D³t± r±j±na½ vanditv± tass± santika½ gantv± “devi, tumhe kira kurudhamma½ rakkhatha, ta½ no deth±”ti vadi½su. “T±t±, sacc±ha½ kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, id±ni pana me tattha kukkucca½ uppanna½, na me so kurudhammo ±r±dheti tena vo d±tu½ na sakk±”ti. Tass± kira dve putt± jeµµho r±j±, kaniµµho upar±j±. Atheko r±j± bodhisattassa satasahassagghanaka½ candanas±ra½ sahassagghanaka½ kañcanam±la½ pesesi. So “m±tara½ p³jess±m²”ti ta½ sabba½ m±tu pesesi. S± cintesi– “aha½ neva candana½ vilimp±mi, na m±la½ dh±remi, suºis±na½ dass±m²”ti. Athass± etadahosi– “jeµµhasuºis± me issar±, aggamahesiµµh±ne µhit±, tass± suvaººam±la½ dass±mi. Kaniµµhasuºis± pana duggat±, tass± candanas±ra½ dass±m²”ti. S± rañño deviy± suvaººam±la½ datv± upar±jabhariy±ya candanas±ra½ ad±si, datv± ca panass± “aha½ kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, et±sa½ duggat±duggatabh±vo mayha½ appam±ºa½, jeµµh±pac±yikakammameva pana k±tu½ mayha½ anur³pa½, kacci nu kho me tassa akatatt± s²la½ bhinnan”ti kukkucca½ ahosi, tasm± evam±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “attano santaka½ n±ma yath±ruciy± d²yati, tumhe ettakenapi kukkucca½ kurum±n± ki½ añña½ p±pa½ karissatha, s²la½ n±ma evar³pena na bhijjati, detha no kurudhamman”ti vatv± tass±pi santike gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“T±t±, eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, suºis± pana me suµµhu rakkhati, tass± santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana aggamahesi½ upasaªkamitv± purimanayeneva kurudhamma½ y±ci½su. S±pi purimanayeneva vatv± “id±ni ma½ s²la½ n±r±dheti, tena vo d±tu½ na sakk±”ti ±ha. S± kira ekadivasa½ s²hapañjare µhit± rañño nagara½ padakkhiºa½ karontassa pacchato hatthipiµµhe nisinna½ upar±ja½ disv± lobha½ upp±detv± “sac±ha½ imin± saddhi½ santhava½ kareyya½, bh±tu accayena rajje patiµµhito ma½ esa saªgaºheyy±”ti cintesi. Athass± “aha½ kurudhamma½ rakkham±n± sas±mik± hutv± kilesavasena añña½ purisa½ olokesi½, s²lena me bhinnena bhavitabban”ti kukkucca½ ahosi, tasm± evam±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “atic±ro n±ma ayye cittupp±damattena na hoti, tumhe ettakenapi kukkucca½ kurum±n± v²tikkama½ ki½karissatha, na ettakena s²la½ bhijjati, detha no kurudhamman”ti vatv± tass±pi santike gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“T±t±, eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, upar±j± pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana upar±j±na½ upasaªkamitv± purimanayeneva kurudhamma½ y±ci½su. So pana s±ya½ r±jupaµµh±na½ gacchanto ratheneva r±jaªgaºa½ patv± sace rañño santike bhuñjitv± tattheva sayituk±mo hoti, rasmiyo ca patodañca antodhure cha¹¹eti. T±ya saññ±ya jano pakkamitv± punadivase p±tova gantv± tassa nikkhamana½ olokentova tiµµhati. S±rathipi ratha½ gopayitv± punadivase p±tova ta½ ±d±ya r±jadv±re tiµµhati. Sace taªkhaºaññeva nikkhantuk±mo hoti, rasmiyo ca patodañca antoratheyeva µhapetv± r±jupaµµh±na½ gacchati. Mah±jano t±ya saññ±ya “id±neva nikkhamissat²”ti r±jadv±reyeva tiµµhati. So ekadivasa½ eva½ katv± r±janivesana½ p±visi, paviµµhamattassayevassa devo p±vassi. R±j± “devo vassat²”ti tassa nikkhantu½ n±d±si, so tattheva bhuñjitv± sayi. Mah±jano “id±ni nikkhamissat²”ti sabbaratti½ temento aµµh±si. Upar±j± dutiyadivase nikkhamitv± temetv± µhita½ mah±jana½ disv± “aha½ kurudhamma½ rakkhanto ettaka½ jana½ kilamesi½, s²lena me bhinnena bhavitabban”ti kukkucca½ ahosi, tena tesa½ d³t±na½ “sacc±ha½ kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, id±ni pana me kukkucca½ atthi, tena vo na sakk± d±tun”ti vatv± tamattha½ ±rocesi. Atha na½ d³t± “tumh±ka½, deva, ‘ete kilamant³’ti citta½ natthi, acetanaka½ kamma½ na hoti, ettakenapi kukkucca½ karont±na½ katha½ tumh±ka½ v²tikkamo bhavissat²”ti vatv± tassapi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, purohito pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana purohita½ upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. Sopi ekadivasa½ r±jupaµµh±na½ gacchanto ekena raññ± tassa rañño pesita½ taruºaravivaººa½ ratha½ antar±magge disv± “kass±ya½ ratho”ti pucchitv± “rañño ±bhato”ti sutv± “aha½ mahallako, sace me r±j± ima½ ratha½ dadeyya, sukha½ ima½ ±ruyha vicareyyan”ti cintetv± r±jupaµµh±na½ gato. Tassa jay±petv± µhitak±le rañño ratha½ dassesu½. R±j± disv± “ati viya sundaro aya½ ratho, ±cariyassa na½ deth±”ti ±ha. Purohito na icchi, punappuna½ vuccam±nopi na icchiyeva. Ki½k±raº±? Eva½ kirassa ahosi– “aha½ kurudhamma½ rakkhantova parasantake lobha½ ak±si½, bhinnena me s²lena bhavitabban”ti. So etamattha½ ±cikkhitv± “t±t±, kurudhamme me kukkucca½ atthi, na ma½ so dhammo ±r±dheti, tasm± na sakk± d±tun”ti ±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “ayya, lobhupp±damattena na s²la½ bhijjati, tumhe ettakenapi kukkucca½ karont± ki½ v²tikkama½ karissath±”ti vatv± tassapi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, rajjug±hako amacco pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana tampi upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. Sopi ekadivasa½ janapade khetta½ minanto rajju½ daº¹ake bandhitv± eka½ koµi½ khettas±mikena gaºh±petv± eka½ attan± aggahesi, tena gahitarajjukoµiy± baddhadaº¹ako ekassa kakkaµakassa bilamajjha½ p±puºi. So cintesi– “sace daº¹aka½ bile ot±ress±mi, antobile kakkaµako nassissati. Sace pana parato kariss±mi, rañño santaka½ nassissati. Sace orato kariss±mi, kuµumbikassa santaka½ nassissati, ki½ nu kho k±tabban”ti? Athassa etadahosi– “bile kakkaµakena bhavitabba½, sace bhaveyya, paññ±yeyya, ettheva na½ ot±ress±m²”ti bile daº¹aka½ ot±resi, kakkaµako “kir²”ti saddamak±si. Athassa etadahosi– “daº¹ako kakkaµakapiµµhe otiººo bhavissati, kakkaµako mato bhavissati, ahañca kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, tena me s²lena bhinnena bhavitabban”ti So etamattha½ ±cikkhitv± “imin± me k±raºena kurudhamme kukkucca½ atthi, tena vo na sakk± d±tun”ti ±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “tumh±ka½ ‘kakkaµako marat³’ti citta½ natthi, acetanaka½ kamma½ n±ma na hoti. Tumhe ettakenapi kukkucca½ karont± ki½ v²tikkama½ karissath±”ti vatv± tassapi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, s±rathi pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana tampi upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. So ekadivasa½ r±j±na½ rathena uyy±na½ nesi. R±j± tattha div± k²¼itv± s±ya½ nikkhamitv± ratha½ abhiruhi, tassa nagara½ asampattasseva s³riyatthaªgamanavel±ya megho uµµhahi. S±rathi rañño temanabhayena sindhav±na½ patodasaññamad±si. Sindhav± javena pakkhandi½su. Tato paµµh±ya ca pana te uyy±na½ gacchant±pi tato ±gacchant±pi ta½ µh±na½ patv± javena gacchanti ±gacchanti. Ki½ k±raº±? Tesa½ kira etadahosi– “imasmi½ µh±ne parissayena bhavitabba½, tena no s±rathi tad± patodasañña½ ad±s²”ti. S±rathissapi etadahosi– “rañño temane v± atemane v± mayha½ doso natthi, aha½ pana aµµh±ne susikkhitasindhav±na½ patodasañña½ ad±si½, tena ime id±ni apar±para½ javant± kilamanti, ahañca kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, tena me bhinnena s²lena bhavitabban”ti. So etamattha½ ±cikkhitv± “imin± k±raºena kurudhamme kukkucca½ atthi, tena vo na sakk± d±tun”ti ±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “tumh±ka½ ‘sindhav± kilamant³’ti citta½ natthi, acetanaka½ kamma½ n±ma na hoti, ettakenapi ca tumhe kukkucca½ karont± ki½ v²tikkama½ karissath±”ti vatv± tassa santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, seµµhi pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana tampi upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. Sopi ekadivasa½ gabbhato nikkhantas±lis²sa½ attano s±likhetta½ gantv± paccavekkhitv± nivattam±no “v²him±la½ bandh±pess±m²”ti eka½ s±lis²samuµµhi½ g±h±petv± th³º±ya bandh±pesi. Athassa etadahosi– “imamh± ked±r± may± rañño bh±go d±tabbo, adinnabh±gatoyeva me ked±rato s±lis²samuµµhi g±h±pito, ahañca kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, tena me bhinnena s²lena bhavitabban”ti. So etamattha½ ±cikkhitv± “imin± me k±raºena kurudhamme kukkucca½ atthi, tena vo na sakk± d±tun”ti ±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “tumh±ka½ theyyacitta½ natthi, tena vin± adinn±d±na½ n±ma paññ±petu½ na sakk±, ettakenapi kukkucca½ karont± tumhe parasantaka½ n±ma ki½ gaºhissath±”ti vatv± tassapi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, doºam±pako pana mah±matto suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana tampi upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. So kira ekadivasa½ koµµh±g±radv±re nis²ditv± r±jabh±ge v²hi½ min±pento amitav²hir±sito v²hi½ gahetv± lakkha½ µhapesi, tasmi½ khaºe devo p±vassi. Mah±matto lakkh±ni gaºetv± “mitav²h² ettak± n±ma hont²”ti vatv± lakkhav²hi½ sa½ka¹¹hitv± mitar±simhi pakkhipitv± vegena gantv± dv±rakoµµhake µhatv± cintesi– “ki½ nu kho may± lakkhav²h² mitav²hir±simhi pakkhitt±, ud±hu amitar±simh²”ti. Athassa etadahosi– “sace me mitav²hir±simhi pakkhitt± ak±raºeneva rañño santaka½ va¹¹hita½, gahapatik±na½ santaka½ n±sita½, ahañca kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, tena me bhinnena s²lena bhavitabban”ti. So etamattha½ ±cikkhitv± “imin± me k±raºena kurudhamme kukkucca½ atthi, tena vo na sakk± d±tun”ti ±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “tumh±ka½ theyyacitta½ natthi, tena vin± adinn±d±na½ n±ma paññ±petu½ na sakk±, ettakenapi kukkucca½ karont± ki½ tumhe parassa santaka½ gaºhissath±”ti vatv± tassapi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, dov±riko pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana tampi upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. Sopi ekadivasa½ nagaradv±ra½ pidh±navel±ya tikkhattu½ saddamanuss±vesi. Atheko daliddamanusso attano kaniµµhabhaginiy± saddhi½ d±rupaººatth±ya arañña½ gantv± nivattanto tassa sadda½ sutv± bhagini½ ±d±ya vegena dv±ra½ samp±puºi. Atha na½ dov±riko “tva½ nagare rañño atthibh±va½ ki½ na j±n±si, ‘sakalasseva imassa nagarassa dv±ra½ pidh²yat²’ti na j±n±si, attano m±tug±ma½ gahetv± araññe k±maratik²¼a½ k²¼anto divasa½ vicaras²”ti ±ha. Athassa itarena “na me, s±mi, bhariy±, bhagin² me es±”ti vutte etadahosi– “ak±raºa½ vata me kata½ bhagini½ bhariy±ti kathentena, ahañca kurudhamma½ rakkh±mi, tena me bhinnena s²lena bhavitabban”ti. So etamattha½ ±cikkhitv± “imin± me k±raºena kurudhamme kukkucca½ atthi, tena vo na sakk± d±tun”ti ±ha. Atha na½ d³t± “eta½ tumhehi tath±saññ±ya kathita½, ettha vo s²labhedo natthi, ettakenapi ca tumhe kukkucc±yant± kurudhamme sampaj±namus±v±da½ n±ma ki½ karissath±”ti vatv± tassapi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
“Eva½ santepi neva ma½ ±r±dheti, vaººad±s² pana suµµhu rakkhati, tassa santike gaºhath±”ti vutt± ca pana tampi upasaªkamitv± y±ci½su. S± purimanayeneva paµikkhipi. Ki½k±raº± Sakko kira dev±namindo “tass± s²la½ v²ma½siss±m²”ti m±ºavakavaººena ±gantv± “aha½ ±gamiss±m²”ti vatv± sahassa½ datv± devalokameva gantv± t²ºi sa½vacchar±ni n±gacchi. S± attano s²labhedabhayena t²ºi sa½vacchar±ni aññassa purisassa hatthato tamb³lamattampi na gaºhi, s± anukkamena duggat± hutv± cintesi– “mayha½ sahassa½ datv± gatapurisassa t²ºi sa½vacchar±ni an±gacchantassa duggat± j±t±, j²vitavutti½ ghaµetu½ na sakkomi, ito d±ni paµµh±ya may± vinicchayamah±matt±na½ ±rocetv± paribbaya½ gahetu½ vaµµat²”ti. S± vinicchaya½ gantv± “s±mi, paribbaya½ datv± gatapurisassa me t²ºi sa½vacchar±ni, matabh±vampissa na j±n±mi, j²vita½ ghaµetu½ na sakkomi, ki½ karomi, s±m²”ti ±ha. T²ºi sa½vacchar±ni an±gacchante ki½ karissasi, ito paµµh±ya paribbaya½ gaºh±ti. Tass± laddhavinicchay±ya vinicchayato nikkhamam±n±ya eva eko puriso sahassabhaº¹ika½ upan±mesi.
Tassa gahaºatth±ya hattha½ pas±raºak±le sakko att±na½ dassesi. S± disv±va “mayha½ sa½vaccharattayamatthake sahassad±yako puriso ±gato, t±ta, natthi me tava kah±paºehi attho”ti hattha½ samiñjesi. Sakko attano sar²raññeva abhinimminitv± taruºas³riyo viya jalanto ±k±se aµµh±si, sakalanagara½ sannipati. Sakko mah±janamajjhe “aha½ etiss± v²ma½sanavasena sa½vaccharattayamatthake sahassa½ ad±si½, s²la½ rakkhant± n±ma evar³p± hutv± rakkhath±”ti ov±da½ datv± tass± nivesana½ sattaratanehi p³retv± “ito paµµh±ya appamatt± hoh²”ti ta½ anus±sitv± devalokameva agam±si. Imin± k±raºena s± “aha½ gahitabhati½ aj²r±petv±va aññena d²yam±n±ya bhatiy± hattha½ pas±resi½, imin± k±raºena ma½ s²la½ n±r±dheti, tena vo d±tu½ na sakk±”ti paµikkhipi. Atha na½ d³t± “hatthappas±raºamattena s²labhedo natthi, s²la½ n±ma eta½ paramavisuddhi hot²”ti vatv± tass±pi santike s²la½ gahetv± suvaººapaµµe likhi½su.
Iti imesa½ ek±dasanna½ jan±na½ rakkhaºas²la½ suvaººapaµµe likhitv± dantapura½ gantv± k±liªgarañño suvaººapaµµa½ datv± ta½ pavatti½ ±rocesu½. R±j± tasmi½ kurudhamme vattam±no pañca s²l±ni p³resi. Tasmi½ khaºe sakalak±liªgaraµµhe devo vassi, t²ºi bhay±ni v³pasant±ni, raµµha½ khema½ subhikkha½ ahosi. Bodhisatto y±vaj²va½ d±n±d²ni puññ±ni katv± sapariv±ro saggapura½ p³resi.
Satth± ima½ dhammadesana½ ±haritv± sacc±ni pak±setv± j±taka½ samodh±nesi. “Saccapariyos±ne keci sot±pann± ahesu½, keci sakad±g±mino, keci an±g±mino, keci arahanto”ti. J±takasamodh±ne pana–
“Gaºik± uppalavaºº±, puººo dov±riko tad±;
rajjug±ho kacc±yano, moggall±no doºam±pako.
“S±riputto tad± seµµhi, anuruddho ca s±rathi;
br±hmaºo kassapo thero, upar±j± nandapaº¹ito.
“Mahes² r±hulam±t±, m±y±dev² janettiy±;
kurur±j± bodhisatto, eva½ dh±retha j±takan”ti.

Kurudhammaj±takavaººan± chaµµh±.