[539] 2. Mah±janakaj±takavaººan±

Koya½ majjhe samuddasminti ida½ satth± jetavane viharanto mah±bhinikkhamana½ ±rabbha kathesi. Ekadivasañhi bhikkh³ dhammasabh±ya½ sannisinn± tath±gatassa mah±bhinikkhamana½ vaººayant± nis²di½su. Satth± ±gantv± “k±ya nuttha, bhikkhave, etarahi kath±ya sannisinn±”ti pucchitv± “im±ya n±m±”ti vutte “na, bhikkhave, id±neva, pubbepi tath±gato mah±bhinikkhamana½ nikkhantoyev±”ti vatv± tehi y±cito at²ta½ ±hari.
At²te videharaµµhe mithil±ya½ mah±janako n±ma r±j± rajja½ k±resi. Tassa dve putt± ahesu½ ariµµhajanako ca polajanako c±ti. Tesu r±j± jeµµhaputtassa uparajja½ ad±si, kaniµµhassa sen±patiµµh±na½ ad±si. Aparabh±ge mah±janako k±lamak±si. Tassa sar²rakicca½ katv± rañño accayena ariµµhajanako r±j± hutv± itarassa uparajja½ ad±si. Tasseko p±dam³liko amacco rañño santika½ gantv± “deva, upar±j± tumhe gh±tetuk±mo”ti ±ha. R±j± tassa punappuna½ katha½ sutv± kaniµµhassa sineha½ bhinditv± polajanaka½ saªkhalik±hi bandh±petv± r±janivesanato avid³re ekasmi½ gehe vas±petv± ±rakkha½ µhapesi. Kum±ro “sac±ha½ bh±tu ver²mhi, saªkhalik±pi me hatthap±d± m± muccantu, dv±rampi m± vivar²yatu, sace no ver²mhi, saªkhalik±pi me hatthap±d± muccantu, dv±rampi vivar²yat³”ti saccakiriyamak±si. T±vadeva saªkhalik±pi khaº¹±khaº¹a½ chijji½su, dv±rampi vivaµa½. So nikkhamitv± eka½ paccantag±ma½ gantv± v±sa½ kappesi.
Paccantag±mav±sino ta½ sañj±nitv± upaµµhahi½su. R±j±pi ta½ g±h±petu½ n±sakkhi. So anupubbena paccantajanapada½ hatthagata½ katv± mah±pariv±ro hutv± “aha½ pubbe bh±tu na ver², id±ni pana ver²mh²”ti mah±janaparivuto mithila½ gantv± bahinagare khandh±v±ra½ katv± v±sa½ kappesi. Nagarav±sino yodh± “kum±ro kira ±gato”ti sutv± yebhuyyena hatthi-assav±han±d²ni gahetv± tasseva santika½ ±gami½su, aññepi n±gar± ±gami½su. So bh±tu s±sana½ pesesi “n±ha½ pubbe tumh±ka½ ver², id±ni pana ver²mhi, chatta½ v± me detha, yuddha½ v±”ti. R±j± ta½ sutv± yuddha½ k±tu½ icchanto aggamahesi½ ±mantetv± “bhadde, yuddhe jayapar±jayo n±ma na sakk± ñ±tu½, sace mama antar±yo hoti, tva½ gabbha½ rakkheyy±s²”ti vatv± mahatiy± sen±ya parivuto nagar± nikkhami.
Atha na½ yuddhe polajanakassa yodh± j²vitakkhaya½ p±pesu½. Tad± “r±j± mato”ti sakalanagare ekakol±hala½ j±ta½. Dev²pi tassa matabh±va½ ñatv± s²gha½ s²gha½ suvaººas±r±d²ni gahetv± pacchiya½ pakkhipitv± matthake kiliµµhapilotika½ attharitv± upari taº¹ule okiritv± kiliµµhapilotika½ niv±setv± sar²ra½ vir³pa½ katv± pacchi½ s²se µhapetv± div± divasseva nikkhami, na koci na½ sañj±ni. S± uttaradv±rena nikkhamitv± katthaci agatapubbatt± magga½ aj±nant² disa½ vavatth±petu½ asakkont² kevala½ “k±lacamp±nagara½ n±ma atth²”ti sutatt± “k±lacamp±nagara½ gamik± n±ma atth²”ti puccham±n± ekik± s±l±ya½ nis²di. Kucchimhi panass± nibbattasatto na yo v± so v±, p³ritap±ram² mah±satto nibbatti.
