Tasmi½ khaºe seµµhi utt±nako nipanno hoti. ¾yuttako pana tassa p±de parimajjanto “putto te, s±mi, ±gato”ti ±ha. “Kuhi½ so”ti? “Esa p±dam³le µhito”ti. Atha na½ disv± ±yakammika½ pakkos±petv±, “mama gehe kittaka½ dhanan”ti pucchi. “S±mi, dhanasseva catt±l²sakoµiyo, upabhogaparibhogabhaº¹±na½ pana vanag±makkhettadvipadacatuppaday±nav±han±nañca ayañca ayañca paricchedo”ti vutte, “aha½ ettaka½ dhana½ mama puttassa ghosakassa na dem²”ti vattuk±mo “dem²”ti ±ha. Ta½ sutv± seµµhidh²t± “aya½ puna kathento añña½ kiñci katheyy±”ti cintetv± sok±tur± viya kese vikiritv± rodam±n± “ki½ n±meta½, t±ta, vadetha, idampi n±ma vo vacana½ suºoma, alakkhik± vatamh±”ti vatv± matthakena na½ uramajjhe paharant² patitv± yath± puna vattu½ na sakkoti, tath±ssa uramajjhe matthakena gha½sent² ±rodana½ dassesi. Seµµhi ta½khaºaññeva k±lamak±si. “Seµµhi mato”ti gantv± utenassa rañño ±rocayi½su. R±j± tassa sar²rakicca½ k±r±petv±, “atthi panassa putto v± dh²t± v±”ti pucchi. “Atthi, deva, ghosako n±ma tassa putto, sabba½ s±pateyya½ tassa niyy±detv±va mato, dev±”ti.
R±j± aparabh±ge seµµhiputta½ pakkos±pesi. Tasmiñca divase devo vassi. R±jaªgaºe tattha tattha udaka½ saºµh±ti. Seµµhiputto “r±j±na½ passiss±m²”ti p±y±si. R±j± v±tap±na½ vivaritv± ta½ ±gacchanta½ olokento r±jaªgaºe udaka½ laªghitv± ±gacchanta½ disv± ±gantv± vanditv± µhita½ “tva½ ghosako n±ma, t±t±”ti pucchitv± “±ma, dev±”ti vutte “pit± me matoti m± soci, tava pettika½ seµµhiµµh±na½ tuyhameva dass±m²”ti ta½ samass±setv± “gaccha, t±t±”ti uyyojesi. R±j± gacchantañca na½ olokentova aµµh±si. So ±gamanak±le laªghita½ udaka½ gamanak±le otaritv± saºika½ agam±si. Atha na½ r±j± tatova pakkos±petv±, “ki½ nu kho, t±ta, tva½ mama santika½ ±gacchanto udaka½ laªghitv± ±gamma gacchanto otaritv± saºika½ gacchas²”ti pucchi. “¾ma, deva, aha½ tasmi½ khaºe kum±rako, k²¼anak±lo n±ma, so id±ni pana me devena µh±nantara½ paµissuta½. Tasm± yath± pure acaritv± id±ni sannisinnena hutv± caritu½ vaµµat²”ti. Ta½ sutv± r±j± “dhitim±ya½ puriso, id±nevassa µh±nantara½ dass±m²”ti pitar± bhutta½ bhoga½ datv± sabbasatena seµµhiµµh±na½ ad±si.
