5. Uposathika-itth²na½ vatthu

Yath± daº¹en±ti ima½ dhammadesana½ satth± pubb±r±me viharanto vis±kh±d²na½ up±sik±na½ uposathakamma½ ±rabbha kathesi.
S±vatthiya½ kira ekasmi½ mah±-uposathadivase pañcasatamatt± itthiyo uposathik± hutv± vih±ra½ agami½su. Vis±kh± t±su mahallakitthiyo upasaªkamitv± pucchi, “amm±, kimattha½ uposathik± j±tatth±”ti. T±hi “dibbasampatti½ patthetv±”ti vutte majjhimitthiyo pucchi, t±hi “sapattiv±s± muccanatth±y±”ti vutte taruºitthiyo pucchi, t±hi “paµhamagabbhe puttapaµil±bhatth±y±”ti vutte kum±rik±yo pucchi, t±hi “taruºabh±veyeva patikulagamanatth±y±”ti vutte ta½ sabbampi t±sa½ katha½ sutv± t± ±d±ya satthu santika½ gantv± paµip±µiy± ±rocesi. Ta½ sutv± satth± “vis±khe imesa½ satt±na½ j±ti-±dayo n±ma daº¹ahatthakagop±lakasadis±, j±ti jar±ya santika½, jar± by±dhino santika½, by±dhi maraºassa santika½ pesetv± maraºa½ kuµh±riy± chindant± viya j²vita½ chindati, eva½ santepi vivaµµa½ patthent± n±ma natthi, vaµµameva pana patthent²”ti vatv± anusandhi½ ghaµetv± dhamma½ desento ima½ g±tham±ha–
135. “Yath± daº¹ena gop±lo, g±vo p±jeti gocara½;
eva½ jar± ca maccu ca, ±yu½ p±jenti p±ºinan”ti.
Tattha p±jet²ti cheko gop±lo ked±rantara½ pavisantiyo g±vo daº¹ena niv±retv± teneva pothento sulabhatiºodaka½ gocara½ neti. ¾yu½ p±jent²ti j²vitindriya½ chindanti khepenti. Gop±lako viya hi jar± ca maccu ca, gogaºo viya j²vitindriya½, gocarabh³mi viya maraºa½. Tattha j±ti t±va satt±na½ j²vitindriya½ jar±ya santika½ pesesi, jar± by±dhino santika½ by±dhi maraºassa santika½. Tameva maraºa½ kuµh±riy± cheda½ viya chinditv± gacchat²ti idamettha opammasampaµip±dana½.
Desan±vas±ne bah³ sot±pattiphal±d²ni p±puºi½s³ti.

Uposathika-itth²na½ vatthu pañcama½.