Atha tasmi½ k±le d²paªkaradasabalo cat³hi kh²º±savasatasahassehi parivuto anupubbena c±rika½ caram±no paramaramma½ ramma½ n±ma nagara½ patv± sudassanamah±vih±re paµivasati. Rammanagarav±sino “d²paªkaro kira dasabalo anuttara½ samm±sambodhi½ patv± pavattitavaradhammacakko anupubbena c±rika½ caram±no rammanagara½ patv± sudassanamah±vih±re paµivasat²”ti sutv± sappi-±d²ni bhesajj±ni gahetv± bhuttap±tar±s± suddhuttar±saªg± pupphadh³pagandhahatth± yena buddho tenupasaªkami½su, upasaªkamitv± satth±ra½ vanditv± pupph±d²hi p³jetv± ekamanta½ nis²ditv± atimadhura½ dhammakatha½ sutv± sv±tan±ya bhagavanta½ nimantetv± uµµh±y±san± dasabala½ padakkhiºa½ katv± pakkami½su.
Te punadivase asadisamah±d±na½ sajjetv± maº¹apa½ k±retv± vimalakomalehi n²luppalehi ch±detv± catujj±tigandhena paribhaº¹a½ k±retv± l±japañcam±ni surabhikusum±ni vikiritv± maº¹apassa cat³su koºesu s²talamadhurav±ripuºº± c±µiyo µhapetv± kadalipaººehi pidahitv± maº¹apopari jayasumanakusumasadisa½ paramaruciradassana½ celavit±na½ bandhitv± suvaººamaºirajatat±rak±hi racayitv± tattha gandhad±mapupphad±mapattad±maratanad±m±ni olambetv± dh³pehi duddina½ katv± sakalañca ta½ ramma½ rammanagara½ sammaµµha½ saphalakadaliyo ca pupphasamalaªkate puººaghaµe ca µhap±petv± n±n±vir±g± dhajapaµ±k±yo ca samuss±petv± mah±v²thiy± ubhosu passesu s±ºip±k±rehi parikkhipitv± d²paªkaradasabalassa ±gamanamagga½ alaªkaront± udakaparibhinnaµµh±nesu pa½su½ pakkhipitv± cikkhallakampi pathavi½ asama½ sama½ katv± mutt±sadis±hi v±luk±hi ±kiranti, l±japañcamehi ca pupphehi ±kiranti, saphalakadalikamuke ca patiµµh±penti.
Atha tasmi½ k±le sumedhat±paso attano assamapadato uggantv± rammanagarav±s²na½ tesa½ manuss±na½ uparibh±gena ±k±sena gacchanto te haµµhapahaµµhe magga½ sodhente ca alaªkaronte ca disv±– “ki½ nu kho k±raºan”ti cintetv± sabbesa½ passant±naññeva ±k±sato oruyha ekamante µhatv± te manusse pucchi– “ambho! Kassatth±ya tumhe ima½ magga½ sodheth±”ti? Tena vutta½–
36. “Paccantadesavisaye, nimantetv± tath±gata½;
tassa ±gamana½ magga½, sodhenti tuµµham±nas±.
37. “Aha½ tena samayena, nikkhamitv± sakassam±;
dhunanto v±kac²r±ni, gacch±mi ambare tad±.
38. “Vedaj±ta½ jana½ disv±, tuµµhahaµµha½ pamodita½;
orohitv±na gagan±, manusse pucchi t±vade.
39. “Tuµµhahaµµho pamudito, vedaj±to mah±jano;
kassa sodh²yati maggo, añjasa½ vaµum±yanan”ti.
Tattha paccantadesavisayeti majjhimadesasseva ekapasse paccantadesasaññite janapade. Tassa ±gamana½ magganti tena ±gantabba½ magganti attho. Aha½ tena samayen±ti aha½ tasmi½ samaye, bhummatthe ceta½ karaºavacana½ daµµhabba½. Sakassam±ti attano assamapadato nikkhamitv±. Dhunantoti odhunanto. “Tena samayena” ca, “tad±” c±ti imesa½ dvinna½ pad±na½ ekatthatt± purimassa nikkhamanakiriy±ya pacchimassa ca gamanakiriy±ya saddhi½ sambandho veditabbo, itarath± punaruttidos± na muccati. Tad±ti tasmi½ samaye.
Vedaj±tanti sañj±tasomanassa½. Tuµµhahaµµha½ pamoditanti im±ni t²ºi pad±ni aññamaññavevacan±ni aññamaññassa atthad²pan±ni. Atha v± sukhena tuµµha½, p²tiy± haµµha½, p±mojjena pamudita½. Orohitv±n±ti otaritv±. Manusse pucch²ti m±nuse pucchi. Ayameva v± p±µho. T±vadeti tad±, taªkhaºeyev±ti attho. Id±ni pucchitamattha½ dassentena “tuµµhahaµµho pamudito”ti-±di vutta½. Tattha aya½ mah±jano tuµµhahaµµho pamoditahadayo hutv± magga½ sodheti, ki½ k±raº± sodheti, kassatth±ya v± sodhet²ti? Eva½ “sodheti” sadda½ ±haritv± attho daµµhabbo, itarath± na yujjati. Sodh²yat²ti suddhabh±vo kar²yati. Maggo añjasa½ vaµum±yananti maggassevet±ni vevacan±ni.