So rathe µhatv± nagara½ padakkhiºa½ ak±si. Olokitolokitaµµh±na½ kampati. Seµµhidh²t± k±¼id±siy± saddhi½ mantayam±n± nisinn± “amma k±¼i, puttassa te ettik± sampatti ma½ niss±ya uppann±”ti ±ha. “Ki½ k±raº±, amm±”ti? “Ayañhi attano maraºapaººa½ dussante bandhitv± amh±ka½ ghara½ ±gato, athassa may± ta½ paººa½ ph±letv± may± saddhi½ maªgalakaraºatth±ya añña½ paººa½ likhitv± ettaka½ k±la½ tattha ±rakkho kato”ti. “Amma, tva½ ettaka½ passasi, ima½ pana seµµhi daharak±lato paµµh±ya m±retuk±mo m±retu½ n±sakkhi, kevala½ ima½ niss±ya bahu½ dhana½ kh²y²”ti. “Amma, atibh±riya½ vata seµµhin± katan”ti. Nagara½ padakkhiºa½ katv± geha½ pavisanta½ pana na½ disv±, “aya½ ettik± sampatti ma½ niss±ya uppann±”ti hasita½ ak±si. Atha na½ seµµhiputto disv±, “ki½ k±raº± has²”ti pucchi. “Eka½ k±raºa½ niss±y±”ti. “Kathehi nan”ti? “S± na kathesi”. So “sace na kathessasi, dvidh± ta½ chindiss±m²”ti tajjetv± asi½ nikka¹¹hi. S± “aya½ ettik± sampatti tay± ma½ niss±ya laddh±ti cintetv± hasitan”ti ±ha. “Yadi mama pitar± attano santaka½ mayha½ niyy±dita½, tva½ ettha ki½ hos²”ti? So kira ettaka½ k±la½ kiñci na j±n±ti, tenass± vacana½ na saddahi. Athassa s± “tumh±ka½ pitar± maraºapaººa½ datv± pesit±, tumhe may± idañcidañca katv± rakkhit±”ti sabba½ kathesi. “Tva½ abh³ta½ kathes²”ti asaddahanto “m±tara½ k±¼i½ pucchiss±m²”ti cintetv± “eva½ kira, amm±”ti. “¾ma, t±ta, daharak±lato paµµh±ya ta½ m±retuk±mo m±retu½ asakkonto ta½ niss±ya bahu½ dhana½ kh²yi, sattasu µh±nesu tva½ maraºato mutto, id±ni bhogag±mato ±gamma sabbasatena saddhi½ seµµhiµµh±na½ patto”ti. So ta½ sutv± “bh±riya½ vata kamma½, evar³p± kho pana maraº± muttassa mama pam±daj²vita½ j²vitu½ ayutta½, appamatto bhaviss±m²”ti cintetv± devasika½ sahassa½ vissajjetv± addhikakapaº±d²na½ d±na½ paµµhapesi. Mitto n±massa kuµumbiko d±naby±vaµo ahosi. Aya½ ghosakaseµµhino uppatti.
Tasmi½ pana k±le bhaddavat²nagare bhaddavatiyaseµµhi n±ma ghosakaseµµhino adiµµhapubbasah±yako ahosi. Bhaddavat²nagarato ±gat±na½ v±ºij±na½ santike ghosakaseµµhi bhaddavatiyaseµµhino sampattiñca vayappadesañca sutv± tena saddhi½ sah±yakabh±va½ icchanto paºº±k±ra½ pesesi. Bhaddavatiyaseµµhipi kosambito ±gat±na½ v±ºij±na½ santike ghosakaseµµhino sampattiñca vayappadesañca sutv± tena saddhi½ sah±yakabh±va½ icchanto paºº±k±ra½ pesesi. Eva½ te aññamañña½ adiµµhapubbasah±yak± hutv± vasi½su. Aparabh±ge bhaddavatiyaseµµhino gehe ahiv±tarogo patito. Tasmi½ patite paµhama½ makkhik± maranti, tato anukkameneva k²µ± m³sik± kukkuµ± s³kar± g±vo d±s² d±s± sabbapacch± gharam±nusak±pi maranti. Tesu ye bhitti½ bhinditv± pal±yanti, te j²vita½ labhanti, tad± pana seµµhi ca bhariy± ca dh²t± cassa tath± pal±yitv± ghosakaseµµhi½ passitu½ patthent± kosambimagga½ paµipajji½su. Te antar±maggeyeva kh²ºap±theyy± v±t±tapena ceva khuppip±s±hi ca kilantasar²r± kicchena kosambi½ patv± udakaph±sukaµµh±ne µhatv± nhatv± nagaradv±re eka½ s±la½ pavisi½su.
