34. Jotikattheravatthu

Yodha taºhanti puna ima½ dhammadesana½ satth± ve¼uvane viharanto jotikatthera½ ±rabbha kathesi.
Aj±tasattukum±ro hi devadattena saddhi½ ekato hutv± pitara½ gh±tetv± rajje patiµµhito “jotikaseµµhissa mah±p±s±da½ gaºhiss±m²”ti yuddhasajjo nikkhamitv± maºip±k±re sapariv±rassa attano ch±ya½ disv± “gahapatiko yuddhasajjo hutv± bala½ ±d±ya nikkhanto”ti sallakkhetv± upagantu½ na visahi. Seµµhipi ta½ divasa½ uposathiko hutv± p±tova bhuttap±tar±so vih±ra½ gantv± satthu santike dhamma½ suºanto nisinno hoti. Paµhame dv±rakoµµhake ±rakkha½ gahetv± µhito pana yamako¼i n±ma yakkho ta½ disv± “kaha½ gacchas²”ti sapariv±ra½ viddha½setv± dis±vidis±su anubandhi. R±j± vih±rameva agam±si.
Atha na½ seµµhi disv±va “ki½, dev±”ti vatv± uµµh±y±san± aµµh±si. Gahapati, ki½ tva½ tava purise “may± saddhi½ yujjhath±”ti ±º±petv± idh±gamma dhamma½ suºanto viya nisinnoti. Ki½ pana devo mama geha½ gaºhitu½ gatoti? ¾ma, gatomh²ti. Mama anicch±ya mama geha½ gaºhitu½ r±jasahassampi na sakkoti, dev±ti. So “ki½ pana tva½ r±j± bhavissas²”ti kujjhi. N±ha½ r±j±, mama santaka½ pana dasikasuttampi mama anicch±ya r±j³hi v± corehi v± gahetu½ na sakk±ti. Ki½ pan±ha½ tava ruciy± gaºhiss±m²ti? Tena hi, deva, im± me dasasu aªgul²su v²sati muddik±, im±ha½ tumh±ka½ na demi. Sace sakkotha, gaºhath±ti So pana r±j± bh³miya½ ukkuµika½ nis²ditv± ullaªghanto aµµh±rasahattha½ µh±na½ abhiruhati, µhatv± ullaªghanto as²tihattha½ µh±na½ abhiruhati. Eva½mah±balo sam±nopi ito cito ca parivattento eka½ muddikampi ka¹¹hitu½ n±sakkhi. Atha na½ seµµhi “s±µaka½ patthara, dev±”ti vatv± aªguliyo ujuk± ak±si, v²satipi muddik± nikkhami½su. Atha na½ seµµhi “eva½, deva, mama santaka½ mama anicch±ya na sakk± gaºhitun”ti vatv± rañño kiriy±ya uppannasa½vego “pabbajitu½ me anuj±na, dev±”ti ±ha. So “imasmi½ pabbajite sukha½ p±s±da½ gaºhiss±m²”ti cintetv± ekavacaneneva “tva½ pabbaj±h²”ti ±ha. So satthu santike pabbajitv± na cirasseva arahatta½ patv± jotikatthero n±ma ahosi. Tassa arahatta½ pattakkhaºeyeva sabb±pi s± sampatti antaradh±yi, tampissa satulak±yi½ n±ma bhariya½ devat± uttarakurumeva nayi½su.
Athekadivasa½ bhikkh³ ta½ ±mantetv±, “±vuso jotika, tasmi½ pana te p±s±de v± itthiy± v± taºh± atth²”ti pucchitv± “natth±vuso”ti vutte satthu ±rocesu½– “aya½, bhante, abh³ta½ vatv± añña½ by±karot²”ti. Satth± “nattheva, bhikkhave, mama puttassa tasmi½ taºh±”ti vatv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
416. “Yodha taºha½ pahantv±na, an±g±ro paribbaje;
taºh±bhavaparikkh²ºa½, tamaha½ br³mi br±hmaºan”ti.
Imiss± g±th±yattho heµµh± jaµilattheravatthumhi vuttanayeneva veditabbo.
Desan±vas±ne bah³ sot±pattiphal±d²ni p±puºi½s³ti.

Jotikattheravatthu catuti½satima½.