123. “Koya½ majjhe samuddasmi½, apassa½ t²ram±yuhe;
ka½ tva½ atthavasa½ ñatv±, eva½ v±yamase bhusan”ti.
Tattha apassa½ t²ram±yuheti t²ra½ apassantova ±y³hati v²riya½ karoti.
Atha mah±satto tass± vacana½ sutv± “ajja me sattamo divaso samudda½ tarantassa, na me dutiyo satto diµµhapubbo, ko nu ma½ vadat²”ti ±k±sa½ olokento ta½ disv± dutiya½ g±tham±ha–
124. “Nisamma vatta½ lokassa, v±y±massa ca devate;
tasm± majjhe samuddasmi½, apassa½ t²ram±yuhe”ti.
Tattha nisamma vatta½ lokass±ti aha½ lokassa vattakiriya½ disv± upadh±retv± vihar±m²ti attho. V±y±massa c±ti v±y±massa ca ±nisa½sa½ nis±metv± vihar±m²ti d²peti. Tasm±ti yasm± nisamma vihar±mi, “purisak±ro n±ma na nassati, sukhe patiµµh±pet²”ti j±n±mi, tasm± t²ra½ apassantopi ±y³h±mi v²riya½ karomi, na ukkaºµh±m²ti.
S± tassa dhammakatha½ sutv± uttari sotuk±m± hutv± puna g±tham±ha–
125. “Gambh²re appameyyasmi½, t²ra½ yassa na dissati;
mogho te purisav±y±mo, appatv±va marissas²”ti.
Tattha appatv±ti t²ra½ appatv±yeva.
Atha na½ mah±satto “devate, ki½ n±meta½ kathesi, v±y±ma½ katv± marantopi garahato mucciss±m²”ti vatv± g±tham±ha–
126. “Anaºo ñ±tina½ hoti, dev±na½ pitunañca so;
kara½ purisakicc±ni, na ca pacch±nutappat²”ti.
Tattha anaºoti v±y±ma½ karonto ñ±t²nañceva devat±nañca brahm±nañca antare anaºo hoti agarahito anindito. Kara½ purisakicc±n²ti yath± so puggalo purisehi kattabb±ni kamm±ni kara½ pacch±k±le na ca anutappati, yath± n±nusocati, ev±hampi v²riya½ karonto pacch±k±le n±nutapp±mi n±nusoc±m²ti attho.
Atha na½ devadh²t± g±tham±ha–
127. “Ap±raneyya½ ya½ kamma½, aphala½ kilamathuddaya½;
tattha ko v±y±menattho, maccu yass±bhinippatan”ti.
Tattha ap±raneyyanti v±y±mena matthaka½ ap±petabba½. Maccu yass±bhinippatanti yassa aµµh±ne v±y±makaraºassa maraºameva nipphanna½, tattha ko v±y±menatthoti.
Eva½ devadh²t±ya vutte ta½ appaµibh±na½ karonto mah±satto uttari g±th± ±ha–
128. “Ap±raneyyamaccanta½ yo viditv±na devate;
na rakkhe attano p±ºa½, jaññ± so yadi h±paye.
129. “Adhipp±yaphala½ eke, asmi½ lokasmi devate;
payojayanti kamm±ni, t±ni ijjhanti v± na v±.
130. “Sandiµµhika½ kammaphala½, nanu passasi devate;
sann± aññe tar±maha½, tañca pass±mi santike.
131. “So aha½ v±yamiss±mi, yath±satti yath±bala½;
gaccha½ p±ra½ samuddassa, kassa½ purisak±riyan”ti.
Tattha accantanti yo “ida½ kamma½ v²riya½ katv± nipph±detu½ na sakk±, accantameva ap±raneyyan”ti viditv± caº¹ahatthi-±dayo apariharanto attano p±ºa½ na rakkhati. Jaññ± so yadi h±payeti so yadi t±disesu µh±nesu v²riya½ h±peyya, j±neyya tassa kus²tabh±vassa phala½. Tva½ ya½ v± ta½ v± niratthaka½ vadas²ti d²peti. P±¼iya½ pana “jaññ± so yadi h±payan”ti likhita½, ta½ aµµhakath±su natthi. Adhipp±yaphalanti attano adhipp±yaphala½ sampassam±n± ekacce puris± kasivaºijj±d²ni kamm±ni payojayanti, t±ni ijjhanti v± na v± ijjhanti. “Ettha gamiss±mi, ida½ uggahess±m²”ti pana k±yikacetasikav²riya½ karontassa ta½ ijjhateva, tasm± ta½ k±tu½ vaµµatiyev±ti dasseti. Sann± aññe tar±mahanti aññe jan± mah±samudde sann± nimugg± v²riya½ akaront± macchakacchapabhakkh± j±t±, aha½ pana ekakova tar±mi. Tañca pass±mi santiketi ida½ me v²riyaphala½ passa, may± imin± attabh±vena devat± n±ma na diµµhapubb±, soha½ tañca imin± dibbar³pena mama santike µhita½ pass±mi. Yath±satti yath±balanti attano sattiy± ca balassa ca anur³pa½. Kassanti kariss±mi.
