Ta½ divasameva vis±kh±ya pit± pañcasate suvaººak±re pakkos±petv± “dh²tu me mah±lat±pas±dhana½ n±ma karoth±”ti rattasuvaººassa nikkhasahassa½, tadanur³p±ni ca rajatamaºimutt±pav±¼avajir±d²ni d±pesi. R±j± katip±ha½ vasitv±va dhanañcayaseµµhissa s±sana½ pahiºi “na sakk± seµµhin± amh±ka½ cira½ posana½ n±ma k±tu½, d±ni d±rik±ya gamanak±la½ j±n±t³”ti. Sopi rañño s±sana½ pesesi– “id±ni vassak±lo ±gato, na sakk± catum±sa½ vicaritu½, tumh±ka½ balak±yassa ya½ ya½ laddhu½ vaµµati, sabba½ ta½ mama bh±ro, may± pesitak±le devo gamissat²”ti. Tato paµµh±ya s±ketanagara½ niccanakkhatta½ viya ahosi. R±j±na½ ±di½ katv± sabbesa½ m±l±gandhavatth±d²ni paµiyatt±neva honti. Tato te jan± cintayi½su– “seµµhi amh±kameva sakk±ra½ karot²”ti, eva½ tayo m±s± atikkant±, pas±dhana½ pana t±va na niµµh±ti. Kammant±dhiµµh±yak± ±gantv± seµµhino ±rocesu½– “añña½ asanta½ n±ma natthi, balak±yassa pana bhattapacanad±r³ni nappahont²”ti. “Gacchatha, t±t±, imasmi½ nagare parijiºº± hatthis±l±dayo ceva parijiººak±ni ca geh±ni gahetv± pacath±”ti. Eva½ pacant±nampi a¹¹ham±so atikkanto. Tato punapi “d±r³ni natth²”ti ±rocayi½su “Imasmi½ k±le na sakk± d±r³ni laddhu½, dussakoµµh±g±r±ni vivaritv± th³las±µakehi vaµµiyo katv± telac±µ²su temetv± bhatta½ pacath±”ti. Te a¹¹ham±sa½ tath± aka½su. Eva½ catt±ro m±s± atikkant±, pas±dhanampi niµµhita½.
Tasmi½ pas±dhane catasso vajiran±¼iyo upayoga½ agama½su, mutt±na½ ek±dasa n±¼iyo, pav±¼assa b±v²sati n±¼iyo, maº²na½ tetti½sa n±¼iyo. Iti etehi ca aññehi ca ratanehi niµµh±na½ agam±si. Asuttamaya½ pas±dhana½ rajatena suttakicca½ kari½su. Ta½ s²se paµimukka½ p±dapiµµhi½ gacchati. Tasmi½ tasmi½ µh±ne muddik± yojetv± kat± suvaººamay± gaºµhik± honti, rajatamay± p±sak±, matthakamajjhe ek± muddik±, dv²su kaººapiµµh²su dve, galav±µake ek±, dv²su jatt³su dve, dv²su kapparesu dve, dv²su kaµipassesu dveti. Tasmi½ kho pana pas±dhane eka½ mora½ kari½su, tassa dakkhiºapakkhe rattasuvaººamay±ni pañca pattasat±ni ahesu½, v±mapakkhe pañca pattasat±ni, tuº¹a½ pav±¼amaya½, akkh²ni maºimay±ni, tath± g²v± ca piñch±ni ca, pattan±¼iyo rajatamay±, tath± jaªgh±yo. So vis±kh±ya matthakamajjhe pabbatak³µe µhatv± naccanamay³ro viya kh±yati. Pattan±¼isahassassa saddo dibbasaªg²ta½ viya pañcaªgikat³riyaghoso viya ca pavattati. Santika½ upagat±yeva tass± amorabh±va½ j±nanti. Pas±dhana½ navakoµi-agghanaka½ ahosi, satasahassa½ hatthakammam³la½ d²yittha.
