Atha gharepissa bhaginiy± saddhi½ bhariy±ya kalaha½ karontiy± paccekabuddho piŗ¹±ya p±visi. Athassa bhagin² paccekabuddhassa piŗ¹ap±ta½ datv± tassa bhariya½ sandh±ya, “evar³pa½ b±la½ yojanasatena parivajjeyyan”ti patthana½ paµµhapesi. S± gehadv±re µhit± sutv± “im±ya dinna½ bhatta½ m± esa bhuńjat³”ti patta½ gahetv± piŗ¹ap±ta½ cha¹¹etv± kalalassa p³retv± ad±si. Itar± disv± “b±le ma½ t±va akkosa v± pahara v±, evar³passa pana dve asaŖkhyeyy±ni p³ritap±ramissa pattato bhatta½ cha¹¹etv± kalala½ d±tu½ na yuttan”ti ±ha. Athassa bhariy±ya paµisaŖkh±na½ uppajji. S± “tiµµhatha, bhante”ti kalala½ cha¹¹etv± patta½ dhovitv± gandhacuŗŗena ubbaµµetv± catumadhurassa p³retv± upari ±sittena padumagabbhavaŗŗena sappin± vijjotam±na½ paccekabuddhassa hatthe µhapetv± “yath± aya½ piŗ¹ap±to obh±saj±to, eva½ obh±saj±ta½ me sar²ra½ hot³”ti patthana½ paµµhapesi. Paccekabuddho anumoditv± ±k±sa½ pakkhandi. Tepi dve j±yampatik± y±vat±yuka½ kusala½ katv± sagge nibbattitv± puna tato cavitv± up±sako kassapasamm±sambuddhak±le b±r±ŗasiya½ as²tikoµivibhavassa seµµhino putto hutv± nibbatti, itar±pi t±disasseva seµµhino dh²t± hutv± nibbatti.
Tassa vuddhippattassa tameva seµµhidh²tara½ ±nayi½su. Tass± pubbe adinnavip±kassa tassa kammassa ±nubh±vena patik³la½ paviµµhamatt±ya umm±rabbhantare sakalasar²ra½ uggh±µitavaccakuµi viya duggandha½ j±ta½. Seµµhikum±ro “kass±ya½ gandho”ti pucchitv± “seµµhikańń±y±”ti sutv± “n²harath±”ti ±bhataniy±meneva kulaghara½ pesesi. S± eteneva n²h±rena sattasu µh±nesu paµinivattit±.
Tena ca samayena kassapadasabalo parinibb±yi, tassa ghanakoµµim±hi satasahassagghanik±hi rattasuvaŗŗa-iµµhak±hi yojanubbedha½ cetiya½ ±rabhi½su. Tasmi½ cetiye kariyam±ne s± seµµhidh²t± cintesi– “aha½ sattasu µh±nesu paµinivattit±, ki½ me j²viten±”ti attano sar²r±bharaŗabhaŗ¹aka½ bhańj±petv± suvaŗŗa-iµµhaka½ k±resi ratan±yata½ vidatthivitthinna½ caturaŖgulubbedha½. Tato harit±lamanosil±piŗ¹a½ gahetv± aµµha uppalahatthake ±d±ya cetiyakaraŗaµµh±na½ gat±. Tasmińca khaŗe ek± iµµhak±panti 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± padakkhiŗa½ katv± agam±si.
Atha tasmi½yeva khaŗe yassa seµµhiputtassa paµhama½ geha½ n²t±, tassa ta½ ±rabbha sati udap±di. Nagarepi nakkhatta½ saŖghuµµha½ hoti. So upaµµh±ke ±ha– “tad± idha ±n²t± seµµhidh²t± atthi, kaha½ s±”ti? Kulagehe s±m²ti. 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± ±bharaŗabhaŗ¹ena cetiya½ p³jita½, ±bharaŗa½ me natth²ti. Te gantv± seµµhiputtassa ±rocesu½. ¾netha na½, pi¼andhana½ labhiss±m±ti. Te ±nayi½su. Tass± saha gharappavesanena sakalageha½ candanagandhańceva n²luppalagandhańca 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 attan± katakamma½ ±rocesi. Seµµhiputto “niyy±nika½ vata buddhas±sanan”ti pas²ditv± yojanika½ suvaŗŗacetiya½ kambalakańcukena parikkhipitv± tattha tattha rathacakkappam±ŗehi suvaŗŗapadumehi alaŖkari. Tesa½ dv±dasahatth± olambak± honti. So tattha y±vat±yuka½ µhatv± sagge nibbattitv± tato cuto b±r±ŗasito yojanamatte µh±ne ańńatarasmi½ amaccakule nibbatti. Seµµhikańń±pi devalokato cavitv± r±jakule jeµµhadh²t± hutv± nibbatti.
