Uppalavaºº±ther²vatthu

237. Tatiye uppalavaºº±ti n²luppalagabbhasadiseneva vaººena samann±gatatt± eva½laddhan±m± ther². S± kira padumuttarabuddhak±le ha½savatiya½ kulagehe paµisandhi½ gaºhitv± aparabh±ge mah±janena saddhi½ satthu santika½ gantv± dhamma½ suºant² satth±ra½ eka½ bhikkhuni½ iddhimant²na½ aggaµµh±ne µhapenta½ disv± satt±ha½ buddhappamukhassa bhikkhusaªghassa mah±d±na½ datv± ta½ µh±nantara½ patthesi. S± y±vaj²va½ kusala½ katv± devamanussesu sa½sarant² kassapabuddhak±le b±r±ºasinagare kikissa k±sirañño gehe paµisandhi½ gaºhitv± sattanna½ bhagin²na½ abbhantar± hutv± v²sati vassasahass±ni brahmacariya½ caritv± bhikkhusaªghassa pariveºa½ katv± devaloke nibbatt±.
Tato cavitv± puna manussaloka½ ±gacchant² ekasmi½ g±me sahatth± kamma½ katv± j²vanakaµµh±ne nibbatt±. S± ekadivasa½ khettakuµi½ gacchant² antar±magge ekasmi½ sare p±tova pupphita½ padumapuppha½ disv± ta½ sara½ oruyha tañceva puppha½ l±japakkhipanatth±ya paduminiy± pattañca gahetv± ked±re s±lis²s±ni chinditv± kuµik±ya nisinn± l±je bhajjitv± pañca l±jasat±ni gaºesi. Tasmi½ khaºe gandham±danapabbate nirodhasam±pattito vuµµhito eko paccekabuddho ±gantv± tass± avid³re aµµh±si. S± paccekabuddha½ disv± l±jehi saddhi½ padumapuppha½ gahetv± kuµito oruyha l±je paccekabuddhassa patte pakkhipitv± padumapupphena patta½ pidh±ya ad±si. Athass± paccekabuddhe thoka½ gate etadahosi– “pabbajit± n±ma pupphena anatthik±, aha½ puppha½ gahetv± pi¼andhiss±m²”ti gantv± paccekabuddhassa hatthato puppha½ gahetv± puna cintesi– “sace, ayyo, pupphena anatthiko abhavissa, pattamatthake µhapetu½ na adassa, addh± ayyassa attho bhavissat²”ti puna gantv± pattamatthake µhapetv± paccekabuddha½ kham±petv±, “bhante imesa½ me l±j±na½ nissandena l±jagaºan±ya putt± assu, padumapupphassa nissandena nibbattanibbattaµµh±ne me pade pade padumapuppha½ uµµhahat³”ti patthana½ ak±si. Paccekabuddho tass± passantiy±va ±k±sena gandham±danapabbata½ gantv± ta½ paduma½ nandam³lakapabbh±re paccekabuddh±na½ akkamanasop±nasam²pe p±dapuñchana½ katv± µhapesi.
S±pi tassa kammassa nissandena devaloke paµisandhi½ gaºhi, nibbattak±lato paµµh±ya cass± pade pade mah±padumapuppha½ uµµh±si. S± tato cavitv± pabbatap±de ekasmi½ padumassare padumagabbhe nibbatti. Ta½ niss±ya eko t±paso vasati, so p±tova mukhadhovanatth±ya sara½ gantv± ta½ puppha½ disv± cintesi– “ida½ puppha½ sesehi mahantatara½, ses±ni ca pupphit±ni, ida½ maku¼itameva, bhavitabbamettha k±raºen±”ti udaka½ otaritv± ta½ puppha½ gaºhi. Ta½ tena gahitamattameva pupphita½. T±paso antopadumagabbhe nipannad±rika½ addasa. Diµµhak±lato paµµh±ya ca dh²tusineha½ labhitv± padumeneva saddhi½ paººas±la½ netv± mañcake nipajj±pesi. Athass± puññ±nubh±vena aªguµµhake kh²ra½ nibbatti. So tasmi½ pupphe mil±te añña½ navapuppha½ ±haritv± ta½ nipajj±pesi. Athass± ±dh±vanavidh±vanena k²¼itu½ samatthak±lato paµµh±ya padav±re padav±re padumapuppha½ uµµh±si, kuªkumar±sissa viyass± sar²ravaººo ahosi. S± appatt± devavaººa½, atikkant± m±nusavaººa½ ahosi. S± pitari phal±phalatth±ya gate paººas±l±ya½ oh²yati.
