Tasmi½ khaºe sakkassa bhavana½ uºh±k±ra½ dassesi. Sakko olokento ta½ k±raºa½ ñatv± vissakamma½ ±mantetv± “t±ta vissakamma, dve mah±puris± g±m± nikkhamitv± himavanta½ paviµµh±, tesa½ niv±saµµh±na½ laddhu½ vaµµati, migasammat±nadiy± a¹¹hakosantare etesa½ paººas±lañca pabbajitaparikkh±re ca m±petv± eh²”ti ±ha. So “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchitv± m³gapakkhaj±take (j±. 2.22.1 ±dayo) vuttanayeneva sabba½ sa½vidahitv± aman±pasadde migapakkhino pal±petv± ekapadika½ jaªghamagga½ m±petv± sakaµµh±nameva gato. Tepi ta½ magga½ disv± tena maggena gantv± ta½ assamapada½ p±puºi½su. Duk³lapaº¹ito paººas±la½ pavisitv± pabbajitaparikkh±re disv± “sakkena mayha½ dinn±”ti sakkadattiyabh±va½ ñatv± s±µaka½ omuñcitv± rattav±kac²ra½ niv±setv± eka½ p±rupitv± ajinacamma½ a½se katv± jaµ±maº¹ala½ bandhitv± isivesa½ gahetv± p±rik±yapi pabbajja½ ad±si. Ubhopi k±m±vacarametta½ bh±vetv± tattha vasi½su. Tesa½ mett±nubh±vena sabbepi migapakkhino aññamañña½ mettacittameva paµilabhi½su, na koci kañci viheµhesi. P±rik± tato paµµh±ya p±n²ya½ paribhojan²ya½ ±harati, assamapada½ sammajjati, sabbakicc±ni karoti. Ubhopi phal±phal±ni ±haritv± paribhuñjitv± attano attano paººas±la½ pavisitv± samaºadhamma½ karont± tattha v±sa½ kappayi½su.
Sakko tesa½ upaµµh±na½ ±gacchati. So ekadivasa½ anu-olokento “imesa½ cakkh³ni parih±yissant²”ti antar±ya½ disv± duk³lapaº¹ita½ upasaªkamitv± vanditv± ekamanta½ nis²ditv± evam±ha– “bhante, tumh±ka½ antar±yo paññ±yati, paµijagganaka½ putta½ laddhu½ vaµµati, lokadhamma½ paµisevath±”ti. Atha na½ duk³lapaº¹ito ±ha– “sakka, kinn±meta½ kathesi, maya½ ag±ramajjhe vasant±pi eta½ lokadhamma½ pu¼avakag³thar±si½ viya jigucchimh±, id±ni pana arañña½ pavisitv± isipabbajja½ pabbajitv± katha½ evar³pa½ kariss±m±”ti. Atha sakko ta½ ±ha– “bhante, sace eva½ na karotha, p±rik±ya t±pasiy± utunik±le n±bhi½ hatthena par±maseyy±th±”ti. Duk³lapaº¹ito “ida½ sakk± k±tun”ti sampaµicchi. Sakko ta½ vanditv± sakaµµh±nameva gato.
Duk³lapaº¹itopi ta½ k±raºa½ p±rik±ya ±cikkhitv± ass± utunik±le n±bhi½ hatthena par±masi. Tad± bodhisatto devalokato cavitv± tass± kucchimhi paµisandhi½ gaºhi. S± dasam±saccayena suvaººavaººa½ putta½ vij±yi, tenevassa “suvaººas±mo”ti n±ma½ kari½su. P±rik±ya phal±phalatth±ya vana½ gatak±le pabbatantare kinnariyo dh±tikicca½ kari½su. Te ubhopi bodhisatta½ nh±petv± paººas±l±ya½ nipajj±petv± phal±phalatth±ya arañña½ gacchanti. Tasmi½ khaºe kinnar± kum±ra½ gahetv± girikandar±d²su nh±petv± pabbatamatthaka½ ±ruyha n±n±pupphehi alaªkaritv± harit±lamanosil±d²ni sil±ya½ gha½sitv± nal±µe tilake katv± puna ±netv± paººas±l±ya½ nipajj±pesu½. P±rik±pi ±gantv± putta½ thañña½ p±yesi. Ta½ aparabh±ge va¹¹hitv± so¼asavassuddesikampi anurakkhant± m±t±pitaro paººas±l±ya½ nis²d±petv± sayameva vanam³laphal±phalatth±ya vana½ gacchanti. Mah±satto “mama m±t±pit³na½ kad±ci kocideva antar±yo bhaveyy±”ti cintetv± tesa½ gatamagga½ sallakkhesi.
