Puººeh²ti sopi muhutta½ p±c²n±bhimukho gantv± assupuººehi nettehi ma½ palokayi. Tad±ssahanti tad± assa aha½. Gacchev±ti eva½ ta½ avacanti vadati. Rahadanti kaººaveººadaha½. Samotatanti ubhayat²resu jamburukkhavetasarukkhehi otata½ vitata½. Nittiººabhayo pat²toti so kira ta½ daha½ pavisanto ±¼±rassa nipaccak±ra½ dassetv± y±va naªguµµh± otari, udake paviµµhaµµh±namevassa nibbhaya½ ahosi, tasm± nittiººabhayo pat²to haµµhatuµµho p±vekkh²ti. Paviss±ti pavisitv±. Dibbena meti n±gabhavane pam±da½ an±pajjitv± mayi kaººaveººat²ra½ anatikkanteyeva dibbena pariv±rena mama purato p±turahosi. Upaµµhah²ti up±gami. Abbhantaroti hadayama½sasadiso. Tva½ mama bahupak±ro, sakk±ra½ te kariss±mi. Passa me nivesan±n²ti mama n±gabhavana½ passa. Masakkas±ra½ viy±ti masakkas±ro vuccati osakkanaparisakkan±bh±vena ghanas±rat±ya ca sinerupabbatar±j±. Aya½ tattha m±pita½ t±vati½sabhavana½ sandh±yevam±ha.
Mah±r±ja! Eva½ vatv± so n±gar±j± uttari attano n±gabhavana½ vaººento g±th±dvayam±ha–
158. “Ta½ bh³mibh±gehi upetar³pa½, asakkhar± ceva mud³ subh± ca;
n²cattiº± apparaj± ca bh³mi, p±s±dik± yattha jahanti soka½.
159. “An±vakul± ve¼uriy³pan²l±, catuddisa½ ambavana½ suramma½;
pakk± ca pes² ca phal± suphull±, niccotuk± dh±rayant² phal±n²”ti.
Tattha asakkhar±ti y± tattha bh³mi p±s±ºasakkhararahit± mudu subh± kañcanarajatamaºimay± sattaratanav±luk±kiºº±. N²cattiº±ti indagopakapiµµhisadisavaººehi n²catiºehi samann±gat±. Apparaj±ti pa½surahit±. Yattha jahanti sokanti yattha paviµµhamatt±va nissok± honti. An±vakul±ti na avakul± akh±ºum± upari ukkulavikulabh±varahit± v± samasaºµhit±. Ve¼uriy³pan²l±ti ve¼uriyena upan²l±, tasmi½ n±gabhavane ve¼uriyamay± pasannasalil± n²lobh±s± anekavaººakamaluppalasañchann± pokkharaº²ti attho. Catuddisanti tass± pokkharaºiy± cat³su dis±su. Pakk± c±ti tasmi½ ambavane ambarukkh± pakkaphal± ca a¹¹hapakkaphal± ca taruºaphal± ca phullit±yev±ti attho. Niccotuk±ti channampi ut³na½ anur³pehi pupphaphalehi samann±gat±ti.
160. Tesa½ van±na½ naradeva majjhe, nivesana½ bhassarasannik±sa½;
rajatagga¼a½ sovaººamaya½ u¼±ra½, obh±sat² vijjurivantalikkhe.
161. “Maº²may± soººamay± u¼±r±, anekacitt± satata½ sunimmit±;
parip³r± kaññ±hi alaªkat±hi, suvaººak±y³radhar±hi r±ja.
162. “So saªkhap±lo taram±nar³po, p±s±dam±ruyha anomavaººo;
sahassathambha½ atul±nubh±va½, yatthassa bhariy± mahes² ahosi.
163. “Ek± ca n±r² taram±nar³p±, ±d±ya ve¼uriyamaya½ mahaggha½;
subha½ maºi½ j±timant³papanna½, acodit± ±sanamabbhih±si.
164. “Tato ma½ urago hatthe gahetv±, nis²day² p±mukha-±sanasmi½;
idam±sana½ atra bhava½ nis²datu, bhavañhi me aññataro gar³na½.
165. “Aññ± ca n±r² taram±nar³p±, ±d±ya v±ri½ upasaªkamitv±;
p±d±ni pakkh±lay² me janinda, bhariy±va bhatt³ patino piyassa.