Eva½ tena sumedhat±pasena puµµh± te manuss± ±ha½su– “bhante sumedha, ki½ na j±n±tha d²paªkaro n±ma buddho anuttara½ samm±sambodhi½ patv± pavattitavaradhammacakko janapadac±rika½ caram±no anukkamena amh±ka½ nagara½ patv± sudassanamah±vih±re paµivasati, maya½ ta½ bhagavanta½ nimantayitv± tasseva buddhassa bhagavato ±gamanamagga½ sodhem±”ti. Tato ta½ sutv± sumedhapaº¹ito cintesi– “buddhoti kho panesa ghosopi dullabho, pageva buddhupp±do, tena hi may±pi imehi manussehi saddhi½ dasabalassa ±gamanamagga½ sodhetu½ vaµµat²”ti. So te manusse ±ha– “sace, bho, tumhe ima½ magga½ buddhassa sodhetha, mayhampi eka½ ok±sa½ detha, ahampi tumhehi saddhi½ buddhassa magga½ sodhess±m²”ti. Tato te “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchitv±– “aya½ sumedhapaº¹ito mahiddhiko mah±nubh±vo”ti j±nam±n± dubbisodhana½ udakasambhinna½ ativiya visama½ eka½ ok±sa½ sallakkhetv±– “ima½ ok±sa½ tumhe sodhetha alaªkarotha c±”ti ada½su. Tato sumedhapaº¹ito buddh±rammaºa½ p²ti½ upp±detv± cintesi– “aha½ pana ima½ ok±sa½ iddhiy± paramadassan²ya½ k±tu½ pahomi, eva½ kate pana ma½ na paritosessati. Ajja pana may± k±yaveyy±vacca½ k±tu½ vaµµat²”ti pa½su½ ±haritv± ta½ padesa½ p³reti.
Tassa pana tasmi½ padese asodhite vippakateyeva rammanagarav±sino manuss± bhagavato k±lam±rocesu½– “niµµhita½, bhante, bhattan”ti. Eva½ tehi k±le ±rocite dasabalo jayasumanakusumasadisavaººa½ dupaµµac²vara½ timaº¹ala½ paµicch±detv± niv±setv± tassupari suvaººap±maªgena jayasumanakusumakal±pa½ parikkhipanto viya vijjulat±sassirika½ k±yabandhana½ bandhitv± kanakagirisikharamatthake l±kh±rasa½ parisiñcanto viya suvaººacetiya½ pav±¼aj±lena parikkhipanto viya ca suvaººagghika½ rattakambalena paµimuñcanto viya ca saradasamayarajanikara½ rattaval±hakena paµicch±dento viya ca l±kh±rasena tintaki½sukakusumasadisavaººa½ rattavarapa½suk³lac²vara½ p±rupitv± gandhakuµidv±rato kañcanaguhato s²ho viya nikkhamitv± gandhakuµipamukhe aµµh±si. Atha sabbe bhikkh³ attano attano pattac²varam±d±ya bhagavanta½ pariv±rayi½su. Te pana pariv±retv± µhit± bhikkh³ evar³p± ahesu½–
“Appicch± pana santuµµh±, vatt±ro vacanakkham±;
pavivitt± asa½saµµh±, vin²t± p±pagarahino.
“Sabbepi s²lasampann±, sam±dhijjh±nakovid±;
paññ±vimuttisampann±, tipañcacaraº±yut±.
“Kh²º±sav± vasippatt±, iddhimanto yasassino;
santindriy± damappatt±, suddh± kh²ºapunabbhav±”ti.
Iti bhagav± saya½ v²tar±go v²tar±gehi v²tadoso v²tadosehi v²tamoho v²tamohehi parivuto ativiya virocittha. Atha satth± mah±nubh±v±na½ kh²º±sav±na½ cha¼abhiññ±na½ cat³hi satasahassehi parivuto marugaºaparivuto dasasatanayano viya brahmagaºaparivuto h±ritamah±brahm± viya ca aparimitasamayasamupacitakusalabalajanit±ya anopam±ya buddhal²¼±ya t±r±gaºaparivuto saradasamayarajanikaro viya ca gaganatala½ ta½ magga½ alaªkatapaµiyatta½ paµipajji.
“Suvaººavaºº±ya pabh±ya dh²ro, suvaººavaººe kira maggarukkhe;
suvaººavaººe kusume karonto, suvaººavaººo paµipajji magga½”.
