8-9. Dev±surasaªg±masutt±divaººan±

39-40. Aµµhame abhiyi½s³ti kad± abhiyi½su? Yad± balavanto ahesu½, tad±. Tatr±yamanupubbikath± (sa½. ni. aµµha. 1.1.247; s±rattha. µ². 1.verañjakaº¹avaººan±)– sakko kira magadharaµµhe macalag±make magho n±ma m±ºavo hutv± tetti½sa purise gahetv± kaly±ºakamma½ karonto satta vatapad±ni p³retv± tattha k±laªkato devaloke nibbatti. Ta½ balavakamm±nubh±vena saparisa½ sesadevat± dasahi µh±nehi adhigaºhanta½ disv± “±gantukadevaputt± ±gat±”ti nev±sik± gandhap±na½ sajjayi½su. Sakko sakaparis±ya sañña½ ad±si “m±ris± m± gandhap±na½ pivittha, pivan±k±ramattameva dasseth±”ti. Te tath± aka½su. Nev±sikadevat± suvaººasarakehi upan²ta½ gandhap±na½ y±vadattha½ pivitv± matt± tattha tattha suvaººapathaviya½ patitv± sayi½su. Sakko “gaºhatha puttahat±ya putte”ti te p±desu gahetv± sinerup±de khip±pesi. Sakkassa puññatejena tadanuvattak±pi sabbe tattheva pati½su. Te sineruvemajjhak±le sañña½ labhitv±, “t±t±, sura½ na pivimha, sura½ na pivimh±”ti ±ha½su. Tato paµµh±ya asur± n±ma j±t±. Atha nesa½ kammapaccaya-utusamuµµh±na½ sinerussa heµµhimatale dasayojanasahassa½ asurabhavana½ nibbatti. Sakko tesa½ nivattitv± an±gamanatth±ya ±rakkha½ µhapesi. Ya½ sandh±ya vutta½–
“Antar± dvinna½ ayujjhapur±na½,
pañcavidh± µhapit± abhirakkh±;
uraga-karoµi-payassa ca h±r²,
madanayut± caturo ca mahatth±”ti. (Sa½. ni. aµµha. 1.1.247; s±rattha. µ². 1.1 verañjakaº¹avaººan±).
Dve nagar±ni hi yuddhena gahetu½ asakkuºeyyat±ya ayujjhapur±ni n±ma j±t±ni devanagarañca asuranagarañca. Yad± hi asur± balavanto honti, atha devehi pal±yitv± devanagara½ pavisitv± dv±re pidahite asur±na½ satasahassampi kiñci k±tu½ na sakkoti. Yad± dev± balavanto honti, ath±surehi pal±yitv± asuranagarassa dv±re pidahite sakk±na½ satasahassampi kiñci k±tu½ na sakkoti. Iti im±ni dve nagar±ni ayujjhapur±ni n±ma. Tesa½ antar± etesu urag±d²su pañcasu µh±nesu sakkena ±rakkh± µhapit±. Tattha uragasaddena n±g± gahit±. Te hi udake balavanto honti, tasm± sinerussa paµham±linde etesa½ ±rakkh±. Karoµisaddena supaºº± gahit±. Tesa½ kira karoµi n±ma p±nabhojana½, tena ta½ n±ma½ labhi½su, dutiy±linde tesa½ ±rakkh±. Payassah±risaddena kumbhaº¹± gahit±, d±navarakkhas± kira te, tatiy±linde tesa½ ±rakkh±. Madanayutasaddena yakkh± gahit±. Visamac±rino kira te yujjhasoº¹±, catutth±linde tesa½ ±rakkh±. Caturo ca mahatt±ti catt±ro mah±r±j±no vutt±, pañcam±linde tesa½ ±rakkh±, tasm± yadi asur± kupit±vilacitt± devapura½ upayanti yujjhitu½. Ya½ girino paµhama½ paribhaº¹a½, ta½ urag± paµib±hayanti. Eva½ sesesu ses±.
Te pana asur± ±yuvaººayasa-issariyasampatt²hi t±vati½sasadis±va, tasm± antar± att±na½ aj±nitv± p±µaliy± pupphit±ya “na ida½ devanagara½, tattha p±ricchattako pupphati, idha pana cittap±µal², jarasakken±mh±ka½ sura½ p±yetv± vañcit±, devanagarañca no gahita½, gacch±ma, tena saddhi½ yujjhiss±m±”ti hatthi-assarathe ±ruyha suvaººarajatamaºiphalak±ni gahetv± yuddhasajj± hutv± asurabheriyo v±dent± mah±samudde udaka½ dvidh± bhetv± uµµhahanti. Te deve vuµµhe vammikamakkhik± vammika½ viya sineru½ ±ruhitu½ ±rabhanti. Atha nesa½ paµhama½ n±gehi saddhi½ yuddha½ hoti. Tasmi½ kho pana yuddhe na kassaci chavi v± camma½ v± chijjati, na lohita½ uppajjati, kevala½ kum±rak±na½ d±rumeº¹akayuddha½ viya aññamaññasant±sanamattameva hoti. Koµisat±pi koµisahass±pi n±g± tehi saddhi½ yujjhitv± te asurapura½yeva pavesetv± nivattanti. Yad± pana asur± balavanto honti, atha n±g± osakkitv± dutiye ±linde supaººehi saddhi½ ekatova hutv± yujjhanti. Esa nayo supaºº±d²supi. Yad± pana t±ni pañcapi µh±n±ni asur± maddanti, tad± ekato sampiº¹it±nipi t±ni pañca bal±ni osakkanti. Atha catt±ro mah±r±j±no gantv± sakkassa ta½ pavatti½ ±rocenti. Sakko tesa½ vacana½ sutv± diya¹¹hayojanasatika½ vejayantaratha½ ±ruyha saya½ v± nikkhamati, eka½ putta½ v± peseti. Yad± dev± puna apacc±gaman±ya asure jini½su, tad± sakko asure pal±petv± pañcasu µh±nesu ±rakkha½ datv± vediyap±de vajirahatth± indapaµim±yo µhapesi. Asur± k±lena k±la½ uµµhahitv± paµim±yo disv± “sakko appamatto tiµµhat²”ti tatova nivattanti. Idha pana yad± asur±na½ jayo ahosi, dev±na½ par±jayo, ta½ sandh±yeta½ vutta½– “par±jit± ca, bhikkhave, dev± apayi½suyeva uttaren±bhimukh±, abhiyi½su asur±”ti.
Dakkhiº±bhimukh± hutv±ti cakkav±¼apabbat±bhimukh± hutv±. Asur± kira devehi par±jit± pal±yant± cakkav±¼apabbat±bhimukha½ gantv± cakkav±¼amah±samuddapiµµhiya½ rajatapaµµavaººe v±lik±puline yattha paººakuµiyo m±petv± isayo vasanti, tattha gantv± is²na½ assamapadena gacchant± “sakko imehi saddhi½ mantetv± amhe n±seti, gaºhatha puttahat±ya putte”ti kupit± assamapade p±n²yaghaµacaªkamanapaººas±l±d²ni viddha½senti. Isayo araññato phal±phala½ ±d±ya ±gat± disv± puna dukkhena paµip±katika½ karonti, tepi punappuna½ tatheva par±jit± gantv± vin±senti. Tena vutta½– “par±jit± ca kho, bhikkhave, asur± apayi½suyeva dakkhiºen±bhimukh±”ti. Navama½ utt±natthameva.

Dev±surasaªg±masutt±divaººan± niµµhit±.