166. “Apar± ca n±r² taram±nar³p±, paggayha sovaººamay±ya p±tiy±;
anekas³pa½ vividha½ viyañjana½, upan±may² bhatta manuññar³pa½.
167. “Turiyehi ma½ bh±rata bhuttavanta½, upaµµhahu½ bhattu mano viditv±;
tatuttari½ ma½ nipat² mahanta½, dibbehi k±mehi anappakeh²”ti.
Tattha nivesananti p±s±do. Bhassarasannik±santi pabhassaradassana½. Rajatagga¼anti rajatadv±rakav±µa½. Maº²may±ti evar³p± tattha k³µ±g±r± ca gabbh± ca. Parip³r±ti sampuºº±. So saªkhap±loti, mah±r±ja, aha½ eva½ tasmi½ n±gabhavana½ vaººente ta½ daµµhuk±mo ahosi½, atha ma½ tattha netv± so saªkhap±lo hatthe gahetv± taram±no ve¼uriyathambhehi sahassathambha½ p±s±da½ ±ruyha yasmi½ µh±ne assa mahes² ahosi, ta½ µh±na½ net²ti d²peti. Ek± c±ti mayi p±s±da½ abhiru¼he ek± itth² aññehi maº²hi j±timahantehi upeta½ subha½ ve¼uriy±sana½ tena n±gar±jena avutt±va. Abbhih±s²ti abhihari, atthar²ti vutta½ hoti.
P±mukha-±sanasminti pamukh±sanasmi½, uttam±sane nis²d±pes²ti attho. Gar³nanti m±t±pit³na½ me tva½ aññataroti eva½ vatv± nis²d±pesi. Vividha½ viyañjananti vividha½ byañjana½. Bhatta manuññar³panti bhatta½ manuññar³pa½. Bh±rat±ti r±j±na½ ±lapati. Bhuttavantanti bhutt±vi½ katabhattakicca½. Upaµµhahunti anekasatehi turiyehi gandhabba½ kurum±n± upaµµhahi½su. Bhattu mano viditv±ti attano patino citta½ j±nitv±. Tatuttarinti tato gandhabbakaraºato uttari½. Ma½ nipat²ti so n±gar±j± ma½ upasaªkami. Mahanta½ dibbeh²ti mahantehi u¼±rehi dibbehi k±mehi tehi ca anappakehi.
Eva½ upasaªkamitv± ca pana g±tham±ha–
168. “Bhariy± mamet± tisat± a¼±ra, sabbattamajjh± padumuttar±bh±;
a¼±ra et±ssu te k±mak±r±, dad±mi te t± paric±rayass³”ti.
Tattha sabbattamajjh±ti sabb± attamajjh±, p±ºin± gahitappam±ºamajjh±ti attho. Aµµhakath±ya½ pana “sumajjh±”ti p±µho. Padumuttar±bh±ti padumavaººa-uttar±bh±, padumavaººa-uttaracchaviyoti attho. Paric±rayass³ti t± attano p±daparic±rik± karoh²ti vatv± t²hi itthisatehi saddhi½ mah±sampatti½ mayha½ ad±si.
So ±ha–
169. “Sa½vacchara½ dibbaras±nubhutv±, tad±ssuha½ uttarimajjhabh±si½;
n±gassida½ kinti kathañca laddha½, kathajjhagam±si vim±naseµµha½.
170. “Adhiccaladdha½ pariº±maja½ te, saya½kata½ ud±hu devehi dinna½;
pucch±mi ta½ n±gar±jetamattha½, kathajjhagam±si vim±naseµµhan”ti.
Tattha dibbaras±nubhutv±ti dibbe k±maguºarase anubhavitv±. Tad±ssuhanti tad± assu aha½. N±gassidanti bhadramukhassa saªkhap±lan±gar±jassa ida½ sampattij±ta½ kinti ki½ n±ma kamma½ katv± kathañca katv± laddha½, kathameta½ vim±naseµµha½ tva½ ajjhagam±si, iti na½ aha½ pucchi½. Adhiccaladdhanti ahetun± laddha½. Pariº±maja½ teti kenaci tava atth±ya pariº±mitatt± pariº±mato j±ta½. Saya½katanti k±rake pakkos±petv± ratan±ni datv± k±ritanti.