Athekadivasa½ tesa½ vanam³laphal±phala½ ±d±ya s±yanhasamaye nivattant±na½ assamapadato avid³re mah±megho uµµhahi. Te eka½ rukkham³la½ pavisitv± vammikamatthake aµµha½su. Tassa ca abbhantare ±s²viso atthi. Tesa½ sar²rato sedagandhamissaka½ udaka½ otaritv± tassa n±s±puµa½ p±visi. So kujjhitv± n±s±v±tena pahari. Dvepi andh± hutv± aññamañña½ na passi½su. Duk³lapaº¹ito p±rika½ ±mantetv± “p±rike mama cakkh³ni parih²n±ni, aha½ ta½ na pass±m²”ti ±ha. S±pi tatheva ±ha. Te “natthi no id±ni j²vitan”ti magga½ apassant± paridevam±n± aµµha½su. “Ki½ pana tesa½ pubbakamman”ti? Te kira pubbe vejjakule ahesu½. Atha so vejjo ekassa mah±dhanassa purisassa akkhiroga½ paµijaggi. So tassa kiñci dhana½ na ad±si. Atha vejjo kujjhitv± attano geha½ gantv± bhariy±ya ±rocetv± “bhadde, aha½ tassa akkhiroga½ paµijagg±mi, id±ni mayha½ dhana½ na deti, ki½ karom±”ti ±ha S±pi kujjhitv± “na no tassa santakenattho, bhesajja½ tassa ekayoga½ datv± akkh²ni k±º±ni karoh²”ti ±ha. So “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchitv± tassa santika½ gantv± tath± ak±si. So nacirasseva andho hoti. Tesa½ ubhinnampi imin± kammena cakkh³ni andh±ni j±yi½su.
Atha mah±satto “mama m±t±pitaro aññesu divasesu im±ya vel±ya ±gacchanti, id±ni tesa½ pavatti½ na j±n±mi, paµimagga½ gamiss±m²”ti cintetv± magga½ gantv± saddamak±si. Te tassa sadda½ sañj±nitv± paµisadda½ karitv± puttasinehena “t±ta suvaººas±ma, idha paripantho atthi, m± ±gam²”ti vadi½su. Atha nesa½ “tena hi ima½ laµµhikoµi½ gahetv± mama santika½ eth±”ti d²ghalaµµhi½ ad±si. Te laµµhikoµi½ gahetv± tassa santika½ ±gami½su. Atha ne “kena k±raºena vo cakkh³ni vinaµµh±n²”ti pucchi. Atha na½ m±t±pitaro ±ha½su “t±ta, maya½ deve vassante idha rukkham³le vammikamatthake µhit±, tena k±raºen±”ti. So m±t±pit³na½ katha½ sutv±va aññ±si “tattha ±s²visena bhavitabba½, tena kuddhena n±s±v±to vissaµµho bhavissat²”ti. So m±t±pitaro disv± rodi ceva hasi ca. Atha na½ te pucchi½su “kasm±, t±ta, rodasi ceva hasasi c±”ti? Ammat±t±, “tumh±ka½ daharak±leyeva eva½ cakkh³ni vinaµµh±n²”ti rodi½, “id±ni paµijaggitu½ labhiss±m²”ti hasi½. Ammat±t±, tumhe m± cintayittha, aha½ vo paµijaggiss±m²ti.