Tesu vayapattesu kum±rassa vasanag±me nakkhatta½ saŖghuµµha½. So m±tara½ ±ha– “s±µaka½ me amma, dehi, nakkhatta½ k²¼iss±m²”ti. S± dhotavattha½ n²haritv± ad±si. Amma, th³la½ ida½, ańńa½ deh²ti. Ańńa½ n²haritv± ad±si, tampi paµikkhipi. Ańńa½ 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 puńńan”ti. Tena hi labhanaµµh±na½ gacch±mi, amm±ti. Putta aha½ ajjeva tuyha½ b±r±ŗasinagare rajjapaµil±bha½ icch±m²ti. 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 puńńaniy±mena nikkhamitv± b±r±ŗasi½ gantv± uyy±ne maŖgalasil±paµµe sas²sa½ p±rupitv± nipajji. So ca b±r±ŗasirańńo k±lakatassa sattamo divaso hoti.
Amacc± rańńo sar²rakicca½ katv± r±jaŖgaŗe nis²ditv± mantayi½su– “rańńo ek± dh²t±va atthi, putto natthi, ar±jaka½ rajja½ na vaµµati, ko r±j± hot²”ti mantetv± “tva½ hohi, tva½ hoh²”ti ±ha½su. Purohito ±ha– “bahu½ oloketu½ na vaµµati, phussaratha½ vissajjem±”ti. Te kumudavaŗŗe catt±ro sindhave yojetv± pańcavidha½ r±jakakudhabhaŗ¹a½ setacchattańca rathasmi½yeva µhapetv± ratha½ vissajjetv± pacchato t³riy±ni paggaŗh±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 padakkhiŗa½ katv± ±rohanasajjo hutv± aµµh±si. Purohito p±rupanakaŗŗa½ apanetv± p±datal±ni olokento “tiµµhatu aya½ d²po, dvisahassad²papariv±resu cat³su d²pesu eso rajja½ k±retu½ yutto”ti vatv± “punapi t³riy±ni paggaŗhatha punapi t³riy±ni paggaŗhath±”ti tikkhattu½ t³riy±ni paggaŗh±pesi.
Atha kum±ro mukha½ vivaritv± oloketv± “kena kammena ±gatatth±”ti ±ha. Deva tumh±ka½ rajja½ p±puŗ±t²ti. R±j± kahanti? Devatta½ gato s±m²ti. Kati divas± atikkant±ti? Ajja sattamo divasoti. Putto v± dh²t± v± natth²ti? Dh²t± atthi deva, putto natth²ti. Kariss±mi rajjanti. Te t±vadeva abhisekamaŗ¹apa½ k±retv± r±jadh²tara½ sabb±laŖk±rehi alaŖkaritv± uyy±na½ ±netv± kum±rassa abhiseka½ aka½su.
Athassa kat±bhisekassa sahassagghanaka½ vattha½ upahari½su. So “kimida½, t±t±”ti ±ha. Niv±sanavattha½ dev±ti. Nanu, t±t±, th³la½, ańńa½ sukhumatara½ natth²ti? Manuss±na½ paribhogavatthesu ito sukhumatara½ natthi dev±ti. Tumh±ka½ r±j± evar³pa½ niv±ses²ti? ¾ma, dev±ti. Na mańńe puńńav± tumh±ka½ r±j±, suvaŗŗabhiŖg±ra½ ±haratha, labhiss±ma vatthanti. Te suvaŗŗabhiŖg±ra½ ±hari½su. So uµµh±ya hatthe dhovitv± mukha½ vikkh±letv± hatthena udaka½ ±d±ya puratthim±ya dis±ya abbhukkiri, t±vadeva ghanapathavi½ bhinditv± aµµha kapparukkh± uµµhahi½su. Puna udaka½ gahetv± dakkhiŗa½ pacchima½ uttaranti eva½ catassopi dis± abbhukkiri, sabbadis±su aµµhaµµha katv± dvatti½sa kapparukkh± uµµhahi½su. So eka½ dibbadussa½ niv±setv± eka½ p±rupitv± “nandarańńo vijite suttakantik± itthiyo m± sutta½ kanti½s³ti eva½ bheri½ car±peth±”ti vatv± chatta½ uss±petv± alaŖkatapaµiyatto hatthikkhandhavaragato nagara½ pavisitv± p±s±da½ ±ruyha mah±sampatti½ anubhavi.