Tato devat± tassa ta½ da¼havacana½ sutv± thuti½ karont² g±tham±ha–
132. “Yo tva½ eva½ gate oghe, appameyye mahaººave;
dhammav±y±masampanno, kammun± n±vas²dasi;
so tva½ tattheva gacch±hi, yattha te nirato mano”ti.
Tattha eva½ gateti evar³pe gambh²re vitthate mah±samudde. Dhammav±y±masampannoti dhammav±y±mena samann±gato. Kammun±ti attano purisak±rakammena. N±vas²das²ti na avas²dasi. Yattha teti yasmi½ µh±ne tava mano nirato, tattheva gacch±h²ti.
S± evañca pana vatv± “paº¹ita mah±parakkama, kuhi½ ta½ nem²”ti pucchi. “Mithilanagaran”ti vutte s± mah±satta½ pupphakal±pa½ viya ukkhipitv± ubhohi hatthehi pariggayha ure nipajj±petv± piyaputta½ ±d±ya gacchant² viya ±k±se pakkhandi. Mah±satto satt±ha½ loºodakena upakkasar²ro hutv± dibbaphassena phuµµho nidda½ okkami. Atha na½ s± mithila½ netv± ambavanuyy±ne maªgalasil±paµµe dakkhiºapassena nipajj±petv± uyy±nadevat±hi tassa ±rakkha½ g±h±petv± sakaµµh±nameva gat±.
Tad± polajanakassa putto natthi. Ek± panassa dh²t± ahosi, s± s²validev² n±ma paº¹it± byatt±. Amacc± tamena½ maraºamañce nipanna½ pucchi½su “mah±r±ja, tumhesu divaªgatesu rajja½ kassa dass±m±”ti? Atha ne r±j± “t±t±, mama dh²tara½ s²validevi½ ±r±dhetu½ samatthassa rajja½ detha, yo v± pana caturassapallaªkassa uss²saka½ j±n±ti, yo v± pana sahassath±madhanu½ ±ropetu½ sakkoti, yo v± pana so¼asa mah±nidh² n²haritu½ sakkoti, tassa rajja½ deth±”ti ±ha. Amacc± “deva, tesa½ no nidh²na½ udd±na½ katheth±”ti ±ha½su. Atha r±j±–
“S³riyuggamane nidhi, atho okkamane nidhi;
anto nidhi bahi nidhi, na anto na bahi nidhi.
“¾rohane mah±nidhi, atho orohane nidhi;
cat³su mah±s±lesu, samant± yojane nidhi.
“Dantaggesu mah±nidhi, v±laggesu ca kepuke;
rukkhaggesu mah±nidhi, so¼asete mah±nidh².
“Sahassath±mo pallaªko, s²vali-±r±dhanena c±”ti;–

mah±nidh²hi saddhi½ itaresampi udd±na½ kathesi; r±j± ima½ katha½ vatv± k±lamak±si;

amacc± rañño accayena tassa matakicca½ katv± sattame divase sannipatitv± mantayi½su “ambho raññ± ‘attano dh²tara½ ±r±dhetu½ samatthassa rajja½ d±tabban’ti vutta½, ko ta½ ±r±dhetu½ sakkhissat²”ti; te “sen±pati vallabho”ti vatv± tassa s±sana½ pesesu½; so s±sana½ sutv± “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchitv± rajjatth±ya r±jadv±ra½ gantv± attano ±gatabh±va½ r±jadh²t±ya ±roc±pesi; s± tassa ±gatabh±va½ ñatv± “atthi nu khvassa setacchattasiri½ dh±retu½ dhit²”ti tassa v²ma½sanatth±ya “khippa½ ±gacchat³”ti ±ha; so tass± s±sana½ sutv± ta½ ±r±dhetuk±mo sop±nap±dam³lato paµµh±ya javen±gantv± tass± santike aµµh±si; atha na½ s± v²ma½sam±n± “mah±tale javena dh±v±”ti ±ha; so “r±jadh²tara½ tosess±m²”ti vegena pakkhandi; atha na½ “puna eh²”ti ±ha; so puna vegena ±gato; s± tassa dhitiy± virahitabh±va½ ñatv± “ehi samma, p±de me samb±h±”ti ±ha; so tass± ±r±dhanattha½ nis²ditv± p±de samb±hi; atha na½ s± ure p±dena paharitv± utt±naka½ p±tetv± “ima½ andhab±lapurisa½ dhitivirahita½ pothetv± g²v±ya½ gahetv± n²harath±”ti d±s²na½ sañña½ ad±si; t± tath± kari½su; so tehi “ki½ sen±pat²”ti puµµho “m± kathetha, s± neva manussitth², yakkhin²”ti ±ha; tato bhaº¹±g±riko gato, tampi tatheva lajj±pesi; tath± seµµhi½, chattagg±ha½, asigg±hanti sabbepi te lajj±pesiyeva;
