Kacchapo yamun±ya b±r±ºasiy± ca antare eka½ padumasara½ disv± ekenup±yena pal±yituk±mo evam±ha– “bho n±gam±ºavak±, amh±ka½ r±j± puttad±r± cassa ma½ udake gocaratt± r±janivesana½ ±gata½ disv±va padum±ni no dehi, bhisam³l±ni deh²ti y±canti. Aha½ tesa½ atth±ya t±ni gaºhiss±mi, ettha ma½ vissajjetv± ma½ apassant±pi puretara½ rañño santika½ gacchatha, aha½ vo tattheva passiss±m²”ti. Te tassa saddahitv± ta½ vissajjesu½. So tattha ekamante nil²yi. Itarepi na½ adisv± “rañño santika½ gato bhavissat²”ti m±ºavakavaººena r±j±na½ upasaªkami½su. R±j± paµisanth±ra½ katv± “kuto ±gatatth±”ti pucchi. “Dhataraµµhassa santik±, mah±r±j±”ti. “Ki½k±raº± idh±gat±”ti? “Mah±r±ja, maya½ tassa d³t±, dhataraµµho vo ±rogya½ pucchati. Sace ya½ vo icchatha, ta½ no vadetha. Tumh±ka½ kira dh²tara½ samuddaja½ amh±ka½ rañño p±daparic±rika½ katv± deth±”ti imamattha½ pak±sent± paµhama½ g±tham±ha½su–
784. “Ya½ kiñci ratana½ atthi, dhataraµµhanivesane;
sabb±ni te upayantu, dh²tara½ dehi r±jino”ti.
Tattha sabb±ni te upayant³ti tassa nivesane sabb±ni ratan±ni tava nivesana½ upagacchantu.
Ta½ sutv± r±j± dutiya½ g±tham±ha–
785. “Na no viv±ho n±gehi, katapubbo kud±cana½;
ta½ viv±ha½ asa½yutta½, katha½ amhe karomase”ti.
Tattha asa½yuttanti ayutta½ tiracch±nehi saddhi½ sa½sagga½ ananucchavika½. Amheti amhe manussaj±tik± sam±n± katha½ tiracch±nagatasambandha½ karom±ti.
Ta½ sutv± n±gam±ºavak± “sace te dhataraµµhena saddhi½ sambandho ananucchaviko, atha kasm± attano upaµµh±ka½ cittac³¼a½ n±ma kacchapa½ ‘samuddaja½ n±ma te dh²tara½ damm²’ti amh±ka½ rañño pesesi? Eva½ pesetv± id±ni te amh±ka½ r±j±na½ paribhava½ karontassa kattabbayuttaka½ maya½ j±niss±ma. Mayañhi n±gam±ºavak±”ti vatv± r±j±na½ tajjent± dve g±th± abh±si½su–
786. “J²vita½ n³na te catta½, raµµha½ v± manuj±dhipa;
na hi n±ge kupitamhi, cira½ j²vanti t±dis±.
787. “Yo tva½ deva manussosi, iddhimanta½ aniddhim±;
varuºassa niya½ putta½, y±muna½ atimaññas²”ti.
Tattha raµµha½ v±ti eka½sena tay± j²vita½ v± raµµha½ v± catta½. T±dis±ti tumh±dis± eva½ mah±nubh±ve n±ge kupite cira½ j²vitu½ na sakkonti, antar±va antaradh±yanti. Yo tva½, deva, manussos²ti deva, yo tva½ manusso sam±no. Varuºass±ti varuºan±gar±jassa. Niya½ puttanti ajjhattikaputta½. Y±munanti yamun±ya heµµh± j±ta½.
Tato r±j± dve g±th± abh±si–
788. “N±timaññ±mi r±j±na½, dhataraµµha½ yasassina½;
dhataraµµho hi n±g±na½, bah³namapi issaro.
789. “Ahi mah±nubh±vopi, na me dh²taram±raho;
khattiyo ca videh±na½, abhij±t± samuddaj±”ti.
Tattha bah³namap²ti pañcayojanasatikassa n±gabhavanassa issarabh±va½ sandh±yevam±ha. Na me dh²taram±rahoti eva½ mah±nubh±vopi pana so ahij±tikatt± mama dh²tara½ araho na hoti. “Khattiyo ca videh±nan”ti ida½ m±tipakkhe ñ±take dassento ±ha. Samuddaj±ti so ca videhar±japutto mama dh²t± samuddaj± c±ti ubhopi abhij±t±. Te aññamañña½ sa½v±sa½ arahanti. Na hes± maº¹³kabhakkhassa sappassa anucchavik±ti ±ha.
