4. B±lanakkhattasaªghuµµhavatthu

Pam±damanuyuñjant²ti ima½ dhammadesana½ satth± jetavane viharanto b±lanakkhatta½ ±rabbha kathesi.
Ekasmiñhi samaye s±vatthiya½ b±lanakkhatta½ n±ma saªghuµµha½. Tasmi½ nakkhatte b±l± dummedhino jan± ch±rik±ya ceva gomayena ca sar²ra½ makkhetv± satt±ha½ asabbha½ bhaºant± vicaranti. Kiñci ñ±ti suhajja½ v± pabbajita½ v± disv± lajjant± n±ma natthi. Dv±re dv±re µhatv± asabbha½ bhaºanti. Manuss± tesa½ asabbha½ sotu½ asakkont± yath±bala½ a¹¹ha½ v± p±da½ v± kah±paºa½ v± pesenti. Te tesa½ dv±re laddha½ laddha½ gahetv± pakkamanti. Tad± pana s±vatthiya½ pañca koµimatt± ariyas±vak± vasanti, te satthu santika½ s±sana½ pesayi½su– “bhagav±, bhante, satt±ha½ bhikkhusaªghena saddhi½ nagara½ appavisitv± vih±reyeva hot³”ti. Tañca pana satt±ha½ bhikkhusaªghassa vih±reyeva y±gubhatt±d²ni samp±detv± pahiºi½su, sayampi geh± na nikkhami½su. Te nakkhatte pana pariyosite aµµhame divase buddhappamukha½ bhikkhusaªgha½ nimantetv± nagara½ pavesetv± mah±d±na½ datv± ekamanta½ nisinn±, “bhante, atidukkhena no satta divas±ni atikkant±ni, b±l±na½ asabbh±ni suºant±na½ kaºº± bhijjan±k±rappatt± honti, koci kassaci na lajjati, tena maya½ tumh±ka½ antonagara½ pavisitu½ n±damha, mayampi gehato na nikkhamimh±”ti ±ha½su. Satth± tesa½ katha½ sutv±, “b±l±na½ dummedh±na½ kiriy± n±ma evar³p± hoti, medh±vino pana dhanas±ra½ viya appam±da½ rakkhitv± amatamah±nibb±nasampatti½ p±puºant²”ti vatv± im± g±th± abh±si–
26. “Pam±damanuyuñjanti, b±l± dummedhino jan±;
appam±dañca medh±v², dhana½ seµµha½va rakkhati.
27. “M± pam±damanuyuñjetha, m± k±maratisanthava½;
appamatto hi jh±yanto, pappoti vipula½ sukhan”ti.
Tattha b±l±ti b±lyena samann±gat± idhalokaparalokattha½ aj±nant±. Dummedhinoti nippaññ±. Te pam±de ±d²nava½ apassant± pam±da½ anuyuñjanti pavattenti, pam±dena k±la½ v²tin±menti. Medh±v²ti dhammojapaññ±ya samann±gato pana paº¹ito kulava½s±gata½ seµµha½ uttama½ sattaratanadhana½ viya appam±da½ rakkhati. Yath± hi uttama½ dhana½ niss±ya “k±maguºasampatti½ p±puºiss±ma, puttad±ra½ posess±ma, paralokagamanamagga½ sodhess±m±”ti dhane ±nisa½sa½ passant± ta½ rakkhanti, eva½ paº¹itopi appamatto “paµhamajjh±n±d²ni paµilabhiss±mi, maggaphal±d²ni p±puºiss±mi, tisso vijj±, cha abhiññ± samp±dess±m²”ti appam±de ±nisa½sa½ passanto dhana½ seµµha½va appam±da½ rakkhat²ti attho. M± pam±danti tasm± tumhe m± pam±damanuyuñjetha m± pam±dena k±la½ v²tin±mayittha. M± k±maratisanthavanti vatthuk±makilesak±mesu ratisaªkh±ta½ taºh±santhavampi m± anuyuñjetha m± cintayittha m± paµilabhittha. Appamatto h²ti upaµµhitassatit±ya hi appamatto jh±yanto puggalo vipula½ u¼±ra½ nibb±nasukha½ p±puº±t²ti.
G±th±pariyos±ne bah³ sot±pann±dayo ahesu½. Mah±janassa s±tthik± dhammadesan± j±t±ti.

B±lanakkhattasaªghuµµhavatthu catuttha½.