Athekadivasa½ tass± vayappattak±le pitari phal±phalatth±ya gate eko vanacarako ta½ disv± cintesi– “manuss±na½ n±ma eva½vidha½ r³pa½ natthi, v²ma½siss±mi nan”ti t±pasassa ±gamana½ udikkhanto nis²di. S± pitari ±gacchante paµipatha½ gantv± tassa hatthato k±jakamaº¹alu½ aggahesi, ±gantv± nisinnassa cassa attan± karaºavatta½ dassesi. Tad± so vanacarako manussabh±va½ ñatv± t±pasa½ abhiv±detv± nis²di. T±paso ta½ vanacaraka½ vanam³laphal±phalehi ca p±n²yena ca nimantetv±, “bho purisa, imasmi½yeva µh±ne vasissasi, ud±hu gamisass²”ti pucchi. Gamiss±mi, bhante, idha ki½ kariss±m²ti. Ida½ tay± diµµhak±raºa½ etto gantv± akathetu½ sakkhissas²ti. Sace, ayyo, na icchati, ki½ k±raº± kathess±m²ti t±pasa½ vanditv± puna ±gamanak±le maggasañj±nanattha½ s±kh±saññañca rukkhasaññañca karonto pakk±mi.
So b±r±ºasi½ gantv± r±j±na½ addasa, r±j± “kasm± ±gatos²”ti pucchi. “Aha½, deva, tumh±ka½ vanacarako pabbatap±de acchariya½ itthiratana½ disv± ±gatomh²”ti sabba½ pavatti½ kathesi. So tassa vacana½ sutv± vegena pabbatap±da½ gantv± avid³re µh±ne khandh±v±ra½ nivesetv± vanacarakena ceva aññehi ca purisehi saddhi½ t±pasassa bhattakicca½ katv± nisinnavel±ya tattha gantv± abhiv±detv± paµisanth±ra½ katv± ekamanta½ nis²di. R±j± t±pasassa pabbajitaparikkh±rabhaº¹a½ p±dam³le µhapetv±, “bhante, imasmi½ µh±ne ki½ karoma, gacch±m±”ti ±ha. Gaccha, mah±r±j±ti. ¾ma, gacch±mi, bhante. Ayyassa pana sam²pe visabh±gaparis± atth²ti assumha, as±rupp± es± pabbajit±na½, may± saddhi½ gacchatu, bhanteti. Manuss±na½ citta½ n±ma duttosaya½, katha½ bah³na½ majjhe vasissat²ti Amh±ka½ rucitak±lato paµµh±ya ses±na½ jeµµhakaµµh±ne µhapetv± paµijaggiss±mi, bhanteti.
So rañño katha½ sutv± daharak±le gahitan±mavaseneva, “amma, padumavat²”ti dh²tara½ pakkosi. S± ekavacaneneva paººas±lato nikkhamitv± pitara½ abhiv±detv± aµµh±si. Atha na½ pit± ±ha– “tva½, amma, vayappatt±, imasmi½ µh±ne raññ± diµµhak±lato paµµh±ya vasitu½ ayutt±, raññ± saddhi½ gaccha, amm±”ti. S± “s±dhu, t±t±”ti pitu vacana½ sampaµicchitv± abhiv±detv± parodam±n± aµµh±si. R±j± “imiss± pitu citta½ gaºh±m²”ti tasmi½yeva µh±ne kah±paºar±simhi µhapetv± abhiseka½ ak±si. Atha na½ gahetv± attano nagara½ ±netv± ±gatak±lato paµµh±ya sesa-itthiyo anoloketv± t±ya saddhi½yeva ramati. T± itthiyo iss±pakat± ta½ rañño antare paribhindituk±m± evam±ha½su– “n±ya½, mah±r±ja, manussaj±tik±, kaha½ n±ma tumhehi manuss±na½ vicaraºaµµh±ne padum±ni uµµhahant±ni diµµhapubb±ni, addh± aya½ yakkhin², n²haratha na½ mah±r±j±”ti. R±j± t±sa½ katha½ sutv± tuºh² ahosi.