Tassa tejena sakkassa bhavana½ kampi. Sakko ±vajjento ta½ k±raºa½ ñatv± “tass± kucchiya½ nibbattasatto mah±puñño, may± gantu½ vaµµat²”ti cintetv± paµicchannayogga½ m±petv± tattha mañca½ paññ±petv± mahallakapuriso viya yogga½ p±jento t±ya nisinnas±l±ya dv±re µhatv± “k±lacamp±nagara½ gamik± n±ma atth²”ti pucchi. “Aha½, t±ta, gamiss±m²”ti. “Tena hi yogga½ ±ruyha nis²da, amm±”ti. “T±ta, aha½ paripuººagabbh±, na sakk± may± yogga½ abhiruhitu½, pacchato pacchato gamiss±mi, imiss± pana me pacchiy± ok±sa½ deh²”ti. “Amma, ki½ vadesi, yogga½ p±jetu½ j±nanasamattho n±ma may± sadiso natthi. Amma, m± bh±yi, ±ruyha nis²d±”ti. S± “t±ta, s±dh³”ti vadati. So tass± ±rohanak±le attano ±nubh±vena v±tapuººabhastacamma½ viya pathavi½ unn±metv± yoggassa pacchimante pahar±pesi. S± abhiruyha sayane nipajjitv±va “aya½ devat± bhavissat²”ti aññ±si. S± dibbasayane nipannamatt±va nidda½ okkami.
Atha na½ sakko ti½sayojanamatthake eka½ nadi½ patv± pabodhetv± “amma, otaritv± nadiya½ nh±yitv± uss²sake s±µakayuga½ atthi, ta½ niv±sehi, antoyogge puµabhatta½ atthi, ta½ bhuñj±h²”ti ±ha. S± tath± katv± puna nipajjitv± s±yanhasamaye k±lacamp±nagara½ patv± dv±raµµ±lakap±k±re disv± “t±ta, ki½ n±ma nagarametan”ti pucchi. “K±lacamp±nagara½, amm±”ti. “Ki½ vadesi, t±ta, nanu amh±ka½ nagarato k±lacamp±nagara½ saµµhiyojanamatthake hot²”ti? “Eva½, amma, aha½ pana ujumagga½ j±n±m²”ti. Atha na½ dakkhiºadv±rasam²pe ot±retv± “amma, amh±ka½ g±mo purato atthi, tva½ gantv± nagara½ pavis±h²”ti vatv± purato gantv± viya sakko antaradh±yitv± sakaµµh±nameva gato.
Dev²pi ekik±va s±l±ya½ nis²di. Tasmi½ khaºe eko dis±p±mokkho ±cariyo k±lacamp±nagarav±s² mantajjh±yako br±hmaºo pañcahi m±ºavakasatehi parivuto nh±natth±ya gacchanto d³ratova oloketv± ta½ abhir³pa½ sobhaggappatta½ tattha nisinna½ disv± tass± kucchiya½ mah±sattass±nubh±vena saha dassaneneva kaniµµhabhaginisineha½ upp±detv± m±ºavake bahi µhapetv± ekakova s±la½ pavisitv± “bhagini, katarag±mav±sik± tvan”ti pucchi. “T±ta, mithil±ya½ ariµµhajanakarañño aggamahes²mh²”ti. “Amma, idha kasm± ±gat±s²”ti? “T±ta, polajanakena r±j± m±rito, ath±ha½ bh²t± ‘gabbha½ anurakkhiss±m²’ti ±gat±”ti. “Amma, imasmi½ pana te nagare koci ñ±tako atth²”ti? “Natthi, t±t±”ti. Tena hi m± cintayi, aha½ udiccabr±hmaºo mah±s±lo dis±p±mokkha-±cariyo, aha½ ta½ bhaginiµµh±ne µhapetv± paµijaggiss±mi, tva½ “bh±tik±”ti ma½ vatv± p±desu gahetv± paridev±ti. S± mah±sadda½ katv± tassa p±desu gahetv± paridevi. Te dvepi aññamañña½ paridevi½su.