N±gam±ºavak± ta½ tattheva n±s±v±tena m±retuk±m± hutv±pi “amh±ka½ divasa½ vavatth±panatth±ya pesit±, ima½ m±retv± gantu½ na yutta½, gantv± rañño ±cikkhitv± j±niss±m±”ti tattheva antarahit± “ki½, t±t±, laddh± vo r±jadh²t±”ti raññ± pucchit± kujjhitv± “ki½, deva, amhe ak±raº± yattha v± tattha v± pesesi. Sacepi m±retuk±mo, idheva no m±rehi. So tumhe akkosati paribh±sati, attano dh²tara½ j±tim±nena ukkhipat²”ti tena vuttañca avuttañca vatv± rañño kodha½ upp±dayi½su. So attano parisa½ sannip±tetu½ ±º±pento ±ha–
790. “Kambalassatar± uµµhentu, sabbe n±ge nivedaya;
b±r±ºasi½ pavajjantu, m± ca kañci viheµhayun”ti.
Tattha kambalassatar± uµµhent³ti kambalassatar± n±ma tassa m±tupakkhik± sinerup±de vasanan±g±, te ca uµµhahantu. Aññe ca cat³su dis±su anudis±su yattak± v± mayha½ vacanakar±, te sabbe n±ge nivedaya, gantv± j±n±petha, khippa½ kira sannip±teth±ti ±º±pento evam±ha. Tato sabbeheva s²gha½ sannipatitehi “ki½ karoma, dev±”ti vutte “sabbepi te n±g± b±r±ºasi½ pavajjant³”ti ±ha. “Tattha gantv± ki½ k±tabba½, deva, ta½ n±s±v±tappah±rena bhasma½ karom±”ti ca vutte r±jadh²tari paµibaddhacittat±ya tass± vin±sa½ anicchanto “m± ca kañci viheµhayun”ti ±ha, tumhesu koci kañci m± viheµhay±ti attho. Ayameva v± p±µho.
Atha na½ n±g± “sace koci manusso na viheµhetabbo, tattha gantv± ki½ kariss±m±”ti ±ha½su. Atha ne “idañcidañca karotha, ahampi ida½ n±ma kariss±m²”ti ±cikkhanto g±th±dvayam±ha–
791. “Nivesanesu sobbhesu, rathiy± caccaresu ca;
rukkhaggesu ca lambantu, vitat± toraºesu ca.
792. “Ahampi sabbasetena, mahat± sumaha½ pura½;
parikkhipissa½ bhogehi, k±s²na½ janaya½ bhayan”ti.
Tattha sobbhes³ti pokkharaº²su. Rathiy±ti rathik±ya. Vitat±ti vitatasar²r± mah±sar²r± hutv± etesu ceva nivesan±d²su dv±ratoraºesu ca olambantu, ettaka½ n±g± karontu, karont± ca nivesane t±va mañcap²µh±na½ heµµh± ca upari ca antogabbhabahigabbh±d²su ca pokkharaºiya½ udakapiµµhe rathik±d²na½ passesu ceva thalesu ca mahant±ni sar²r±ni m±petv± mahante phaºe katv± kamm±ragaggar² viya dhamam±n± “sus³”ti sadda½ karont± olambatha ca nipajjatha ca. Att±na½ pana taruºad±rak±na½ jar±jiºº±na½ gabbhinitth²na½ samuddaj±ya c±ti imesa½ catunna½ m± dassayittha. Ahampi sabbasetena mahantena sar²rena gantv± sumahanta½ k±sipura½ sattakkhattu½ bhogehi parikkhipissa½, mahantena phaºena na½ ch±detv± ekandhak±ra½ katv± k±s²na½ bhaya½ janayanto “sus³”ti sadda½ muñciss±m²ti.
Atha sabbe n±g± tath± aka½su. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
793. “Tassa ta½ vacana½ sutv±, urag±nekavaººino;
b±r±ºasi½ pavajji½su, na ca kañci viheµhayu½.
794. “Nivesanesu sobbhesu, rathiy± caccaresu ca;
rukkhaggesu ca lambi½su, vitat± toraºesu ca.
795. “Tesu disv±na lambante, puth³ kandi½su n±riyo;
n±ge soº¹ikate disv±, passasante muhu½ muhu½.
796. “B±r±ºas² pabyathit±, ±tur± samapajjatha;
b±h± paggayha pakkandu½, dh²tara½ dehi r±jino”ti.
Tattha anekavaººinoti n²l±divasena anekavaºº±. Evar³p±ni hi te r³p±ni m±payi½su. Pavajji½s³ti a¹¹harattasamaye pavisi½su. Lambi½s³ti dhataraµµhena vuttaniy±meneva te sabbesu µh±nesu manuss±na½ sañc±ra½ pacchinditv± olambi½su. D³t± hutv± ±gat± pana catt±ro n±gam±ºavak± raño sayanassa catt±ro p±de parikkhipitv± uparis²se mahante phaºe katv± tuº¹ehi s²sa½ paharant± viya d±µh± vivaritv± passasant± aµµha½su. Dhataraµµhopi attan± vuttaniy±mena nagara½ paµicch±desi. Pabujjham±n± puris± yato yato hattha½ v± p±da½ v± pas±renti, tattha tattha sappe chupitv± “sappo, sappo”ti viravanti. Puth³ kandi½s³ti yesu gehesu d²p± jalanti, tesu itthiyo pabuddh± dv±ratoraºagop±nasiyo oloketv± olambante n±ge disv± bah³ ekappah±reneva kandi½su. Eva½ sakalanagara½ ekakol±hala½ ahosi. Soº¹ikateti kataphaºe.