Athassa aparena samayena paccanto kupito. So “garugabbh± padumavat²”ti ta½ nagare µhapetv± paccanta½ agam±si. Atha t± itthiyo tass± upaµµh±yik±ya lañja½ datv± “imiss± d±raka½ j±tamattameva apanetv± eka½ d±rughaµika½ lohitena makkhetv± santike µhapeh²”ti ±ha½su. Padumavatiy±pi nacirasseva gabbhavuµµh±na½ ahosi. Mah±padumakum±ro ekakova kucchiya½ paµisandhi½ gaºhi. Avases± ek³napañcasat± d±rak± mah±padumakum±rassa m±tukucchito nikkhamitv± nipannak±le sa½sedaj± hutv± nibbatti½su. Athassa “na t±v±ya½ sati½ paµilabhat²”ti ñatv± upaµµh±yik± eka½ d±rughaµika½ lohitena makkhetv± sam²pe µhapetv± t±sa½ itth²na½ sañña½ ad±si. T± pañcasat±pi itthiyo ekek± ekeka½ d±raka½ gahetv± cundak±rak±na½ santika½ pesetv± karaº¹ake ±har±petv± attan± attan± gahitad±rake tattha nipajj±petv± bahi lañchana½ katv± µhapayi½su.
Padumavat²pi kho sañña½ labhitv± ta½ upaµµh±yika½ “ki½ vij±tamhi, amm±”ti pucchi. S± ta½ santajjetv± “kuto tva½ d±raka½ labhissas²”ti vatv± “aya½ te kucchito nikkhantad±rako”ti lohitamakkhita½ d±rughaµika½ purato µhapesi. S± ta½ disv± domanassappatt± “s²gha½ na½ ph±letv± apanehi, sace koci passeyya lajjitabba½ bhaveyy±”ti ±ha. S± tass± katha½ sutv± atthak±m± viya d±rughaµika½ ph±letv± uddhane pakkhipi.
R±j±pi paccantato ±gantv± nakkhatta½ paµim±nento bahinagare khandh±v±ra½ bandhitv± nis²di. Atha t± pañcasat± itthiyo rañño paccuggamana½ ±gantv± ±ha½su– “tva½, mah±r±ja, na amh±ka½ saddahasi, amhehi vutta½ ak±raºa½ viya hoti. Tva½ mahesiy± upaµµh±yika½ pakkos±petv± paµipuccha, d±rughaµika½ te dev² vij±t±”ti. R±j± ta½ k±raºa½ na upaparikkhitv±va “amanussaj±tik± bhavissat²”ti ta½ gehato nikka¹¹hi. Tass± r±jagehato saha nikkhamaneneva padumapupph±ni antaradh±yi½su, sar²racchavipi vivaºº± ahosi. S± ekik±va antarav²thiy± p±y±si. Atha na½ ek± vayappatt± mahallik± itth² disv± dh²tusineha½ upp±detv± “kaha½ gacchasi amm±”ti ±ha. ¾gantukamhi, vasanaµµh±na½ olokent² vicar±m²ti. Idh±gaccha, amm±ti vasanaµµh±na½ datv± bhojana½ paµiy±desi.
