Seµµhi “kaly±ºa½ es± kathet²”ti aµµha kuµumbike pakkos±petv±, “aya½ d±rik± maªgalak±le nis²ditv± suvaººap±tiya½ nirudakap±y±sa½ paribhuñjanta½ ma½ ‘asucikh±dako’ti vadat²”ti ±ha, “imiss± dosa½ ±ropetv± ima½ gehato nikka¹¹hath±”ti. “Eva½ kira, amm±”ti. N±ha½ eva½ vad±mi, ekasmi½ pana piº¹ap±tikatthere gharadv±re µhite sasuro me appodaka½ madhup±y±sa½ paribhuñjanto ta½ na manasikaroti, aha½ “mayha½ sasuro imasmi½ attabh±ve puñña½ na karoti, pur±ºapuññameva kh±dat²”ti cintetv±, “aticchatha, bhante, mayha½ sasuro pur±ºa½ kh±dat²”ti avaca½, “ettha me ko doso”ti? “Ayya, idha doso natthi, amh±ka½ dh²t± yutta½ katheti, tva½ kasm± kujjhas²”ti? “Ayy±, esa t±va doso m± hotu, aya½ pana ekadivasa½ majjhimay±me d±s²parivut± pacch±geha½ agam±s²”ti. “Eva½ kira, amm±”ti. “T±t±, n±ha½ aññena k±raºena gat±, imasmi½ pana gehe ±j±neyyava¼av±ya vij±t±ya saññampi akatv± nis²ditu½ n±ma ayuttan”ti daº¹ad²pik± g±h±petv± uºhodak±d²nipi g±h±petv± d±s²hi saddhi½ gantv± va¼av±ya vij±taparih±ra½ k±r±pesi½, “ettha me ko doso”ti? “Ayya, idha doso natthi, amh±ka½ dh²t± tava gehe d±s²hipi akattabbayuttaka½ kamma½ karoti, tva½ ki½ ettha dosa½ passas²”ti?
Ayy±, idh±pi t±va doso m± hotu, imiss± pana pit± idh±gamanak±le ima½ ovadanto guyhe paµicchanne dasa ov±de ad±si, tesa½ attha½ na j±n±mi, tesa½ me attha½ kathetu. Imiss± pana pit± “anto-aggi bahi na n²haritabbo”ti ±ha, “sakk± nu kho amhehi ubhato paµivissakageh±na½ aggi½ adatv± vasitun”ti? “Eva½ kira, amm±”ti. “T±t±, mayha½ pit± na eta½ sandh±ya kathesi. Ida½ pana sandh±ya kathesi– ‘amma, tava sassusasuras±mik±na½ aguºa½ disv± bahi tasmi½ tasmi½ gehe µhatv± m± kathesi. Evar³po hi aggisadiso aggi n±ma natth²”’ti.
Ayy±, eta½ t±va eva½ hotu, imiss± pana pit± “b±hirato aggi na anto pavesetabbo”ti ±ha, “ki½ sakk± amhehi anto aggimhi nibbute b±hirato aggi½ an±haritun”ti? “Eva½ kira, amm±”ti. T±t±, mayha½ pit± na eta½ sandh±ya kathesi, ida½ pana sandh±ya kathesi– sace paµivissakagehesu itthiyo v± puris± v± sassusasuras±mik±na½ aguºa½ kathenti, tehi kathita½ ±haritv± “asuko n±ma tumh±ka½ evañca evañca aguºa½ kathet²”ti puna m± katheyy±si. “Etena hi aggin± sadiso aggi n±ma natth²”ti. Eva½ imasmimpi k±raºe s± niddos±va ahosi. Yath± ca ettha, eva½ sesesupi.
