Atha kho tesa½ br±hmaºagahapatik±na½ etadahosi– “ki½ nu kho mah±samaºo uruvelakassape brahmacariya½ carati, ud±hu uruvelakassapo mah±samaºe”ti? Atha kho bhagav± tesa½ cetoparivitakkamaññ±ya thera½ g±th±ya ajjhabh±si–
“Kimeva disv± uruvelav±si, pah±si aggi½ kisakovad±no;
pucch±mi ta½ kassapa etamattha½, katha½ pah²na½ tava aggihuttan”ti. (Mah±va. 55).
Thero bhagavato adhipp±ya½ viditv±–
“R³pe ca sadde ca atho rase ca, k±mitthiyo c±bhivadanti yaññ±;
eta½ malant² upadh²su ñatv±, tasm± na yiµµhe na hute arañjin”ti. (Mah±va. 55)–

Ima½ g±tha½ vatv± attano s±vakabh±vappak±sanattha½ tath±gatassa p±desu siras± nipatitv±– “satth± me, bhante, bhagav±, s±vakohamasm²”ti vatv± ekat±ladvit±la…pe… sattat±lappam±ºa½ veh±sa½ sattakkhattu½ abbhuggantv± p±µih±riya½ katv± ±k±sato oruyha bhagavanta½ vanditv± ekamanta½ nis²di.

Atha kho mah±jano tassa ta½ p±µih±riya½ disv±– “aho mah±nubh±v± buddh± n±ma, eva½ th±magatadiµµhiko att±na½ ‘arah± ahan’ti maññam±no uruvelakassapopi diµµhij±la½ bhinditv± tath±gatena damito”ti dasabalassa guºakatha½ kathesi. Ta½ sutv± satth±– “n±hamid±niyeva ima½ uruvelakassapa½ damemi, at²tepi esa may± damitoyev±”ti ±ha. Atha kho so mah±jano uµµh±y±san± bhagavanta½ vanditv± sirasi añjali½ paggahetv± evam±ha– “bhante, id±ni amhehi esa damito diµµho, katha½ panesa at²te bhagavat± damito”ti. Tato satth± tena mah±janena y±cito bhavantarena paµicchanna½ mah±n±radakassapaj±taka½ (j±. 2.22.1153) kathetv± catt±ri ariyasacc±ni pak±sesi. Tato satthu dhammakatha½ sutv± r±j± bimbis±ro ek±dasanahutehi saddhi½ sot±pattiphale patiµµh±si, ekanahuta½ up±sakatta½ paµivedesi. R±j± saraºa½ gantv± sv±tan±ya bhagavanta½ saddhi½ bhikkhusaªghena nimantetv± bhagavanta½ tikkhattu½ padakkhiºa½ katv± vanditv± pakk±mi.
Punadivase bhagav± bhikkhusahassaparivuto marugaºaparivuto viya dasasatanayano devar±j±, brahmagaºaparivuto viya mah±brahm± r±jagaha½ p±visi. R±j± buddhappamukhassa bhikkhusaªghassa d±na½ datv± bhojanapariyos±ne bhagavanta½ etadavoca– “aha½, bhante, t²ºi ratan±ni vin± vasitu½ na sakkhiss±mi, vel±ya v± avel±ya v± bhagavato santika½ ±gamiss±mi, laµµhivana½ n±ma atid³re, ida½ pana amh±ka½ ve¼uvana½ n±ma uyy±na½ pavivekak±m±na½ n±tid³ra½ nacc±sanna½ gaman±gamanasampanna½ nijjanasamb±dha½ pavivekasukha½ ch±y³dakasampanna½ s²talasil±talasamalaªkata½ paramaramaº²yabh³mibh±ga½ surabhikusumataruvaranirantara½ ramaº²yap±s±dahammiyavim±navih±ra¹¹huyogamaº¹ap±dipaµimaº¹ita½. Ida½ me, bhante, bhagav± paµiggaºh±tu navatapanaªg±rasaªk±sena suvaººabhiªg±rena surabhikusumav±sita½ maºivaººa-udaka½ gahetv± ve¼uvan±r±ma½ pariccajanto dasabalassa hatthe udaka½ p±tesi. Tasmi½ ±r±mapaµiggahaºe “buddhas±sanassa m³l±ni otiºº±n²”ti p²tivasa½ gat± naccant² viya aya½ mah±pathav² kampi. Jambud²pe pana µhapetv± ve¼uvanamah±vih±ra½ añña½ pathavi½ kampetv± gahitasen±sana½ n±ma natthi. Atha satth± ve¼uvan±r±ma½ paµiggahetv± rañño vih±rad±n±numodanamak±si–
“¾v±sad±nassa pan±nisa½sa½, ko n±ma vattu½, puriso samattho;
aññatra buddh± pana lokan±th±, yutto mukh±na½ nahutena c±pi.