Athassa antev±sik± mah±sadda½ sutv± khippa½ upadh±vitv± “±cariya, ki½ te hot²”ti pucchi½su. So ±ha– “kaniµµhabhagin² me es±, asukak±le n±ma may± vin± j±t±”ti. Atha m±ºav± “tava bhagini½ diµµhak±lato paµµh±ya m± cintayittha ±cariy±”ti ±ha½su. So m±ºave paµicchannayogga½ ±har±petv± ta½ tattha nis²d±petv± “t±t±, vo gantv± br±hmaºiy± mama kaniµµhabhaginibh±va½ kathetv± sabbakicc±ni k±tu½ vadeth±”ti vatv± geha½ pesesi. Te gantv± br±hmaºiy± kathesu½. Atha na½ br±hmaº²pi uºhodakena nh±petv± sayana½ paññ±petv± nipajj±pesi. Atha br±hmaºopi nh±tv± ±gato bhojanak±le “bhagini½ me pakkosath±”ti pakkos±petv± t±ya saddhi½ ekato bhuñjitv± antonivesaneyeva ta½ paµijaggi.
S± na cirasseva suvaººavaººa½ putta½ vij±yi, “mah±janakakum±ro”tissa ayyakasantaka½ n±mamak±si. So va¹¹ham±no d±rakehi saddhi½ k²¼anto ye ta½ rosenti, te asambhinnakhattiyakule j±tatt± mah±balavat±ya ceva m±nathaddhat±ya ca da¼ha½ gahetv± paharati. Tad± te mah±saddena rodant± “kena pahaµ±”ti vutte “vidhav±putten±”ti vadanti. Atha kum±ro cintesi “ime ma½ ‘vidhav±putto’ti abhiºha½ vadanti, hotu, mama m±tara½ pucchiss±m²”ti. So ekadivasa½ m±tara½ pucchi “amma, ko mayha½ pit±”ti? Atha na½ m±t± “t±ta, br±hmaºo te pit±”ti vañcesi. So punadivasepi d±rake paharanto “vidhav±putto”ti vutte “nanu br±hmaºo me pit±”ti vatv± “br±hmaºo ki½ te hot²”ti vutte cintesi “ime ma½, br±hmaºo te ki½ hot²’ti abhiºha½ vadanti, m±t± me ida½ k±raºa½ yath±bh³ta½ na kathesi, s± attano manena me na kathessati, hotu, kath±pess±mi nan”ti. So thañña½ pivanto thana½ dantehi ¹a½sitv± “amma, me pitara½ kathehi, sace na kathessasi, thana½ te chindiss±m²”ti ±ha. S± putta½ vañcetu½ asakkont² “t±ta, tva½ mithil±ya½ ariµµhajanakarañño putto, pit± te polajanakena m±rito, aha½ ta½ anurakkhant² ima½ nagara½ ±gat±, aya½ br±hmaºo ma½ bhaginiµµh±ne µhapetv± paµijaggat²”ti kathesi. So ta½ sutv± tato paµµh±ya “vidhav±putto”ti vuttepi na kujjhi.