Sumedhat±pasopi tena alaªkatapaµiyattena maggena ±gacchantassa d²paªkarassa bhagavato dvatti½samah±purisalakkhaºapaµimaº¹ita½ as²tiy± anubyañjanehi anurañjita½ by±mappabh±ya parikkhepa½ sassirika½ indan²lamaºisadisa½ ±k±se n±nappak±r± vijjulat± viya chabbaººabuddharasmiyo vissajjenta½ r³pasobhaggappatta½ attabh±va½ akkh²ni umm²letv± oloketv±– “ajja may± dasabalassa j²vitaparicc±ga½ k±tu½ vaµµat²”ti, “m± bhagav± kalale akkami, maºimayaphalakasetu½ akkamanto viya saddhi½ cat³hi kh²º±savasatasahassehi mama piµµhi½ akkamanto gacchatu, ta½ me bhavissati d²gharatta½ hit±ya sukh±y±”ti kese mocetv± ajinajaµ±v±kac²r±ni k±¼avaººe kalale pattharitv± tattheva kalalapiµµhe nipajji. Tena vutta½–
40. “Te me puµµh± viy±ka½su, buddho loke anuttaro;
d²paªkaro n±ma jino, uppajji lokan±yako;
tassa sodh²yati maggo, añjasa½ vaµum±yana½.
41. “Buddhoti vacana½ sutv±na, p²ti uppajji t±vade;
buddho buddhoti kathayanto, somanassa½ pavedayi½.
42. “Tattha µhatv± vicintesi½, tuµµho sa½viggam±naso;
idha b²j±ni ropissa½, khaºo ve m± upaccag±.
43. “Yadi buddhassa sodhetha, ekok±sa½ dad±tha me;
ahampi sodhayiss±mi, añjasa½ vaµum±yana½.
44. “Ada½su te mamok±sa½, sodhetu½ añjasa½ tad±;
buddho buddhoti cintento, magga½ sodhemaha½ tad±.
45. “Aniµµhite mamok±se, d²paªkaro mah±muni;
cat³hi satasahassehi, cha¼abhiññehi t±dihi;
kh²º±savehi vimalehi, paµipajji añjasa½ jino.
46. “Paccuggaman± vattanti, vajjanti bheriyo bah³;
±modit± naramar³, s±dhuk±ra½ pavattayu½.
47. “Dev± manusse passanti, manuss±pi ca devat±;
ubhopi te pañjalik±, anuyanti tath±gata½.
48. “Dev± dibbehi turiyehi, manuss± m±nusehi ca;
ubhopi te vajjayant±, anuyanti tath±gata½.
49. “Dibba½ mand±rava½ puppha½, paduma½ p±richattaka½;
disodisa½ okiranti, ±k±sanabhagat± mar³.
50. “Dibba½ candanacuººañca, varagandhañca kevala½;
disodisa½ okiranti, ±k±sanabhagat± mar³.
51. “Campaka½ sarala½ n²pa½, n±gapunn±gaketala½;
disodisa½ ukkhipanti, bh³mitalagat± nar±.
52. “Kese muñcitv±ha½ tattha, v±kac²rañca cammaka½;
kalale pattharitv±na, avakujjo nipajjaha½.
53. “Akkamitv±na ma½ buddho, saha sissehi gacchatu;
m± na½ kalale akkamittha, hit±ya me bhavissat²”ti.
Tattha viy±ka½s³ti by±kari½su. “D²paªkaro n±ma jino, tassa sodh²yati patho”tipi p±µho. Somanassa½ pavedayinti somanassamanubhavinti attho. Tattha µhatv±ti yasmi½ padese ±k±sato otari, tattheva µhatv±. Sa½viggam±nasoti p²tivimhitam±naso. Idh±ti imasmi½ d²paªkare puññakkhette. B²j±n²ti kusalab²j±ni. Ropissanti ropiss±mi. Khaºoti aµµhakkhaºavirahito navamo khaºasannip±to. Atidullabho so may± paµiladdho. Veti nip±tamatta½. M± upaccag±ti so m± accagam±, m± atikkam²ti attho. Dad±th±ti detha. Teti ye me puµµh± manuss±, teti attho. Sodhemaha½ tad±ti sodhemi aha½ tad±. Aniµµhiteti apariyosite vippakate. Kh²º±saveh²ti ettha catt±ro ±sav±– k±m±savo, bhav±savo, diµµh±savo, avijj±savoti (c³¼ani. jatukaººim±ºavapucch±niddesa 69) ime catt±ro ±sav± yesa½ kh²º± pah²n± samucchinn± paµippassaddh± abhabbuppattik± ñ±ºaggin± da¹¹h±, te kh²º±sav±, tehi kh²º±savehi. Kh²º±savatt±yeva vimalehi.