Atha ne br±hmaºag±mato nikkhamma d±sag±madv±rena gacchante ±kappakuttavasena d±sag±mav±sino sañj±ni½su. Te rudant± p±desu nipatitv± “ki½ amhe an±the karotha ayy±”ti? ¾ha½su. “Maya½, bhaºe ‘±dittapaººas±l± viya tayo bhav±’ti pabbajimh±, sace tumhesu ekeka½ bhujissa½ karoma, vassasatampi nappahoti, tumheva tumh±ka½ s²sa½ dhovitv± bhujiss± hutv± j²vath±”ti vatv± tesa½ rodant±na½yeva pakkami½su. Thero purato gacchanto nivattitv± olokento cintesi– “aya½ bhadd± k±pil±n² sakalajambud²pagghanik± itth² mayha½ pacchato ±gacchati. Ýh±na½ kho paneta½ vijjati, ya½ kocideva eva½ cinteyya ‘ime pabbajitv±pi vin± bhavitu½ na sakkonti, ananucchavika½ karont²”ti. “Koci v± pana mana½ pad³setv± ap±yap³rako bhaveyya. Ima½ pah±ya may± gantu½ vaµµat²”ti citta½ upp±desi.
So purato gacchanto dvedh±patha½ disv± tassa matthake aµµh±si. Bhadd±pi ±gantv± vanditv± aµµh±si. Atha na½ ±ha– “bhadde, t±disi½ itthi½ mama pacchato ±gacchanti½ disv±, ‘ime pabbajitv±pi vin± bhavitu½ na sakkont²’ti cintetv± amhesu paduµµhacitto mah±jano ap±yap³rako bhaveyya. Imasmi½ dvedh±pathe tva½ eka½ gaºha, aha½ ekena gamiss±m²”ti. “¾ma, ayya, pabbajit±na½ m±tug±mo n±ma mala½, ‘pabbajitv±pi vin± na bhavant²’ti amh±ka½ dosa½ passanti, tumhe eka½ magga½ gaºhatha, vin± bhaviss±m±”ti tikkhattu½ padakkhiºa½ katv± cat³su µh±nesu pañcapatiµµhitena vanditv± dasanakhasamodh±nasamujjala½ añjali½ paggayha, “satasahassakappappam±ºe addh±ne kato mittasanthavo ajja bhijjat²”ti vatv±, “tumhe dakkhiºaj±tik± n±ma, tumh±ka½ dakkhiºamaggo vaµµati, maya½ m±tug±m± n±ma v±maj±tik±, amh±ka½ v±mamaggo vaµµat²”ti vanditv± magga½ paµipann±. Tesa½ dvedh±bh³tak±le aya½ mah±pathav² “aha½ cakkav±¼agirisinerupabbate dh±retu½ sakkont²pi tumh±ka½ guºe dh±retu½ na sakkom²”ti vadant² viya viravam±n± akampi, ±k±se asanisaddo viya pavatti, cakkav±¼apabbato unnadi.
Samm±sambuddho ve¼uvanamah±vih±re gandhakuµiya½ nisinno pathav²kampanasadda½ sutv±, “kassa nu kho pathav² kampat²”ti? ¾vajjento “pippalim±ºavo ca bhadd± ca k±pil±n² ma½ uddissa appameyya½ sampatti½ pah±ya pabbajit±, tesa½ viyogaµµh±ne ubhinnampi guºabalena aya½ pathav²kampo j±to, may±pi etesa½ saªgaha½ k±tu½ vaµµat²”ti gandhakuµito nikkhamma sayameva pattac²vara½ ±d±ya, as²timah±theresu kañci an±mantetv± tig±vuta½ magga½ paccuggamana½ katv± r±jagahassa ca n±¼and±ya ca antare bahuputtakanigrodharukkham³le pallaªka½ ±bhujitv± nis²di. Nis²danto pana aññataro pa½suk³liko viya anis²ditv± buddhavesa½ gahetv± as²tihatth± ghanabuddharasmiyo vissajjento nis²di. Iti tasmi½ khaºe paººachattasakaµacakkak³µ±g±r±dippam±º± buddharasmiyo ito cito ca vipphandantiyo vidh±vantiyo candimasahassas³riyasahassa-uggamanak±lo viya kurum±n± ta½ vanantara½ ekobh±sa½ aka½su. Dvatti½samah±purisalakkhaº±na½ siriy± samujjalitat±r±gaºa½ viya gagana½, supupphitakamalakuvalaya½ viya salila½, vanantara½ virocittha. Nigrodharukkhassa n±ma khandho seto hoti, patt±ni n²l±ni pakk±ni ratt±ni. Tasmi½ pana divase satas±kho nigrodharukkho suvaººavaººo ahosi.
