Tad± bodhisatto n±rado n±ma mah±brahm± ahosi. Bodhisatt± ca n±ma attano mett±bh±van±ya anudday±ya mahantabh±vena suppaµipannaduppaµipanne satte dassanattha½ k±l±nuk±la½ loka½ olokenti. So ta½ divasa½ loka½ olokento ta½ r±jadh²tara½ pitu micch±diµµhimocanattha½ lokasandh±rakadevat±yo namassam±na½ disv±, “µhapetv± ma½ añño eta½ r±j±na½ micch±dassana½ vissajj±petu½ samattho n±ma natthi, ajja may± r±jadh²tu saªgaha½, rañño ca saparijanassa sotthibh±va½ katv± ±gantu½ vaµµati, kena nu kho vesena gamiss±m²”ti cintetv± “manuss±na½ pabbajit± piy± ceva garuno ca ±deyyavacan± ca, tasm± pabbajitavesena gamiss±m²”ti sanniµµh±na½ katv± p±s±dika½ suvaººavaººa½ manussattabh±va½ m±petv± manuñña½ jaµ±maº¹ala½ bandhitv± jaµantare kañcanas³ci½ odahitv± anto rattapaµa½ upari rattav±kac²ra½ niv±setv± p±rupitv± suvaººat±r±khacita½ rajatamaya½ ajinacamma½ eka½se katv± mutt±sikk±ya pakkhitta½ suvaººamaya½ bhikkh±bh±jana½ ±d±ya t²su µh±nesu onata½ suvaººak±ja½ khandhe katv± mutt±sikk±ya eva pav±¼akamaº¹alu½ ±d±ya imin± isivesena gaganatale cando viya virocam±no ±k±sena ±gantv± alaªkatacandakap±s±damah±tala½ pavisitv± rañño purato ±k±se aµµh±si. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
1290. “Ath±gam± brahmalok±, n±rado m±nusi½ paja½;
jambud²pa½ avekkhanto, add± r±j±namaªgati½.
1291. “Tato patiµµh± p±s±de, vedehassa puratthato;
tañca disv±n±nuppatta½, ruc± isimavandath±”ti.
Tattha add±ti brahmaloke µhitova jambud²pa½ avekkhanto guº±j²vakassa santike gahitamicch±dassana½ r±j±na½ aªgati½ addasa, tasm± ±gatoti attho. Tato patiµµh±ti tato so brahm± tassa rañño amaccagaºaparivutassa nisinnassa purato tasmi½ p±s±de apade pada½ dassento ±k±se patiµµhahi. Anuppattanti ±gata½. Isinti isivesena ±gatatt± satth± “isin”ti ±ha. Avandath±ti “mam±nuggahena mama pitari k±ruñña½ katv± eko devar±j± ±gato bhavissat²”ti haµµhapahaµµh± v±t±bhihaµ± suvaººakadal² viya onamitv± n±radabrahm±na½ avandi.
R±j±pi ta½ disv±va brahmatejena tajjito attano ±sane saºµh±tu½ asakkonto ±san± oruyha bh³miya½ µhatv± ±gataµµh±nañca n±magottañca pucchi. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
1292. “Ath±sanamh± oruyha, r±j± byathitam±naso;
n±rada½ paripucchanto, ida½ vacanamabravi.
1293. ‘Kuto nu ±gacchasi devavaººi, obh±saya½ sabbadis± candim±va;
akkh±hi me pucchito n±magotta½, katha½ ta½ j±nanti manussaloke”’ti.
Tattha byathitam±nasoti bh²tacitto. Kuto n³ti kacci nu kho vijj±dharo bhaveyy±ti maññam±no avanditv±va eva½ pucchi.
Atha so “aya½ r±j± ‘paraloko natth²’ti maññati, paralokamevassa t±va ±cikkhiss±m²”ti cintetv± g±tham±ha–
1294. “Ahañhi devato id±ni emi, obh±saya½ sabbadis± candim±va;
akkh±mi te pucchito n±magotta½, j±nanti ma½ n±rado kassapo c±”ti.
Tattha devatoti devalokato. N±rado kassapo c±ti ma½ n±mena n±rado, gottena kassapoti j±nanti.
Atha r±j± “ima½ pacch±pi paraloka½ pucchiss±mi, iddhiy± laddhak±raºa½ t±va pucchiss±m²”ti cintetv± g±tham±ha–
1295. “Accherar³pa½ tava y±disañca, veh±yasa½ gacchasi tiµµhas² ca;
pucch±mi ta½ n±rada etamattha½, atha kena vaººena tav±yamiddh²”ti.