Tass± imin±va niy±mena tattha vasam±n±ya t± pañcasat± itthiyo ekacitt± hutv± r±j±na½ ±ha½su– “mah±r±ja, tumhesu yuddha½ gatesu amhehi gaªg±devat±ya ‘amh±ka½ deve vijitasaªg±me ±gate balikamma½ katv± udakak²¼a½ kariss±m±’ti patthita½ atthi, etamattha½ deva, j±n±pem±”ti. R±j± t±sa½ vacanena tuµµho gaªg±ya½ udakak²¼a½ k±tu½ agam±si. T±pi attan± attan± gahita½ karaº¹aka½ paµicchanna½ katv± ±d±ya nadi½ gantv± tesa½ karaº¹ak±na½ paµicch±danattha½ p±rupitv± p±rupitv± udake patitv± karaº¹ake vissajjesu½. Tepi kho karaº¹ak± sabbe saha gantv± heµµh±sote pas±ritaj±lamhi laggi½su. Tato udakak²¼a½ k²¼itv± rañño uttiººak±le j±la½ ukkhipant± te karaº¹ake disv± rañño santika½ ±nayi½su. R±j± karaº¹ake disv± “ki½, t±t±, karaº¹akes³”ti ±ha. Na j±n±ma, dev±ti. So te karaº¹ake vivar±petv± olokento paµhama½ mah±padumakum±rassa karaº¹aka½ vivar±pesi. Tesa½ pana sabbesampi karaº¹akesu nipajj±pitadivaseyeva puññiddhiy± aªguµµhato kh²ra½ nibbatti. Sakko devar±j± tassa rañño nikkaªkhabh±vattha½ antokaraº¹ake akkhar±ni likh±pesi “ime kum±r± padumavatiy± kucchimhi nibbatt± b±r±ºasirañño putt±, atha ne padumavatiy± sapattiyo pañcasat± itthiyo karaº¹akesu pakkhipitv± udake khipi½su, r±j± ima½ k±raºa½ j±n±t³”ti. Karaº¹ake vivaritamatte r±j± akkhar±ni v±cetv± d±rake disv± mah±padumakum±ra½ ukkhipitv± “vegena rathe yojetha, asse kappetha, aha½ ajja antonagara½ pavisitv± ekacc±na½ m±tug±m±na½ piya½ kariss±m²”ti p±s±da½ ±ruyha hatthig²v±ya sahassabhaº¹ika½ µhapetv± bheri½ car±pesi “yo padumavati½ passati, so ima½ sahassa½ gaºhat³”ti.
Ta½ katha½ sutv± padumavat² m±tuy± sañña½ ad±si– “hatthig²vato sahassa½ gaºha, amm±”ti. Aha½ evar³pa½ gaºhitu½ na visah±m²ti. S± dutiyampi tatiyampi vutte, “ki½ vatv± gaºh±mi amm±”ti ±ha. “Mama dh²t±, padumavati½ devi½ passat²”ti vatv± gaºh±h²ti. S± “ya½ v± ta½ v± hot³”ti gantv± sahassacaªkoµaka½ gaºhi. Atha na½ manuss± pucchi½su– “padumavati½ devi½ passasi, amm±”ti. “Aha½ na pass±mi, dh²t± kira me passat²”ti ±ha. Te “kaha½ pana s±, amm±”ti vatv± t±ya saddhi½ gantv± padumavati½ sañj±nitv± p±desu nipati½su. Tasmi½ k±le s± “padumavat² dev² ayan”ti ñatv± “bh±riya½ vata itthiy± kamma½ kata½, y± eva½vidhassa rañño mahes² sam±n± evar³pe µh±ne nir±rakkh± vas²”ti ±ha. Tepi r±japuris± padumavatiy± nivesana½ setas±º²hi parikkhip±petv± dv±re ±rakkha½ µhapetv± rañño ±rocesu½. R±j± suvaººasivika½ pesesi. S± “aha½ eva½ na gamiss±mi, mama vasanaµµh±nato paµµh±ya y±va r±jageha½ etthantare varapotthakacittattharaºe atthar±petv± upari suvaººat±rakavicitta½ celavit±na½ bandh±petv± pas±dhanatth±ya sabb±laªk±resu pahitesu padas±va gamiss±mi, eva½ me n±gar± sampatti½ passissant²”ti ±ha. R±j± “padumavatiy± yath±ruci½ karoth±”ti ±ha. Tato padumavat² sabbapas±dhana½ pas±dhetv± “r±jageha½ gamiss±m²”ti magga½ paµipajji. Athass± akkanta-akkantaµµh±ne varapotthakacittattharaº±ni bhinditv± padumapupph±ni uµµhahi½su. S± mah±janassa attano sampatti½ dassetv± r±janivesana½ ±ruyha sabbe cittattharaºe tass± mahallik±ya pos±vanikam³la½ katv± d±pesi.
