½ s²sa½ p±tetv± puna hatthap±sa½ ±gantv± tiµµhati. Yamena duµµhena nayan±vudhena olokitamatte anek±ni kumbhaº¹asahass±ni tattakap±le til± viya pharant±ni vinassanti. ¾¼avako duµµho sace ±k±se duss±vudha½ muñceyya, dv±dasa vass±ni devo na vasseyya. Sace pathaviya½ muñceyya. Sabbarukkhatiº±d²ni sussitv± dv±dasavassantare na puna viruheyyu½. Sace samudde muñceyya, tattakap±le udakabindu viya sabbamudaka½ susseyya. Sace sinerusadisepi pabbate muñceyya, khaº¹±khaº¹a½ hutv± vikireyya. So eva½ mah±nubh±va½ duss±vudha½ uttaris±µaka½ muñcitv± aggahesi. Yebhuyyena dasasahass²lokadh±tudevat± vegena sannipati½su “ajja bhagav± ±¼avaka½ damessati, tattha dhamma½ soss±m±”ti yuddhadassanak±m±pi devat± sannipati½su. Eva½ sakalampi ±k±sa½ devat±hi paripuººamahosi.
Atha ±¼avako bhagavato sam²pe upar³pari vicaritv± vatth±vudha½ muñci. Ta½ asanivicakka½ viya ±k±se bheravasadda½ karonta½ dh³m±yanta½ pajjalanta½ bhagavanta½ patv± yakkham±namaddanattha½ p±dapuñchanaco¼a½ hutv± p±dam³le nipati. ¾¼avako ta½ disv± chinnavis±ºo viya usabho uddhatad±µho viya sappo nittejo nimmado nipatitam±naddhajo hutv± cintesi– “duss±vudhampi me samaºa½ n±bhibhosi. Ki½ nu kho k±raºan”ti? “Ida½ k±raºa½, mett±vih±rayutto samaºo, handa na½ rosetv± mett±ya viyojem²”ti imin± sambandheneta½ vutta½– atha kho ±¼avako yakkho yena bhagav±…pe… nikkhama samaº±ti. Tatth±yamadhipp±yo– kasm± may± ananuññ±to mama bhavana½ pavisitv± gharas±miko viya itth±g±rassa majjhe nisinnosi? Ananuyuttameta½ samaºassa yadida½ adinnaparibhogo itthisa½saggo ca? Tasm± yadi tva½ samaºadhamme µhito, nikkhama samaº±ti. Eke pana– “et±ni aññ±ni ca pharusavacan±ni vatv± ev±ya½ etadavoc±”ti bhaºanti.
Atha bhagav±– “yasm± thaddho paµithaddhabh±vena vinetu½ na sakk±, so hi paµithaddhabh±ve kayiram±ne, seyyath±pi caº¹assa kukkurassa n±s±ya pitta½ bhindeyya, so bhiyyosomatt±ya caº¹ataro assa, eva½ thaddhataro hoti, mudun± pana so sakk± vinetun”ti ñatv±, s±dh±vusoti piyavacanena tassa vacana½ sampaµicchitv± nikkhami. Tena vutta½ s±dh±vusoti bhagav± nikkham²ti.
Tato ±¼avako– “subbaco vat±ya½ samaºo ekavacaneneva nikkhanto, eva½ n±ma nikkhametu½ sukha½ samaºa½ ak±raºenev±ha½ sakalaratti½ yuddhena abbhuyy±sin”ti muducitto hutv± puna cintesi– “id±nipi na sakk± j±nitu½, ki½ nu kho subbacat±ya nikkhanto ud±hu kodhano Hand±ha½ v²ma½s±m²”ti. Tato pavisa, samaº±ti ±ha. Atha subbacoti mudubh³tacittavavatth±nakaraºattha½ puna piyavacana½ vadanto s±dh±vusoti bhagav± p±visi. ¾¼avako punappuna½ tameva subbacabh±va½ v²ma½santo dutiyampi tatiyampi nikkhama pavis±ti ±ha. Bhagav±pi tath± ak±si. Yadi na kareyya, pakatiy±pi thaddhayakkhassa citta½ thaddhatara½ hutv± dhammakath±ya bh±jana½ na bhaveyya. Tasm± yath± n±ma m±t± rodanta½ puttaka½ ya½ so icchati, ta½ datv± v± katv± v± saññ±pesi tath± bhagav± kilesarodanena rodanta½ yakkha½ saññ±petu½ ya½ so bhaºati, ta½ ak±si. Yath± ca dh±t² thañña½ apivanta½ d±raka½ kiñci datv± upal±¼etv± p±yeti, tath± bhagav± yakkha½ lokuttaradhammakh²ra½ p±yetu½ tassa patthitavacanakaraºena upal±¼ento evamak±si. Yath± ca puriso l±bumhi catumadhura½ p³retuk±mo tassabbhantara½ sodheti, eva½ bhagav± yakkhassa citte lokuttaracatumadhura½ p³retuk±mo tassabbhantare kodhamala½ sodhetu½ y±va tatiya½ nikkhamanapavisana½ ak±si.