So so¼asavassabbhantareyeva tayo vede ca sabbasipp±ni ca uggaºhi so¼asavassikak±le pana uttamar³padharo ahosi. Atha so “pitu santaka½ rajja½ gaºhiss±m²”ti cintetv± m±tara½ pucchi “amma, kiñci dhana½ te hatthe atthi, ud±hu no, aha½ voh±ra½ katv± dhana½ upp±detv± pitu santaka½ rajja½ gaºhiss±m²”ti. Atha na½ m±t± ±ha– “t±ta, n±ha½ tucchahatth± ±gat±, tayo me hatthe dhanas±r± atthi, muttas±ro, maºis±ro, vajiras±roti, tesu ekeko rajjaggahaºappam±ºo, ta½ gahetv± rajja½ gaºha, m± voh±ra½ kar²”ti. “Amma, idampi dhana½ mayhameva upa¹¹ha½ katv± dehi, ta½ pana gahetv± suvaººabh³mi½ gantv± bahu½ dhana½ ±haritv± rajja½ gaºhiss±m²”ti. So upa¹¹ha½ ±har±petv± bhaº¹ika½ katv± suvaººabh³mi½ gamikehi v±ºijehi saddhi½ n±v±ya bhaº¹a½ ±ropetv± puna nivattitv± m±tara½ vanditv± “amma, aha½ suvaººabh³mi½ gamiss±m²”ti ±ha. Atha na½ m±t± ±ha– “t±ta, samuddo n±ma appasiddhiko bahu-antar±yo, m± gaccha, rajjaggahaº±ya te dhana½ bah³”ti. So “gacchiss±meva amm±”ti m±tara½ vanditv± geh± nikkhamma n±va½ abhiruhi.
Ta½ divasameva polajanakassa sar²re rogo uppajji, anuµµh±naseyya½ sayi. Tad± satta jaªghasat±ni n±va½ abhiruhi½su. N±v± sattadivasehi satta yojanasat±ni gat±. S± aticaº¹avegena gantv± att±na½ vahitu½ n±sakkhi, phalak±ni bhinn±ni, tato tato udaka½ uggata½, n±v± samuddamajjhe nimugg±. Mah±jan± rodanti paridevanti, n±n±devat±yo namassanti. Mah±satto pana neva rodati na paridevati, na devat±yo namassati, n±v±ya pana nimujjanabh±va½ ñatv± sappin± sakkhara½ omadditv± kucchip³ra½ kh±ditv± dve maµµhakas±µake telena temetv± da¼ha½ niv±setv± k³paka½ niss±ya µhito n±v±ya nimujjanasamaye k³paka½ abhiruhi. Mah±jan± macchakacchapabhakkh± j±t±, samant± udaka½ a¹¹h³sabhamatta½ lohita½ ahosi. Mah±satto k³pakamatthake µhitova “im±ya n±ma dis±ya mithilanagaran”ti disa½ vavatthapetv± k³pakamatthak± uppatitv± macchakacchape atikkamma mah±balavat±ya usabhamatthake pati. Ta½ divasameva polajanako k±lamak±si. Tato paµµh±ya mah±satto maºivaºº±su ³m²su parivattanto suvaººakkhandho viya samudda½ tarati. So yath± ekadivasa½, eva½ satt±ha½ tarati, “id±ni puººam²divaso”ti vela½ pana oloketv± loºodakena mukha½ vikkh±letv± uposathiko hoti.
Tad± ca “ye m±tupaµµh±n±diguºayutt± samudde maritu½ ananucchavik± satt±, te uddh±reh²”ti cat³hi lokap±lehi maºimekhal± n±ma devadh²t± samuddarakkhik± µhapit± hoti. S± satta divas±ni samudda½ na olokesi, dibbasampatti½ anubhavantiy± kirass± sati pamuµµh±. “Devasam±gama½ gat±”tipi vadanti. Atha s± “ajja me sattamo divaso samudda½ anolokentiy±, k± nu kho pavatt²”ti olokent² mah±satta½ disv± “sace mah±janakakum±ro samudde nassissa, devasam±gamapavesana½ na labhissan”ti cintetv± mah±sattassa avid³re alaªkatena sar²rena ±k±se µhatv± mah±satta½ v²ma½sam±n± paµhama½ g±tham±ha–