Atha kho r±j± amacce pucchi– “thero, amhe g±¼hena ov±dena ovadati; gaccheyya nu kho”ti? Amacc± “tumhehi, deva, thero ay±cito sayameva ±gato; tasm± tassa an±pucch±va gamanampi bhaveyy±”ti ±ha½su. Tato r±j± ratha½ abhiruhitv± dve ca deviyo ±ropetv± cetiyagiri½ agam±si mahañcar±j±nubh±vena. Gantv± deviyo ekamanta½ apakkam±petv± sayameva ther±na½ sam²pa½ upasaªkamanto ativiya kilantar³po hutv± upasaªkami. Tato na½ thero ±ha– “kasm± tva½, mah±r±ja, eva½ kilamam±no ±gato”ti? “‘Tumhe mama g±¼ha½ ov±da½ datv± id±ni gantuk±m± nu kho’ti j±nanattha½, bhante”ti. “Na maya½, mah±r±ja, gantuk±m±; apica vass³pan±yikak±lo n±m±ya½ mah±r±ja, tatra samaºena vass³pan±yikaµµh±na½ ñ±tu½ vaµµat²”ti. Ta½divasameva ariµµho n±ma amacco pañcapaºº±s±ya jeµµhakaniµµhabh±tukehi saddhi½ rañño sam²pe µhito ±ha– “icch±maha½, deva, ther±na½ santike pabbajitun”ti. “S±dhu, bhaºe, pabbajass³”ti r±j± anuj±nitv± thera½ sampaµicch±pesi. Thero tadaheva pabb±jesi. Sabbe khuraggeyeva arahatta½ p±puºi½su.
R±j±pi kho taªkhaºeyeva kaºµakena cetiyaªgaºa½ parikkhipitv± dv±saµµhiy± leºesu kamma½ paµµhapetv± nagarameva agam±si. Tepi ther± dasabh±tikasam±kula½ r±jakula½ pas±detv± mah±jana½ ovadam±n± cetiyagirimhi vassa½ vasi½su. Tad±pi cetiyagirimhi paµhama½ vassa½ upagat± dv±saµµhi arahanto ahesu½. Ath±yasm± mah±mahindo vutthavasso pav±retv± kattikapuººam±ya½ uposathadivase r±j±na½ etadavoca– “mah±r±ja, amhehi ciradiµµho samm±sambuddho, an±thav±sa½ vasimha, icch±ma maya½ jambud²pa½ gantun”ti. R±j± ±ha– “aha½, bhante, tumhe cat³hi paccayehi upaµµhah±mi, ayañca mah±jano tumhe niss±ya t²su saraºesu patiµµhito, kasm± tumhe ukkaºµhitatth±”ti? “Ciradiµµho no, mah±r±ja, samm±sambuddho, abhiv±danapaccuµµh±na-añjalikammas±m²cikammakaraºaµµh±na½ natthi, tenamha ukkaºµhit±”ti. “Nanu, bhante, tumhe avocuttha– ‘parinibbuto samm±sambuddho”’ti. “Kiñc±pi, mah±r±ja, parinibbuto; atha khvassa sar²radh±tuyo tiµµhant²”ti. “Aññ±ta½, bhante, th³papatiµµh±na½ tumhe ±kaªkhath±ti. Karomi bhante, th³pa½, bh³mibh±ga½ d±ni vicin±tha; apica, bhante, dh±tuyo kuto lacch±m±”ti? “Sumanena saddhi½ mantehi, mah±r±j±”ti.
