Eva½ k±le gacchante ekadivasa½ dev² rañño sampatti½ disv±, “aho tapass²”ti k±ruññ±k±ra½ dassesi. “Kimida½ dev²”ti? Ca puµµh±, “atimahat², deva, sampatti, at²te buddh±na½ saddahitv± kaly±ºa½ akattha, id±ni an±gatassa paccaya½ kusala½ na karoth±”ti? ¾ha. “Kassa dass±mi? S²lavanto natth²”ti. “Asuñño, deva, jambud²po arahantehi, tumhe d±nameva sajjetha, aha½ arahante lacch±m²”ti ±ha. R±j± punadivase p±c²nadv±re d±na½ sajj±pesi. Dev² p±tova uposathaªg±ni adhiµµh±ya uparip±s±de puratth±bhimukh± urena nipajjitv±– “sace etiss± dis±ya arahanto atthi, ±gacchantu amh±ka½ bhikkha½ gaºhant³”ti ±ha. Tassa½ dis±ya½ arahanto n±hesu½. Ta½ sakk±ra½ kapaºaddhikay±cak±na½ ada½su.
Punadivase dakkhiºadv±re d±na½ sajjetv± tatheva ak±si, punadivase pacchimadv±re. Uttaradv±re sajjitadivase pana deviy± tatheva nimantentiy± himavante vasant±na½ padumavatiy± putt±na½ pañcasat±na½ paccekabuddh±na½ jeµµhako mah±padumapaccekabuddho bh±tike ±mantesi “m±ris±, nandar±j± tumhe nimanteti, adhiv±setha tass±”ti. Te adhiv±setv± punadivase anotattadahe mukha½ dhovitv± ±k±sena ±gantv± uttaradv±re otari½su. Manuss± gantv± “pañcasat±, deva, paccekabuddh± ±gat±”ti rañño ±rocesu½. R±j± saddhi½ deviy± gantv± vanditv± patta½ gahetv± paccekabuddhe p±s±da½ ±ropetv± tesa½ d±na½ datv± bhattakicc±vas±ne r±j± saªghatherassa, dev² saªghanavakassa p±dam³le nipajjitv±, “ayy± paccayehi na kilamissanti, maya½ puññena na h±yiss±ma, amh±ka½ y±vaj²va½ idha niv±s±ya paµiñña½ deth±”ti paµiñña½ k±retv± uyy±ne pañca paººas±l±sat±ni pañca caªkamanasat±n²ti sabb±k±rena niv±saµµh±na½ samp±detv± tattha vas±pesu½.
Eva½ k±le gacchante rañño paccanto kupito. “Aha½ paccanta½ v³pasametu½ gacch±mi, tva½ paccekabuddhesu m± pamajj²”ti devi½ ovaditv± gato. Tasmi½ an±gateyeva paccekabuddh±na½ ±yusaªkh±r± kh²º±. Mah±padumapaccekabuddho tiy±maratti½ jh±nak²¼a½ k²¼itv± aruºuggamane ±lambanaphalaka½ ±lambitv± µhitakova anup±dises±ya nibb±nadh±tuy± parinibb±yi, etenup±yena ses±p²ti sabbepi parinibbut±. Punadivase dev² paccekabuddh±na½ nis²danaµµh±na½ harit³palitta½ k±retv± pupph±ni vikiritv± dh³pa½ datv± tesa½ ±gamana½ olokayant² nisinn± ±gamana½ apassant² purisa½ pesesi– “gaccha, t±ta, j±n±hi, ki½ ayy±na½ kiñci aph±sukan”ti? So gantv± mah±padumassa paººas±l±ya dv±ra½ vivaritv± tattha apassanto caªkamana½ gantv± ±lambanaphalaka½ niss±ya µhita½ disv± vanditv±, “k±lo, bhante”ti ±ha. Parinibbutasar²ra½ ki½ kathessati? So “nidd±yati maññe”ti gantv± piµµhip±de hatthena par±masi. P±d±na½ s²talat±ya ceva thaddhat±ya ca parinibbutabh±va½ ñatv± dutiyassa santika½ agam±si, eva½ tatiyass±ti sabbesa½ parinibbutabh±va½ ñatv± r±jakula½ gato. “Kaha½, t±ta, paccekabuddh±”ti? Puµµho “parinibbut±, dev²”ti ±ha. Dev² kandant² rodant² nikkhamitv± n±garehi saddhi½ tattha gantv± s±dhuk²¼ita½ k±retv± paccekabuddh±na½ sar²rakicca½ katv± dh±tuyo gahetv± cetiya½ patiµµh±pesi.