Pakkandunti vibh±t±ya rattiy± n±g±na½ ass±sav±tena sakalanagare r±janivesane ca upp±tiyam±ne viya bh²t± manuss± “n±gar±j±no kissa no viheµhath±”ti vatv± tumh±ka½ r±j± “dh²tara½ dass±m²”ti dhataraµµhassa d³ta½ pesetv± puna tassa d³tehi ±gantv± “deh²”ti vutto amh±ka½ r±j±na½ akkosati paribh±sati. “Sace amh±ka½ rañño dh²tara½ na dassati, sakalanagarassa j²vita½ natth²”ti vutte “tena hi no s±mi, ok±sa½ detha, maya½ gantv± r±j±na½ y±ciss±m±”ti y±cant± ok±sa½ labhitv± r±jadv±ra½ gantv± mahantena ravena pakkanti½su. Bhariy±yopissa attano attano gabbhesu nipannak±va “deva, dh²tara½ dhataraµµharañño deh²”ti ekappah±rena kandi½su. Tepi catt±ro n±gam±ºavak± “deh²”ti tuºhehi s²sa½ paharant± viya d±µh± vivaritv± passasant± aµµha½su.
So nipannakova nagarav±s²nañca attano ca bhariy±na½ paridevitasadda½ sutv± cat³hi ca n±gam±ºavakehi tajjitatt± maraºabhayabh²to “mama dh²tara½ samuddaja½ dhataraµµhassa damm²”ti tikkhattu½ avaca. Ta½ sutv± sabbepi n±gar±j±no tig±vutamatta½ paµikkamitv± devanagara½ viya eka½ nagara½ m±petv± tattha µhit± “dh²tara½ kira no peset³”ti paºº±k±ra½ pahiºi½su. R±j± tehi ±bhata½ paºº±k±ra½ gahetv± “tumhe gacchatha, aha½ dh²tara½ amacc±na½ hatthe pahiºiss±m²”ti te uyyojetv± dh²tara½ pakkos±petv± uparip±s±da½ ±ropetv± s²hapañjara½ vivaritv± “amma, passeta½ alaªkatanagara½, tva½ ettha etassa rañño aggamahes² bhavissasi, na d³re ito ta½ nagara½, ukkaºµhitak±leyeva idha ±gantu½ sakk±, ettha gantabban”ti saññ±petv± s²sa½ nh±petv± sabb±laªk±rehi alaªkaritv± paµicchannayogge nis²d±petv± amacc±na½ hatthe datv± p±hesi. N±gar±j±no paccuggamana½ katv± mah±sakk±ra½ kari½su. Amacc± nagara½ pavisitv± ta½ tassa datv± bahu½ dhana½ ±d±ya nivatti½su. Te r±jadh²tara½ p±s±da½ ±ropetv± alaªkatadibbasayane nipajj±pesu½. Taªkhaºaññeva na½ n±gam±ºavik± khujj±divesa½ gahetv± manussaparic±rik± viya pariv±rayi½su. S± dibbasayane nipannamatt±va dibbaphassa½ phusitv± nidda½ okkami.
Dhataraµµho ta½ gahetv± saddhi½ n±gaparis±ya tattha antarahito n±gabhavaneyeva p±turahosi. R±jadh²t± pabujjhitv± alaªkatadibbasayana½ aññe ca suvaººap±s±damaºip±s±d±dayo uyy±napokkharaºiyo alaªkatadevanagara½ viya n±gabhavana½ disv± khujj±diparic±rik±yo pucchi “ida½ nagara½ ativiya alaªkata½, na amh±ka½ nagara½ viya, kassetan”ti. “S±mikassa te santaka½, devi, na appapuññ± evar³pa½ sampatti½ labhanti, mah±puññat±ya te aya½ laddh±”ti. Dhataraµµhopi pañcayojanasatike n±gabhavane bheri½ car±pesi “yo samuddaj±ya sappavaººa½ dasseti, tassa r±jadaº¹o bhavissat²”ti. Tasm± ekopi tass± sappavaººa½ dassetu½ samattho n±ma n±hosi. S± manussalokasaññ±ya eva tattha tena saddhi½ sammodam±n± piyasa½v±sa½ vasi.

Nagarakaº¹a½ niµµhita½.