R±j±pi kho t± pañcasat± itthiyo pakkos±petv± “im±yo te devi d±siyo katv± dem²”ti ±ha. S±dhu, mah±r±ja, et±sa½ mayha½ dinnabh±va½ sakalanagare j±n±peh²ti R±j± nagare bheri½ car±pesi– “padumavatiy± d³bbhik± pañcasat± itthiyo etiss± eva d±siyo katv± dinn±”ti. S± “t±sa½ sakalanagarena d±sibh±vo sallakkhito”ti ñatv± “aha½ mama d±siyo bhujiss± k±tu½ labh±mi dev±”ti r±j±na½ pucchi. Tava icch± dev²ti. Eva½ sante tameva bheric±rika½ pakkos±petv± “padumavatideviy± attano d±siyo katv± dinn± pañcasat± itthiyo sabb±va bhujiss± kat±ti puna bheri½ car±peth±”ti ±ha. S± t±sa½ bhujissabh±ve kate ek³n±ni pañcasattaputt±ni t±sa½yeva hatthe posanatth±ya datv± saya½ mah±padumakum±ra½yeva gaºhi.
Atha aparabh±ge tesa½ kum±r±na½ k²¼anavaye sampatte r±j± uyy±ne n±n±vidha½ k²¼anaµµh±na½ k±resi. Te attano so¼asavassuddesikak±le sabbeva ekato hutv± uyy±ne padumasañchann±ya maªgalapokkharaºiy± k²¼ant± navapadum±ni pupphit±ni pur±ºapadum±ni ca vaºµato patant±ni disv± “imassa t±va anup±dinnakassa evar³p± jar± p±puº±ti, kimaªga½ pana amh±ka½ sar²rassa. Idampi hi eva½gatikameva bhavissat²”ti ±rammaºa½ gahetv± sabbeva paccekabodhiñ±ºa½ nibbattetv± uµµh±yuµµh±ya padumakaººik±su pallaªkena nis²di½su.
Atha tehi saddhi½ ±gat± r±japuris± bahugata½ divasa½ ñatv± “ayyaputt± tumh±ka½ vela½ j±n±th±”ti ±ha½su. Te tuºh² ahesu½. Te puris± gantv± rañño ±rocesu½– “kum±r± deva, padumakaººik±su nisinn±, amhesu kathentesupi vac²bheda½ na karont²”ti. Yath±ruciy± tesa½ nis²ditu½ deth±ti. Te sabbaratti½ gahit±rakkh± padumakaººik±su nisinnaniy±meneva aruºa½ uµµh±pesu½. Puris± punadivase upasaªkamitv± “dev± vela½ j±n±th±”ti ±ha½su. Na maya½ dev±, paccekabuddh± n±ma mayanti. Ayy±, tumhe bh±riya½ katha½ kathetha, paccekabuddh± n±ma tumh±dis± na honti, dvaªgulakesamassudhar± k±ye paµimukka-aµµhaparikkh±r± hont²ti. Te dakkhiºahatthena s²sa½ par±masi½su. T±vadeva gihiliªga½ antaradh±yi, aµµha parikkh±r± k±ye paµimukk±va ahesu½. Tato passantasseva mah±janassa ±k±sena nandam³lakapabbh±ra½ agama½su.