Eva½ k±le gacchante ekadivasa½ dev² rańńo mah±sampatti½ disv± “aho tapass²”ti k±ruńń±k±ra½ dassesi. “Kimida½ dev²”ti ca puµµh± “atimahat² te deva sampatti, at²te buddh±na½ saddahitv± kaly±ŗa½ akattha, id±ni an±gatassa paccaya½ kusala½ na karoth±”ti ±ha. Kassa dass±mi, s²lavanto natth²ti. “Asuńńo, 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 uposathaŖg±ni adhiµµh±ya uparip±s±de puratth±bhimukh± urena nipajjitv± “sace etiss± dis±ya arahanto atthi, sve ±gantv± amh±ka½ bhikkha½ gaŗhant³”ti ±ha. Tassa½ dis±ya½ arahanto n±hesu½, ta½ sakk±ra½ kapaŗay±cak±na½ ada½su.
Punadivase dakkhiŗadv±re d±na½ sajjetv± tatheva ak±si, punadivase pacchimadv±re. Uttaradv±re sajjanadivase pana deviy± tatheva nimantite himavante vasant±na½ padumavatiy± putt±na½ pańcasat±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± “pańcasat±, deva, paccekabuddh± ±gat±”ti rańńo ±rocesu½. R±j± saddhi½ deviy± gantv± vanditv± patta½ gahetv± paccekabuddhe p±s±da½ ±ropetv± tatra tesa½ d±na½ datv± bhattakicc±vas±ne r±j± saŖghattherassa, dev² saŖghanavakassa p±dam³le nipajjitv±, “ayy±, paccayehi na kilamissanti, maya½ puńńena na h±yiss±ma, amh±ka½ y±vaj²va½ idha niv±s±ya paµińńa½ deth±”ti. Paµińńa½ k±retv± uyy±ne pańca paŗŗas±l±sat±ni pańca caŖkamanasat±n²ti sabb±k±rena niv±saµµh±na½ samp±detv± tattha vas±pesu½.
Eva½ k±le gacchante rańńo paccanto kupito. So “aha½ paccanta½ v³pasametu½ gacch±mi, tva½ paccekabuddhesu m± pamajj²”ti devi½ ovaditv± gato. Tasmi½ an±gateyeva paccekabuddh±na½ ±yusaŖkh±r± kh²ŗ±. Mah±padumapaccekabuddho tiy±maratti½ jh±nak²¼a½ k²¼itv± aruŗuggamane ±lambanaphalaka½ ±lambitv± µhitakova anup±dises±ya nibb±nadh±tuy± parinibb±yi. Etenup±yena ses±p²ti sabbeva parinibbut±. Punadivase dev² paccekabuddh±na½ nis²danaµµh±na½ haritupalitta½ k±retv± pupph±ni vikiritv± dh³ma½ datv± tesa½ ±gamana½ olokent² nisinn±; ±gamana½ apassant² purisa½ pesesi “gaccha, t±ta, j±n±hi, ki½ ayy±na½ kińci aph±sukan”ti. So gantv± mah±padumassa paŗŗas±l±dv±ra½ vivaritv± tattha apassanto caŖkamana½ gantv± ±lambanaphalaka½ niss±ya µhita½ disv± vanditv± “k±lo, bhante”ti ±ha. Parinibbutasar²ra½ ki½ kathessati? So “nidd±yati mańńe”ti gantv± piµµhip±de hatthena par±masitv± p±d±na½ s²talat±ya ceva thaddhat±ya ca parinibbutabh±va½ ńatv± dutiyassa santika½ agam±si, eva½ tatiyass±ti sabbesa½ parinibbutabh±va½ ńatv± 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 paŗ¹it±na½ maraŗa½ uppajjati, amh±ka½ kuto mokkho”ti? So nagara½ agantv± uyy±nameva pavisitv± jeµµhaputta½ pakkos±petv± tassa rajja½ paµiy±detv± saya½ samaŗakapabbajja½ pabbaji. Dev²pi “imasmi½ pabbajite aha½ ki½ kariss±m²”ti tattheva uyy±ne pabbajit±. Dvepi jh±na½ bh±vetv± tato cut± brahmaloke nibbatti½su.