R±j± paccanta½ v³pasametv± ±gato paccuggamana½ ±gata½ devi½ pucchi “ki½, bhadde, paccekabuddhesu nappamajji, nirog± ayy±”ti? “Parinibbut± dev±”ti. R±j± cintesi– “evar³p±nampi paº¹it±na½ maraºa½ uppajjati, amh±ka½ kuto mokkho”ti? So nagara½ agantv± uyy±nameva pavisitv± jeµµhaputta½ pakkos±petv± tassa rajja½ paµiy±detv± saya½ samaºakapabbajja½ pabbaji, dev²pi “imasmi½ pabbajite aha½ ki½ kariss±m²”ti? Tattheva uyy±ne pabbajit±. Dvepi jh±na½ bh±vetv± tato cut± brahmaloke nibbatti½su.
Tesu tattheva vasantesu amh±ka½ satth± loke uppajjitv± pavattitavaradhammacakko anupubbena r±jagaha½ p±visi. Aya½ pippalim±ºavo magadharaµµhe mah±titthabr±hmaºag±me kapilabr±hmaºassa aggamahesiy± kucchimhi nibbatto, aya½ bhadd± k±pil±n² maddaraµµhe s±galanagare kosiyagottabr±hmaºassa aggamahesiy± kucchismi½ nibbatt±. Tesa½ kho anukkamena va¹¹ham±n±na½ pippalim±ºavassa v²satime vasse bhadd±ya so¼asame vasse sampatte m±t±pitaro putta½ oloketv±, “t±ta, tva½ vayappatto, kulava½so n±ma patiµµhapetabbo”ti ativiya nipp²¼ayi½su. M±ºavo ±ha– “mayha½ sotapathe evar³pa½ katha½ m± kathetha. Aha½ y±va tumhe dharatha, t±va paµijaggiss±mi, tumh±ka½ pacchato nikkhamitv± pabbajiss±m²”ti. Te katip±ha½ atikkamitv± puna kathayi½su, sopi tatheva paµikkhipi. Puna kathayi½su, punapi paµikkhipi. Tato paµµh±ya m±t± nirantara½ kathetiyeva.
M±ºavo “mama m±tara½ saññ±pess±m²”ti rattasuvaººassa nikkhasahassa½ datv± suvaººak±rehi eka½ itthir³pa½ k±r±petv± tassa majjanaghaµµan±dikammapariyos±ne ta½ rattavattha½ niv±s±petv± vaººasampannehi pupphehi ceva n±n±-alaªk±rehi ca alaªk±r±petv± m±tara½ pakkos±petv± ±ha– “amma evar³pa½ ±rammaºa½ labhanto gehe vas±mi, alabhanto na vas±m²”ti. Paº¹it± br±hmaº² cintesi– “mayha½ putto puññav± dinnad±no kat±bhin²h±ro, puñña½ karonto na ekakova ak±si, addh± etena saha katapuññ± suvaººar³pakapaµibh±g± bhavissat²”ti aµµha br±hmaºe pakkos±petv± sabbak±mehi santappetv± suvaººar³paka½ ratha½ ±ropetv±, “gacchatha, t±t±, yattha amh±ka½ j±tigottabhogehi sam±nakule evar³pa½ d±rika½ passatha, imameva suvaººar³paka½, paºº±k±ra½ katv± deth±”ti uyyojesi.
