6. Mallik±dev²vatthu

J²ranti veti ima½ dhammadesana½ satth± jetavane viharanto mallika½ devi½ ±rabbha kathesi.
S± kira ekadivasa½ nh±nakoµµhaka½ paviµµh± mukha½ dhovitv± onatasar²r± jaŖgha½ dhovitu½ ±rabhi. T±ya ca saddhi½yeva paviµµho eko vallabhasunakho atthi. So ta½ tath± onata½ disv± asaddhammasanthava½ k±tu½ ±rabhi. S± phassa½ s±diyant² aµµh±si. R±j±pi uparip±s±de v±tap±nena olokento ta½ disv± tato ±gatak±le “nassa, vasali, kasm± evar³pamak±s²”ti ±ha. Ki½ may± kata½, dev±ti. Sunakhena saddhi½ santhavoti. Nattheta½, dev±ti. May± s±ma½ diµµha½, n±ha½ tava saddahiss±mi, nassa, vasal²ti. “Mah±r±ja, yo koci ima½ koµµhaka½ paviµµho imin± v±tap±nena olokentassa ekova dvidh± pańń±yat²”ti abh³ta½ kathesi. Deva, sace me saddahasi, eta½ koµµhaka½ pavisa, aha½ ta½ imin± v±tap±nena olokess±m²ti. R±j± m³¼hadh±tuko tass± vacana½ saddahitv± koµµhaka½ p±visi. S±pi kho dev² v±tap±ne µhatv± olokent² “andhab±la, mah±r±ja, ki½ n±meta½, ajik±ya saddhi½ santhava½ karos²”ti ±ha. “N±ha½, bhadde, evar³pa½ karom²”ti ca vuttepi “may± s±ma½ diµµha½, n±ha½ tava saddahiss±m²”ti ±ha.
Ta½ sutv± r±j± “addh± ima½ koµµhaka½ paviµµho ekova dvidh± pańń±yat²”ti saddahi. Mallik± cintesi– “aya½ r±j± andhab±lat±ya may± vańcito, p±pa½ me kata½, ayańca me abh³tena abbh±cikkhito, ida½ me kamma½ satth±pi j±nissati, dve aggas±vak±pi as²ti mah±s±vak±pi j±nissanti, aho vata me bh±riya½ kamma½ katan”ti. Aya½ kira rańńo asadisad±ne sah±yik± ahosi. Tattha ca ekadivasa½ kataparicc±go dhanassa cuddasakoµi-agghanako ahosi. Tath±gatassa setacchatta½ nis²danapallaŖko ±dh±rako p±dap²µhanti im±ni pana catt±ri anaggh±neva ahesu½. S± maraŗak±le evar³pa½ mah±paricc±ga½ n±nussaritv± tadeva p±pakamma½ anussarant² k±la½ katv± av²cimhi nibbatti. Rańńo pana s± ativiya piy± ahosi. So balavasok±bhibh³to tass± sar²rakicca½ k±retv± “nibbattaµµh±namass± pucchiss±m²”ti satthu santika½ agam±si. Satth± yath± so ±gatak±raŗa½ na sarati, tath± ak±si. So satthu santike s±raŗ²yadhammakatha½ sutv± geha½ paviµµhak±le saritv± “aha½ bhaŗe mallik±ya nibbattaµµh±na½ pucchiss±m²ti satthu santika½ gantv± pamuµµho, sve puna pucchiss±m²”ti punadivasepi agam±si. Satth±pi paµip±µiy± satta divas±ni yath± so na sarati tath± ak±si. S±pi satt±hameva niraye paccitv± aµµhame divase tato cut± tusitabhavane nibbatti. Kasm± panassa satth± asaraŗabh±va½ ak±s²ti? S± kira tassa ativiya piy± ahosi man±p±, tasm± tass± niraye nibbattabh±va½ sutv± “sace evar³p± saddh±sampann± niraye nibbatt±, d±na½ datv± ki½ kariss±m²”ti micch±diµµhi½ gahetv± pańcanna½ bhikkhusat±na½ gehe pavatta½ niccabhatta½ har±petv± niraye nibbatteyya, tenassa satth± satt±ha½ asaraŗabh±va½ katv± aµµhame divase piŗ¹±ya caranto sayameva r±jakuladv±ra½ agam±si.
R±j± “satth± ±gato”ti sutv± nikkhamitv± patta½ ±d±ya p±s±da½ abhiruhitu½ ±rabhi. Satth± pana rathas±l±ya nis²ditu½ ±k±ra½ dassesi. R±j± satth±ra½ tattheva nis²d±petv± y±gukhajjakena paµim±netv± vanditv± nisinnova aha½, bhante, mallik±ya deviy± nibbattaµµh±na½ pucchiss±m²ti gantv± pamuµµho, kattha nu kho s±, bhante, nibbatt±ti. Tusitabhavane, mah±r±j±ti, bhante, t±ya tusitabhavane anibbattantiy± ko ańńo nibbattissati bhante, natthi t±ya sadis± itth². Tass± hi nisinnaµµh±n±d²su “sve tath±gatassa ida½ dass±mi, ida½ kariss±m²”ti d±nasa½vidh±na½ µhapetv± ańńa½ kiccameva natthi, bhante, tass± paraloka½ gatak±lato paµµh±ya sar²ra½ me na vahat²ti. Atha na½ satth± “m± cintayi, mah±r±ja, sabbesa½ dhuvadhammo ayan”ti vatv± “aya½, mah±r±ja, ratho kass±”ti pucchi. Ta½ sutv± r±j± sirasmi½ ańjali½ patiµµh±petv± “pit±mahassa me, bhante”ti ±ha. “Aya½ kass±”ti? “Pitu me, bhante”ti. “Aya½ pana ratho kass±”ti? “Mama, bhante”ti. Eva½ vutte satth±, “mah±r±ja, tava pit±mahassa ratho tenev±k±rena tava pitu ratha½ na p±puŗi, tava pitu ratho tava ratha½ na p±puŗi, evar³passa n±ma kaµµhakaliŖgarass±pi jar± ±gacchati, kimaŖga½ pana attabh±vassa. Mah±r±ja, sappurisadhammasseva hi jar± natthi, satt± pana aj²rak± n±ma natth²”ti vatv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
151. “J²ranti ve r±jarath± sucitt±,
atho sar²rampi jara½ upeti;
satańca dhammo na jara½ upeti,
santo have sabbhi pavedayant²”ti.
Tattha veti nip±to. Sucitt±ti sattahi ratanehi aparehi ca rath±laŖk±rehi suµµhu cittit± r±j³na½ rath±pi j²ranti. Sar²ramp²ti na kevala½ rath± eva, ida½ suppaµijaggita½ sar²rampi khaŗ¹icc±d²ni p±puŗanta½ jara½ upeti. Satańc±ti buddh±d²na½ pana sant±na½ navavidho lokuttaradhammo ca kińci upagh±ta½ na upet²ti na jara½ upeti n±ma. Pavedayant²ti eva½ santo buddh±dayo sabbhi paŗ¹itehi saddhi½ kathent²ti attho.
Desan±vas±ne bah³ sot±pattiphal±d²ni p±puŗi½s³ti.

Mallik±dev²vatthu chaµµha½.