“Kissa pana nissandena t±yeta½ pas±dhana½ laddhan”ti? S± kira kassapasamm±sambuddhak±le v²satiy± bhikkhusahass±na½ c²varas±µaka½ datv± suttampi s³ciyopi rajanampi attano santakameva ad±si. Tassa c²varad±nassa nissandena ima½ mah±lat±pas±dhana½ labhi. Itth²nañhi c²varad±na½ mah±lat±pas±dhanabhaº¹ena matthaka½ pappoti, puris±na½ iddhimayapattac²varen±ti. Eva½ mah±seµµhi cat³hi m±sehi dh²tu parivaccha½ katv± tass± deyyadhamma½ dadam±no kah±paºap³r±ni pañca sakaµasat±ni ad±si, suvaººabh±janap³r±ni pañca, rajatabh±janap³r±ni pañca, tambabh±janap³r±ni pañca, pattuººavatthakoseyyavatthap³r±ni pañca, sappip³r±ni pañca, telap³r±ni pañca, s±litaº¹ulap³r±ni pañca, naªgalaph±l±di-upakaraºap³r±ni pañcasakaµasat±ni ad±si. Eva½ kirassa ahosi– “mama dh²tu gataµµh±ne ‘asukena n±ma me attho’ti m± parassa gehadv±ra½ pahiº²”ti. Tasm± sabb³pakaraº±ni d±pesi. Ekekasmi½ rathe sabb±laªk±rapaµimaº¹it± tisso tisso vaººad±siyo µhapetv± pañca rathasat±ni ad±si. “Eta½ nh±pentiyo bhojentiyo alaªkarontiyo vicarath±”ti diya¹¹hasahassaparic±rik±yo ad±si. Athassa etadahosi– “mama dh²tu g±vo dass±m²”ti. So purise ±º±pesi– “gacchatha bhaºe c³¼avajassa dv±ra½ vivaritv± t²su g±vutesu tisso bheriyo gahetv± tiµµhatha, puthulato usabhamatte µh±ne ubhosu passesu tiµµhatha. G±v²na½ tato para½ gantu½ m± adattha. Eva½ µhitak±le bherisañña½ kareyy±th±”ti. Te tath± aka½su. Te g±v²na½ vajato nikkhamitv± g±vuta½ gatak±le bherisañña½ aka½su, puna a¹¹hayojana½ gatak±le aka½su. Punapi tig±vuta½ gatak±le bherisañña½ aka½su, puthulato gamanañca niv±resu½. Eva½ d²ghato tig±vute, puthulato usabhamatte µh±ne g±viyo aññamañña½ nigha½santiyo aµµha½su.
Mah±seµµhi “mama dh²tu ettak± g±vo ala½, dv±ra½ pidahath±”ti vajadv±ra½ pidah±pesi. Dv±rasmi½ pidahite vis±kh±ya puññabalena balavag±vo ca dhenuyo ca uppatitv± uppatitv± nikkhami½su. Manuss±na½ v±rent±na½ v±rent±nameva saµµhisahass± balavag±vo ca saµµhisahass± dhenuyo ca nikkhant±, tattak± balavavacch± t±sa½ dhen³na½ usabh± uppatitv± anubandh± ahesu½. “Kissa pana nissandena eva½ g±vo gat±”ti? Niv±rent±na½ niv±rent±na½ dinnad±nassa. S± kira kassapasamm±sambuddhak±le kikissa rañño sattanna½ dh²t±na½ kaniµµh± saªghad±s² n±ma hutv± v²satiy± bhikkhusahass±na½ pañcagorasad±na½ dadam±n± ther±nañca dahar±nañca s±maºer±nañca patta½ pidahitv±, “ala½, alan”ti niv±rent±nampi “ida½ madhura½, ida½ man±pan”ti ad±si. Eva½ tassa nissandena v±riyam±n±pi g±vo nikkhami½su. Seµµhin± ettakassa dhanassa dinnak±le seµµhibhariy± ±ha– “tumhehi mayha½ dh²tu sabba½ sa½vidahita½, veyy±vaccakar± pana d±sad±siyo na sa½vidahit±, ki½ k±raº±”ti? “Mama dh²tari sasinehanissineh±na½ j±nanattha½. Ahañhi t±ya saddhi½ ±gaccham±nake g²v±ya gahetv± na pahiº±mi, y±na½ ±ruyha gamanak±leyeva et±ya saddhi½ gantuk±m± gacchantu, m± agantuk±m±ti vakkh±m²”ti ±ha.
