Tato kicc±ni k±reyy±ti eva½, t±ta, paµhama½ mus±v±da½ dutiya½ kodha½ tatiya½ adhammah±sa½ vajjetv± tato pacch± r±j± raµµhav±s²na½ kattabbakicc±ni k±reyya. Ta½ vata½ ±hu khattiy±ti, khattiyamah±r±ja, ya½ may± vutta½, eta½ rañño vatasam±d±nanti por±ºakapaº¹it± kathayi½su.
Na ta½ kayir±ti ya½ tay± r±g±divasena pacch± t±pakara½ kamma½ kata½ hoti, tato pubbe katato puna t±disa½ kamma½ na kayir±, m± kareyy±si, t±t±ti. Vuccateti ta½ rañño aghanti vuccati, eva½ por±ºakapaº¹it± kathayi½su. Sir²ti ida½ vessantarasakuºo pubbe b±r±ºasiya½ pavattitak±raºa½ ±haritv± dassento ±ha. Tattha abravunti sucipariv±raseµµhin± pucchit± kathayi½su. Uµµh±nav²riyeti yo poso uµµh±ne v²riye ca patiµµhito, na ca paresa½ sampatti½ disv± us³yati, tasmi½ aha½ abhiram±m²ti ±ha. Eva½ t±va t±ta sir² kathesi. Us³yaketi alakkh² pana, t±ta, pucchit± aha½ parasampatti-us³yake duhadaye ducitte kaly±ºakammad³sake yo kaly±ºakamma½ dussanto appiy±yanto aµµ²yanto na karoti, tasmi½ abhiram±m²ti ±ha. Eva½ s± k±¼akaºº², mah±r±ja, ramati patir³padesav±s±dino kusalacakkassa bhañjan².
Suhadayoti sundaracitto hitacittako. Nud±ti n²hara. Nivesananti lakkhiy± pana nivesana½ bhava patiµµh± hohi. Sa lakkh²dhitisampannoti, mah±r±ja, k±sipati so puriso paññ±ya ceva v²riyena ca sampanno. Mahaggatoti mahajjh±sayo cor±na½ paccayabh³te gaºhanto amitt±na½ m³la½ core gaºhanto amitt±na½ agga½ chindat²ti vadati. Sakkoti indo. Bh³tapat²ti r±j±na½ ±lapati. Uµµh±neti uµµh±nav²riye. Nappamajjat²ti na pamajjati, sabbakicc±ni karoti. Sa kaly±ºeti so devar±j± uµµh±nav²riye mana½ karonto p±pakamma½ akatv± kaly±ºe puññakammasmiññeva dhiti½ katv± appamatto uµµh±ne mana½ karoti, tassa pana kaly±ºakamme v²riyakaraºabh±vadassanattha½ sarabhaªgaj±take dv²su devalokesu devat±hi saddhi½ kapiµµh±r±ma½ ±gantv± pañha½ pucchitv± dhammassa sutabh±vo, mah±kaºhaj±take (j±. 1.12.61 ±dayo) attano ±nubh±vena jana½ t±setv± osakkantassa s±sanassa pavattitabh±vo c±ti evam±d²ni vatth³ni kathetabb±ni.
Gandhabb±ti c±tumah±r±jik±na½ heµµh± catuyonik± dev±, catuyonikatt±yeva kira te gandhabb± n±ma j±t±. Pitaroti brahm±no. Dev±ti upapattidevavasena cha k±m±vacaradev±. T±dinoti tath±vidhassa kusal±bhiratassa rañño. S±j²v± hont²ti sam±naj²vik± upaj²vitabb±. T±dis± hi r±j±no d±n±d²ni puññ±ni karont± devat±na½ patti½ denti, t± ta½ patti½ anumoditv± sampaµicchitv± dibbayasena va¹¹hanti. Anutiµµhant²ti t±disassa rañño v²riya½ karontassa appam±da½ ±pajjantassa devat± anutiµµhanti anugacchanti, dhammika½ rakkha½ sa½vidahant²ti attho.
Soti so tva½. V±yamass³ti t±ni raµµhakicc±ni karonto tulanavasena t²raºavasena paccakkhakammavasena tesu tesu kiccesu v²riya½ karassu. Tattheva te vattapad±ti, t±ta, ya½ ma½ tva½ ki½su kicca½ kata½ varanti pucchi, tattha tava pañheyeva ete may± “paµhameneva vitathan”ti-±dayo vutt±, ete vattapad± vattakoµµh±s±, eva½ tattha vattassu. Es±ti y± te may± kathit±, es±va tava anus±san². Alanti eva½ vattam±no hi r±j± attano mitte sukh±petu½, amitt±nañca dukkh±ya ala½ pariyatto samatthoti.