Tesu pana ayamadhipp±yo– yampi hi tass± pitar± “ye dadanti, tesa½yeva d±tabban”ti vutta½. Ta½ “y±citaka½ upakaraºa½ gahetv± ye paµidenti, tesaññeva d±tabban”ti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Ye na denti, tesa½ na d±tabban”ti idampi ye y±citaka½ gahetv± na paµidenti, tesa½ na d±tabbanti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Dadantass±pi adadantass±pi d±tabban”ti ida½ pana daliddesu ñ±timittesu sampattesu te paµid±tu½ sakkontu v± m± v±, tesa½ d±tumeva vaµµat²ti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Sukha½ nis²ditabban”ti idampi sassusasuras±mike disv± vuµµh±tabbaµµh±ne nis²ditu½ na vaµµat²ti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Sukha½ bhuñjitabban”ti ida½ pana sassusasuras±mikehi puretara½ abhuñjitv± te parivisitv± sabbehi laddh±laddha½ ñatv± pacch± saya½ bhuñjitu½ vaµµat²ti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Sukha½ nipajjitabban”ti idampi sassusasuras±mikehi puretara½ sayana½ ±ruyha na nipajjitabba½, tesa½ kattabbayuttaka½ vattapaµivatta½ katv± pacch± saya½ nipajjitu½ yuttanti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Aggi paricaritabbo”ti ida½ pana sassumpi sasurampi s±mikampi aggikkhandha½ viya uragar±j±na½ viya ca katv± passitu½ vaµµat²ti sandh±ya vutta½.
“Antodevat± namassitabb±”ti idampi sassuñca sasurañca s±mikañca devat± viya katv± daµµhu½ vaµµat²ti sandh±ya vutta½. Eva½ seµµhi imesa½ dasa-ov±d±na½ attha½ sutv± paµivacana½ apassanto adhomukho nis²di.
Atha na½ kuµumbik± “ki½ seµµhi aññopi amh±ka½ dh²tu doso atth²”ti pucchi½su. “Natthi, ayy±”ti. “Atha kasm± na½ niddosa½ ak±raºena geh± nikka¹¹h±pes²”ti eva½ vutte vis±kh± ±ha– “t±t±, kiñc±pi mayha½ sasurassa vacanena paµhamameva gamana½ na yutta½, pit± pana me ±gamanak±le mama dosasodhanatth±ya ma½ tumh±ka½ hatthe µhapesi, tumhehi ca me niddosabh±vo ñ±to, id±ni ca mayha½ gantu½ yuttan”ti d±sid±se “y±n±d²hi sajj±peth±”ti ±º±pesi. Atha na½ seµµhi kuµumbike gahetv± “amma, may± aj±nitv±va kathita½, kham±hi me”ti ±ha. “T±ta, tumh±ka½ khamitabba½ t±va kham±mi, aha½ pana buddhas±sane aveccappasannassa kulassa dh²t±, na maya½ vin± bhikkhusaªghena vatt±ma, sace mama ruciy± bhikkhusaªgha½ paµijaggitu½ labh±mi, vasiss±m²”ti. “Amma, tva½ yath±ruciy± tava samaºe paµijagg±”ti ±ha.
Vis±kh± dasabala½ nimant±petv± punadivase nivesana½ pavesesi. Naggasamaº±pi satthu mig±raseµµhino geha½ gamanabh±va½ sutv± gantv± geha½ pariv±retv± nis²di½su. Vis±kh± dakkhiºodaka½ datv± “sabbo sakk±ro paµiy±dito, sasuro me ±gantv± dasabala½ parivisat³”ti s±sana½ pesesi. Atha na½ gantuk±ma½ ±j²vak± “m± kho tva½, gahapati, samaºassa gotamassa santika½ gacch±”ti niv±resu½. So “suºh± me sayameva parivisat³”ti s±sana½ pahiºi. S± buddhappamukha½ bhikkhusaªgha½ parivisitv± niµµhite bhattakicce puna s±sana½ pesesi– “sasuro me ±gantv± dhammakatha½ suº±t³”ti. Atha na½ “id±ni agamana½ n±ma ativiya ayuttan”ti dhamma½ sotuk±mat±ya gacchanta½ puna te ±ha½su– “tena hi samaºassa gotamassa dhamma½ suºanto bahis±ºiy± nis²ditv± suº±h²”ti. Puretaramevassa gantv± s±ºi½ parikkhipi½su. So gantv± bahis±ºiya½ nis²di. Satth± “tva½ bahis±ºiya½ v± nis²da, parakuµµe v± parasele v± paracakkav±¼e v± pana nis²da, aha½ buddho n±ma sakkomi ta½ mama sadda½ s±vetun”ti mah±jambu½ khandhe gahetv± c±lento viya amatavassa½ vassento viya ca dhamma½ desetu½ anupubbi½ katha½ ±rabhi.
