Te paµhama½ candakum±rassa santika½ gantv± ±ha½su “kum±ra, tumhe kira m±retv± tumh±ka½ pit± devaloka½ gantuk±mo, tumh±ka½ gaºhanatth±ya amhe peses²”ti. “Kassa vacanena ma½ gaºh±pes²”ti? “Khaº¹ah±lassa, dev±”ti. “Ki½ so maññeva gaºh±peti, ud±hu aññep²”ti. “R±japutta, aññepi gaºh±peti, sabbacatukka½ kira yañña½ yajituk±mo”ti. So cintesi “tassa aññehi saddhi½ vera½ natthi, ‘vinicchaye vilopa½ k±tu½ na labh±m²’ti pana mayi ekasmi½ veracittena bah³ m±r±peti, pitara½ daµµhu½ labhantassa sabbesa½ tesa½ moc±pana½ n±ma mama bh±ro”ti. Atha ne r±japurise ±ha “tena hi me pitu vacana½ karoth±”ti. Te ta½ netv± r±jaªgaºe ekamante µhapetv± itarepi tayo ±mantetv± tasseva santike katv± rañño ±rocayi½su “±n²t± te, deva, putt±”ti. So tesa½ vacana½ sutv± “t±t±, id±ni me dh²taro ±netv± tesaññeva bh±tik±na½ santike karoth±”ti catasso dh²taro ±har±petu½ itara½ g±tham±ha–
989. “Kum±riyopi vadetha, upasena½ kokilañca muditañca;
nandañc±pi kum±ri½, pacur± kira hotha yaññatth±y±”ti.
Te “eva½ kariss±m±”ti t±sa½ santika½ gantv± t± rodam±n± paridevam±n± ±netv± bh±tik±naññeva santike kari½su. Tato r±j± attano bhariy±na½ gahaºatth±ya itara½ g±tham±ha–
990. “Vijayampi mayha½ mahesi½, er±vati½ kesini½sunandañca;
lakkhaºavar³papann±, pacur± kira hotha yaññatth±y±”ti.
Tattha lakkhaºavar³papann±ti uttamehi catusaµµhiy± itthilakkhaºehi upapann± et±pi vadeth±ti attho.
Te t±pi paridevam±n± ±netv± kum±r±na½ santike kari½su. Atha r±j± catt±ro seµµhino gahaºatth±ya ±º±pento itara½ g±tham±ha–
991. “Gahapatayo ca vadetha, puººamukha½ bhaddiya½ siªg±lañca;
va¹¹hañc±pi gahapati½, pacur± kira hotha yaññatth±y±”ti.
R±japuris± gantv± tepi ±nayi½su. Rañño puttad±re gayham±ne sakalanagara½ na kiñci avoca. Seµµhikul±ni pana mah±sambandh±ni, tasm± tesa½ gahitak±le sakalanagara½ saªkhubhitv± “rañño seµµhino m±retv± yañña½ yajitu½ na dass±m±”ti seµµhino pariv±retv±va tesa½ ñ±tivaggena saddhi½ r±jakula½ agami. Atha te seµµhino ñ±tigaºaparivut± r±j±na½ vanditv± attano j²vita½ y±ci½su. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
992. “Te tattha gahapatayo, avocisu½ sam±gat± puttad±raparikiºº±;
sabbeva sikhino deva karohi, atha v± no d±se s±veh²”ti.
Tattha sabbeva sikhinoti sabbe amhe matthake c³¼a½ bandhitv± attano ceµake karohi, maya½ te ceµakakicca½ kariss±ma. Atha v± no d±se s±veh²ti atha v± no asaddahanto sabbaseniyo sannip±tetv± r±simajjhe amhe d±se s±vehi, maya½ te d±satta½ paµissuºiss±m±ti.
Te eva½ y±cant±pi j²vita½ laddhu½ n±sakkhi½su. R±japuris± sese paµikkam±petv± te gahetv± kum±r±naññeva santike nis²d±pesu½. Tato pana r±j± hatthi-±d²na½ gahaºatth±ya ±º±pento ±ha–
993. “Abhayaªkarampi me hatthi½, n±¼±giri½ accuggata½ varuºadanta½;
±netha kho ne khippa½, yaññatth±ya bhavissanti.
994. “Assaratanampi kesi½, sur±mukha½ puººaka½ vinatakañca;
±netha kho ne khippa½, yaññatth±ya bhavissanti.
995. “Usabhampi y³thapati½ anoja½, nisabha½ gavampati½ tepi mayha½ ±netha;
sam³ha karontu sabba½, yajiss±mi dad±mi d±n±ni.