Tattha y±disañc±ti y±disañca tava saºµh±na½, yañca tva½ ±k±se gacchasi tiµµhasi ca, ida½ acchariyaj±ta½.
N±rado ±ha–
1296. “Saccañca dhammo ca damo ca c±go, guº± mamete pakat± pur±º±;
teheva dhammehi susevitehi, manojalo yena k±ma½ gatosm²”ti.
Tattha saccanti mus±v±davirahita½ vac²sacca½. Dhammoti tividhasucaritadhammo ceva kasiºaparikammajh±nadhammo ca. Damoti indriyadamana½. C±goti kilesaparicc±go ca deyyadhammaparicc±go ca. Mamete guº±ti mama ete guºasampayutt± guºasahagat±. Pakat± pur±º±ti may± purimabhave kat±ti dasseti. “Teheva dhammehi suseviteh²”ti te sabbe guºe susevite paric±rite dasseti. Manojavoti iddhiy± k±raºena paµiladdho. Yena k±ma½ gatosm²ti yena devaµµh±ne ca manussaµµh±ne ca gantu½ icchana½, tena gatosm²ti attho.
R±j± eva½ tasmi½ kathentepi micch±dassanassa gahitatt± paraloka½ asaddahanto “atthi nu kho puññavip±ko”ti vatv± g±tham±ha–
1297. “Accheram±cikkhasi puññasiddhi½, sace hi etehi yath± vadesi;
pucch±mi ta½ n±rada etamattha½, puµµho ca me s±dhu viy±karoh²”ti.
Tattha puññasiddhinti puññ±na½ siddhi½ phalad±yakatta½ ±cikkhanto acchariya½ ±cikkhasi.
N±rado ±ha–
1298. “Pucchassu ma½ r±ja tavesa attho, ya½ sa½saya½ kuruse bh³mip±la;
aha½ ta½ nissa½sayata½ gamemi, nayehi ñ±yehi ca hetubh² c±”ti.
Tattha tavesa atthoti pucchitabbako n±ma tava esa attho. Ya½ sa½sayanti ya½ kismiñcideva atthe sa½saya½ karosi, ta½ ma½ puccha. Nissa½sayatanti aha½ ta½ nissa½sayabh±va½ gamemi. Nayeh²ti k±raºavacanehi. ѱyeh²ti ñ±ºehi. Hetubh²ti paccayehi, paµiññ±matteneva avatv± ñ±ºena paricchinditv± k±raºavacanena ca tesa½ dhamm±na½ samuµµh±pakapaccayehi ca ta½ nissa½saya½ kariss±m²ti attho.
R±j± ±ha–
1299. “Pucch±mi ta½ n±rada etamattha½, puµµho ca me n±rada m± mus± bhaºi;
atthi nu dev± pitaro nu atthi, loko paro atthi jano yam±h³”ti.
Tattha jano yam±h³ti ya½ jano evam±ha– “atthi dev±, atthi pitaro, atthi paro loko”ti, ta½ sabba½ atthi nu khoti pucchati.
N±rado ±ha–
1300. “Attheva dev± pitaro ca atthi, loko paro atthi jano yam±hu;
k±mesu giddh± ca nar± pam³¼h±, loka½ para½ na vid³ mohayutt±”ti.
Tattha attheva dev±ti mah±r±ja, dev± ca pitaro ca atthi, yampi jano paralokam±ha, sopi attheva. Na vid³ti k±magiddh± pana moham³¼h± jan± paraloka½ na vidanti na j±nant²ti.
Ta½ sutv± r±j± parih±sa½ karonto evam±ha–
1301. “Atth²ti ce n±rada saddah±si, nivesana½ paraloke mat±na½;
idheva me pañca sat±ni dehi, dass±mi te paraloke sahassan”ti.
Tattha nivesananti niv±saµµh±na½. Pañca sat±n²ti pañca kah±paºasat±ni.
Atha na½ mah±satto parisamajjheyeva garahanto ±ha–
1302. “Dajjemu kho pañca sat±ni bhoto, jaññ±mu ce s²lavanta½ vadaññu½;
ludda½ ta½ bhonta½ niraye vasanta½, ko codaye paraloke sahassa½.
1303. “Idheva yo hoti adhammas²lo, p±p±c±ro alaso luddakammo;
na paº¹it± tasmi½ iºa½ dadanti, na hi ±gamo hoti tath±vidhamh±.
1304. “Dakkhañca posa½ manuj± viditv±, uµµh±naka½ s²lavanta½ vadaññu½;
sayameva bhogehi nimantayanti, kamma½ karitv± puna m±hares²”ti.