Tato par± dvinnampi vacanappaµivacanag±th±va–
171. “N±dhiccaladdha½ na pariº±maja½ me, na saya½kata½ n±pi devehi dinna½;
sakehi kammehi ap±pakehi, puññehi me laddhamida½ vim±na½.
172. “Ki½ te vata½ ki½ pana brahmacariya½, kissa suciººassa aya½ vip±ko;
akkh±hi me n±gar±jetamattha½, katha½ nu te laddhamida½ vim±na½.
173. “R±j± ahosi½ magadh±namissaro, duyyodhano n±ma mah±nubh±vo;
so ittara½ j²vita½ sa½viditv±, asassata½ vipariº±madhamma½.
174. “Annañca p±nañca pasannacitto, sakkacca d±na½ vipula½ ad±si½;
op±nabh³ta½ me ghara½ tad±si, santappit± samaºabr±hmaº± ca.
175. “M±lañca gandhañca vilepanañca, pad²piya½ y±namupassayañca;
acch±dana½ sayanamathannap±na½, sakkacca d±n±ni adamha tattha.
176. “Ta½ me vata½ ta½ pana brahmacariya½, tassa suciººassa aya½ vip±ko;
teneva me laddhamida½ vim±na½, pah³tabhakkha½ bahu-annap±na½;
naccehi g²tehi cupetar³pa½, ciraµµhitika½ na ca sassat±ya½.
177. “App±nubh±v± ta½ mah±nubh±va½, tejassina½ hanti atejavanto;
kimeva d±µh±vudha ki½ paµicca, hatthattam±gacchi vanibbak±na½.
178. “Bhaya½ nu te anvagata½ mahanta½, tejo nu te n±nvaga½ dantam³la½;
kimeva d±µh±vudha ki½ paµicca, kilesam±pajji vanibbak±na½.
179. “Na me bhaya½ anvagata½ mahanta½, tejo na sakk± mama tehi hantu½;
satañca dhamm±ni sukittit±ni, samuddavel±va duraccay±ni.
180. “C±tuddasi½ pañcadasi½ a¼±ra, uposatha½ niccamup±vas±mi;
ath±gamu½ so¼asa bhojaputt±, rajju½ gahetv±na da¼hañca p±sa½.
181. “Bhetv±na n±sa½ atikassa rajju½, nayi½su ma½ samparigayha ludd±;
et±disa½ dukkhamaha½ titikkha½, uposatha½ appaµikopayanto.
182. “Ek±yane ta½ pathe addasa½su, balena vaººena cupetar³pa½;
siriy± paññ±ya ca bh±vitosi, ki½ patthaya½ n±ga tapo karosi.
183. “Na puttahet³ na dhanassa het³, na ±yuno c±pi a¼±ra hetu;
manussayoni½ abhipatthay±no, tasm± parakkama tapo karomi.
184. “Tva½ lohitakkho vihatantara½so, alaªkato kappitakesamassu;
surosito lohitacandanena, gandhabbar±j±va dis± pabh±sasi.
185. “Deviddhipattosi mah±nubh±vo, sabbehi k±mehi samaªgibh³to;
pucch±mi ta½ n±gar±jetamattha½, seyyo ito kena manussaloko.
186. “A¼±ra n±ññatra manussalok±, suddh²va sa½vijjati sa½yamo v±;
ahañca laddh±na manussayoni½, k±h±mi j±timaraºassa anta½.
187. “Sa½vaccharo me vasato tavantike, annena p±nena upaµµhitosmi;
±mantayitv±na palemi n±ga, cirappavuµµhosmi aha½ janinda.
188. “Putt± ca d±r± anuj²vino ca, nicc±nusiµµh± upatiµµhatheta½;
kaccinnu ta½ n±bhisapittha koci, piyañhi me dassana½ tuyha½ a¼±ra.
189. “Yath±pi m±t³ ca pit³ ag±re, putto piyo paµivihito vaseyya;
tatopi mayha½ idhameva seyyo, cittañhi te n±ga may² pasanna½.
190. “Maº² mama½ vijjati lohitaªko, dhan±haro maºiratana½ u¼±ra½;
±d±ya tva½ gaccha saka½ niketa½, laddh± dhana½ ta½ maºimossajass³”ti.
