8. Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu

Sukho buddh±nanti ima½ dhammadesana½ satth± jetavane viharanto sambahul±na½ bhikkh³na½ katha½ ±rabbha kathesi.
Ekadivasañhi pañcasatabhikkh³ upaµµh±nas±l±ya½ nisinn±, “±vuso, ki½ nu kho imasmi½ loke sukhan”ti katha½ samuµµh±pesu½? Tattha keci “rajjasukhasadisa½ sukha½ n±ma natth²”ti ±ha½su. Keci k±masukhasadisa½, keci “s±lima½sabhojan±disadisa½ sukha½ n±ma natth²”ti ±ha½su. Satth± tesa½ nisinnaµµh±na½ gantv± “k±ya nuttha, bhikkhave, etarahi kath±ya sannisinn±”ti pucchitv± “im±ya n±m±”ti vutte, “bhikkhave, ki½ kathetha? Idañhi sabbampi sukha½ vaµµadukkhapariy±pannameva, imasmi½ loke buddhupp±do dhammassavana½, saªghas±magg², sammodam±nabh±voti idameva sukhan”ti vatv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
194. “Sukho buddh±namupp±do, sukh± saddhammadesan±;
sukh± saªghassa s±magg², samagg±na½ tapo sukho”ti.
Tattha buddh±namupp±doti yasm± buddh± uppajjam±n± mah±jana½ r±gakant±r±d²hi t±renti, tasm± buddh±na½ upp±do sukho uttamo. Yasm± saddhammadesana½ ±gamma j±ti-±didhamm± satt± j±ti-±d²hi muccanti, tasm± saddhammadesan± sukh±. S±magg²ti samacittat±, s±pi sukh± eva. Samagg±na½ pana ekacitt±na½ yasm± buddhavacana½ v± uggaºhitu½ dhutaªg±ni v± pariharitu½ samaºadhamma½ v± k±tu½ sakk±, tasm± samagg±na½ tapo sukhoti vutta½. Tenev±ha– “y±vak²vañca, bhikkhave, bhikkh³ samagg± sannipatissanti, sammagg± vuµµhahissanti, samagg± saªghakaraº²y±ni karissanti, vuddhiyeva, bhikkhave, bhikkh³na½ p±µikaªkh±, no parih±n²”ti (d². ni. 2.136).
Desan±vas±ne te bhikkh³ arahatte patiµµhahi½su, mah±janass±pi s±tthik± dhammadesan± ahos²ti.

Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu aµµhama½.