Eva½ vessantarasakuºena ek±ya g±th±ya rañño pam±da½ codetv± ek±dasahi g±th±hi dhamme kathite “buddhal²¼±ya pañho kathito”ti mah±jano acchariyabbhutacittaj±to s±dhuk±rasat±ni pavattesi. R±j± somanassappatto amacce ±mantetv± pucchi– “bhonto! Amacc± mama puttena vessantarena eva½ kathentena kena kattabba½ kicca½ katan”ti. Mah±senaguttena, dev±ti. “Tena hissa mah±senaguttaµµh±na½ damm²”ti vessantara½ µh±nantare µhapesi. So tato paµµh±ya mah±senaguttaµµh±ne µhito pitu kamma½ ak±s²ti.

Vessantarapañho niµµhito.

Puna r±j± katip±haccayena purimanayeneva kuº¹aliniy± santika½ d³ta½ pesetv± sattame divase tattha gantv± pacc±gantv± tattheva maº¹apamajjhe nis²ditv± kuº¹alini½ ±har±petv± suvaººap²µhe nisinna½ r±jadhamma½ pucchanto g±tham±ha–
14. “Sakkhisi tva½ kuº¹alini, maññasi khattabandhuni;
rajja½ k±retuk±mena, ki½ su kicca½ kata½ varan”ti.
Tattha sakkhis²ti may± puµµhapañha½ kathetu½ sakkhissas²ti pucchati. Kuº¹alin²ti tass± saliªgato ±gatan±men±lapati. Tass± kira dv²su kaººapiµµhesu kuº¹alasaºµh±n± dve lekh± ahesu½, tenass± “kuº¹alin²”ti n±ma½ k±resi. Maññas²ti j±nissasi may± puµµhapañhassa atthanti. Khattabandhun²ti khattassa mah±senaguttassa bhaginibh±vena na½ eva½ ±lapati. Kasm± panesa vessantarasakuºa½ eva½ apucchitv± imameva pucchat²ti? Itthibh±vena. Itthiyo hi parittapaññ±, tasm± “sace sakkoti, pucchiss±mi, no ce, na pucchiss±m²”ti v²ma½sanavasena eva½ pucchitv± taññeva pañha½ pucchi.
S± eva½ raññ± r±jadhamme pucchite, “t±ta, tva½ ma½ ‘itthik± n±ma ki½ kathessat²’ti v²ma½sasi maññe, sakala½ te r±jadhamma½ dv²suyeva padesu pakkhipitv± kathess±m²”ti vatv± ±ha–
15. “Dveva t±ta padak±ni, yattha sabba½ patiµµhita½;
aladdhassa ca yo l±bho, laddhassa c±nurakkhaº±.
16. “Amacce t±ta j±n±hi, dh²re atthassa kovide;
anakkh±kitave t±ta, asoº¹e avin±sake.
17. “Yo ca ta½ t±ta rakkheyya, dhana½ yañceva te siy±;
s³tova ratha½ saªgaºhe, so te kicc±ni k±raye.
18. “Susaªgahitantajano, saya½ vitta½ avekkhiya;
nidhiñca iºad±nañca, na kare parapattiy±.
19. “Saya½ ±ya½ vaya½ jaññ±, saya½ jaññ± kat±kata½;
niggaºhe niggah±raha½, paggaºhe paggah±raha½.
20. “Saya½ j±napada½ attha½, anus±sa rathesabha;
m± te adhammik± yutt±, dhana½ raµµhañca n±sayu½.
21. “M± ca vegena kicc±ni, karosi k±rayesi v±;
vegas± hi kata½ kamma½, mando pacch±nutappati.
22. “M± te adhisare muñca, sub±¼hamadhikopita½;
kodhas± hi bah³ ph²t±, kul± akulata½ gat±.
23. “‘M± t±ta issaromh²’ti, anatth±ya pat±rayi;
itth²na½ puris±nañca, m± te ±si dukhudrayo.
24. “Apetalomaha½sassa, rañño k±m±nus±rino;
sabbe bhog± vinassanti, rañño ta½ vuccate agha½.
25. “Tattheva te vattapad±, es±va anus±san²;
dakkhassud±ni puññakaro, asoº¹o avin±sako;
s²lav±ssu mah±r±ja, duss²lo vinip±tiko”ti.
