Tasmi½ ca samaye satth± parisamajjhe alaªkatadhamm±sane sannisinno cittab²jani½ ±d±ya ±k±sagaªga½ ot±rento viya sineru½ mattha½ katv± s±gara½ nimmathento viya dhammakatha½ katheti. Br±hmaºassa parisante nisinnassa dhamma½ suºantassa paµhamay±masmi½yeva sakalasar²ra½ p³rayam±n± pañcavaºº± p²ti uppajji. So p±rutavattha½ saªgharitv± “dasabalassa dass±m²”ti cintesi. Athassa ±d²navasahassa½ dassayam±na½ macchera½ uppajji, so “br±hmaºiy± ca mayhañca ekameva vattha½, añña½ kiñci p±rupana½ natthi, ap±rupitv± ca n±ma bahi caritu½ na sakk±”ti sabbath±pi ad±tuk±mo ahosi. Athassa nikkhante paµhamay±me majjhimay±mepi tatheva p²ti uppajji, so tatheva ca cintetv± tatheva ad±tuk±mo ahosi. Athassa majjhimay±me nikkhante pacchimay±mepi tatheva p²ti uppajji, so “taraºa½ v± hotu maraºa½ v±, pacch±pi j±niss±m²”ti vattha½ saªgharitv± satthu p±dam³le µhapesi. Tato v±mahattha½ ±bhujitv± dakkhiºena hatthena tikkhattu½ apphoµetv± “jita½ me jita½ me”ti tayo v±re nadi.
Tasmiñca samaye bandhumar±j± dhamm±sanassa pacchato antos±ºiya½ nisinno dhamma½ suº±ti. Rañño ca n±ma “jita½ me”ti saddo aman±po hoti. So purisa½ pesesi “gaccha eta½ puccha ki½ vades²”ti? So tena gantv± pucchito ±ha– “avases± hatthiy±n±d²ni ±ruyha asicamm±d²ni gahetv± parasena½ jinanti, na ta½ acchariya½, aha½ pana pacchato ±gacchantassa k³µagoºassa muggarena s²sa½ bhinditv± ta½ pal±pento viya maccheracitta½ madditv± p±rutavattha½ dasabalassa ad±si½, ta½ me macchariya½ jitan”ti ±ha. Puriso gantv± ta½ pavatti½ rañño ±rocesi. R±j± ±ha– “amhe bhaºe dasabalassa anur³pa½ na j±nimh±, br±hmaºo pana j±n²”ti vatthayugampi pesesi. Ta½ disv± br±hmaºo cintesi– “aya½ mayha½ tuºh² nisinnassa paµhama½ kiñci adatv± satthu guºe kathentassa ad±si, satthu guºe paµicca uppannena mayha½ ko attho”ti tampi vatthayuga½ dasabalasseva ad±si. R±j± “ki½ br±hmaºena katan”ti? Pucchitv±, “tampi tena vatthayuga½ tath±gatasseva dinnan”ti sutv± aññ±ni dve vatthayug±ni pesesi. So t±nipi ad±si. R±j± aññ±nipi catt±r²ti eva½ y±va dvatti½sa vatthayug±ni pesesi. Atha br±hmaºo “ida½ va¹¹hetv± gahaºa½ viya hot²”ti attano atth±ya eka½ br±hmaºiy± atth±ya ekanti dve vatthayug±ni gahetv± ti½sa yug±ni tath±gatasseva ad±si. Tato paµµh±ya ca satthu viss±siko j±to.