“S±dhu, bhante”ti r±j± sumana½ upasaªkamitv± pucchi– “kuto d±ni, bhante, dh±tuyo lacch±m±”ti? Sumano ±ha– “appossukko tva½, mah±r±ja, v²thiyo sodh±petv± dhajapaµ±kapuººaghaµ±d²hi alaªk±r±petv± saparijano uposatha½ sam±diyitv± sabbat±¼±vacare upaµµh±petv± maªgalahatthi½ sabb±laªk±rapaµimaº¹ita½ k±r±petv± upari cassa setacchatta½ uss±petv± s±yanhasamaye mah±n±gavanuyy±n±bhimukho y±hi. Addh± tasmi½ µh±ne dh±tuyo lacchas²”ti. R±j± “s±dh³”ti sampaµicchi. Ther± cetiyagirimeva agama½su. Tatr±yasm± mahindatthero sumanas±maºera½ ±ha– “gaccha tva½, s±maºera, jambud²pe tava ayyaka½ asoka½ dhammar±j±na½ upasaªkamitv± mama vacanena eva½ vadehi– ‘sah±yo vo, mah±r±ja, dev±nampiyatisso buddhas±sane pasanno th³pa½ patiµµh±petuk±mo, tumh±ka½ kira hatthe dh±tu atthi ta½ me deth±’ti. Ta½ gahetv± sakka½ devar±j±na½ upasaªkamitv± eva½ vadehi– ‘tumh±ka½ kira, mah±r±ja, hatthe dve dh±tuyo atthi– dakkhiºad±µh± ca dakkhiºakkhakañca; tato tumhe dakkhiºad±µha½ p³jetha, dakkhiºakkhaka½ pana mayha½ deth±’ti. Evañca na½ vadehi– ‘kasm± tva½, mah±r±ja, amhe tambapaººid²pa½ pahiºitv± pamajjas²”’ti?
“S±dhu, bhante”ti kho sumano therassa vacana½ sampaµicchitv± t±vadeva pattac²varam±d±ya veh±sa½ abbhuggantv± p±µaliputtadv±re oruyha rañño santika½ gantv± etamattha½ ±rocesi. R±j± tuµµho s±maºerassa hatthato patta½ gahetv± gandhehi ubbaµµetv± varamuttasadis±na½ dh±t³na½ p³retv± ad±si. So ta½ gahetv± sakka½ devar±j±na½ upasaªkami. Sakko devar±j± s±maºera½ disv±va “ki½, bhante sumana, ±hiº¹as²”ti ±ha. “Tva½, mah±r±ja, amhe tambapaººid²pa½ pesetv± kasm± pamajjas²”ti? “Nappamajj±mi, bhante, vadehi– ‘ki½ karom²”’ti? “Tumh±ka½ kira hatthe dve dh±tuyo atthi– dakkhiºad±µh± ca dakkhiºakkhakañca; tato tumhe dakkhiºad±µha½ p³jetha, dakkhiºakkhaka½ pana mayha½ deth±”ti. “S±dhu, bhante”ti kho sakko dev±namindo yojanappam±ºa½ maºith³pa½ uggh±µetv± dakkhiºakkhakadh±tu½ n²haritv± sumanassa ad±si. So ta½ gahetv± cetiyagirimhiyeva patiµµh±si.
Atha kho mahindapamukh± sabbepi te mah±n±g± asokadhammar±jena dinnadh±tuyo cetiyagirimhiyeva patiµµh±petv± dakkhiºakkhaka½ ±d±ya va¹¹ham±nakacch±y±ya mah±n±gavanuyy±namagama½su R±j±pi kho sumanena vuttappak±ra½ p³j±sakk±ra½ katv± hatthikkhandhavaragato saya½ maªgalahatthimatthake setacchatta½ dh±rayam±no mah±n±gavana½ samp±puºi. Athassa etadahosi– “sace aya½ samm±sambuddhassa dh±tu, chatta½ apanamatu, maªgalahatth² jaººukehi bh³miya½ patiµµhahatu, dh±tucaªkoµaka½ mayha½ matthake patiµµh±t³”ti. Saha rañño cittupp±dena chatta½ apanami, hatth² jaººukehi patiµµhahi, dh±tucaªkoµaka½ rañño matthake patiµµhahi. R±j± amateneva abhisittagatto viya paramena p²tip±mojjena samann±gato hutv± pucchi– “dh±tu½, bhante, ki½ karom±”ti? “Hatthikumbhamhiyeva t±va, mah±r±ja, µhapeh²”ti. R±j± dh±tucaªkoµaka½ gahetv± hatthikumbhe µhapesi. Pamudito n±go koñcan±da½ nadi. Mah±megho uµµhahitv± pokkharavassa½ vassi. Udakapariyanta½ katv± mah±bh³mic±lo ahosi. “Paccantepi n±ma samm±sambuddhassa dh±tu patiµµhahissat²”ti devamanuss± pamodi½su. Eva½ iddh±nubh±vasiriy± devamanuss±na½ p²ti½ janayanto–
Puººam±ya½ mah±v²ro, c±tum±siniy± idha;
±gantv± devalokamh±, hatthikumbhe patiµµhitoti.