Atha “sve mama dh²t± gamissat²”ti gabbhe nisinno dh²tara½ sam²pe nis²d±petv±, “amma, patikule vasantiy± n±ma imañca imañca ±c±ra½ rakkhitu½ vaµµat²”ti ov±damad±si. Ayampi mig±raseµµhi anantaragabbhe nisinno dhanañcayaseµµhino ov±da½ assosi. Sopi seµµhi dh²tara½ eva½ ovadi–
“Amma, sasurakule vasantiy± n±ma anto-aggi bahi na n²haritabbo, bahi-aggi anto na pavesetabbo, dadantasseva d±tabba½, adadantassa na d±tabba½, dadantass±pi adadantass±pi d±tabba½, sukha½ nis²ditabba½, sukha½ bhuñjitabba½, sukha½ nipajjitabba½, aggi paricaritabbo, antodevat± namassitabb±”ti.
Ima½ dasavidha½ ov±da½ datv± punadivase sabb± seniyo sannip±tetv± r±jasen±ya majjhe aµµha kuµumbike p±µibhoge gahetv±, “sace me gataµµh±ne dh²tu doso uppajjati, tumhehi sodhetabbo”ti vatv± navakoµi-agghanakena mah±lat±pas±dhanena dh²tara½ pas±dhetv± nh±nacuººam³laka½ catupaºº±sakoµidhana½ datv± y±na½ ±ropetv± s±ketassa s±mant± attano santakesu anur±dhapuramattesu cuddasasu bhattag±mesu bheri½ car±pesi– “mama dh²tar± saddhi½ gantuk±m± gacchant³”ti. Te sadda½ sutv±va– “amh±ka½ ayy±ya gamanak±le ki½ amh±ka½ idh±”ti cuddasa g±mak± kiñci asesetv± nikkhami½su? Dhanañcayaseµµhipi rañño ca mig±raseµµhino ca sakk±ra½ katv± thoka½ anugantv± tehi saddhi½ dh²tara½ uyyojesi.
Mig±raseµµhipi sabbapacchato y±nake nis²ditv± gacchanto balak±ya½ disv±, “ke n±mete”ti pucchi. “Suºis±ya vo veyy±vaccakar± d±sid±s±”ti. “Ettake ko posessa”ti? “Pothetv± te pal±petha, apal±yante ito daº¹a½ karoth±”ti. Vis±kh± pana “apetha, m± v±retha, balameva balassa bhatta½ dassat²”ti ±ha. Seµµhi eva½ vuttepi, “amma, natthi amh±ka½ etehi attho, ko ete posessat²”ti le¹¹udaº¹±d²hi pothetv± pal±petv± sesake “ala½ amh±ka½ ettakeh²”ti gahetv± p±y±si. Atha vis±kh± s±vatthinagaradv±ra½ sampattak±le cintesi– “paµicchannay±nasmi½ nu kho nis²ditv± pavisiss±mi, ud±hu rathe µhatv±”ti. Athass± etadahosi– “paµicchannay±nena me pavisantiy± mah±lat±pas±dhanassa viseso na paññ±yissat²”ti. S± sakalanagarassa att±na½ dassent² rathe µhatv± nagara½ p±visi. S±vatthiv±sino vis±kh±ya sampatti½ disv±, “es± kira vis±kh± n±ma, evar³p± aya½ sampatti etiss±va anucchavik±”ti ±ha½su. Iti s± mah±sampattiy± seµµhino geha½ p±visi. Gatadivase cass± sakalanagarav±sino “amh±ka½ dhanañcayaseµµhi attano nagara½ sampatt±na½ mah±sakk±ra½ ak±s²”ti yath±satti yath±bala½ paºº±k±ra½ pahiºi½su. Vis±kh± pahitapahita½ paºº±k±ra½ tasmi½yeva nagare aññamaññesu kulesu sabbatthakameva d±pesi. Iti s± “ida½ mayha½ m±tu detha, ida½ mayha½ pitu detha, ida½ mayha½ bh±tu detha, ida½ mayha½ bhaginiy± deth±”ti tesa½ tesa½ vay±nur³pa½ piyavacana½ vatv± paºº±k±ra½ pesent² sakalanagarav±sino ñ±take viya ak±si. Athass± rattibh±gasamanantare ±jaññava¼av±ya gabbhavuµµh±na½ ahosi. S± d±s²hi daº¹ad²pik± g±h±petv± tattha gantv± va¼ava½ uºhodakena nh±petv± telena makkh±petv± attano vasanaµµh±nameva agam±si.