Atha na½ r±j± ekadivasa½ s²tasamaye satthu santike dhamma½ suºanta½ disv± satasahassagghanika½ attano p±ruta½ rattakambala½ datv± ±ha– “ito paµµh±ya ida½ p±rupitv± dhamma½ suº±h²”ti. So “ki½ me imin± kambalena imasmi½ p³tik±ye upan²ten±”ti? Cintetv±, antogandhakuµiya½ tath±gatamañcassa upari vit±na½ katv± agam±si. Atha ekadivasa½ r±j± p±tova vih±ra½ gantv± antogandhakuµiya½ satthu santike nis²di. Tasmiñca samaye chabbaºº± buddharasmiyo kambala½ paµihaññanti, kambalo ativiya virocati. R±j± uddha½ olokento sañj±nitv± ±ha– “bhante, amh±ka½ esa kambalo, amhehi ekas±µakabr±hmaºassa dinno”ti. Tumhehi, mah±r±ja, br±hmaºo p³jito, br±hmaºena aha½ p³jitoti. R±j± “br±hmaºo yuttaka½ aññ±si, na mayan”ti pas²ditv± ya½ manuss±na½ upak±rabh³ta½, ta½ sabba½ aµµhaµµhaka½ katv± sabbaµµhaka½ n±ma d±na½ datv± purohitaµµh±ne µhapesi. Sopi “aµµhaµµhaka½ n±ma catusaµµhi hot²”ti catusaµµhi sal±kabhatt±ni upanibandh±petv± y±vaj²va½ d±na½ datv± s²la½ rakkhitv± tato cuto sagge nibbatti.
Puna tato cuto imasmi½ kappe koº±gamanassa ca bhagavato kassapadasabalassa c±ti dvinna½ buddh±na½ antare b±r±ºasiya½ kuµumbiyaghare nibbatto, so vuddhimanv±ya ghar±v±sa½ vasanto ekadivasa½ araññe jaªghavih±ra½ carati. Tasmiñca samaye paccekabuddho nad²t²re c²varakamma½ karonto anuv±te appahonte saªgharitv± µhapetu½ ±raddho. So disv±, “kasm±, bhante, saªgharitv± µhapeth±”ti? ¾ha. Anuv±to nappahot²ti. “Imin±, bhante, karoth±”ti s±µaka½ datv±, “nibbattanibbattaµµh±ne me kenaci parih±ni m± hot³”ti patthana½ paµµhapesi. Gharepissa bhaginiy± saddhi½ bhariy±ya kalaha½ karontiy± paccekabuddho piº¹±ya p±visi.
Athassa bhagin² paccekabuddhassa piº¹ap±ta½ datv± tassa bhariya½ sandh±ya “evar³pa½ b±la½ yojanasatena parivajjeyyan”ti patthana½ paµµhapesi. S± gehadv±re µhit± ta½ sutv±, “im±ya dinna½ bhatta½ esa m± bhuñjat³”ti patta½ gahetv± piº¹ap±ta½ cha¹¹etv± kalalassa p³retv± ad±si. Itar± disv±, “b±le ma½ t±va akkosa v± pahara v±. Evar³passa pana dve asaªkheyy±ni p³ritap±ramissa pattato bhatta½ cha¹¹etv± kalala½ d±tu½ na yuttan”ti ±ha. Athassa bhariy±ya paµisaªkh±na½ uppajji. S± “tiµµhatha, bhante”ti kalala½ cha¹¹etv± patta½ dhovitv± gandhacuººena ubbaµµetv± pavarassa catumadhurassa p³retv± upari ±sittena padumagabbhavaººena sappin± vijjotam±na½ paccekabuddhassa hatthe µhapetv±, “yath± aya½ piº¹ap±to obh±saj±to, eva½ obh±saj±ta½ me sar²ra½ hot³”ti patthana½ paµµhapesi. Paccekabuddho anumoditv± ±k±sa½ pakkhandi. Tepi j±yampatik± y±vat±yuka½ kusala½ katv± sagge nibbattitv± puna tato cavitv± up±sako b±r±ºasiya½ as²tikoµivibhavassa seµµhino putto hutv± nibbatti, itar± t±disasseva dh²t± hutv± nibbatti.