Atha ±¼avako “subbaco aya½ samaºo ‘nikkham±’ti vutto nikkhamati, ‘pavis±’ti vutto pavisati. Ya½n³n±ha½ ima½ samaºa½ evameva sakalaratti½ kilametv± p±de gahetv± p±ragaªg±ya khipeyyan”ti? P±paka½ citta½ upp±detv± catutthav±ra½ ±ha nikkhama, samaº±ti. Ta½ ñatv± bhagav± na khv±ha½ tanti ±ha. Eva½ v± vutte taduttarikaraº²ya½ pariyesam±no pañha½ pucchitabba½ maññissati. Ta½ dhammakath±ya mukha½ bhavissat²ti ñatv±, na khv±ha½ tanti ±ha. Tattha na-iti paµikkhepe. Khoti avadh±raºe. Ahanti attanidassana½. Tanti hetuvacana½. Tenevettha “yasm± tva½ eva½ cintesi, tasm± aha½, ±vuso, neva nikkhamiss±mi, ya½ te karaº²ya½, ta½ karoh²”ti evamattho daµµhabbo.
Tato ±¼avako yasm± pubbepi ±k±sena gamanavel±ya– “ki½ nu kho eta½ suvaººavim±na½, ud±hu rajatamaºivim±n±na½ aññatara½, handa na½ pass±m±”ti eva½ attano vim±na½ ±gate iddhimante t±pasaparibb±jake pañha½ pucchitv± vissajjetu½ asakkonte cittakkhep±d²hi viheµheti, tasm± bhagavantampi tath± viheµhess±m²ti maññam±no pañha½ tanti-±dim±ha.
Kuto panassa pañh±ti Tassa kira m±t±pitaro kassapa½ bhagavanta½ payirup±sitv± aµµha pañhe saha vissajjanena uggahesu½. Te daharak±le ±¼avaka½ pariy±puº±pesu½; so k±laccayena vissajjana½ sammussi. Tato “ime pañh±pi m± vinassant³”ti suvaººapaµµhe j±tihiªgulakena lekh±petv± vim±ne nikkhipi. Evamete puµµhapañh± buddhavisay±va honti. Bhagav± ta½ sutv± yasm± buddh±na½ pariccattal±bhantar±yo v± j²vitantar±yo v± sabbaññutaññ±ºaby±mappabh±dipaµigh±to v± na sakk± kenaci k±tu½, tasm± na½ loke as±dh±raºa½ buddh±nubh±va½ dassento na khv±ha½ ta½, ±vuso, pass±mi sadevake loketi-±dim±ha.
Eva½ bhagav± tassa b±dhanacitta½ paµisedhetv± pañh±pucchane uss±ha½ janento ±ha apica tva½, ±vuso, puccha, yad±kaªkhas²ti. Tassattho– puccha, yadi ±k±ªkhasi, na me pañh±vissajjane bh±ro atthi. Atha v± puccha, ya½ ±kaªkhasi. Sabba½ te vissajjess±m²ti sabbaññupav±raºa½ pav±resi as±dh±raºa½ paccekabuddha-aggas±vakamah±s±vakehi. Eva½ bhagavato sabbaññupav±raº±ya pav±rit±ya atha kho ±¼avako yakkho bhagavanta½ g±th±ya ajjhabh±si.
Tattha ki½ s³dha vittanti, ki½ su idha vitta½. Vittanti dhana½. Ta½ hi p²tisaªkh±ta½ vitti½ karoti, tasm± “vittan”ti vuccati. Suciººanti sukata½. Sukhanti k±yikacetasika½ s±ta½. ¾vah±t²ti ±vahati ±neti deti appeti. Have-iti da¼hatthe nip±to. S±dutaranti atisayena s±du. “S±dhutaran”tipi p±µho. Ras±nanti rasasaññit±na½ dhamm±na½. Kathanti kena pak±rena. Katha½j²vino j²vita½ katha½j²vi½j²vita½. G±th±bandhasukhattha½ pana s±nun±sika½ vuccati. Katha½j²vi½ j²vatanti v± p±µho, tassa “j²vant±na½ katha½j²vin”ti attho. Eva½ im±ya g±th±ya “ki½ su idha loke purisassa vitta½ seµµha½? Ki½ su suciººa½ sukham±vah±ti? Ki½ ras±na½ s±dutara½? Katha½j²vi½ j²vita½ seµµham±h³”ti? Ime catt±ro pañhe pucchi.
Athassa bhagav± kassapadasabalena vissajjitanayeneva vissajjento ima½ g±tham±ha saddh²dha vittanti. Tattha yath± hiraññasuvaºº±di vitta½ upabhogasukha½ ±vahati, khuppip±s±didukkha½ paµib±hati, d±liddiya½ v³pasameti, mutt±diratanapaµil±bhahetu hoti, lokasantatiñca ±vahati, eva½ lokiyalokuttar± saddh±pi yath±sambhava½ lokiyalokuttara½ vip±ka½ sukham±vahati, saddh±dhurena paµipann±na½ j±tijar±didukkha½ paµib±hati, guºad±liddiya½ v³pasameti, satisambojjhaªg±diratanapaµil±bhahetu hoti.
“Saddho s²lena sampanno, yaso bhogasamappito;
ya½ ya½ padesa½ bhajati, tattha tattheva p³jito”ti. (Dha. pa. 303)–

Vacanato lokasantatiñca ±vahat²ti katv± “vittan”ti vutta½. Yasm± pana tesa½ saddh±vitta½ anug±mika½ anaññas±dh±raºa½ sabbasampattihetu, lokiyassa hiraññasuvaºº±divittass±pi nid±na½. Saddhoyeva hi d±n±d²ni puññ±ni katv± vitta½ adhigacchati, assaddhassa pana vitta½ y±vadeva anatth±ya hoti, tasm± seµµhanti vutta½. Purisass±ti ukkaµµhaparicchedadesan±. Tasm± na kevala½ purisassa, itthi-±d²nampi saddh±vittameva seµµhanti veditabba½.