S±pi kho, padumavat² dev², “aha½ bahuputt± hutv± niputt± j±t±”ti hadayasoka½ patv± teneva sokena k±la½ katv± r±jagahanagaradv±rag±make sahatthena kamma½ katv± j²vanakaµµh±ne nibbatti. Aparabh±ge kulaghara½ gantv± ekadivasa½ s±mikassa khetta½ y±gu½ haram±n± tesa½ attano putt±na½ antare aµµha paccekabuddhe bhikkh±c±ravel±ya ±k±sena gacchante disv± s²gha½ s²gha½ gantv± s±mikassa ±rocesi– “passa, ayya, paccekabuddhe, ete nimantetv± bhojess±m±”ti. So ±ha– “samaºasakuº± n±mete aññatth±pi eva½ caranti, na ete paccekabuddh±”ti. Te tesa½ kathent±na½yeva avid³re µh±ne otari½su. S± itth² ta½divasa½ attano bhattakhajjabhojana½ tesa½ datv± “svepi aµµha jan± mayha½ bhikkha½ gaºhath±”ti ±ha. S±dhu, up±sike, tava sakk±ro ettakova hotu, ±san±ni ca aµµheva hontu, aññepi bah³ paccekabuddhe disv± tava citta½ pas±deyy±s²ti. S± punadivase aµµha ±san±ni paññ±petv± aµµhanna½ sakk±rasamm±na½ paµiy±detv± nis²di.
Nimantitapaccekabuddh± ses±na½ sañña½ ada½su– “m±ris±, ajja aññattha agantv± sabbeva tumh±ka½ m±tu saªgaha½ karoth±”ti. Te tesa½ vacana½ sutv± sabbeva ekato ±k±sena ±gantv± m±tu-gehadv±re p±turahesu½. S±pi paµhama½ laddhasaññat±ya bah³pi disv± na kampittha, sabbepi te geha½ pavesetv± ±sanesu nis²d±pesi. Tesu paµip±µiy± nis²dantesu navamo aññ±ni aµµha ±san±ni m±petv± saya½ dhur±sane nis²di. Y±va ±san±ni va¹¹hanti, t±va geha½ va¹¹hati. Eva½ tesu sabbesupi nisinnesu s± itth² aµµhanna½ paccekabuddh±na½ paµiy±dita½ sakk±ra½ pañcasat±nampi y±vadattha½ datv± aµµha n²luppalahatthake ±haritv± nimantitapaccekabuddh±na½yeva p±dam³le µhapetv± ±ha– “mayha½, bhante, nibbattanibbattaµµh±ne sar²ravaººo imesa½ n²luppal±na½ antogabbhavaººo viya hot³”ti patthana½ ak±si. Paccekabuddh± m±tu anumodana½ katv± gandham±dana½yeva agama½su.
S±pi y±vaj²va½ kusala½ katv± tato cut± devaloke nibbattitv± imasmi½ buddhupp±de s±vatthiya½ seµµhikule paµisandhi½ gaºhi, n²luppalagabbhasam±navaººat±ya cass± uppalavaºº±tveva n±ma½ aka½su. Athass± vayappattak±le sakalajambud²par±j±no ca seµµhino ca seµµhissa santika½ pahiºi½su– “dh²tara½ amh±ka½ det³”ti Apahiºanto n±ma n±hosi. Tato seµµhi cintesi– “aha½ sabbesa½ mana½ gahetu½ na sakkhiss±mi, up±ya½ paneka½ kariss±m²”ti dh²tara½ pakkos±petv± “pabbajitu½ amma sakkhissas²”ti ±ha. Tass± pacchimabhavikatt± pituvacana½ s²se ±sittasatap±katela½ viya ahosi, tasm± pitara½ “pabbajiss±mi, t±t±”ti ±ha. So tass± sakk±ra½ katv± bhikkhuni-upassaya½ netv± pabb±jesi. Tass± acirapabbajit±ya eva uposath±g±re k±lav±ro p±puºi. S± d²pa½ j±letv± uposath±g±ra½ sammajjitv± d²pasikh±ya nimitta½ gaºhitv± punappuna½ olokayam±n± tejokasiº±rammaºa½ jh±na½ nibbattetv± tadeva p±daka½ katv± arahatta½ p±puºi. Arahattaphalena saddhi½yeva ca iddhivikubbane ciººavas² ahosi. S± aparabh±ge satthu yamakap±µih±riyakaraºadivase “aha½, bhante, p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti s²han±da½ nadi. Satth± ida½ k±raºa½ aµµhuppatti½ katv± jetavanavih±re nisinno paµip±µiy± bhikkhuniyo µh±nantare µhapento ima½ theri½ iddhimant²na½ aggaµµh±ne µhapes²ti.