atha amacc± sannipatitv± “r±jadh²tara½ ±r±dhetu½ samattho n±ma natthi, sahassath±madhanu½ ±ropetu½ samatthassa rajja½ deth±”ti ±ha, tampi koci ±ropetu½ n±sakkhi; tato “caturassapallaªkassa uss²saka½ j±nantassa rajja½ deth±”ti ±ha, tampi koci na j±n±ti; tato so¼asa mah±nidh² n²haritu½ samatthassa rajja½ deth±”ti ±ha, tepi koci n²haritu½ n±sakkhi; tato “ambho ar±jika½ n±ma raµµha½ p±letu½ na sakk±, ki½ nu kho k±tabban”ti mantayi½su; atha ne purohito ±ha– “bho tumhe m± cintayittha, phussaratha½ n±ma vissajjetu½ vaµµati, phussarathena hi laddhar±j± sakalajambud²pe rajja½ k±retu½ samattho hot²”ti; te “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchitv± nagara½ alaªk±r±petv± maªgalarathe catt±ro kumudavaººe asse yojetv± uttamapaccattharaºa½ attharitv± pañca r±jakakudhabhaº¹±ni ±ropetv± caturaªginiy± sen±ya pariv±resu½; “sas±mikassa rathassa purato t³riy±ni vajjanti, as±mikassa pacchato vajjanti, tasm± sabbat³riy±ni pacchato v±deth±”ti vatv± suvaººabhiªk±rena rathadhurañca patodañca abhisiñcitv± “yassa rajja½ k±retu½ puñña½ atthi, tassa santika½ gacchat³”ti ratha½ vissajjesu½; atha ratho r±jageha½ padakkhiºa½ katv± vegena mah±v²thi½ abhiruhi;
sen±pati-±dayo “phussaratho mama santika½ ±gacchat³”ti cintayi½su; so sabbesa½ geh±ni atikkamitv± nagara½ padakkhiºa½ katv± p±c²nadv±rena nikkhamitv± uyy±n±bhimukho p±y±si; atha na½ vegena gacchanta½ disv± “nivatteth±”ti ±ha½su; purohito “m± nivattayittha, icchanto yojanasatampi gacchatu, m± niv±reth±”ti ±ha; ratho uyy±na½ pavisitv± maªgalasil±paµµa½ padakkhiºa½ katv± ±rohanasajjo hutv± aµµh±si; purohito mah±satta½ nipannaka½ disv± amacce ±mantetv± “ambho eko sil±paµµe nipannako puriso dissati, setacchatt±nucchavik± panassa dhiti atth²ti v± natth²ti v± na j±n±ma, sace esa puññav± bhavissati, amhe na olokessati, k±¼akaººisatto sace bhavissati, bh²tatasito uµµh±ya kampam±no olokessati, tasm± khippa½ sabbat³riy±ni paggaºhath±”ti ±ha; t±vadeva anekasat±ni t³riy±ni paggaºhi½su; tad± t³riyasaddo s±garaghoso viya ahosi;
mah±satto tena saddena pabujjhitv± s²sa½ vivaritv± olokento mah±jana½ disv± “setacchattena me ±gatena bhavitabban”ti cintetv± puna s²sa½ p±rupitv± parivattitv± v±mapassena nipajji; purohito tassa p±de vivaritv± lakkhaº±ni olokento “tiµµhatu aya½ eko d²po, catunnampi mah±d²p±na½ rajja½ k±retu½ samattho hot²”ti puna t³riy±ni paggaºh±pesi; atha mah±satto mukha½ vivaritv± parivattitv± dakkhiºapassena nipajjitv± mah±jana½ olokesi; tad± purohito parisa½ uss±retv± añjali½ paggayha avakujjo hutv± “uµµhehi, deva, rajja½ te p±puº±t²”ti ±ha; atha na½ mah±satto “r±j± vo kuh²n”ti pucchitv± “k±lakato dev±”ti vutte “tassa putto v± bh±t± v± natth²”ti pucchitv± “natthi dev±”ti vutte “tena hi s±dhu rajja½ k±ress±m²”ti vatv± uµµh±ya sil±paµµe pallaªkena nis²di; atha na½ tattheva abhisiñci½su; so mah±janako n±ma r±j± ahosi; so rathavara½ abhiruyha mahantena sirivibhavena nagara½ pavisitv± r±janivesana½ abhiruhanto “sen±pati-±d²na½ t±neva µh±n±ni hont³”ti vic±retv± mah±tala½ abhiruhi;