Tassa vuddhippattassa tameva seµµhidh²tara½ ±nayi½su. Tass± pubbe adinnavip±kassa tassa kammassa ±nubh±vena patikula½ paviµµhamatt±ya umm±rabbhantare sakalasar²ra½ uggh±µitavaccakuµi viya duggandha½ j±ta½. Seµµhikum±ro “kass±ya½ gandho”ti pucchitv± “seµµhikaññ±y±”ti sutv± “n²haratha n²harath±”ti ±bhataniy±meneva kulaghara½ pesesi. S± eteneva n²h±rena sattasu µh±nesu paµinivattit± cintesi– “aha½ sattasu µh±nesu paµinivatt±. Ki½ me j²viten±”ti? Attano ±bharaºabhaº¹a½ bhañj±petv± suvaººiµµhaka½ k±resi ratan±yata½ vidatthivitthata½ caturaªgulubbedha½. Tato harit±lamanosil±piº¹a½ gahetv± aµµha uppalahatthake ±d±ya kassapadasabalassa cetiyakaraºaµµh±na½ gat±. Tasmiñca khaºe ek± iµµhakapanti parikkhipitv± ±gaccham±n± ghaµaniµµhak±ya ³n± hoti. Seµµhidh²t± va¹¹haki½ ±ha– “ima½ iµµhaka½ ettha µhapeth±”ti. Amma, bhaddake k±le ±gat±si, sayameva µhapeh²ti. S± ±ruyha telena harit±lamanosila½ yojetv± tena bandhanena iµµhaka½ patiµµhapetv± upari aµµhahi uppalahatthakehi p³ja½ katv± vanditv±, “nibbattanibbattaµµh±ne me k±yato candanagandho v±yatu, mukhato uppalagandho”ti patthana½ katv±, cetiya½ vanditv±, padakkhiºa½ katv± agam±si.
Atha tasmi½yeva khaºe yassa seµµhiputtassa paµhama½ geha½ n²t±, tassa ta½ ±rabbha sati udap±di Nagarepi nakkhatta½ sa½ghuµµha½ hoti. So upaµµh±ke ±ha– “tad± idha ±n²t± seµµhidh²t± atthi, kaha½ s±”ti? “Kulagehe s±m²”ti. “¾netha na½, nakkhatta½ k²¼iss±m±”ti. Te gantv±, ta½ vanditv± µhit± “ki½, t±t±, ±gatatth±”ti? T±ya puµµh± ta½ pavatti½ ±cikkhi½su. “T±t±, may± ±bharaºabhaº¹ena cetiya½ p³jita½, ±bharaºa½ me natth²”ti. Te gantv± seµµhiputtassa ±rocesu½. “¾netha na½, pi¼andhana½ labhiss±m±”ti. Te ±nayi½su. Tass± saha gharappavesena sakalageha½ candanagandhañceva n²luppalagandhañca v±yi.
Seµµhiputto ta½ pucchi– “paµhama½ tava sar²rato duggandho v±yi, id±ni pana te sar²rato candanagandho, mukhato uppalagandho v±yati. Ki½ etan”ti? S± ±dito paµµh±ya attano katakamma½ ±rocesi. Seµµhiputto “niyy±nika½ vata buddh±na½ s±sanan”ti pas²ditv± yojanika½ suvaººacetiya½ kambalakañcukena parikkhipitv± tattha tattha rathacakkappam±ºehi suvaººapadumehi alaªkari. Tesa½ dv±dasahatth± olambak± honti. So tattha y±vat±yuka½ µhatv± sagge nibbattitv± tato cuto b±r±ºasito yojanamatte µh±ne aññatarasmi½ amaccakule nibbatti. Seµµhikaññ± devalokato cavitv± r±jakule jeµµhadh²t± hutv± nibbatti.
Tesu vayappattesu kum±rassa vasanag±me nakkhatta½ sa½ghuµµha½, so m±tara½ ±ha– “s±µaka½ me amma dehi, nakkhatta½ k²¼iss±m²”ti. S± dhotavattha½ n²haritv± ad±si. “Amma th³la½ idan”ti. Añña½ n²haritv± ad±si, tampi paµikkhipi. Añña½ n²haritv± ad±si, tampi paµikkhipi. Atha na½ m±t± ±ha– “t±ta, y±dise gehe maya½ j±t±, natthi no ito sukhumatarassa paµil±bh±ya puññan”ti. “Labhanaµµh±na½ gacch±mi amm±”ti. “Putta aha½ ajjeva tuyha½ b±r±ºasinagare rajjapaµil±bhampi icch±m²”ti. So m±tara½ vanditv± ±ha– “gacch±mi amm±”ti. “Gaccha, t±t±”ti. Eva½ kirass± citta½ ahosi “kaha½ gamissati, idha v± ettha v± gehe nis²dissat²”ti? So pana puññaniy±mena nikkhamitv± b±r±ºasi½ gantv± uyy±ne maªgalasil±paµµe sas²sa½ p±rupitv± nipajji. So c± b±r±ºasirañño k±laªkatassa sattamo divaso hoti.