Tato seµµhi bhariya½ ±ha– “bhadde, imin± n²h±rena gacchant± vij±tam±tuy±pi aman±p± honti, sah±yako kira me addhikakapaº±d²na½ devasika½ sahassa½ vissajjetv± d±na½ d±pesi. Tattha dh²tara½ pesetv± ±h±ra½ ±har±petv± ek±ha½ dv²ha½ idheva sar²ra½ santappetv± sah±yaka½ passiss±m±”ti. S± “s±dhu, s±m²”ti. Te s±l±yameva vasi½su. Punadivase k±le ±rocite kapaºaddhik±d²su ±h±ratth±ya gacchantesu m±t±pitaro, “amma, gantv± amh±ka½ ±h±ra½ ±har±”ti dh²tara½ pesayi½su. Mah±bhogakulassa dh²t± vipattiy± acchinnalajjit±ya alajjam±n± p±ti½ gahetv± kapaºajanena saddhi½ ±h±ratth±ya gantv± “kati paµiv²se gaºhissasi, amm±”ti puµµh± ca pana “tayo”ti ±ha. Athass± tayo paµiv²se ad±si. T±ya bhatte ±haµe tayopi ekato bhuñjitu½ nis²di½su.
Atha m±t±dh²taro seµµhi½ ±ha½su– “s±mi, vipatti n±ma mah±kul±nampi uppajjati, m± amhe oloketv± bhuñja, m± cintay²”ti. Iti na½ n±nappak±rehi y±citv± bhojesu½. So bhuñjitv± ±h±ra½ j²r±petu½ asakkonto aruºe uggacchante k±lamak±si. M±t±dh²taro n±nappak±rehi paridevitv± rodi½su. Kum±rik± punadivase rodam±n± ±h±ratth±ya gantv±, “kati paµiv²se gaºhissas²”ti vutt±, “dve”ti vatv± ±h±ra½ ±haritv± m±tara½ y±citv± bhojesi. S±pi t±ya y±ciyam±n± bhuñjitv± ±h±ra½ j²r±petu½ asakkont² ta½ divasameva k±lamak±si. Kum±rik± ekik±va roditv± paridevitv± t±ya dukkhuppattiy± ativiya sañj±tach±takadukkh± punadivase y±cakehi saddhi½ rodant² ±h±ratth±ya gantv±, “kati paµiv²se gaºhissasi, amm±”ti vutt± “ekan”ti ±ha. Mittakuµumbiko ta½ tayo divase bhatta½ gaºhanti½ sañj±n±ti, tena ta½ “apehi nassa, vasali, ajja tava kucchippam±ºa½ aññ±s²”ti ±ha. Hirottappasampann± kuladh²t± paccorasmi½ sattipah±ra½ viya vaºe kh±rodakasecanaka½ viya ca patv± “ki½, s±m²”ti ±ha. “Tay± pure tayo koµµh±s± gahit±, hiyyo dve, ajja eka½ gaºh±si. Ajja te attano kucchippam±ºa½ ñ±tan”ti. “M± ma½, s±mi, ‘attanova atth±ya gaºh²’ti maññitth±”ti. “Atha kasm± eva½ gaºh²”ti? “Pure tayo jan± ahumha, s±mi, hiyyo dve, ajja ekik±va j±t±mh²”ti. So “kena k±raºen±”ti pucchitv± ±dito paµµh±ya t±ya kathita½ sabba½ pavatti½ sutv± ass³ni sandh±retu½ asakkonto sañj±tabalavadomanasso hutv±, “amma, eva½ sante m± cintayi, tva½ bhaddavatiyaseµµhino dh²t± ajjak±lato paµµh±ya mama dh²t±yeva n±m±”ti vatv± s²se cumbitv± ghara½ netv± attano jeµµhadh²tuµµh±ne µhapesi.