Tattha ki½ te vatanti ki½ tava vatasam±d±na½. Brahmacariyanti seµµhacariya½. Op±nabh³tanti catumah±pathe khatapokkharaº² viya dhammikasamaºabr±hmaº±na½ yath±sukha½ paribhuñjitabbavibhava½. Na ca sassat±yanti ciraµµhitika½ sam±nampi ce ta½ mayha½ sassata½ na hot²ti me katheti.
App±nubh±v±ti bhojaputte sandh±y±ha. Hant²ti aµµhasu µh±nesu s³lehi vijjhant± ki½k±raº± hani½su. Ki½ paµicc±ti ki½ sandh±ya tva½ tad± tesa½ hatthatta½ ±gacchi vasa½ upagato. Vanibbak±nanti bhojaputt± idha “vanibbak±”ti vutt±. Tejo nu te n±nvaga½ dantam³lanti ki½ nu tava tejo bhojaputte disv± tad± bhaya½ mahanta½ anvagata½, ud±hu visa½ dantam³la½ na anvagata½. Kilesanti dukkha½. Vanibbak±nanti bhojaputt±na½ santike, bhojaputte niss±y±ti attho.
Tejo na sakk± mama tehi hantunti mama visatejo aññassa tejena abhihantumpi na sakk±. Satanti buddh±d²na½. Dhamm±n²ti s²lasam±dhipaññ±khanti-anuddayamett±bh±van±saªkh±t±ni dhamm±ni. Sukittit±n²ti suvaººit±ni sukathit±ni. Kinti katv±? Samuddavel±va duraccay±n²ti tehi samuddavel± viya sappurisehi j²vitatthampi duraccay±n²ti vaººit±ni, tasm± aha½ s²labhedabhayena khantimett±disamann±gato hutv± mama kopassa s²lavelanta½ atikkamitu½ na ad±sinti ±ha.
“Imiss± pana saªkhap±ladhammadesan±ya dasapi p±ramiyo labbhanti. Tad± hi mah±sattena sar²rassa pariccattabh±vo d±nap±ram² n±ma hoti, tath±r³pen±pi visatejena s²lassa abhinnat± s²lap±ram², n±gabhavanato nikkhamitv± samaºadhammakaraºa½ nekkhammap±ram², ‘idañcidañca k±tu½ vaµµat²’ti sa½vidahana½ paññ±p±ram², adhiv±sanav²riya½ v²riyap±ram², adhiv±sanakhanti khantip±ram², saccasam±d±na½ saccap±ram², ‘mama s²la½ na bhindiss±m²’ti adhiµµh±na½ adhiµµh±nap±ram², anuddayabh±vo mett±p±ram², vedan±ya majjhattabh±vo upekkh±p±ram²”ti.
Ath±gamunti athekadivasa½ vammikamatthake nipanna½ disv± so¼asa bhojaputt± khararajjuñca da¼hap±sañca s³l±ni ca gahetv± mama santika½ ±gat±. Bhetv±n±ti mama sar²ra½ aµµhasu µh±nesu bhinditv± sakaºµakak±¼avettalat± pavesetv±. N±sa½ atikassa rajjunti thoka½ gantv± s²sa½ me olambanta½ disv± mah±magge nipajj±petv± puna n±sampi me bhinditv± vaµµarajju½ atikassa ±vunitv± k±jakoµiya½ laggetv± samantato pariggahetv± ma½ nayi½su.
Addasa½s³ti, samma saªkhap±la, te bhojaputt± ek±yane ekagamane jaªghapadikamagge ta½ balena ca vaººena ca upetar³pa½ passi½su, tva½ pana issariyasobhaggasiriy± ca paññ±ya ca bh±vito va¹¹hito, so tva½ evar³po sam±nopi kimattha½ tapa½ karosi, kimicchanto uposathav±sa½ vasasi, s²la½ rakkhasi. “Addas±sin”tipi p±µho, aha½ ek±yane mah±magge ta½ addasinti attho. Abhipatthay±noti patthento. Tasm±ti yasm± manussayoni½ patthemi, tasm± v²riyena parakkamitv± tapokamma½ karomi.