996. “Sabba½ paµiy±detha, yañña½ pana uggatamhi s³riyamhi;
±º±petha ca kum±re, abhiramantu ima½ ratti½.
997. “Sabba½ upaµµhapetha, yañña½ pana uggatamhi s³riyamhi;
vadetha d±ni kum±re, ajja kho pacchim± ratt²”ti.
Tattha sam³ha karontu sabbanti na kevala½ ettakameva, avasesampi catuppadagaºañceva pakkhigaºañca sabba½ catukka½ katv± r±si½ karontu, sabbacatukka½ yañña½ yajiss±mi, y±cakabr±hmaº±nañca d±na½ dass±m²ti. Sabba½ paµiy±deth±ti eva½ may± vutta½ anavasesa½ upaµµhapetha. Uggatamh²ti aha½ pana yañña½ uggate s³riye sve p±tova yajiss±mi. Sabba½ upaµµhapeth±ti sesampi sabba½ yañña-upakaraºa½ upaµµhapeth±ti.
Rañño pana m±t±pitaro dharantiyeva. Athassa amacc± gantv± m±tuy± ±rocesu½ “ayye, putto vo puttad±ra½ m±retv± yañña½ yajituk±mo”ti. S± “ki½ kathetha, t±t±”ti hatthena hadaya½ paharitv± rodam±n± ±gantv± “sacca½ kira evar³po te yañño bhavissat²”ti pucchi. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
998. “Ta½ta½ m±t± avaca, rodant² ±gantv± vim±nato;
yañño kira te putta, bhavissati cat³hi putteh²”ti.
Tattha ta½tanti ta½ eta½ r±j±na½. Vim±natoti attano vasanaµµh±nato.
R±j± ±ha–
999. “Sabbepi mayha½ putt± catt±, candasmi½ haññam±nasmi½;
puttehi yañña½ yajitv±na, sugati½ sagga½ gamiss±m²”ti.
Tattha catt±ti candakum±re haññam±neyeva sabbepi yaññatth±ya may± pariccatt±.
Atha na½ m±t± ±ha–
1000. “M± ta½ putta saddahesi, sugati kira hoti puttayaññena;
niray±neso maggo, neso maggo hi sagg±na½.
1001. “D±n±ni dehi koº¹añña, ahi½s± sabbabh³tabhaby±na½;
esa maggo sugatiy±, na ca maggo puttayaññen±”ti.
Tattha niray±nesoti nirass±datthena niray±na½ catunna½ ap±y±na½ esa maggo. Koº¹aññ±ti r±j±na½ gotten±lapati. Bh³tabhaby±nanti bh³t±nañca bhavitabbasatt±nañca. Puttayaññen±ti evar³pena puttadh²taro m±retv± yajakayaññena saggamaggo n±ma natth²ti.
R±j± ±ha–
1002. “¾cariy±na½ vacan±, gh±tessa½ candañca s³riyañca;
puttehi yañña½ yajitv±na duccajehi, sugati½ sagga½ gamiss±m²”ti.
Tattha ±cariy±na½ vacananti amma, nes± mama attano mati, ±c±rasikkh±panakassa pana me khaº¹ah±l±cariyassa eta½ vacana½, es± anusiµµhi. Tasm± aha½ ete gh±tessa½, duccajehi puttehi yañña½ yajitv± sagga½ gamiss±m²ti.
Athassa m±t± attano vacana½ g±h±petu½ asakkont² apagat±. Pit± ta½ pavatti½ pucchi. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
1003. “Ta½ta½ pit±pi avaca, vasavatt² orasa½ saka½ putta½;
yañño kira te putta, bhavissati cat³hi putteh²”ti.
Tattha vasavatt²ti tassa n±ma½.
R±j± ±ha–
1004. “Sabbepi mayha½ putt± catt±, candasmi½ haññam±nasmi½;
puttehi yañña½ yajitv±na, sugati½ sagga½ gamiss±m²”ti.
Atha na½ pit± ±ha–
1005. “M± ta½ putta saddahesi, sugati kira hoti puttayaññena;
niray±neso maggo, neso maggo hi sagg±na½.
1006. “D±n±ni dehi koº¹añña, ahi½s± sabbabh³tabhaby±na½;
esa maggo sugatiy±, na ca maggo puttayaññen±”ti.
R±j± ±ha–
1007. “¾cariy±na½ vacan±, gh±tessa½ candañca s³riyañca;
puttehi yañña½ yajitv±na duccajehi, sugati½ sagga½ gamiss±m²”ti.
