[204] 4. V²rakaj±takavaººan±

Api v²raka passes²ti ida½ satth± jetavane viharanto sugat±laya½ ±rabbha kathesi. Devadattassa parisa½ gahetv± ±gatesu hi theresu satth± “s±riputta, devadatto tumhe disv± ki½ ak±s²”ti pucchitv± “sugat±laya½, bhante, dasses²”ti vutte “na kho, s±riputta, id±neva devadatto mama anukiriya½ karonto vin±sa½ patto, pubbepi vin±sa½ p±puº²”ti vatv± therena y±cito at²ta½ ±hari.
At²te b±r±ºasiya½ brahmadatte rajja½ k±rente bodhisatto himavantapadese udakak±kayoniya½ nibbattitv± eka½ sara½ upaniss±ya vasi, “v²rako”tissa n±ma½ ahosi. Tad± k±siraµµhe dubbhikkha½ ahosi, manuss± k±kabhatta½ v± d±tu½ yakkhan±gabalikamma½ v± k±tu½ n±sakkhi½su. Ch±takaraµµhato k±k± yebhuyyena arañña½ pavisi½su. Tattheko b±r±ºasiv±s² saviµµhako n±ma k±ko k±ki½ ±d±ya v²rakassa vasanaµµh±na½ gantv± ta½ sara½ niss±ya ekamante v±sa½ kappesi. So ekadivasa½ tasmi½ sare gocara½ gaºhanto v²raka½ sara½ otaritv± macche kh±ditv± paccuttaritv± sar²ra½ sukkh±penta½ disv± “ima½ udakak±ka½ niss±ya sakk± bah³ macche laddhu½, ima½ upaµµhahiss±m²”ti ta½ upasaªkamitv± “ki½, samm±”ti vutte “icch±mi ta½ s±mi upaµµhahitun”ti vatv± “s±dh³”ti tena sampaµicchito tato paµµh±ya upaµµh±si. V²rakopi tato paµµh±ya attano y±panamatta½ kh±ditv± macche uddharitv± saviµµhakassa deti. Sopi attano y±panamatta½ kh±ditv± sesa½ k±kiy± deti.
Tassa aparabh±ge m±no uppajji– “ayampi udakak±ko k±¼ako, ahampi k±¼ako, akkhituº¹ap±dehipi etassa ca mayhañca n±n±karaºa½ natthi, ito paµµh±ya imin± gahitamacchehi mayha½ kamma½ natthi, ahameva gaºhiss±m²”ti. So v²raka½ upasaªkamitv± “samma, ito paµµh±ya ahameva sara½ otaritv± macche gaºhiss±m²”ti vatv± “na tva½, samma, udaka½ otaritv± macche gaºhanakakule nibbatto, m± nass²”ti tena v±riyam±nopi vacana½ an±diyitv± sara½ oruyha udaka½ pavisitv± ummujjam±no sev±la½ chinditv± nikkhamitu½ n±sakkhi, sev±lantare laggi, aggatuº¹ameva paññ±yi. So nirass±so anto-udakeyeva j²vitakkhaya½ p±puºi. Athassa bhariy± ±gamana½ apassam±n± ta½ pavatti½ j±nanattha½ v²rakassa santika½ gantv± “s±mi, saviµµhako na paññ±yati, kaha½ nu kho so”ti puccham±n± paµhama½ g±tham±ha–
107. “Api v²raka passesi, sakuºa½ mañjubh±ºaka½;
may³rag²vasaªk±sa½, pati½ mayha½ saviµµhakan”ti.
Tattha api, v²raka, passes²ti, s±mi v²raka, api passasi. Mañjubh±ºakanti mañjubh±ºina½. S± hi r±gavasena “madhurassaro me pat²”ti maññati, tasm± evam±ha. May³rag²vasaªk±santi morag²vasam±navaººa½.
Ta½ sutv± v²rako “±ma, j±n±mi te s±mikassa gataµµh±nan”ti vatv± dutiya½ g±tham±ha–
108. “Udakathalacarassa pakkhino, nicca½ ±makamacchabhojino;
tass±nukara½ saviµµhako, sev±le paliguºµhito mato”ti.
Tattha udakathalacarass±ti udake ca thale ca caritu½ samatthassa. Pakkhinoti att±na½ sandh±ya vadati. Tass±nukaranti tassa anukaronto. Sev±le paliguºµhito matoti udaka½ pavisitv± sev±la½ chinditv± nikkhamitu½ asakkonto sev±lapariyonaddho anto-udakeyeva mato, passa, etassa tuº¹a½ dissat²ti. Ta½ sutv± k±k² paridevitv± b±r±ºasimeva agam±si.
Satth± ima½ dhammadesana½ ±haritv± j±taka½ samodh±nesi– “tad± saviµµhako devadatto ahosi, v²rako pana ahameva ahosin”ti.

V²rakaj±takavaººan± catutth±.