So m±t±pitaro ass±setv± assamapada½ ±netv± tesa½ rattiµµh±nadiv±µµh±nesu caªkame paººas±l±ya½ vaccaµµh±ne pass±vaµµh±ne c±ti sabbaµµh±nesu rajjuke bandhi, tato paµµh±ya te assamapade µhapetv± saya½ vanam³laphal±d²ni ±haritv± paººas±l±ya½ µhapetv± p±tova tesa½ vasanaµµh±na½ sammajjitv± m±t±pitaro vanditv± ghaµa½ ±d±ya migasammat±nadi½ gantv± p±n²yaparibhojan²ya½ ±haritv± upaµµh±peti, dantakaµµhamukhodak±d²ni datv± madhuraphal±phala½ deti, tehi bhuñjitv± mukhe vikkh±lite saya½ kh±ditv± m±t±pitaro vanditv± migagaºaparivuto phal±phalatth±ya arañña½ p±visi. Pabbatap±de kinnarapariv±ro phal±phala½ gahetv± s±yanhasamaye ±gantv± ghaµena udaka½ ±haritv± uºhodakena tesa½ yath±ruci nh±pana½ p±dadhovana½ v± katv± aªg±rakapalla½ upanetv± hatthap±de sedetv± tesa½ nisinn±na½ phal±phala½ datv± kh±d±petv± pariyos±ne saya½ kh±ditv± sesaka½ µhapesi. Imin± niy±meneva m±t±pitaro paµijaggi.
Tasmi½ samaye b±r±ºasiya½ p²¼iyakkho n±ma r±j± rajja½ k±resi. So migama½salobhena m±tara½ rajja½ paµicch±petv± sannaddhapañc±vudho himavanta½ pavisitv± mige vadhitv± ma½sa½ kh±danto migasammat±nadi½ patv± anupubbena s±massa p±n²yaggahaºatittha½ sampatto migapadavalañja½ disv± maºivaºº±hi s±kh±hi koµµhaka½ katv± dhanu½ ±d±ya visap²ta½ sara½ sannahitv± nil²nova acchi. Mah±sattopi s±yanhasamaye phal±phala½ ±haritv± assamapade µhapetv± m±t±pitaro vanditv± “p±n²ya½ ±hariss±m²”ti ghaµa½ gahetv± migagaºaparivuto dvepi mige ekato katv± tesa½ piµµhiya½ p±n²yaghaµa½ µhapetv± hatthena gahetv± nad²tittha½ agam±si. R±j± koµµhake µhitova ta½ tath± ±gacchanta½ disv± “may± ettaka½ k±la½ eva½ vicarantenapi manusso n±ma na diµµhapubbo, devo nu kho esa n±go nu kho, sace pan±ha½ eta½ upasaªkamitv± pucchiss±mi. Devo ce bhavissati, ±k±sa½ uppatissati. N±go ce, bh³miya½ pavisissati. Na kho pan±ha½ sabbak±la½ himavanteyeva vicariss±mi, b±r±ºasi½ gamiss±mi. Tatra ma½ pucchissanti ‘api nu kho te, mah±r±ja, himavante vasantena kiñci achariya½ diµµhapubban’ti? Tatr±ha½ ‘evar³po me satto diµµhapubbo’ti vakkh±mi. ‘Ko n±meso’ti vutte sace ‘na j±n±m²’ti vakkh±mi atha garahissanti ma½, tasm± eta½ vijjhitv± dubbala½ katv± pucchiss±m²”ti cintesi.