Atha na½ pit± ±ha–
1008. “D±n±ni dehi koº¹añña, ahi½s± sabbabh³tabhaby±na½;
puttaparivuto tuva½, raµµha½ janapadañca p±leh²”ti.
Tattha puttaparivutoti puttehi parivuto. Raµµha½ janapadañc±ti sakalak±siraµµhañca tasseva ta½ ta½ koµµh±sabh³ta½ janapadañca.
Sopi ta½ attano vacana½ g±h±petu½ n±sakkhi. Tato candakum±ro cintesi “imassa ettakassa janassa dukkha½ ma½ eka½ niss±ya uppanna½, mama pitara½ y±citv± ettaka½ jana½ maraºadukkhato mocess±m²”ti. So pitar± saddhi½ sallapanto ±ha–
1009. “M± no deva avadhi, d±se no dehi khaº¹ah±lassa;
api niga¼abandhak±pi, hatth² asse ca p±lema.
1010. “M± no deva avadhi, d±se no dehi khaº¹ah±lassa;
api niga¼abandhak±pi, hatthichakaº±ni ujjhema.
1011. “M± no deva avadhi, d±se no dehi khaº¹ah±lassa;
api niga¼abandhak±pi, assachakaº±ni ujjhema.
1012. “M± no deva avadhi, d±se no dehi khaº¹ah±lassa;
yassa honti tava k±m±, api raµµh± pabb±jit±;
bhikkh±cariya½ cariss±m±”ti.
Tattha api niga¼abandhak±p²ti api n±ma maya½ mah±niga¼ehi bandhak±pi hutv±. Yassa honti tava k±m±ti sacepi khaº¹ah±lassa d±tuk±mosi, tassa no d±se katv± dehi, kariss±massa d±sakammanti vadati. Api raµµh±ti sace amh±ka½ koci doso atthi, raµµh± no pabb±jehi. Api n±ma raµµh± pabb±jit±pi kapaº± viya kap±la½ gahetv± bhikkh±cariya½ cariss±ma, m± no avadhi, dehi no j²vitanti vilapi.
Tassa ta½ n±nappak±ra½ vil±pa½ sutv± r±j± hadayaphalitappatto viya assupuººehi nettehi rodam±no “na me koci putte m±retu½ lacchati, na mamattho devaloken±”ti sabbe te mocetu½ ±ha–
1013. “Dukkha½ kho me janayatha, vilapant± j²vitassa k±m± hi;
muñcetha d±ni kum±re, alampi me hotu puttayaññen±”ti.
Ta½ rañño katha½ sutv± r±japutte ±di½ katv± sabba½ ta½ pakkhipariyos±na½ p±ºagaºa½ vissajjesu½. Khaº¹ah±lopi yaññ±v±µe kamma½ sa½vidahati. Atha na½ eko puriso “are duµµha, khaº¹ah±la, raññ± putt± vissajjit±, tva½ attano putte m±retv± tesa½ galalohitena yañña½ yajass³”ti ±ha. So “ki½ n±ma raññ± katan”ti kappuµµh±naggi viya avattharanto uµµh±ya turito dh±vitv± ±ha–
1014. “Pubbeva khosi me vutto, dukkara½ durabhisambhavañceta½;
atha no upakkhaµassa yaññassa, kasm± karosi vikkhepa½.
1015. “Sabbe vajanti sugati½, ye yajanti yepi y±jenti;
ye c±pi anumodanti, yajant±na½ edisa½ mah±yaññan”ti.
Tattha pubbev±ti may± tva½ pubbeva vutto “na tumh±disena bh²rukaj±tikena sakk± yañña½ yajitu½, yaññayajana½ n±meta½ dukkara½ durabhisambhavan”ti, atha no id±ni upakkhaµassa paµiyattassa yaññassa vikkhepa½ karosi. “Vikkhambhan”tipi p±µho, paµisedhanti attho. Mah±r±ja, kasm± eva½ karosi. Yattak± hi yañña½ yajanti v± y±jenti v± anumodanti v±, sabbe sugatimeva vajant²ti dasseti.
So andhab±lo r±j± tassa kodhavasikassa katha½ gahetv± dhammasaññ² hutv± puna putte gaºh±pesi. Tato candakum±ro pitara½ anubodhayam±no ±ha–
1016. “Atha kissa jano pubbe, sotth±na½ br±hmaºe av±cesi;
atha no ak±raºasm±, yaññatth±ya deva gh±tesi.
1017. “Pubbeva no daharak±le, na hanesi na gh±tesi;
daharamh± yobbana½ patt±, ad³sak± t±ta haññ±ma.
1018. “Hatthigate assagate, sannaddhe passa no mah±r±ja;