Tattha jaññ±mu ceti yadi maya½ bhavanta½ “s²lav± esa vadaññ³, dhammikasamaºabr±hmaº±na½ imasmi½ k±le imin± n±matthoti j±nitv± tassa tassa kiccassa k±rako vadaññ³”ti j±neyy±ma. Atha te va¹¹hiy± pañca sat±ni dadeyy±ma, tva½ pana luddo s±hasiko micch±dassana½ gahetv± d±nas±la½ viddha½setv± parad±resu aparajjhasi, ito cuto niraye uppajjissasi, eva½ ludda½ ta½ niraye vasanta½ bhonta½ tattha gantv± ko “sahassa½ me deh²”ti codessati. Tath±vidhamh±ti t±dis± puris± dinnassa iºassa puna ±gamo n±ma na hoti. Dakkhanti dhanupp±danakusala½. Puna m±hares²ti attano kamma½ karitv± dhana½ upp±detv± puna amh±ka½ santaka½ ±hareyy±si, m± nikkammo vas²ti sayameva bhogehi nimantayant²ti.
Iti r±j± tena niggayham±no appaµibh±no ahosi. Mah±jano haµµhatuµµho hutv± “mahiddhiko devopi ajja r±j±na½ micch±dassana½ vissajj±pessat²”ti sakalanagara½ ekakol±hala½ ahosi. Mah±sattass±nubh±vena tad± sattayojanik±ya mithil±ya tassa dhammadesana½ assuºanto n±ma n±hosi. Atha mah±satto “aya½ r±j± ativiya da¼ha½ micch±dassana½ gaºhi, nirayabhayena na½ santajjetv± micch±diµµhi½ vissajj±petv± puna devalokena ass±sess±m²”ti cintetv± “mah±r±ja, sace diµµhi½ na vissajjessasi, eva½ anantadukkha½ niraya½ gamissas²”ti vatv± nirayakatha½ paµµhapesi–
1305. “Ito cuto dakkhasi tattha r±ja, k±kolasaªghehi vikassam±na½;
ta½ khajjam±na½ niraye vasanta½, k±kehi gijjhehi ca senakehi;
sañchinnagatta½ ruhira½ savanta½, ko codaye paraloke sahassan”ti.
Tattha k±kolasaªgheh²ti lohatuº¹ehi k±kasaªghehi. Vikassam±nanti att±na½ ±ka¹¹hiyam±na½ tattha niraye passissasi. Tanti ta½ bhavanta½.
Ta½ pana k±kolaniraya½ vaººetv± “sacepi ettha na nibbattissasi, lokantaraniraye nibbattissas²”ti vatv± ta½ niraya½ dassetu½ g±tham±ha–
1306. “Andha½tama½ tattha na candas³riy±, nirayo sad± tumulo ghorar³po;
s± neva ratt² na div± paññ±yati, tath±vidhe ko vicare dhanatthiko”ti.
Tattha andha½ tamanti mah±r±ja, yamhi lokantaraniraye micch±diµµhik± nibbattanti, tattha cakkhuviññ±ºassa uppattiniv±raºa½ andhatama½. Sad± tumuloti so nirayo nicca½ bahalandhak±ro. Ghorar³poti bh²sanakaj±tiko. S± neva ratt²ti y± idha ratti div± ca, s± neva tattha paññ±yati. Ko vicareti ko uddh±ra½ sodhento vicarissati.
Tampissa lokantaraniraya½ vitth±rena vaººetv± “mah±r±ja, micch±diµµhi½ avissajjento na kevala½ etadeva, aññampi dukkha½ anubhavissas²”ti dassento g±tham±ha–
1307. “Sabalo ca s±mo ca duve suv±n±, pavaddhak±y± balino mahant±;
kh±danti dantehi ayomayehi, ito paºunna½ paralokapattan”ti.
Tattha ito paºunnanti imamh± manussalok± cuta½. Parato nirayesupi eseva nayo. Tasm± sabb±ni t±ni nirayaµµh±n±ni nirayap±l±na½ upakkamehi saddhi½ heµµh± vuttanayeneva vitth±retv± t±sa½ t±sa½ g±th±na½ anutt±n±ni pad±ni vaººetabb±ni.
1308. “Ta½ khajjam±na½ niraye vasanta½, luddehi v±¼ehi aghammigehi ca;
sañchinnagatta½ ruhira½ savanta½, ko codaye paraloke sahassan”ti.
Tattha luddeh²ti d±ruºehi. V±¼eh²ti duµµhehi. Aghammigeh²ti agh±vahehi migehi, dukkh±vahehi sunakheh²ti attho.
1309. “Us³hi satt²hi ca sunisit±hi, hananti vijjhanti ca paccamitt±;