[289] 9. N±n±chandaj±takavaººan±

N±n±chand±, mah±r±j±ti ida½ satth± jetavane viharanto ±yasmato ±nandassa aµµhavaral±bha½ ±rabbha kathesi. Vatthu ek±dasakanip±te juºhaj±take (j±. 1.11.13 ±dayo) ±vibhavissati.
At²te pana bodhisatto b±r±ºasiya½ brahmadatte rajja½ k±rente tassa aggamahesiy± kucchimhi nibbattitv± vayappatto takkasil±ya½ sabbasipp±ni uggahetv± pitu accayena rajja½ p±puºi. Tassa µh±nato apan²to pitu purohito atthi. So duggato hutv± ekasmi½ jaragehe vasati. Athekadivasa½ bodhisatto aññ±takavesena rattibh±ge nagara½ pariggaºhanto vicarati. Tamena½ katakammacor± ekasmi½ sur±p±ne sura½ pivitv± aparampi ghaµen±d±ya attano geha½ gacchant± antarav²thiya½ disv± “are kosi tvan”ti vatv± paharitv± uttaris±µaka½ gahetv± ghaµa½ ukkhip±petv± t±sent± gacchi½su. Sopi kho br±hmaºo tasmi½ khaºe nikkhamitv± antarav²thiya½ µhito nakkhatta½ olokento rañño amitt±na½ hatthagatabh±va½ ñatv± br±hmaºi½ ±mantesi. S± “ki½, ayy±”ti vatv± vegena tassa santika½ ±gat±. Atha na½ so ±ha– “bhoti amh±ka½ r±j± amitt±na½ vasa½ gato”ti. “Ayya, ki½ te rañño santike pavattiy±, br±hmaº± j±nissant²”ti.
R±j± br±hmaºassa sadda½ sutv± thoka½ gantv± dhutte ±ha– “duggatomhi, s±mi, uttar±saªga½ gahetv± vissajjetha man”ti. Te punappuna½ kathenta½ k±ruññena vissajjesu½. So tesa½ vasanageha½ sallakkhetv± nivatti. Atha por±ºakapurohito br±hmaºopi “bhoti, amh±ka½ r±j± amittahatthato mutto”ti ±ha. R±j± tampi sutv± tampi geha½ sallakkhetv± p±s±da½ abhiruhi. So vibh±t±ya rattiy± br±hmaºe pakkos±petv± “ki½ ±cariy± ratti½ nakkhatta½ olokayitth±”ti pucchi. “¾ma, dev±”ti. “Ki½ sobhanan”ti? “Sobhana½, dev±”ti. “Koci g±ho natth²”ti. “Natthi, dev±”ti. R±j± “asukagehato br±hmaºa½ pakkosath±”ti por±ºakapurohita½ pakkos±petv± “ki½, ±cariya, ratti½ te nakkhatta½ diµµhan”ti pucchi. “¾ma, dev±”ti. “Atthi koci g±ho”ti. “¾ma, mah±r±ja, ajja ratti½ tumhe amittavasa½ gantv± muhutteneva mutt±”ti. R±j± “nakkhattaj±nanakena n±ma evar³pena bhavitabban”ti sesabr±hmaºe nikka¹¹h±petv± “br±hmaºa, pasannosmi te, vara½ tva½ gaºh±”ti ±ha. “Mah±r±ja, puttad±rena saddhi½ mantetv± gaºhiss±m²”ti. “Gaccha mantetv± eh²”ti.
So gantv± br±hmaºiñca puttañca suºisañca d±siñca pakkositv± “r±j± me vara½ dad±ti, ki½ gaºh±m±”ti pucchi. Br±hmaº² “mayha½ dhenusata½ ±neh²”ti ±ha, putto chattam±ºavo n±ma “mayha½ kumudavaººehi cat³hi sindhavehi yutta½ ±jaññarathan”ti, suºis± “mayha½ maºikuº¹ala½ ±di½ katv± sabb±laªk±ran”ti, puºº± n±ma d±s² “mayha½ udukkhalamusalañceva suppañc±”ti. Br±hmaºo pana g±mavara½ gahetuk±mo rañño santika½ gantv± “ki½ br±hmaºa, pucchito te puttad±ro”ti puµµho “±ma, deva, pucchito, anekacchando”ti vatv± paµhama½ g±th±dvayam±ha–
115. “N±n±chand± mah±r±ja, ek±g±re vas±mase;
aha½ g±mavara½ icche, br±hmaº² ca gava½ sata½.
116. “Putto ca ±jaññaratha½, kaññ± ca maºikuº¹ala½;
y± ces± puººik± jamm², udukkhala½bhikaªkhat²”ti.
Tattha iccheti icch±mi. Gava½ satanti dhen³na½ gunna½ sata½. Kaññ±ti suºis±. Y± ces±ti y± es± amh±ka½ ghare puººik± n±ma d±s², s± jamm² l±mik± suppamusalehi saddhi½ udukkhala½ abhikaªkhati icchat²ti.
R±j± “sabbesa½ icchiticchita½ deth±”ti ±º±pento–
117. “Br±hmaºassa g±mavara½, br±hmaºiy± gava½ sata½;
puttassa ±jaññaratha½, kaññ±ya maºikuº¹ala½;
yañceta½ puººika½ jammi½, paµip±dethudukkhalan”ti.– G±tham±ha.
Tattha yañcetanti yañca eta½ puººikanti vadati, ta½ jammi½ udukkhala½ paµip±detha sampaµicch±peth±ti.
Iti r±j± br±hmaºena patthitañca aññañca mahanta½ yasa½ datv± “ito paµµh±ya amh±ka½ kattabbakiccesu ussukka½ ±pajj±”ti vatv± br±hmaºa½ attano santike ak±si.
Satth± ima½ dhammadesana½ ±haritv± j±taka½ samodh±nesi– “tad± br±hmaºo ±nando ahosi, r±j± pana ahameva ahosin”ti.

N±n±chandaj±takavaººan± navam±.