Iti y± s± addh±namaggappaµipannoti padassa attha½ vatv±, “id±ni yath± esa pabbajito, yath± ca addh±namagga½ paµipanno. Imassa atthassa ±vibh±vattha½ abhin²h±rato paµµh±ya aya½ anupubbikath± kathetabb±”ti vutt±, s± eva½ veditabb±.
Antar± ca r±jagaha½ antar± ca n±¼andanti r±jagahassa ca n±¼and±ya ca antare. Satth±rañca vat±ha½ passeyya½ bhagavantameva passeyyanti sace aha½ satth±ra½ passeyya½, ima½yeva bhagavanta½ passeyya½. Na hi me ito aññena satth±r± bhavitu½ sakk±ti. Sugatañca vat±ha½ passeyya½ bhagavantameva passeyyanti sace aha½ samm±paµipattiy± suµµhu gatatt± sugata½ n±ma passeyya½, ima½yeva bhagavanta½ passeyya½. Na hi me ito aññena sugatena bhavitu½ sakk±ti. Samm±sambuddhañca vat±ha½ passeyya½ bhagavantameva passeyyanti sace aha½ samm± s±mañca sacc±ni buddhatt± samm±sambuddha½ n±ma passeyya½, ima½yeva bhagavanta½ passeyya½. Na hi me ito aññena samm±sambuddhena bhavitu½ sakk±ti ayamettha adhipp±yo. Eva½ dassaneneva “bhagavati ‘aya½ satth±, aya½ sugato, aya½ samm±sambuddho’ti nikkaªkho aha½, ±vuso, ahosin”ti d²peti. Satth± me, bhanteti ida½ kiñc±pi dve v±re ±gata½, tikkhattu½ pana vuttanti veditabba½. Imin± hi so “eva½ tikkhattu½ s±vakatta½ s±vesi½, ±vuso”ti d²peti.
Aj±naññev±ti aj±nam±nova. Dutiyapadepi eseva nayo. Muddh±pi tassa vipateyy±ti yassa aññassa “aj±na½yeva j±n±m²”ti paµiññassa b±hirakassa satthuno eva½ sabbacetas± samann±gato pasannacitto s±vako evar³pa½ paramanipaccak±ra½ kareyya, tassa vaºµachinnat±lapakka½ viya g²vato muddh±pi vipateyya, sattadh± pana phaleyy±ti attho. Ki½ v± etena, sace mah±kassapatthero imin± cittappas±dena ima½ paramanipaccak±ra½ mah±samuddassa kareyya, tattakap±le pakkhitta-udakabindu viya vilaya½ gaccheyya. Sace cakkav±¼assa kareyya, thusamuµµhi viya vikireyya. Sace sinerupabbatassa kareyya, k±katuº¹ena pahaµapiµµhamuµµhi viya viddha½seyya Sace mah±pathaviy± kareyya, v±t±hatabhasmapuñjo viya vikireyya. Evar³popi pana therassa nipacc±k±ro satthu suvaººavaººe p±dapiµµhe lomamattampi vikopetu½ n±sakkhi. Tiµµhatu ca mah±kassapo, mah±kassapasadis±na½ bhikkh³na½ sahassampi satasahassampi nipacc±k±radassanena neva dasabalassa p±dapiµµhe lomamattampi vikopetu½ pa½suk³lac²vare v± a½sumattampi c±letu½ sakkoti. Eva½ mah±nubh±vo hi satth±.