Samm±sambuddhe ca pana dhamma½ desente purato µhit±pi pacchato µhit±pi cakkav±¼asata½ cakkav±¼asahassa½ atikkamitv± µhit±pi akaniµµhabhavane µhit±pi “satth± mamaññeva oloketi, mayhameva dhamma½ deset²”ti vadanti. Satth± hi ta½ ta½ olokento viya tena tena saddhi½ sallapanto viya ca ahosi. Candasam± kira buddh±. Yath± cando gaganamajjhe µhito “mayha½ upari cando, mayha½ upari cando”ti sabbasatt±na½ kh±yati, evameva yattha katthaci µhit±na½ abhimukhe µhit± viya kh±yanti. Ida½ kira tesa½ alaªkatas²sa½ chinditv± añjita-akkh²ni upp±µetv± hadayama½sa½ upp±µetv± parassa d±satth±ya j±lisadise putte kaºh±jin±sadis± dh²taro maddisadis± paj±patiyo pariccajitv± dinnad±nassa phala½. Mig±raseµµhipi kho tath±gate dhammadesana½ vinivattente bahis±ºiya½ nisinnova sahassa nayapaµimaº¹ite sot±pattiphale patiµµh±ya acal±ya saddh±ya samann±gato t²su ratanesu nikkaªkho hutv± s±ºikaººa½ ukkhipitv± ±gantv± suºh±ya thana½ mukhena gahetv±, “tva½ me ajjato paµµh±ya m±t±”ti ta½ m±tuµµh±ne µhapesi. Tato paµµh±ya mig±ram±t± n±ma j±t±. Pacch±bh±ge putta½ labhitv±pi mig±rotissa n±mamak±si.
Mah±seµµhi suºh±ya thana½ vissajjetv± gantv± bhagavato dv²su p±desu siras± nipatitv± p±de p±º²hi ca parisamb±hanto mukhena ca paricumbanto “mig±ro aha½, bhante, mig±ro aha½, bhante”ti tikkhattu½ n±ma½ s±vetv±, “aha½, bhante, ettaka½ k±la½ yattha n±ma dvinna½ mahapphalanti na j±n±mi, id±ni ca me suºisa½ niss±ya ñ±ta½, sabb± ap±yadukkh± muttomhi, suºis± me ima½ geha½ ±gacchant² mama atth±ya hit±ya sukh±ya ±gat±”ti vatv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
“Soha½ ajja paj±n±mi, yattha dinna½ mahapphala½;
atth±ya vata me bhadd±, suºis± gharam±gat±”ti.