S± d±nagge ucc±sadda½ mah±sadda½ sutv±, “t±ta, kasm± eta½ jana½ nissadda½ katv± d±na½ na deth±”ti ±ha. “Na sakk± k±tu½, amm±”ti. “Sakk±, t±t±”ti. “Katha½ sakk±, amm±”ti? “T±ta d±nagga½ parikkhipitv± ekekasseva pavesanappam±ºena dve dv±r±ni yojetv±, ‘ekena dv±rena pavisitv± ekena nikkhamath±’ti vadetha, eva½ nissadd± hutv±va gaºhissant²”ti. So ta½ sutv±, “bhaddakova, amma, up±yo”ti tath± k±resi. S±pi pubbe s±m± n±ma. Vatiy± pana k±ritatt± s±m±vat² n±ma j±t±. Tato paµµh±ya d±nagge kol±hala½ pacchind². Ghosakaseµµhi pubbe ta½ sadda½ suºanto “mayha½ d±nagge saddo”ti tussati. Dv²hat²ha½ pana sadda½ asuºanto mittakuµumbika½ attano upaµµh±na½ ±gata½ pucchi– “diyyati kapaºaddhik±d²na½ d±nan”ti? “¾ma, s±m²”ti. “Atha ki½ dv²hat²ha½ saddo na suyyat²”ti? “Yath± nissadd± hutv± gaºhanti, tath± me up±yo kato”ti. “Atha pubbeva kasm± n±k±s²”ti? “Aj±nanat±ya, s±m²”ti. “Id±ni katha½ te ñ±to”ti? “Dh²tar± me akkh±to, s±m²”ti. Mayha½ avidit± “tava dh²t± n±ma atth²”ti. So ahiv±taroguppattito paµµh±ya sabba½ bhaddavatiyaseµµhino pavatti½ ±cikkhitv± tass± attano jeµµhadh²tuµµh±ne µhapitabh±va½ ±rocesi. Atha na½ seµµhi “eva½ sante mama kasm± na kathesi, mama sah±yakassa dh²t± mama dh²t± n±m±”ti ta½ pakkos±petv± pucchi– “amma, seµµhino dh²t±s²”ti? “¾ma, t±t±”ti. “Tena hi m± cintayi, tva½ mama dh²t±s²”ti ta½ s²se cumbitv± pariv±ratth±ya tass± pañca itthisat±ni datv± ta½ attano jeµµhadh²tuµµh±ne µhapesi.
Athekadivasa½ tasmi½ nagare nakkhatta½ saªghuµµha½ hoti. Tasmi½ pana nakkhatte bahi anikkhamanak± kuladh²taropi attano pariv±rena saddhi½ padas±va nadi½ gantv± nh±yanti. Tasm± ta½ divasa½ s±m±vat²pi pañcahi itthisatehi pariv±rit± r±jaªgaºeneva nh±yitu½ agam±si. Uteno s²hapañjare µhito ta½ disv± “kassim± n±µakitthiyo”ti pucchi. “Na kassaci n±µakitthiyo, dev±”ti. “Atha kassa dh²taro”ti? “Ghosakaseµµhino dh²t± deva, s±m±vat² n±mes±”ti. So disv±va uppannasineho seµµhino s±sana½ p±hesi– “dh²tara½ kira me peset³”ti. “Na pesemi, dev±”ti. “M± kira eva½ karotu, pesetuyev±”ti. “Maya½ gahapatik± n±ma kum±rik±na½ pothetv± viheµhetv± ka¹¹hanabhayena na dema, dev±”ti. R±j± kujjhitv± geha½ lañch±petv± seµµhiñca bhariyañca hatthe gahetv± bahi k±r±pesi. S±m±vat², nh±yitv± ±gantv± geha½ pavisitu½ ok±sa½ alabhant², “ki½ eta½, t±t±”ti pucchi. “Amma, r±j± tava k±raº± pahiºi. Atha ‘na maya½ dass±m±’ti vutte ghara½ lañch±petv± amhe bahi k±r±pes²”ti. “T±ta, bh±riya½ vo kamma½ kata½, raññ± n±ma pahite ‘na, dem±’ti avatv± ‘sace me dh²tara½ sapariv±ra½ gaºhatha, dem±’ti vattabba½ bhaveyya, t±t±”ti. “S±dhu, amma, tava ruciy± sati eva½ kariss±m²”ti rañño tath± s±sana½ p±hesi. R±j± “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchitv± ta½ sapariv±ra½ ±netv± abhisiñcitv± aggamahesiµµh±ne µhapesi. Ses± tass±yeva pariv±ritthiyo ahesu½. Aya½ s±m±vatiy± uppatti.