“¾yuñca vaººañca sukha½ balañca, vara½ pasattha½ paµibh±nameva;
dad±ti n±m±ti pavuccate so, yo deti saªghassa naro vih±ra½.
“D±t± niv±sassa niv±raºassa, s²t±dino j²vitupaddavassa;
p±leti ±yu½ pana tassa yasm±, ±yuppado hoti tam±hu santo.
“Accuºhas²te vasato niv±se, balañca vaººo paµibh± na hoti;
tasm± hi so deti vih±rad±t±, balañca vaººa½ paµibh±nameva.
“Dukkhassa s²tuºhasar²sap± ca, v±t±tap±dippabhavassa loke;
niv±raº± nekavidhassa nicca½, sukhappado hoti vih±rad±t±.
“S²tuºhav±t±tapa¹a½savuµµhi sar²sap±v±¼amig±didukkha½;
yasm± niv±reti vih±rad±t±, tasm± sukha½ vindati so parattha.
“Pasannacitto bhavabhogahetu½, manobhir±ma½ mudito vih±ra½;
yo deti s²l±diguºodit±na½, sabba½ dado n±ma pavuccate so.
“Pah±ya maccheramala½ salobha½, guº±lay±na½ nilaya½ dad±ti;
khittova so tattha parehi sagge, yath±bhata½ j±yati v²tasoko.
“Vare c±rur³pe vih±re u¼±re, naro k±raye v±saye tattha bhikkh³;
dadeyyannap±nañca vatthañca nesa½, pasannena cittena sakkacca nicca½.
“Tasm± mah±r±ja bhavesu bhoge, manorame paccanubhuyya bhiyyo;
vih±rad±nassa phalena santa½, sukha½ asoka½ adhigaccha pacch±”ti.
Icceva½ munir±j± narar±jassa bimbis±rassa vih±rad±n±numodana½ katv± uµµh±y±san± bhikkhusaªghaparivuto paramadassan²y±ya attano sar²rappabh±ya suvaººarasasekapiñchar±ni viya nagaravanavim±n±d²ni kurum±no anopam±ya buddhal²¼±ya anant±ya buddhasiriy± ve¼uvanamah±vih±rameva p±vis²ti.
“Ak²¼ane ve¼uvane vih±re, tath±gato tattha manobhir±me;
n±n±vih±rena vih±si dh²ro, veneyyak±na½ samudikkham±no”.
Atheva½ bhagavati tasmi½ viharante suddhodanamah±r±j± “putto me chabbass±ni dukkarak±rika½ katv± param±bhisambodhi½ patv± pavattitavaradhammacakko r±jagaha½ patv± ve¼uvanamah±vih±re viharat²”ti sutv± aññatara½ mah±macca½ ±mantesi– “ehi, bhaºe, purisasahassapariv±ro r±jagaha½ gantv± mama vacanena ‘pit± vo suddhodanamah±r±j± ta½ daµµhuk±mo’ti vatv± putta½ me gaºhitv± eh²”ti. So “s±dhu, dev±”ti rañño paµissuºitv± purisasahassapariv±ro saµµhiyojanamagga½ gantv± dhammadesanavel±ya vih±ra½ p±visi. So “tiµµhatu t±va raññ± pahitas±sanan”ti parisapariyante µhito satthu dhammadesana½ sutv± yath±µhitova saddhi½ purisasahassena arahatta½ patv± pabbajja½ y±ci. Bhagav±– “etha, bhikkhavo”ti hattha½ pas±resi. Te sabbe taªkhaºaññeva iddhimayapattac²varadhar± vassasaµµhikatther± viya ±kappasampann± hutv± bhagavanta½ pariv±resu½. R±j± “neva gato ±gacchati, na ca s±sana½ suyyat²”ti cintetv± teneva n²h±rena navakkhattu½ amacce pesesi. Tesu navasu purisasahassesu ekopi rañño n±rocesi, na s±sana½ v± pahiºi. Sabbe arahatta½ patv±va pabbaji½su.