Atha tesu migesu paµhamameva otaritv± p±n²ya½ pivitv± uttiººesu bodhisatto uggahitavatto mah±thero viya saºika½ otaritv± passaddhadaratho paccuttaritv± rattav±kac²ra½ niv±setv± eka½ p±rupitv± ajinacamma½ a½se katv± p±n²yaghaµa½ ukkhipitv± udaka½ puñchitv± v±ma-a½sak³µe µhapesi. Tasmi½ k±le “id±ni vijjhitu½ samayo”ti r±j± visap²ta½ sara½ ukkhipitv± mah±satta½ dakkhiºapasse vijjhi, saro v±mapassena nikkhami. Tassa viddhabh±va½ ñatv± migagaº± bh²t± pal±yi½su. Suvaººas±mapaº¹ito pana viddhopi p±n²yaghaµa½ yath± v± tath± v± anavasumbhitv± sati½ paccupaµµh±petv± saºika½ ot±retv± v±luka½ viy³hitv± µhapetv± disa½ vavatthapetv± m±t±pit³na½ vasanaµµh±nadis±bh±gena s²sa½ katv± rajatapaµµavaºº±ya v±luk±ya suvaººapaµim± viya nipajjitv± sati½ paccupaµµh±petv± “imasmi½ himavantappadese mama ver² n±ma natthi, mayha½ m±t±pit³nañca ver² n±ma natth²”ti mukhena lohita½ cha¹¹etv± r±j±na½ adisv±va paµhama½ g±tham±ha–
296. “Ko nu ma½ usun± vijjhi, pamatta½ udah±raka½;
khattiyo br±hmaºo vesso, ko ma½ viddh± nil²yas²”ti.
Tattha pamattanti mett±bh±van±ya anupaµµhitasati½. Idañhi so sandh±ya tasmi½ khaºe att±na½ pamatta½ n±ma ak±si. Viddh±ti vijjhitv±.
Evañca pana vatv± puna attano sar²rama½sassa abhakkhasammatabh±va½ dassetu½ dutiya½ g±tham±ha–
297. “Na me ma½s±ni khajj±ni, cammenattho na vijjati;
atha kena nu vaººena, viddheyya½ ma½ amaññath±”ti.
Dutiyag±tha½ vatv± tameva n±m±divasena pucchanto ±ha–
298. “Ko v± tva½ kassa v± putto, katha½ j±nemu ta½ maya½;
puµµho me samma akkh±hi, ki½ ma½ viddh± nil²yas²”ti.
Tattha amaññath±ti aya½ puriso kena k±raºena ma½ vijjhitabbanti amaññitth±ti attho.
Evañca pana vatv± tuºh² ahosi. Ta½ sutv± r±j± “aya½ may± visap²tena sallena vijjhitv± p±titopi neva ma½ akkosati na paribh±sati, mama hadaya½ samb±hanto viya piyavacanena samud±carati, gacchiss±missa santikan”ti cintetv± gantv± tassa santike µhitova dve g±th± abh±si–
299. “R±j±hamasmi k±s²na½, p²¼iyakkhoti ma½ vid³;
lobh± raµµha½ pahitv±na, migamesa½ car±maha½.
300. “Issatthe casmi kusalo, da¼hadhammoti vissuto;
n±gopi me na mucceyya, ±gato usup±tanan”ti.
Tattha r±j±hamasm²ti eva½ kirassa vitakko ahosi “dev±pi n±g±pi manussabh±s±ya kathentiyeva, ahameta½ devoti v± n±goti v± manussoti v± na j±n±mi. Sace kujjheyya, n±seyya ma½, ‘r±j±’ti vutte pana abh±yanto n±ma natth²”ti. Tasm± attano r±jabh±va½ j±n±petu½ paµhama½ “r±j±hamasm²”ti ±ha. Lobh±ti migama½salobhena. Migamesanti miga½ esanto. Car±mahanti car±mi aha½. Dutiya½ g±tha½ pana attano bala½ d²petuk±mo evam±ha. Tattha issattheti dhanusippe. Da¼hadhammoti da¼hadhanu½ sahassatth±madhanu½ oropetuñca ±ropetuñca samattho.