Te “amh±ka½ n±ma eta½ kamman”ti nikkhamitv±, “kattha gamiss±m±”ti? Cintetv±, “maddaraµµha½ n±ma itth±karo, maddaraµµha½ gamiss±m±”ti maddaraµµhe s±galanagara½ agami½su. Tattha ta½ suvaººar³paka½ nh±natitthe µhapetv± ekamanta½ nis²di½su. Atha bhadd±ya dh±t² bhadda½ nh±petv± alaªkaritv± sirigabbhe nis²d±petv± nh±yitu½ ±gacchant² ta½ r³paka½ disv±, “ayyadh²t± me idh±gat±”ti saññ±ya tajjetv± “dubbinite, ki½ tva½ idh±gat±”ti? Talasattika½ uggiritv±, “gaccha s²ghan”ti gaº¹apasse pahari. Hattho p±s±ºe paµihato viya kampittha. S± paµikkamitv± “eva½ thaddha½ n±ma mah±g²va½ disv±, ‘ayyadh²t± me’ti sañña½ upp±desi½, ayyadh²t±ya hi me aya½ niv±sanapaµigg±hik±pi ayutt±”ti ±ha. Atha na½ te manuss± pariv±retv± “evar³p± te s±midh²t±”ti pucchi½su. “Ki½ es±, im±ya sataguºena sahassaguºena mayha½ ayy± abhir³patar±, dv±dasahatthe gabbhe nisinn±ya pad²pakicca½ natthi, sar²robh±seneva tama½ vidhamat²”ti. “Tena hi ±gacch±”ti ta½ khujja½ gahetv± suvaººar³paka½ ratha½ ±ropetv± kosiyagottassa gharadv±re µhatv± ±gamana½ nivedayi½su.
Br±hmaºo paµisanth±ra½ katv±, “kuto ±gatatth±”ti? Pucchi. “Magadharaµµhe mah±titthag±me kapilabr±hmaºassa gharato”ti. “Ki½ k±raº± ±gat±”ti. “Imin± n±ma k±raºen±”ti. “Kaly±ºa½, t±t±, samaj±tigottavibhavo amh±ka½ br±hmaºo, dass±mi d±rikan”ti paºº±k±ra½ gaºhi. Te kapilabr±hmaºassa s±sana½ pahiºi½su– “laddh± d±rik±, kattabba½ karoth±”ti. Ta½ s±sana½ sutv± pippalim±ºavassa ±rocayi½su– “laddh± kira d±rik±”ti. M±ºavo “aha½ na labhiss±m²ti cintesi½, ime laddh±ti ca vadanti, anatthiko hutv± paººa½ pesiss±m²”ti rahogato paººa½ likhi, “bhadd± attano j±tigottabhog±nur³pa½ ghar±v±sa½ labhatu, aha½ nikkhamitv± pabbajiss±mi, m± pacch± vippaµis±rin² ahos²”ti. Bhadd±pi “asukassa kira ma½ d±tuk±m±”ti sutv± rahogat± paººa½ likhi, “ayyaputto attano j±tigottabhog±nur³pa½ ghar±v±sa½ labhatu. Aha½ nikkhamitv± pabbajiss±mi, m± pacch± vippaµis±r² ahos²”ti. Dvepi paºº±ni antar±magge sam±gacchi½su. “Ida½ kassa paººan”ti? Pippalim±ºavena bhadd±ya pahitanti. “Ida½ kassa paººan”ti? Bhadd±ya pippalim±ºavassa pahitanti ca vutte dvepi v±cetv±, “passatha d±rak±na½ kamman”ti ph±letv± araññe cha¹¹etv± sam±napaººa½ likhitv± ito ca etto ca pesesu½. Iti tesa½ aniccham±n±na½yeva sam±gamo ahosi.
