7. Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu

Nagara½ yath±ti ima½ dhammadesana½ satth± jetavane viharanto sambahule ±gantuke bhikkh³ ±rabbha kathesi.
Te kira ekasmi½ paccante vassa½ upagantv± paµhamam±se sukha½ vihari½su. Majjhimam±se cor± ±gantv± tesa½ gocarag±ma½ paharitv± karamare gahetv± agama½su. Tato paµµh±ya manuss± cor±na½ paµib±hanatth±ya ta½ paccantanagara½ abhisaŖkharont± te bhikkh³ sakkacca½ upaµµh±tu½ ok±sa½ na labhi½su. Te aph±suka½ vassa½ vasitv± vutthavass± satthu dassan±ya s±vatthi½ gantv± satth±ra½ vanditv± ekamanta½ nis²di½su. Satth± tehi saddhi½ katapaµisanth±ro “ki½, bhikkhave sukha½ vasitth±”ti pucchitv±, “bhante, maya½ paµhamam±sameva sukha½ vasimh±, majjhimam±se cor± g±ma½ pahari½su, tato paµµh±ya manuss± nagara½ abhisaŖkharont± sakkacca½ upaµµh±tu½ ok±sa½ na labhi½su. Tasm± aph±suka½ vassa½ vasimh±”ti vutte “ala½, bhikkhave, m± cintayittha, ph±suvih±ro n±ma niccak±la½ dullabho, bhikkhun± n±ma yath± te manuss± nagara½ gopayi½su, eva½ attabh±vameva gopayitu½ vaµµat²”ti vatv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
315. “Nagara½ yath± paccanta½, gutta½ santarab±hira½;
eva½ gopetha att±na½, khaŗo vo m± upaccag±;
khaŗ±t²t± hi socanti, nirayamhi samappit±”ti.
Tattha santarab±hiranti, bhikkhave, yath± tehi manussehi ta½ paccantanagara½ dv±rap±k±r±d²ni thir±ni karontehi sa-antara½, aµµ±lakaparikh±d²ni thir±ni karontehi sab±hiranti santarab±hira½ sugutta½ kata½, eva½ tumhepi sati½ upaµµhapetv± ajjhattik±ni cha dv±r±ni pidahitv± dv±rarakkhika½ sati½ avissajjetv± yath± gayham±n±ni b±hir±ni cha ±yatan±ni ajjhattik±na½ upagh±t±ya sa½vattanti, tath± aggahaŗena t±nipi thir±ni katv± tesa½ appaves±ya dv±rarakkhika½ sati½ appah±ya vicarant± att±na½ gopeth±ti attho. Khaŗo vo m± upaccag±ti yo hi eva½ att±na½ na gopeti, ta½ puggala½ aya½ buddhupp±dakhaŗo majjhimadese uppattikhaŗo samm±diµµhiy± paµiladdhakhaŗo channa½ ±yatan±na½ avekallakhaŗoti sabbopi aya½ khaŗo atikkamati, so khaŗo tumhe m± atikkamatu. Khaŗ±t²t±ti ye hi ta½ khaŗa½ at²t±, te ca puggale so ca khaŗo at²to, te nirayamhi samappit± hutv± tattha nibbattitv± socant²ti attho.
Desan±vas±ne te bhikkh³ uppannasa½veg± arahatte patiµµhahi½s³ti.

Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu sattama½.