Amacc± rañño sar²rakicca½ katv± r±jaªgaºe nis²ditv± mantayi½su– “rañño ek± dh²t±va atthi, putto natthi. Ar±jaka½ rajja½ na tiµµhati. Ko r±j± hot²”ti mantetv±, “tva½ hohi, tva½ hoh²”ti. Purohito ±ha– “bahu½ oloketu½ na vaµµati, phussaratha½ vissajjem±”ti. Te kumudavaººe catt±ro sindhave yojetv±, pañcavidha½ r±jakakudhabhaº¹a½ setacchattañca rathasmi½yeva µhapetv± ratha½ vissajjetv± pacchato t³riy±ni paggaºh±pesu½. Ratho p±c²nadv±rena nikkhamitv± uyy±n±bhimukho ahosi, “paricayena uyy±n±bhimukho gacchati, nivattem±”ti keci ±ha½su. Purohito “m± nivattayitth±”ti ±ha. Ratho kum±ra½ padakkhiºa½ katv± ±rohanasajjo hutv± aµµh±si. Purohito p±rupanakaººa½ apanetv± p±datal±ni olokento “tiµµhatu aya½ d²po, dvisahassad²papariv±resu cat³su d²pesu esa rajja½ k±tu½ yutto”ti vatv±, “punapi t³riy±ni paggaºh±tha punapi paggaºh±th±”ti tikkhattu½ t³riy±ni paggaºh±pesi.
Atha kum±ro mukha½ vivaritv± oloketv±, “kena kammena ±gatatth±”ti? ¾ha. “Deva, tumh±ka½ rajja½ p±puº±t²”ti. “R±j± kahan”ti. “Devatta½ gato s±m²”ti. “Kati divas± atikkant±”ti? “Ajja sattamo divaso”ti. “Putto v± dh²t± v± natth²”ti. “Dh²t± atthi deva, putto natth²”ti. “Tena hi kariss±mi rajjan”ti. Te t±vadeva abhisekamaº¹apa½ katv± r±jadh²tara½ sabb±laªk±rehi alaªkaritv± uyy±na½ ±netv± kum±rassa abhiseka½ aka½su.
Athassa kat±bhisekassa satasahassagghanika½ vattha½ upahari½su. So “kimida½, t±t±”ti? ¾ha. “Niv±sanavattha½ dev±”ti. “Nanu, t±t±, th³lan”ti. “Manuss±na½ paribhogavatthesu ito sukhumatara½ natthi dev±”ti. “Tumh±ka½ r±j± evar³pa½ niv±ses²”ti? “¾ma, dev±”ti. “Na maññe puññav± tumh±ka½ r±j±, suvaººabhiªg±ra½ ±haratha, labhiss±ma vatthan”ti. Suvaººabhiªg±ra½ ±hari½su. So uµµh±ya hatthe dhovitv±, mukha½ vikkh±letv±, hatthena udaka½ ±d±ya, puratthimadis±ya abbhukkiri, ghanapathavi½ bhinditv± aµµha kapparukkh± uµµhahi½su. Puna udaka½ gahetv± dakkhiºa½ pacchima½ uttaranti eva½ catasso dis± abbhukkiri, sabbadis±su aµµha aµµha katv± dvatti½sa kapparukkh± uµµhahi½su. So eka½ dibbadussa½ niv±setv± eka½ p±rupitv± “nandarañño vijite suttakantik± itthiyo m± sutta½ kanti½s³ti eva½ bheri½ c±r±peth±”ti vatv±, chatta½ uss±petv±, alaªkatapaµiyatto hatthikkhandhavaragato nagara½ pavisitv±, p±s±da½ ±ruyha mah±sampatti½ anubhavi.