Tasm±tiha te kassap±ti yasm± aha½ j±nanto eva “j±n±m²”ti, passanto eva ca “pass±m²”ti vad±mi, tasm±, kassapa, tay± eva½ sikkhitabba½. Tibbanti bahala½ mahanta½. Hirottappanti hir² ca ottappañca. Paccupaµµhita½ bhavissat²ti paµhamatarameva upaµµhita½ bhavissati. Yo hi ther±d²su hirottappa½ upaµµhapetv± upasaªkamati ther±dayopi ta½ sahirik± sa-ottapp± ca hutv± upasaªkamant²ti ayamettha ±nisa½so. Kusal³pasa½hitanti kusalasannissita½. Aµµhi½ katv±ti att±na½ tena dhammena aµµhika½ katv±, ta½ v± dhamma½ “esa mayha½ attho”ti aµµhi½ katv±. Manasi katv±ti citte µhapetv±. Sabbacetas± samann±haritv±ti cittassa thokampi bahi gantu½ adento sabbena samann±h±racittena samann±haritv±. Ohitasototi µhapitasoto, ñ±ºasotañca pas±dasotañca odahitv± may± desita½ dhamma½ sakkaccameva suºiss±m²ti evañhi te sikkhitabba½. S±tasahagat± ca me k±yagat±sat²ti asubhesu ceva ±n±p±ne ca paµhamajjh±navasena sukhasampayutt± k±yagat±sati. Yo ca pan±ya½ tividho ov±do, therassa ayameva pabbajj± ca upasampad± ca ahosi.
Saraºoti sakileso sa-iºo hutv±. Raµµhapiº¹a½ bhuñjinti saddh±deyya½ bhuñji½. Catt±ro hi paribhog± theyyaparibhogo iºaparibhogo d±yajjaparibhogo s±miparibhogoti. Tattha duss²lassa saªghamajjhe nis²ditv± bhuñjantass±pi paribhogo theyyaparibhogo n±ma. Kasm±? Cat³su paccayesu anissarat±ya. S²lavato apaccavekkhitaparibhogo iºaparibhogo n±ma. Sattanna½ sekh±na½ paribhogo d±yajjaparibhogo n±ma. Kh²º±savassa paribhogo s±miparibhogo n±ma. Iti kh²º±savova s±m² hutv± anaºo paribhuñjati. Thero attan± puthujjanena hutv± paribhuttaparibhoga½ iºaparibhoga½yeva karonto evam±ha. Aµµhamiy± aññ± udap±d²ti aµµhame divase arahattaphala½ uppajji.
Atha kho, ±vuso, bhagav± magg± okkamm±ti maggato okkamana½ paµhamatara½ ta½divaseyeva ahosi, arahatt±dhigamo pacch±. Desan±v±rassa pana eva½ ±gatatt± arahatt±dhigamo paµhama½ d²pito. Kasm± pana bhagav± magg± okkantoti? Eva½ kirassa ahosi “ima½ bhikkhu½ j±ti-±raññika½ j±tipa½suk³lika½ j±ti-ek±sanika½ kariss±m²”ti. Tasm± okkami.