Atha r±j± cintesi– “ko nu kho mama vacana½ karissat²”ti sabbar±jabala½ olokento ud±yi½ addasa. So kira rañño sabbatthas±dhako amacco abbhantariko ativiss±siko bodhisattena saddhi½ ekadivaseyeva j±to sahapa½suk²¼ito sah±yo. Atha na½ r±j± ±mantesi– “t±ta ud±yi, aha½ mama putta½ daµµhuk±mo navapurisasahass±ni pesesi½, ekapurisopi ±gantv± s±sanamattampi ±rocet± natthi, dujj±no kho pana me j²vitantar±yo, aha½ j²vam±nova putta½ daµµhumicch±mi. Sakkhissasi me putta½ dassetun”ti? So “sakkhiss±mi, deva, sace pabbajitu½ labhiss±m²”ti ±ha. “T±ta, tva½ pabbajitv± v± apabbajitv± v± mayha½ putta½ dasseh²”ti. So “s±dhu, dev±”ti rañño s±sana½ ±d±ya r±jagaha½ gantv± satthu dhammadesana½ sutv± saddhi½ purisasahassena arahatta½ patv± ehibhikkhubh±ve patiµµh±ya phaggun²puººam±siya½ cintesi– “atikkanto hemanto, vasantasamayo anuppatto, supupphit± vanasaº¹±, paµipajjanakkhamo maggo, k±lo dasabalassa ñ±tisaªgaha½ k±tun”ti cintetv± bhagavanta½ upasaªkamitv± saµµhimatt±hi g±th±hi bhagavato kulanagara½ gamanatth±ya gamanavaººa½ vaººesi–
“Aªg±rino d±ni dum± bhadante, phalesino chadana½ vippah±ya;
te accimantova pabh±sayanti, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Dum± vicitt± suvir±jam±n±, rattaªkureheva ca pallavehi;
ratanujjalamaº¹apasannibh±s±, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Supupphitagg± kusumehi bh³sit±, manuññabh³t± sucis±dhugandh±;
rukkh± virocanti ubhosu passesu, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Phalehinekehi samiddhibh³t±, vicittarukkh± ubhatovak±se;
khudda½ pip±sampi vinodayanti, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Vicittam±l± sucipallavehi, susajjit± morakal±pasannibh±;
rukkh± virocanti ubhosu passesu, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Virocam±n± phalapallavehi, susajjit± v±saniv±sabh³t±;
tosenti addh±nakilantasatte, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Suphullitagg± vanagumbanissit±, lat± anek± suvir±jam±n±;
tosenti satte maºimaº¹ap±va, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Lat± anek± dumanissit±va, piyehi saddhi½ sahit± vadh³va;
palobhayant² hi sugandhagandh±, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Vicittan²l±dimanuññavaºº± dij± samant± abhik³jam±n±;
tosenti mañjussarat± rat²hi, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Mig± ca n±n± suvir±jam±n±, uttuªgakaºº± ca manuññanett±;
dis± samant± mabhidh±vayanti, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Manuññabh³t± ca mah² samant±, vir±jam±n± harit±va saddal±;
supupphirukkh± mo¼inivalaªkat±, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Susajjit± muttamay±va v±luk±, susaºµhit± c±rusuphassad±t±;
virocayanteva dis± samant±, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Sama½ suphassa½ sucibh³mibh±ga½, manuññapupphodayagandhav±sita½;
vir±jam±na½ sucimañca sobha½, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Susajjita½ nandanak±nana½va, vicittan±n±dumasaº¹amaº¹ita½;
sugandhabh³ta½ pavana½ suramma½, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Sar± vicitt± vividh± manoram±, susajjit± paªkajapuº¹ar²k±;
pasannas²todakac±rupuºº±, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Suphullan±n±vidhapaªkajehi vir±jam±n± sucigandhagandh±;
pamodayanteva nar±mar±na½, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Suphullapaªkeruhasannisinn±, dij± samant± mabhin±dayant±;
modanti bhariy±hi samaªgino te, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Suphullapupphehi raja½ gahetv±, al² vidh±vanti vik³jam±n±;
madhumhi gandho vidisa½ pav±yati, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Abhinnan±d± madav±raº± ca, gir²hi dh±vanti ca v±ridh±r±;
savanti najjo suvir±jit±va samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“Gir² samant±va padissam±n±, may³rag²v± iva n²lavaºº±;
dis± rajind±va virocayanti, samayo mah±v²ra aªg²ras±na½.
“May³rasaªgh± girimuddhanasmi½, naccanti n±r²hi samaªgibh³t±;