7. Vassak±rasutta½

187. Eka½ samaya½ bhagav± r±jagahe viharati ve¼uvane kalandakaniv±pe. Atha kho vassak±ro br±hmaºo magadhamah±matto yena bhagav± tenupasaªkami; upasaªkamitv± bhagavat± saddhi½ sammodi. Sammodan²ya½ katha½ s±raº²ya½ v²tis±retv± ekamanta½ nis²di. Ekamanta½ nisinno kho vassak±ro br±hmaºo magadhamah±matto bhagavanta½ etadavoca–
“J±neyya nu kho, bho gotama, asappuriso asappurisa½– ‘asappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti? “Aµµh±na½ kho eta½, br±hmaºa, anavak±so ya½ asappuriso asappurisa½ j±neyya– ‘asappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti. “J±neyya pana, bho gotama, asappuriso sappurisa½– ‘sappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti? “Etampi kho, br±hmaºa, aµµh±na½ anavak±so ya½ asappuriso sappurisa½ j±neyya– ‘sappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti. “J±neyya nu kho, bho gotama, sappuriso sappurisa½– ‘sappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti? “Ýh±na½ kho eta½, br±hmaºa, vijjati ya½ sappuriso sappurisa½ j±neyya– ‘sappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti. “J±neyya pana, bho gotama, sappuriso asappurisa½– ‘asappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti? “Etampi kho, br±hmaºa, µh±na½ vijjati ya½ sappuriso asappurisa½ j±neyya– ‘asappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti.
“Acchariya½, bho gotama, abbhuta½, bho gotama! Y±va subh±sita½ cida½, bhot± gotamena– ‘aµµh±na½ kho eta½, br±hmaºa, anavak±so ya½ asappuriso asappurisa½ j±neyya– asappuriso aya½ bhavanti. Etampi kho, br±hmaºa, aµµh±na½ anavak±so ya½ asappuriso sappurisa½ j±neyya– sappuriso aya½ bhavanti. Ýh±na½ kho eta½, br±hmaºa, vijjati ya½ sappuriso sappurisa½ j±neyya– sappuriso aya½ bhavanti. Etampi kho, br±hmaºa, µh±na½ vijjati ya½ sappuriso asappurisa½ j±neyya– asappuriso aya½ bhava”n’ti.
“Ekamida½, bho gotama, samaya½ todeyyassa br±hmaºassa parisati par³p±rambha½ vattenti– ‘b±lo aya½ r±j± e¼eyyo samaºe r±maputte abhippasanno, samaºe ca pana r±maputte evar³pa½ paramanipaccak±ra½ karoti, yadida½ abhiv±dana½ paccuµµh±na½ añjalikamma½ s±m²cikamman’ti. Imepi rañño e¼eyyassa parih±rak± b±l±– yamako moggallo [puggalo (ka.)] uggo n±vindak² gandhabbo aggivesso, ye samaºe r±maputte abhippasann±, samaºe ca pana r±maputte evar³pa½ paramanipaccak±ra½ karonti, yadida½ abhiv±dana½ paccuµµh±na½ añjalikamma½ s±m²cikammanti. Ty±ssuda½ todeyyo br±hmaºo imin± nayena neti. Ta½ ki½ maññanti, bhonto, paº¹ito r±j± e¼eyyo karaº²y±dhikaraº²yesu vacan²y±dhivacan²yesu alamatthadasatarehi alamatthadasataro’ti? ‘Eva½, bho, paº¹ito r±j± e¼eyyo karaº²y±dhikaraº²yesu vacan²y±dhivacan²yesu alamatthadasatarehi alamatthadasataro”’ti.
“Yasm± ca kho, bho, samaºo r±maputto raññ± e¼eyyena paº¹itena paº¹itataro karaº²y±dhikaraº²yesu vacan²y±dhivacan²yesu alamatthadasatarena alamatthadasataro, tasm± r±j± e¼eyyo samaºe r±maputte abhippasanno, samaºe ca pana r±maputte evar³pa½ paramanipaccak±ra½ karoti, yadida½ abhiv±dana½ paccuµµh±na½ añjalikamma½ s±m²cikamma½”.
“Ta½ ki½ maññanti, bhonto, paº¹it± rañño e¼eyyassa parih±rak±– yamako moggallo uggo n±vindak² gandhabbo aggivesso, karaº²y±dhikaraº²yesu vacan²y±dhivacan²yesu alamatthadasatarehi alamatthadasatar±ti? ‘Eva½, bho, paº¹it± rañño e¼eyyassa parih±rak±– yamako moggallo uggo n±vindak² gandhabbo aggivesso, karaº²y±dhikaraº²yesu vacan²y±dhivacan²yesu alamatthadasatarehi alamatthadasatar±”’ti.
“Yasm± ca kho, bho, samaºo r±maputto rañño e¼eyyassa parih±rakehi paº¹itehi paº¹itataro karaº²y±dhikaraº²yesu vacan²y±dhivacan²yesu alamatthadasatarehi alamatthadasataro, tasm± rañño e¼eyyassa parih±rak± samaºe r±maputte abhippasann±; samaºe ca pana r±maputte evar³pa½ paramanipaccak±ra½ karonti, yadida½ abhiv±dana½ paccuµµh±na½ añjalikamma½ s±m²cikamman”ti.
“Acchariya½, bho, gotama, abbhuta½, bho gotama! Y±va subh±sita½ cida½ bhot± gotamena ‘aµµh±na½ kho eta½, br±hmaºa, anavak±so ya½ asappuriso asappurisa½ j±neyya– asappuriso aya½ bhavanti. Etampi kho, br±hmaºa, aµµh±na½ anavak±so ya½ asappuriso sappurisa½ j±neyya– sappuriso aya½ bhavanti. Ýh±na½ kho eta½, br±hmaºa, vijjati ya½ sappuriso sappurisa½ j±neyya– sappuriso aya½ bhavanti. Etampi kho, br±hmaºa, µh±na½ vijjati ya½ sappuriso asappurisa½ j±neyya– asappuriso aya½ bhavan’ti. Handa ca d±ni maya½, bho gotama, gacch±ma. Bahukicc± maya½ bahukaraº²y±”ti. “Yassad±ni tva½, br±hmaºa, k±la½ maññas²”ti. Atha kho vassak±ro br±hmaºo magadhamah±matto bhagavato bh±sita½ abhinanditv± anumoditv± uµµh±y±san± pakk±m²ti. Sattama½.