Muduk± kho ty±yanti muduk± kho te aya½. Imañca pana v±ca½ bhagav± ta½ c²vara½ padumapupphavaººena p±ºin± antantena par±masanto ±ha. Kasm± evam±h±ti? Therena saha c²vara½ parivattetuk±mat±ya. Kasm± parivattetuk±mo j±toti? Thera½ attano µh±ne µhapetuk±mat±ya. Thero pana yasm± c²varassa v± pattassa v± vaººe kathite “ima½ tumh±ka½ gaºhath±”tivacana½ c±rittameva, tasm± “paµiggaºh±tu me, bhante, bhagav±”ti ±ha. Dh±ressasi pana me tva½, kassapa, s±º±ni pa½suk³l±ni nibbasan±n²ti, kassapa, tva½ im±ni paribhogajiºº±ni pa½suk³l±ni p±rupitu½ sakkhissas²ti vadati. Tañca kho na k±yabala½ sandh±ya, paµipattip³raºa½ pana sandh±ya evam±ha. Ayañhettha adhipp±yo– aha½ ima½ c²vara½ puººa½ n±ma d±si½ p±rupitv± ±makasus±ne cha¹¹ita½ ta½ sus±na½ pavisitv± tumbamattehi p±ºakehi samparikiººa½ te p±ºake vidhunitv± mah±-ariyava½se µhatv± aggahesi½, tassa me ima½ c²vara½ gahitadivase dasasahassacakkav±¼e mah±pathav² mah±virava½ viravam±n± kampittha, ±k±so taµataµ±yi, cakkav±¼adevat± s±dhuk±ramada½su, “ima½ c²vara½ gaºhantena bhikkhun± j±tipa½suk³likena j±ti-±raññikena j±ti-ek±sanikena j±tisapad±nac±rikena bhavitu½ vaµµati, tva½ imassa c²varassa anucchavika½ k±tu½ sakkhissas²”ti. Theropi attan± pañcanna½ hatth²na½ bala½ dh±reti, so ta½ atakkayitv± “ahameta½ paµipatti½ p³ress±m²”ti uss±hena sugatac²varassa anucchavika½ k±tuk±mo “dh±ress±maha½, bhante”ti ±ha. Paµipajjinti paµipannosmi. Eva½ pana c²varaparivattana½ katv± ca therena p±rutac²vara½ bhagav± p±rupi, satthu c²vara½ thero. Tasmi½ samaye mah±pathav² udakapariyanta½ katv± unnadant² kampittha.
Bhagavato puttoti-±d²su thero bhagavanta½ niss±ya ariy±ya j±tiy± j±toti bhagavato putto. Urena vasitv± mukhato nikkhanta-ov±davasena pabbajj±ya ceva upasampad±ya ca patiµµhitatt± oraso mukhato j±to. Ov±dadhammato j±tatt± ov±dadhammena ca nimmitatt± dhammajo dhammanimmito. Ov±dadhammad±y±da½ navalokuttaradhammad±y±dameva v± arahat²ti dhammad±y±do . Paµiggahit±ni s±º±ni pa½suk³l±n²ti satth±r± p±ruta½ pa½suk³lac²vara½ p±rupanatth±ya paµiggahita½.
Samm± vadam±no vadeyy±ti ya½ puggala½ “bhagavato putto”ti-±d²hi guºehi samm± vadam±no vadeyya, mama½ ta½ samm± vadam±no vadeyya, aha½ evar³poti. Ett±vat± therena pabbajj± ca parisodhit± hoti. Ayañhettha adhipp±yo– ±vuso, yassa na upajjh±yo paññ±yati, na ±cariyo, ki½ so anupajjh±yo an±cariyo nh±pitamuº¹ako saya½gahitak±s±vo “titthiyapakkantako”ti saªkha½ gato eva½ tig±vuta½ magga½ paccuggamana½ labhati, t²hi ov±dehi pabbajja½ v± upasampada½ v± labhati, k±yena k±ya½ c²varaparivattana½ labhati? Passa y±va dubbh±sita½ vacana½ thullanand±ya bhikkhuniy±ti. Eva½ pabbajja½ sodhetv± id±ni chahi abhiññ±hi s²han±da½ naditu½ aha½ kho, ±vusoti-±dim±ha. Sesa½ purimanayeneva veditabba½. Ek±dasama½.