Sakko v±taval±haka½ devaputta½ ±º±pesi “titthiy±na½ maº¹apa½ v±tehi upp±µetv± ukk±rabh³miya½ khip±peh²”ti. So tath± ak±si. S³riyampi devaputta½ ±º±pesi “s³riyamaº¹ala½ nika¹¹hanto t±peh²”ti. So tath± ak±si. Puna v±taval±haka½ ±º±pesi “v±tamaº¹ala½ uµµh±pento y±h²”ti. So tath± karonto titthiy±na½ paggharitasedasar²re rajovaµµiy± okiri. Te tambamattikasadis± ahesu½. Vassaval±hakampi ±º±pesi “mahant±ni bind³ni p±teh²”ti. So tath± ak±si. Atha nesa½ k±yo kabarag±visadiso ahosi. Te nigaºµh± lajjam±n± hutv± sammukhasammukhaµµh±neneva pal±yi½su. Eva½ pal±yantesu pur±ºakassapassa upaµµh±ko eko kassako “id±ni me ayy±na½ p±µih±riyakaraºavel±, gantv± p±µih±riya½ passiss±m²”ti goºe vissajjetv± p±tova ±bhata½ y±gukuµañceva yottakañca gahetv± ±gacchanto pur±ºa½ tath± pal±yanta½ disv±, bhante ajja ‘ayy±na½ p±µih±riya½ passiss±m²’ti ±gacch±mi, tumhe kaha½ gacchath±”ti. Ki½ te p±µih±riyena, ima½ kuµañca yottañca deh²ti. So tena dinna½ kuµañca yottañca ±d±ya nad²t²ra½ gantv± kuµa½ yottena attano g²v±ya bandhitv± lajjanto kiñci akathetv± rahade patitv± udakapubbu¼e uµµh±pento k±la½ katv± av²cimhi nibbatti.
Sakko ±k±se ratanacaªkama½ m±pesi. Tassa ek± koµi p±c²nacakkav±¼amukhavaµµiya½ ahosi, ek± pacchimacakkav±¼amukhavaµµiya½. Satth± sannipatit±ya chatti½sayojanik±ya paris±ya va¹¹ham±nakacch±y±ya “id±ni p±µih±riyakaraºavel±”ti gandhakuµito nikkhamitv± pamukhe aµµh±si. Atha na½ gharaº² n±ma iddhimant² ek± an±g±mi-up±sik± upasaªkamitv±, “bhante, m±dis±ya dh²tari vijjam±n±ya tumh±ka½ kilamanakicca½ natthi, aha½ p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti ±ha. “Katha½ tva½ karissasi, gharaº²”ti? “Bhante, ekasmi½ cakkav±¼agabbhe mah±pathavi½ udaka½ katv± udakasakuºik± viya nimujjitv± p±c²nacakkav±¼amukhavaµµiya½ att±na½ dassess±mi, tath± pacchima-uttaradakkhiºacakkav±¼amukhavaµµiya½, tath± majjhe”. Mah±jano ma½ disv± “k± es±”ti vutte vakkhati “gharaº² n±mes±, aya½ t±va ekiss± itthiy± ±nubh±vo, buddh±nubh±vo pana k²diso bhavissat²”ti Eva½ titthiy± tumhe adisv±va pal±yissant²ti. Atha na½ satth± “j±n±mi te gharaº² evar³pa½ p±µih±riya½ k±tu½ samatthabh±va½, na pan±ya½ tavatth±ya baddho m±l±puµo”ti vatv± paµikkhipi. S± “na me satth± anuj±n±ti, addh± may± uttaritara½ p±µih±riya½ k±tu½ samattho añño atth²”ti ekamanta½ aµµh±si. Satth±pi “evameva tesa½ guºo p±kaµo bhavissat²ti eva½ chatti½sayojanik±ya paris±ya majjhe s²han±da½ nadissat²”ti maññam±no aparepi pucchi– “tumhe katha½ p±µih±riya½ karissath±”ti. Te “evañca evañca kariss±ma, bhante”ti satthu purato µhit±va s²han±da½ nadi½su. Tesu kira c³¼a-an±thapiº¹iko “m±dise an±g±mi-up±sake putte vijjam±ne satthu kilamanakicca½ natth²”ti cintetv± “aha½, bhante, p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti vatv± “katha½ karissas²”ti puµµho “aha½, bhante, dv±dasayojanika½ brahmattabh±va½ nimminitv± imiss± paris±ya majjhe mah±meghagajjitasadisena saddena brahma-apphoµana½ n±ma apphoµess±m²”ti. Mah±jano “ki½ n±meso saddo”ti pucchitv± “c³¼a-an±thapiº¹ikassa kira brahma-apphoµanasaddo n±m±”ti vakkhati. Titthiy± “gahapatikassa kira t±va eso ±nubh±vo, buddh±nubh±vo k²diso bhavissat²”ti tumhe adisv±va pal±yissant²ti. Satth± “j±n±mi te ±nubh±van”ti tassapi tatheva vatv± p±µih±riyakaraºa½ n±nuj±ni.