Tattha padak±n²ti k±raºapad±ni. Yatth±ti yesu dv²su padesu sabba½ atthaj±ta½ hitasukha½ patiµµhita½. Aladdhass±ti yo ca pubbe aladdhassa l±bhassa l±bho, y± ca laddhassa anurakkhaº±. T±ta, anuppannassa hi l±bhassa upp±dana½ n±ma na bh±ro, uppannassa pana anurakkhaºameva bh±ro. Ekacco hi yasa½ upp±detv±pi yase pamatto pam±da½ upp±detv± p±º±tip±t±d²ni karoti, mah±coro hutv± raµµha½ vilumpam±no carati. Atha na½ r±j±no g±h±petv± mah±vin±sa½ p±penti. Atha v± uppannar³p±d²su k±maguºesu pamatto ayoniso dhana½ n±sento sabbas±pateyye kh²ºe kapaºo hutv± c²rakavasano kap±lam±d±ya carati. Pabbajito v± pana ganthadhur±divasena l±bhasakk±ra½ nibbattetv± pamatto h²n±y±vattati. Aparo paµhamajh±n±d²ni nibbattetv±pi muµµhassatit±ya tath±r³pe ±rammaºe bajjhitv± jh±n± parih±yati. Eva½ uppannassa yasassa v± jh±n±dil±bhassa v± rakkhaºameva dukkara½. Tadatthad²panattha½ pana devadattassa vatthu ca, mudulakkhaºa- (j±. 1.1.66) lomasakassapa- (j±. 1.9.60 ±dayo) haritacaj±taka- (j±. 1.9.40 ±dayo) saªkappaj±tak±d²ni (j±. 1.3.1 ±dayo) ca kathetabb±ni. Eko pana l±bhasakk±ra½ upp±detv± appam±de µhatv± kaly±ºakamma½ karoti, tassa so yaso sukkapakkhe cando viya va¹¹hati, tasm± tva½, mah±r±ja, appamatto payogasampattiy± µhatv± dhammena rajja½ k±rento tava uppanna½ yasa½ anurakkh±h²ti.
J±n±h²ti bhaº¹±g±rikakamm±d²na½ karaºattha½ upadh±rehi. Anakkh±kitaveti anakkhe akitave ajutakare ceva aker±µike ca Asoº¹eti p³vasur±gandham±l±soº¹abh±varahite. Avin±saketi tava santak±na½ dhanadhaññ±d²na½ avin±sake. Yoti yo amacco. Yañcev±ti yañca te ghare dhana½ siy±, ta½ rakkheyya. S³tov±ti rathas±rathi viya. Yath± s±rathi visamamagganiv±raºattha½ asse saªgaºhanto ratha½ saªgaºheyya, eva½ yo saha bhogehi ta½ rakkhitu½ sakkoti, so te amacco n±ma t±disa½ saªgahetv± bhaº¹±g±rik±dikicc±ni k±raye.
Susaªgahitantajanoti, t±ta, yassa hi rañño attano antojano attano valañjanakaparijano ca d±n±d²hi asaªgahito hoti, tassa antonivesane suvaººahiraññ±d²ni tesa½ asaªgahitamanuss±na½ vasena nassanti, antojan± bahi gacchanti, tasm± tva½ suµµhusaªgahita-antojano hutv± “ettaka½ n±ma me vittan”ti saya½ attano dhana½ avekkhitv± “asukaµµh±ne n±ma nidhi½ nidhema, asukassa iºa½ dem±”ti ida½ ubhayampi na kare parapattiy±, parapattiy±pi tva½ m± kari, sabba½ attapaccakkhameva kareyy±s²ti vadati.
¾ya½ vayanti tato uppajjanaka½ ±yañca tesa½ tesa½ d±tabba½ vayañca sayameva j±neyy±s²ti. Kat±katanti saªg±me v± navakamme v± aññesu v± kiccesu “imin± ida½ n±ma mayha½ kata½, imin± na katan”ti etampi sayameva j±neyy±si, m± parapattiyo hohi. Niggaºheti, t±ta, r±j± n±ma sandhicched±dik±raka½ niggah±raha½ ±netv± dassita½ upaparikkhitv± sodhetv± por±ºakar±j³hi µhapitadaº¹a½ oloketv± dos±nur³pa½ niggaºheyya. Paggaºheti yo pana paggah±raho hoti, abhinnassa v± parabalassa bhedet±, bhinnassa v± sakabalassa ±r±dhako, aladdhassa v± rajjassa ±harako, laddhassa v± th±varak±rako, yena v± pana j²vita½ dinna½ hoti, evar³pa½ paggah±raha½ paggahetv± mahanta½ sakk±rasamm±na½ kareyya. Eva½ hissa kiccesu aññepi ura½ datv± kattabba½ karissanti.
J±napadanti janapadav±s²na½ attha½ saya½ attapaccakkheneva anus±sa. Adhammik± yutt±ti adhammik± tattha tattha niyutt± ±yuttak± lañja½ gahetv± vinicchaya½ bhindant± tava dhanañca raµµhañca m± n±sayu½. Imin± k±raºena appamatto hutv± sayameva anus±sa. Vegen±ti sahas± atuletv± at²retv±. Vegas±ti atuletv± at²retv± chand±divasena sahas± kata½ kammañhi na s±dhu na sundara½. Ki½k±raº±? T±disañhi katv± mando pacch± vippaµis±ravasena idha loke ap±yadukkha½ anubhavanto paraloke ca anutappati. Aya½ panettha attho “is²namantara½ katv±, bharur±j±ti me sutan”ti bharuj±takena (j±. 1.2.125-126) d²petabbo