Mig±raseµµhipi puttassa ±v±hamaªgala½ karonto dhuravih±re vasantampi tath±gata½ amanasikaritv± d²gharatta½ naggasamaºakesu patiµµhitena pemena codiyam±no “mayha½ ayy±nampi sakk±ra½ kariss±m²”ti ekadivasa½ anekasatesu navabh±janesu nirudakap±y±sa½ pac±petv± pañcasate acelake nimant±petv± antogeha½ pavesetv±, “±gacchatu me suºis±, arahante vandat³”ti vis±kh±ya s±sana½ pahiºi. S± “arahanto”ti vacana½ sutv± sot±pann± ariyas±vik± haµµhatuµµh± hutv± tesa½ bhojanaµµh±na½ ±gantv± te oloketv±, “evar³p± hirottappavirahit± arahant± n±ma na honti, kasm± ma½ sasuro pakkos±pes²”ti, “dh², dh²”ti seµµhi½ garahitv± attano vasanaµµh±nameva gat±. Acelak± ta½ disv± sabbe ekappah±reneva seµµhi½ garahi½su– “ki½ tva½, gahapati, añña½ n±lattha, samaºassa gotamassa s±vika½ mah±k±¼akaººi½ idha pavesesi, vegena na½ imasm± geh± nikka¹¹h±peh²”ti. So “na sakk± may± imesa½ vacanamatteneva nikka¹¹h±petu½, mah±kulassa s± dh²t±”ti cintetv±, “ayy±, dahar± n±ma j±nitv± v± aj±nitv± v± kareyyu½, tumhe tuºh² hoth±”ti te uyyojetv± saya½ mah±rahe ±sane nis²ditv± suvaººap±tiya½ nirudaka½ madhup±y±sa½ paribhuñji.
Tasmi½ samaye eko piº¹ap±tikatthero piº¹±ya caranto ta½ nivesana½ p±visi. Vis±kh± sasura½ b²jayam±n± µhit± ta½ disv± “sasurassa ±cikkhitu½ ayuttan”ti yath± so thera½ passati, eva½ apagantv± aµµh±si. So pana b±lo thera½ disv±pi apassanto viya hutv± adhomukho bhuñjateva. Vis±kh± “thera½ disv±pi me sasuro sañña½ na karot²”ti ñatv±, “aticchatha, bhante, mayha½ sasuro pur±ºa½ kh±dat²”ti ±ha. So nigaºµhehi kathitak±le adhiv±setv±pi “pur±ºa½ kh±dat²”ti vuttakkhaºeyeva hattha½ apanetv±, “ima½ p±y±sa½ ito n²haratha, eta½ imasm± geh± nikka¹¹hatha, aya½ ma½ evar³pe maªgalak±le asucikh±daka½ n±ma karot²”ti ±ha. Tasmi½ kho pana nivesane sabbepi d±sakammakar± vis±kh±ya santak±va, ko na½ hatthe v± p±de v± gaºhissati, mukhena kathetu½ samatthopi natthi. Vis±kh± sasurassa katha½ sutv± ±ha– “t±ta, na ettakeneva maya½ nikkham±ma, n±ha½ tumhehi udakatitthato kumbhad±s² viya ±n²t±, dharam±nakam±t±pit³na½ dh²taro n±ma na ettakeneva nikkhamanti, eteneva me k±raºena pit± idh±gamanak±le aµµha kuµumbike pakkos±petv± ‘sace me dh²tu doso uppajjati, sodheyy±th±’ti vatv± ma½ tesa½ hatthe µhapesi, te pakkos±petv± mayha½ dos±dosa½ sodh±peth±”ti.