Athek± paµisambhidappatt± sattavassik± c²ras±maºer² kira n±ma satth±ra½ vanditv± “aha½, bhante, p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti ±ha. “Katha½ karissasi c²re”ti? “Bhante, sineruñca cakkav±¼apabbatañca himavantañca ±haritv± imasmi½ µh±ne paµip±µiy± µhapetv± aha½ ha½sasakuº² viya tato tato nikkhamitv± asajjam±n± gamiss±mi, mah±jano ma½ disv± ‘k± es±’ti pucchitv± ‘c²ras±maºer²’ti vakkhati. Titthiy± ‘sattavassik±ya t±va s±maºeriy± ayam±nubh±vo, buddh±nubh±vo k²diso bhavissat²’ti tumhe adisv±va pal±yissant²”ti. Ito para½ evar³p±ni vacan±ni vutt±nus±reneva veditabb±ni. Tass±pi bhagav± “j±n±mi te ±nubh±van”ti vatv± p±µih±riyakaraºa½ n±nuj±ni. Atheko paµisambhidappatto kh²º±savo cundas±maºero n±ma j±tiy± sattavassiko satth±ra½ vanditv± “aha½ bhagav± p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti vatv± “katha½ karissas²”ti puµµho ±ha– “aha½, bhante, jambud²passa dhajabh³ta½ mah±jamburukkha½ khandhe gahetv± c±letv± mah±jambupesiyo ±haritv± ima½ parisa½ kh±d±pess±mi, p±ricchattakakusum±ni ca ±haritv± tumhe vandiss±m²”ti. Satth± “j±n±mi te ±nubh±van”ti tassa p±µih±riyakaraºa½ paµikkhipi.
Atha uppalavaºº± ther² satth±ra½ vanditv± “aha½, bhante, p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti vatv± “katha½ karissas²”ti puµµh± ±ha– “aha½, bhante, samant± dv±dasayojanika½ parisa½ dassetv± ±vaµµato chatti½sayojan±ya paris±ya parivuto cakkavattir±j± hutv± ±gantv± tumhe vandiss±m²”ti Satth± “j±n±mi te ±nubh±van”ti tass±pi p±µih±riyakaraºa½ paµikkhipi. Atha mah±moggall±natthero bhagavanta½ vanditv± “aha½, bhante, p±µih±riya½ kariss±m²”ti vatv± “katha½ karissas²”ti puµµho ±ha– “aha½, bhante, sinerupabbatar±j±na½ dantantare µhapetv± m±sas±sapab²ja½ viya kh±diss±m²”ti. “Añña½ ki½ karissas²”ti? “Ima½ mah±pathavi½ kaµas±raka½ viya sa½vellitv± aªgulantare nikkhipiss±m²”ti. “Añña½ ki½ karissas²”ti? “Mah±pathavi½ kul±lacakka½ viya parivattetv± mah±jana½ pathavoja½ kh±d±pess±m²”ti. “Añña½ ki½ karissas²”ti? “V±mahatthe pathavi½ katv± ime satte dakkhiºahatthena aññasmi½ d²pe µhapess±m²”ti. “Añña½ ki½ karissas²”ti? “Sineru½ chattadaº¹a½ viya katv± mah±pathavi½ ukkhipitv± tassupari µhapetv± chattahattho bhikkhu viya ekahatthen±d±ya ±k±se caªkamiss±m²”ti. Satth± “j±n±mi te ±nubh±van”ti tassapi p±µih±riyakaraºa½ n±nuj±ni. So “j±n±ti maññe satth± may± uttaritara½ p±µih±riya½ k±tu½ samatthan”ti ekamanta½ aµµh±si.
Atha na½ satth± “n±ya½ moggall±na½ tavatth±ya baddho b±l±puµo. Ahañhi asamadhuro, mama dhura½ añño vahitu½ samattho n±ma natthi. Anacchariyameta½, ya½ id±ni mama dhura½ vahitu½ samattho n±ma bhaveyya. Ahetukatiracch±nayoniya½ nibbattak±lepi mama dhura½ añño vahitu½ samattho n±ma n±hosiyev±”ti vatv± “kad± pana, bhante”ti therena puµµho at²ta½ ±haritv±–
“Yato yato garu dhura½, yato gambh²ravattan²;
tad±ssu kaºha½ yuñjanti, sv±ssu ta½ vahate dhuran”ti.–

Ida½ kaºha-usabhaj±taka½ (j±. 1.1.29) vitth±retv± puna tameva vatthu½ visesetv± dassento–

“Manuññameva bh±seyya, n±manuñña½ kud±cana½;
manuñña½ bh±sam±nassa, garu½ bh±ra½ udaddhari;
dhanañca na½ al±bhesi, tena cattamano ah³”ti.–

Ida½ nandivis±laj±taka½ vitth±retv± kathesi. Kathetv± ca pana satth± ratanacaªkama½ abhiruhi, purato dv±dasayojanik± paris± ahosi tath± pacchato ca uttarato ca dakkhiºato ca. Ujuka½ pana catuv²satiyojanik±ya paris±ya majjhe bhagav± yamakap±µih±riya½ ak±si.

