5. Pabbajjapañho

5. Atha kho ±yasm± n±gaseno yena milindassa rañño nivesana½ tenupasaªkami, upasaªkamitv± paññatte ±sane nis²di. Atha kho milindo r±j± ±yasmanta½ n±gasena½ saparisa½ paº²tena kh±dan²yena bhojan²yena sahatth± santappetv± sampav±retv± ekameka½ bhikkhu½ ekamekena dussayugena acch±detv± ±yasmanta½ n±gasena½ tic²varena acch±detv± ±yasmanta½ n±gasena½ etadavoca “bhante n±gasena dasahi, bhikkh³hi saddhi½ idha nis²datha, avases± gacchant³”ti.
Atha kho milindo r±j± ±yasmanta½ n±gasena½ bhutt±vi½ on²tapattap±ºi½ viditv± aññatara½ n²ca½ ±sana½ gahetv± ekamanta½ nis²di, ekamanta½ nisinno kho milindo r±j± ±yasmanta½ n±gasena½ etadavoca “bhante n±gasena, kimhi hoti kath±sall±po”ti? “Atthena maya½, mah±r±ja, atthik±, atthe hotu kath±sall±po”ti.
R±j± ±ha “kimatthiy±, bhante n±gasena, tumh±ka½ pabbajj±, ko ca tumh±ka½ paramattho”ti. Thero ±ha “kinti, mah±r±ja, ida½ dukkha½ nirujjheyya, aññañca dukkha½ na uppajjeyy±ti. Etadatth±, mah±r±ja, amh±ka½ pabbajj±, anup±d± parinibb±na½ kho pana amh±ka½ paramattho”ti.
“Ki½ pana, bhante n±gasena, sabbe etadatth±ya pabbajant²”ti? “Na hi, mah±r±ja, keci etadatth±ya pabbajanti, keci r±j±bhin²t± [r±jabh²tit± (s².)] pabbajanti, keci cor±bhin²t± [corabh²tit± (s².)] pabbajanti, keci iºaµµ± pabbajanti, keci ±j²vikatth±ya pabbajanti, ye pana samm± pabbajanti, te etadatth±ya pabbajant²”ti.
“Tva½ pana, bhante, etadatth±ya pabbajitos²”ti? “Aha½ kho, mah±r±ja, daharako santo pabbajito, na j±n±mi imassa n±matth±ya pabbaj±m²ti, api ca kho me eva½ ahosi ‘paº¹it± ime samaº± sakyaputtiy±, te ma½ sikkh±pessant²’ti, sv±ha½ tehi sikkh±pito j±n±mi ca pass±mi ca ‘imassa n±matth±ya pabbajj±”’ti.
“Kallosi bhante n±gasen±”ti.

Pabbajjapañho pañcamo.