Vis±kh± punadivasatth±yapi satth±ra½ nimantesi. Athass± punadivasepi sassu sot±pattiphala½ patt±. Tato paµµh±ya ta½ geha½ s±sanassa vivaµadv±ra½ ahosi. Tato seµµhi cintesi– “bah³pak±r± me suºis± pasann±k±ramass± kariss±mi, etiss± bh±riya½ pas±dhana½ niccak±la½ pas±dhetu½ na sakk±, sallahukamass± div± ca ratto ca sabba-iriy±pathesu pas±dhanayogga½ pas±dhana½ k±ress±m²”ti satasahassagghanaka½ ghanamaµµhaka½ n±ma pas±dhana½ k±retv± tasmi½ niµµhite buddhappamukha½ bhikkhusaªgha½ nimantetv± sakkacca½ bhojetv± vis±kha½ so¼asahi gandhodakaghaµehi nh±petv± satthu sammukhe µhapetv± pas±dhetv± satth±ra½ vand±pesi. Satth± anumodana½ katv± vih±rameva gato. Vis±kh±pi tato paµµh±ya d±n±d²ni puññ±ni karont² satthu santik± aµµha vare (mah±va. 350) labhitv± gaganatale candalekh± viya paññ±yam±n± puttadh²t±hi vu¹¹hi½ p±puºi. Tass± kira dasa putt± dasa dh²taro ca ahesu½. Tesu ekekassa dasa dasa putt± dasa dasa dh²taro ahesu½. Tesu tesupi ekekassa dasa dasa putt± dasa dasa dh²taro c±ti evamass± puttanattapanattasant±navasena pavatt±ni v²s±dhik±ni catt±ri sat±ni aµµha ca p±ºasahass±ni ahesu½. Ten±hu por±º±–
“Vis±kh± v²sati putt±, natt± ca caturo sat±;
panatt± aµµhasahass±, jambud²pe sup±kaµ±”ti.
¾yu v²savassasata½ ahosi, s²se ekampi palita½ n±ma n±hosi, nicca½ so¼asavassuddesik± viya ahosi. Ta½ puttanattapanattapariv±ra½ vih±ra½ gacchanti½ disv±, “katam± ettha vis±kh±”ti paripucchit±ro honti? Ye na½ gacchanti½ passanti, “id±ni thoka½ gacchatu, gaccham±n±va no, ayy± sobhat²”ti, cintenti. Ye na½ µhita½ nisinna½ nipanna½ passanti, “id±ni thoka½ nipajjatu, nipann±va no, ayy±, sobhat²”ti cintenti. Iti s± “cat³su iriy±pathesu asuka-iriy±pathena n±ma na sobhat²”ti vattabb± na hoti. Pañcanna½ kho pana hatth²na½ bala½ dh±reti. R±j± “vis±kh± kira pañcanna½ hatth²na½ bala½ dh±ret²”ti sutv± tass± vih±ra½ gantv± dhamma½ sutv± ±gamanavel±ya th±ma½ v²ma½situk±mo hatthi½ vissajj±pesi, so soº¹a½ ukkhipitv± vis±kh±bhimukho agam±si. Tass± pariv±ritthiyo pañcasat± ekacc± pal±yi½su, ekacc± na parissajjitv± “ki½ idan”ti vutte– “r±j± kira te, ayye, bala½ v²ma½situk±mo hatthi½ vissajj±pes²”ti vadi½su. Vis±kh± ima½ disv±, “ki½ pal±yitena, katha½ nu kho ta½ gaºhiss±m²”ti cintetv±, “sace ta½ da¼ha½ gaºhiss±mi, vinasseyy±”ti dv²hi aªgul²hi soº¹±ya gahetv± paµipaº±mesi. Hatth² att±na½ sandh±retv± µh±tu½ n±sakkhi, r±jaªgaºe ukkuµiko hutv± patito. Mah±jano s±dhuk±ra½ ad±si. S±pi sapariv±r± sotthin± geha½ agam±si.
Tena kho pana samayena s±vatthiya½ vis±kh± mig±ram±t± bahuputt± hoti bahunatt± arogaputt± aroganatt± abhimaªgalasammat±, t±vatakesu puttanattesu ekopi antar± maraºa½ patto n±ma n±hosi. S±vatthiv±sino maªgalesu chaºesu vis±kha½ paµhama½ nimantetv± bhojenti. Athekasmi½ ussavadivase mah±jane maº¹itapas±dhite dhammassavan±ya vih±ra½ gacchante vis±kh±pi nimantitaµµh±ne bhuñjitv± mah±lat±pas±dhana½ pas±dhetv± mah±janena saddhi½ vih±ra½ gantv± ±bharaº±ni omuñcitv± uttar±saªgena bhaº¹ika½ bandhitv± d±siy± ad±si. Ya½ sandh±ya vutta½–