Surositoti suµµhu manulitto. Itoti imamh± n±gabhavan± manussaloko kena uttaritaro. Suddh²ti maggaphalanibb±nasaªkh±t± visuddhi. Sa½yamoti s²la½. Ida½ so manussalokeyeva buddhapaccekabuddh±na½ uppatti½ sandh±y±ha. K±h±m²ti attano appaµisandhikabh±va½ karonto j±tijar±maraºassanta½ kariss±m²ti. Eva½, mah±r±ja, so saªkhap±lo manussaloka½ vaººesi. Sa½vaccharo meti eva½, mah±r±ja, tasmi½ manussaloka½ vaººente aha½ pabbajj±ya sineha½ katv± etadavoca½. Tattha upaµµhitosm²ti annap±nena ceva dibbehi ca k±maguºehi pariciººo m±nito asmi. Palem²ti paremi gacch±mi. Cirappavuµµhosm²ti aha½ manussalokato cirappavuµµho asmi.
N±bhisapitth±ti kacci nu kho mama putt±d²su koci ta½ na akkosi na paribh±s²ti pucchati. “N±bhisajjeth±”tipi p±µho, na kopes²ti attho. Paµivihitoti paµijaggito. Maº² mamanti sace, samma ±¼±ra, gacchasiyeva, eva½ sante mama lohitaªko dhanah±rako sabbak±madado maºi sa½vijjati, ta½ u¼±ra½ maºiratana½ ±d±ya tava geha½ gaccha, tattha imass±nubh±vena y±vadicchaka½ dhana½ laddh± puna ima½ maºi½ ossajassu, ossajanto ca aññattha anossajitv± attano udakac±µiya½ ossajeyy±s²ti vatv± mayha½ maºiratana½ upanes²ti vadati.
Eva½ vatv± ±¼±ro “ath±ha½, mah±r±ja, n±gar±j±na½ etadavoca½– ‘samma, n±ha½ dhanenatthiko, pabbajitu½ pana icch±m²’ti pabbajitaparikkh±ra½ y±citv± teneva saddhi½ n±gabhavan± nikkhamitv± ta½ nivattetv± himavanta½ pavisitv± pabbajitomh²”ti vatv± rañño dhammakatha½ kathento g±th±dvayam±ha–
191. “Diµµh± may± m±nusak±pi k±m±, asassat± vipariº±madhamm±;
±d²nava½ k±maguºesu disv±, saddh±yaha½ pabbajitomhi r±ja.
192. “Dumapphal±n²va patanti m±ºav±, dahar± ca vuddh± ca sar²rabhed±;
etampi disv± pabbajitomhi r±ja, apaººaka½ s±maññameva seyyo”ti.
Tattha saddh±y±ti kammañca phalañca nibb±nañca saddahitv±. Dumapphal±n²va patant²ti yath± rukkhaphal±ni pakk±nipi apakk±nipi patanti, tath± m±ºav± dahar± ca vuddh± ca patanti. Apaººakanti aviraddha½ niyy±nika½. S±maññameva seyyoti pabbajj±va uttam±ti pabbajj±ya guºa½ disv± pabbajitomhi, mah±r±j±ti.
Ta½ sutv± r±j± anantara½ g±tham±ha–
193. “Addh± have sevitabb± sapaññ±, bahussut± ye bahuµh±nacintino;
n±gañca sutv±na tavañca¼±ra, k±h±mi puññ±ni anappak±n²”ti.
Tattha ye bahuµh±nacintinoti ye bah³ni k±raº±ni j±nanti. N±gañc±ti tath± appam±davih±rina½ n±gar±j±nañca tava ca vacana½ sutv±.
Athassa uss±ha½ janento t±paso os±nag±tham±ha–
194. “Addh± have sevitabb± sapaññ±, bahussut± ye bahuµh±nacintino;
n±gañca sutv±na mamañca r±ja, karohi puññ±ni anappak±n²”ti.
Eva½ so rañño dhamma½ desetv± tattheva catt±ro vass±nam±se vasitv± puna himavanta½ gantv± y±vaj²va½ catt±ro brahmavih±re bh±vetv± brahmalok³pago ahosi. Saªkhap±lopi y±vaj²va½ uposathav±sa½ vasitv± r±j± ca d±n±d²ni puññ±ni karitv± yath±kamma½ gat±.
Satth± ima½ dhammadesana½ ±haritv± j±taka½ samodh±nesi– “tad± pit± t±paso kassapo ahosi, b±r±ºasir±j± ±nando, ±¼±ro s±riputto, saªkhap±lan±gar±j± pana ahameva ahosin”ti.

Saªkhap±laj±takavaººan± catutth±.