[107] 7. S±littakaj±takavaººan±

S±dh³ kho sippaka½ n±m±ti ida½ satth± jetavane viharanto eka½ ha½sapaharanaka½ bhikkhu½ ±rabbha kathesi. So kireko s±vatthiv±s² kulaputto s±littakasippe nipphatti½ patto. “S±littakasippan”ti sakkhar±khipanasippa½ vuccati. So ekadivasa½ dhamma½ sutv± s±sane ura½ datv± pabbajitv± upasampada½ labhi, na pana sikkh±k±mo, na paµipattis±dhako ahosi. So ekadivasa½ eka½ daharabhikkhu½ ±d±ya aciravati½ gantv± nh±yitv± nad²t²re aµµh±si. Tasmi½ samaye dve setaha½s± ±k±sena gacchanti. So ta½ dahara½ ±ha “ima½ pacchimaha½sa½ sakkhar±ya akkhimhi paharitv± p±dam³le p±tem²”ti. Itaro “katha½ p±tessasi, na sakkhissasi paharitun”ti ±ha. Itaro “tiµµhatu t±vassa orato akkhi, parato akkhimhi ta½ pahar±m²”ti. Id±ni pana tva½ asanta½ kathes²ti. “Tena hi upadh±reh²”ti eka½ tikhiºasakkhara½ gahetv± aªguliy± pariyante katv± tassa ha½sassa pacchato khipi. S± “run”ti sadda½ ak±si, ha½so “parissayena bhavitabban”ti nivattitv± sadda½ sotu½ ±rabhi. Itaro tasmi½ khaºe eka½ vaµµasakkhara½ gahetv± tassa nivattitv± olokentassa parabh±ge akkhi½ pahari. Sakkhar± itarampi akkhi½ vinivijjhitv± gat±. Ha½so mah±rava½ ravanto p±dam³leyeva pati. Tato tato bhikkh³ ±gantv± garahitv± “ananucchavika½ te katan”ti satthu santika½ netv± “bhante, imin± ida½ n±ma katan”ti tamattha½ ±rocesu½. Satth± ta½ bhikkhu½ garahitv± “na, bhikkhave, id±nevesa etasmi½ sippe kusalo, pubbepi kusaloyeva ahos²”ti vatv± at²ta½ ±hari.
At²te b±r±ºasiya½ brahmadatte rajja½ k±rente bodhisatto tassa amacco ahosi. Tasmi½ k±le rañño purohito atimukharo hoti bahubh±º², tasmi½ kathetu½ ±raddhe aññe ok±sameva na labhanti. R±j± cintesi “kad± nu kho etassa vacanupacchedaka½ kañci labhiss±m²”ti. So tato paµµh±ya tath±r³pa½ eka½ upadh±rento vicarati. Tasmi½ k±le b±r±ºasiya½ eko p²µhasapp² sakkhar±khipanasippe nipphatti½ patto hoti. G±mad±rak± ta½ rathaka½ ±ropetv± ±ka¹¹ham±n± b±r±ºasinagaradv±ram³le eko viµapasampanno mah±nigrodho atthi, tattha ±netv± sampariv±retv± k±kaºik±d²ni datv± “hatthir³paka½ kara, assar³paka½ kar±”ti vadanti. So sakkhar± khipitv± khipitv± nigrodhapaººesu n±n±r³p±ni dasseti, sabb±ni paºº±ni chidd±vachidd±neva ahesu½.
Atha b±r±ºasir±j± uyy±na½ gacchanto ta½ µh±na½ p±puºi. Uss±raº±bhayena sabbe d±rak± pal±yi½su, p²µhasapp² tattheva nipajji. R±j± nigrodham³la½ patv± rathe nisinno patt±na½ chiddat±ya ch±ya½ kabarakabara½ disv± olokento sabbesa½ patt±na½ chiddabh±va½ disv± “kenet±ni eva½ kat±n²”ti pucchi. “P²µhasappin±, dev±”ti. R±j± “ima½ niss±ya br±hmaºassa vacanupaccheda½ k±tu½ sakk± bhavissat²”ti cintetv± “kaha½, bhaºe, p²µhasapp²”ti pucchi. Vicinant± m³lantare nipanna½ disv± “aya½, dev±”ti ±ha½su. R±j± na½ pakkos±petv± parisa½ uss±retv± pucchi “amh±ka½ santike eko mukharabr±hmaºo atthi, sakkhissasi ta½ nissadda½ k±tun”ti. N±¼imatt± ajalaº¹ik± labhanto sakkhiss±mi, dev±ti. R±j± p²µhasappi½ ghara½ netv± antos±ºiya½ nis²d±petv± s±ºiya½ chidda½ k±retv± br±hmaºassa chidd±bhimukha½ ±sana½ paññapetv± n±¼imatt± sukkh± ajalaº¹ik± p²µhasappissa santike µhap±petv± br±hmaºa½ upaµµh±nak±le ±gata½ tasmi½ ±sane nis²d±petv± katha½ samuµµh±pesi. Br±hmaºo aññesa½ ok±sa½ adatv± raññ± saddhi½ kathetu½ ±rabhi. Athassa so p²µhasapp² s±ºicchiddena ekeka½ ajalaº¹ika½ pacchiya½ pavesento viya t±lutalamhiyeva p±teti, br±hmaºo ±gat±gata½ n±¼iya½ tela½ pavesento viya gilati, sabb± parikkhaya½ gami½su. Tasset± n±¼imatt± ajalaº¹ik± kucchi½ paviµµh± a¹¹h±¼hakamatt± ahesu½.
R±j± t±sa½ parikkh²ºabh±va½ ñatv± ±ha– “±cariya, tumhe atimukharat±ya n±¼imatt± ajalaº¹ik± gilant± kiñci na j±nittha, ito d±ni uttari j²r±petu½ na sakkhissatha. Gacchatha, piyaªgudaka½ pivitv± cha¹¹etv± att±na½ aroga½ karoth±”ti br±hmaºo tato paµµh±ya pihitamukho viya hutv± kathenten±pi saddhi½ akathanas²lo ahosi. R±j± “imin± me kaººasukha½ katan”ti p²µhasappissa satasahassuµµh±nake cat³su dis±su catt±ro g±me ad±si. Bodhisatto r±j±na½ upasaªkamitv± “deva, sippa½ n±ma loke paº¹itehi uggahitabba½, p²µhasappin± s±littakamatten±pi aya½ sampatti laddh±”ti vatv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
107. “S±dhu½ kho sippaka½ n±ma, api y±disa k²disa½;
passa khañjappah±rena, laddh± g±m± catuddis±”ti.
Tattha passa khañjappah±ren±ti passa, mah±r±ja, imin± khañjap²µhasappin± ajalaº¹ik±pah±rena catuddis± catt±ro g±m± laddh±, aññesa½ sipp±na½ ko ±nisa½saparicchedoti sippaguºa½ kathesi.
Satth± ima½ dhammadesana½ ±haritv± j±taka½ samodh±nesi– “tad± p²µhasapp² aya½ bhikkhu ahosi, r±j± ±nando, paº¹it±macco pana ahameva ahosin”ti.

S±littakaj±takavaººan± sattam±.