Ta½ p±¼ito t±va eva½ veditabba½ (paµi. ma. 1.116)– katama½ tath±gatassa yamakap±µih±riye ñ±ºa½? Idha½ tath±gato yamakap±µih±riya½ karoti as±dh±raºa½ s±vakehi, uparimak±yato aggikkhandho pavattati, heµµhimak±yato udakadh±r± pavattati Heµµhimak±yato aggikkhandho pavattati, uparimak±yato udakadh±r± pavattati. Puratthimak±yato, pacchimak±yato; pacchimak±yato, puratthimak±yato; dakkhiºa-akkhito, v±ma-akkhito; v±ma-akkhito, dakkhiºa-akkhito; dakkhiºakaººasotato, v±makaººasotato; v±makaººasotato, dakkhiºakaººasotato; dakkhiºan±sik±sotato, v±man±sik±sotato; v±man±sik±sotato, dakkhiºan±sik±sotato; dakkhiºa-a½sak³µato, v±ma-a½sak³µato; v±ma-a½sak³µato, dakkhiºa-a½sak³µato; dakkhiºahatthato, v±mahatthato; v±mahatthato, dakkhiºahatthato; dakkhiºapassato, v±mapassato; v±mapassato, dakkhiºapassato; dakkhiºap±dato, v±map±dato; v±map±dato, dakkhiºap±dato; aªgulaªgulehi, aªgulantarik±hi; aªgulantarik±hi, aªgulaªgulehi; ekekalomak³pato aggikkhandho pavattati, ekekalomato udakadh±r± pavattati. Ekekalomato aggikkhandho pavattati, ekekalomak³pato udakadh±r± pavattati channa½ vaºº±na½ n²l±na½ p²tak±na½ lohitak±na½ od±t±na½ mañjeµµh±na½ pabhassar±na½. Bhagav± caªkamati, buddhanimmito tiµµhati v± nis²dati v± seyya½ v± kappeti…pe… nimmito seyya½ kappeti, bhagav± caªkamati v± tiµµhati v± nis²dati v±. Ida½ tath±gatassa yamakap±µih±riye ñ±ºanti.
Ida½ pana p±µih±riya½ bhagav± tasmi½ caªkame caªkamitv± ak±si. Tassa tejokasiºasam±pattivasena uparimak±yato aggikkhandho pavattati, ±pokasiºasam±pattivasena heµµhimak±yato udakadh±r± pavattati. Na pana udakadh±r±ya pavattanaµµh±nato aggikkhandho pavattati, aggikkhandhassa pavattanaµµh±nato udakadh±r± pavattat²ti dassetu½ “heµµhimak±yato uparimak±yato”ti vutta½. Eseva nayo sabbapadesu. Aggikkhandho panettha udakadh±r±ya asammisso ahosi, tath± udakadh±r± aggikkhandhena. Ubhayampi kira ceta½ y±va brahmalok± uggantv± cakkav±¼amukhavaµµiya½ patati. “Channa½ vaºº±nan”ti vutt± panassa chabbaººara½siyo ghaµehi ±siñcam±na½ vil²nasuvaººa½ viya yantan±likato nikkhantasuvaººarasadh±r± viya ca ekacakkav±¼agabbhato uggantv± brahmaloka½ ±hacca paµinivattitv± cakkav±¼amukhavaµµimeva gaºhi½su. Ekacakkav±¼agabbha½ vaªkagop±nasika½ viya bodhighara½ ahosi ek±loka½.
Ta½divasa½ satth± caªkamitv± p±µih±riya½ karonto antarantar± mah±janassa dhamma½ kathesi. Kathento ca jana½ nirass±sa½ akatv± tassa ass±sav±ra½ deti. Tasmi½ khaºe mah±jano s±dhuk±ra½ pavattesi. Tassa s±dhuk±rapavattanak±le satth± t±vamahatiy± paris±ya citta½ olokento ekekassa so¼asanna½ ±k±r±na½ vasena citt±c±ra½ aññ±si. Eva½ lahukaparivatta½ buddh±na½ citta½ Yo yo yasmiñca dhamme yasmiñca p±µih²re pasanno, tassa tassa ajjh±sayavaseneva dhammañca kathesi, p±µih²rañca ak±si. Eva½ dhamme desiyam±ne p±µih²re ca kariyam±ne mah±janassa dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi. Satth± pana tasmi½ sam±game attano mana½ gahetv± añña½ pañha½ pucchitu½ samattha½ adisv± nimmitabuddha½ m±pesi. Tena pucchita½ pañha½ satth± vissajjesi, satth±r± pucchita½ so vissajjesi. Bhagavato caªkamanak±le nimmito µh±n±d²su aññatara½ kappesi, nimmitassa caªkamanak±le bhagav± µh±n±d²su aññatara½ kappesi. Tamattha½ dassetu½ “nimmito caªkamati v±”ti-±di vutta½. Eva½ karontassa satthu p±µih±riya½ disv± dhammakatha½ sutv± tasmi½ sam±game v²satiy± p±ºakoµ²na½ dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi.