Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samm±sambuddhassa.

Khuddakanik±ye

Petavatthu-aµµhakath±

Ganth±rambhakath±

Mah±k±ruºika½ n±tha½, ñeyyas±garap±ragu½;
vande nipuºagambh²ra-vicitranayadesana½.
Vijj±caraºasampann±, yena niyyanti lokato;
vande tamuttama½ dhamma½, samm±sambuddhap³jita½.
S²l±diguºasampanno, µhito maggaphalesu yo;
vande ariyasaªgha½ ta½, puññakkhetta½ anuttara½.
Vandan±janita½ puñña½, iti ya½ ratanattaye;
hatantar±yo sabbattha, hutv±ha½ tassa tejas±.
Petehi ca kata½ kamma½, ya½ ya½ purimaj±tisu;
petabh±v±vaha½ ta½ ta½, tesañhi phalabhedato.
Pak±sayant² buddh±na½, desan± y± visesato;
sa½vegajanan² kamma-phalapaccakkhak±rin².
Petavatth³ti n±mena, supariññ±tavatthuk±;
ya½ khuddakanik±yasmi½, saªg±yi½su mahesayo.
Tassa samm±valambitv±, por±ºaµµhakath±naya½;
tattha tattha nid±n±ni, vibh±vento visesato.
Suvisuddha½ asa½kiººa½, nipuºatthavinicchaya½;
mah±vih±rav±s²na½, samaya½ avilomaya½.
Yath±bala½ kariss±mi, atthasa½vaººana½ subha½;
sakkacca½ bh±sato ta½ me, nis±mayatha s±dhavoti.
Tattha petavatth³ti seµµhiputt±dikassa tassa tassa sattassa petabh±vahetubh³ta½ kamma½, tassa pana pak±sanavasena pavatto “khett³pam± arahanto”ti-±dik± pariyattidhammo idha “petavatth³”ti adhippeto.
Tayida½ petavatthu kena bh±sita½, kattha bh±sita½, kad± bh±sita½, kasm± ca bh±sitanti? Vuccate– idañhi petavatthu duvidhena pavatta½ aµµhuppattivasena, pucch±vissajjanavasena ca. Tattha ya½ aµµhuppattivasena pavatta½, ta½ bhagavat± bh±sita½, itara½ n±radatther±d²hi pucchita½ tehi tehi petehi bh±sita½. Satth± pana yasm± n±radatther±d²hi tasmi½ tasmi½ pucch±vissajjane ±rocite ta½ ta½ aµµhuppatti½ katv± sampattaparis±ya dhamma½ desesi, tasm± sabbampeta½ petavatthu satth±r± bh±sitameva n±ma j±ta½. Pavattitavaradhammacakke hi satthari tattha tattha r±jagah±d²su viharante yebhuyyena t±ya t±ya aµµhuppattiy± pucch±vissajjanavasena satt±na½ kammaphalapaccakkhakaraº±ya ta½ ta½ petavatthu desan±ru¼hanti aya½ t±vettha “kena bh±sitan”ti-±d²na½ pad±na½ s±dh±raºato vissajjan±. As±dh±raºato pana tassa tassa vatthussa atthavaººan±yameva ±gamissati.
Ta½ paneta½ petavatthu vinayapiµaka½ suttantapiµaka½ abhidhammapiµakanti t²su piµakesu suttantapiµakapariy±panna½, d²ghanik±yo majjhimanik±yo sa½yuttanik±yo aªguttaranik±yo khuddakanik±yoti pañcasu nik±yesu khuddakanik±yapariy±panna½, sutta½ geyya½ veyy±karaºa½ g±th± ud±na½ itivuttaka½ j±taka½ abbhutadhamma½ vedallanti navasu s±sanaªgesu g±th±saªgaha½.
“Dv±s²ti buddhato gaºhi½, dve sahass±ni bhikkhuto;
catur±s²ti sahass±ni, ye me dhamm± pavattino”ti. (Therag±. 1027)–

Eva½ dhammabhaº¹±g±rikena paµiññ±tesu catur±s²tiy± dhammakkhandhasahassesu katipayadhammakkhandhasaªgaha½, bh±ºav±rato catubh±ºav±ramatta½, vaggato– uragavaggo ubbarivaggo c³¼avaggo mah±vaggoti catuvaggasaªgaha½. Tesu paµhamavagge dv±dasa vatth³ni, dutiyavagge terasa vatth³ni, tatiyavagge dasa vatth³ni, catutthavagge so¼asa vatth³n²ti vatthuto ekapaññ±savatthupaµimaº¹ita½. Tassa vaggesu uragavaggo ±di, vatth³su khett³pamapetavatthu ±di, tass±pi “khett³pam± arahanto”ti aya½ g±th± ±di.