Ta½divasa½yeva ca m±ºavopi eka½ pupphad±ma½ ganth±pesi, bhadd±pi eka½ ganth±pesi. T±ni ±sanamajjhe µhapetv± bhuttas±yam±s± ubhopi “sayana½ ±ruhiss±m±”ti sam±gantv± m±ºavo dakkhiºapassena sayana½ ±ruhi. Bhadd± v±mapassena ±ruhitv± ±ha– “yassa passe pupph±ni mil±yanti, tassa r±gacitta½ uppannanti vij±niss±ma, ima½ pupphad±ma½ na all²yitabban”ti. Te pana aññamaññassa sar²rasamphassabhayena tiy±maratti½ nidda½ anokkamant±va v²tin±menti, div± pana hasitamattampi na hoti. Te lok±misena asa½saµµh± y±va m±t±pitaro dharanti, t±va kuµumba½ avic±retv± tesu k±laªkatesu vic±rayi½su. Mahat² m±ºavassa sampatti, ekadivasa½ sar²ra½ ubbaµµetv± cha¹¹etabba½ suvaººacuººameva magadhan±¼iy± dv±dasan±¼imatta½ laddhu½ vaµµati. Yantabaddh±ni saµµhi mah±ta¼±k±ni, kammanto dv±dasayojaniko, anur±dhapurappam±º± cuddasa d±sag±m±, cuddasa hatth±n²k±, cuddasa ass±n²k±, cuddasa rath±n²k±.
So ekadivasa½ alaªkata½ assa½ ±ruyha mah±janaparivuto kammanta½ gantv± khettakoµiya½ µhito naªgalehi bhinnaµµh±nato k±k±dayo sakuºe gaº¹upp±dak±dip±ºe uddharitv± kh±dante disv±, “t±t±, ime ki½ kh±dant²”ti pucchi? “Gaº¹upp±dake ayy±”ti. “Etehi kata½ p±pa½ kassa hot²”ti? “Tumh±ka½, ayy±”ti. So cintesi– “sace etehi kata½ p±pa½ mayha½ hoti, ki½ me karissati satta-as²tikoµidhana½? Ki½ dv±dasayojano kammanto, ki½ yantabaddh±ni saµµhi mah±ta¼±k±ni, ki½ cuddasa g±m±? Sabbameta½ bhadd±ya k±pil±niy± niyy±tetv± nikkhamitv± pabbajiss±m²”ti.
Bhadd±pi k±pil±n² tasmi½ khaºe abbhantaravatthumhi tayo tilakumbhe patthar±petv± dh±t²hi parivut± nisinn± k±ke tilap±ºake kh±dam±ne disv±, “amm± ki½ ime kh±dant²”ti? Pucchi. “P±ºake ayye”ti. “Akusala½ kassa hot²”ti? “Tumh±ka½ ayye”ti. S± cintesi– “mayha½ catuhatthavattha½ n±¼ikodanamattañca laddhu½ vaµµati, yadi ca paneta½ ettakena janena kata½ akusala½ mayha½ hoti, bhavasahassenapi vaµµato s²sa½ ukkhipitu½ na sakk± ayyaputte ±gatamatteyeva sabba½ tassa niyy±tetv± nikkhamma pabbajiss±m²”ti.
M±ºavo ±gantv± nhatv± p±s±da½ ±ruyha mah±rahe pallaªke nis²di, athassa cakkavattino anucchavika½ bhojana½ sajjayi½su. Dvepi bhuñjitv± parijane nikkhante rahogat± ph±sukaµµh±ne nis²di½su. Tato m±ºavo bhadda½ ±ha– “bhadde, tva½ ima½ ghara½ ±gacchant² kittaka½ dhana½ ±har²”ti? “Pañcapaºº±sa sakaµasahass±ni ayy±”ti. “Eta½ sabba½, y± ca imasmi½ ghare satta-as²tikoµiyo, yantabaddh± saµµhita¼±k±dibhed± sampatti atthi, sabba½ tuyha½yeva niyy±tem²”ti. “Tumhe pana ayy±”ti. “Aha½ pabbajiss±m²”ti. “Ayy± ahampi tumh±ka½yeva ±gamana½ olokayam±n± nisinn±, ahampi pabbajiss±m²”ti. Tesa½ ±dittapaººakuµi viya tayo bhav± upaµµhahi½su. Te “pabbajiss±m±”ti vatv± antar±paºato kas±yarasap²t±ni vatth±ni mattik±patte ca ±har±petv± aññamañña½ kese oh±retv±, “ye loke arahanto, te uddissa amh±ka½ pabbajj±”ti pabbajitv± thavik±su patte os±petv± a½se laggetv± p±s±dato otari½su. Gehe d±sesu ca kammak±resu ca na koci sañj±ni.