Athassa so hatthin±go anekat±¼±vacarapariv±rito ativiya u¼±rena p³j±sakk±rena sakkariyam±no pacchimadis±bhimukhova hutv±, apasakkanto y±va nagarassa puratthimadv±ra½ t±va gantv± puratthimena dv±rena nagara½ pavisitv± sakalan±garena u¼±r±ya p³j±ya kar²yam±n±ya dakkhiºadv±rena nikkhamitv± th³p±r±massa pacchimadis±bh±ge mahejavatthu n±ma kira atthi, tattha gantv± puna th³p±r±m±bhimukhoyeva paµinivatti. Tena ca samayena th³p±r±me purimak±na½ tiººa½ samm±sambuddh±na½ paribhogacetiyaµµh±na½ hoti.
At²te kira aya½ d²po ojad²po n±ma ahosi, r±j± abhayo n±ma, nagara½ abhayapura½ n±ma, cetiyapabbato devak³µapabbato n±ma, th³p±r±mo paµiy±r±mo n±ma. Tena kho pana samayena kakusandho bhagav± loke uppanno hoti. Tassa s±vako mah±devo n±ma thero bhikkhusahassena saddhi½ devak³µe patiµµh±si, mahindatthero viya cetiyapabbate. Tena kho pana samayena ojad²pe satt± pajjarakena anayabyasana½ ±pajjanti. Addas± kho kakusandho bhagav± buddhacakkhun± loka½ olokento te satte anayabyasanam±pajjante. Disv± catt±l²s±ya bhikkhusahassehi parivuto agam±si. Tass±nubh±vena t±vadeva pajjarako v³pasanto. Roge v³pasante bhagav± dhamma½ desesi. Catur±s²tiy± p±ºasahass±na½ dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi. Bhagav± dhamakaraºa½ datv± pakk±mi. Ta½ anto pakkhipitv± paµiy±r±me cetiya½ aka½su. Mah±devo d²pa½ anus±santo vih±si.
Koº±gamanassa pana bhagavato k±le aya½ d²po varad²po n±ma ahosi, r±j± sameº¹² n±ma, nagara½ va¹¹ham±na½ n±ma pabbato suvaººak³µo n±ma. Tena kho pana samayena varad²pe dubbuµµhik± hoti dubbhikkha½ dussassa½. Satt± ch±takarogena anayabyasana½ ±pajjanti. Addas± kho koº±gamano bhagav± buddhacakkhun± loka½ olokento te satte anayabyasana½ ±pajjante. Disv± ti½sabhikkhusahassaparivuto agam±si. Buddh±nubh±vena devo samm±dh±ra½ anuppavecchi. Subhikkha½ ahosi. Bhagav± dhamma½ desesi. Catur±s²tiy± p±ºasahass±na½ dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi. Bhagav± bhikkhusahassapariv±ra½ mah±sumana½ n±ma thera½ d²pe µhapetv± k±yabandhana½ datv± pakk±mi. Ta½ anto pakkhipitv± cetiya½ aka½su.
Kassapassa pana bhagavato k±le aya½ d²po maº¹ad²po n±ma ahosi, r±j± jayanto n±ma, nagara½ vis±la½ n±ma, pabbato subhak³µo n±ma Tena kho pana samayena maº¹ad²pe mah±viv±do hoti. Bah³ satt± kalahaviggahaj±t± anayabyasana½ ±pajjanti. Addas± kho kassapo bhagav± buddhacakkhun± loka½ olokento te satte anayabyasana½ ±pajjante. Disv± v²satibhikkhusahassaparivuto ±gantv± viv±da½ v³pasametv± dhamma½ desesi. Catur±s²tiy± p±ºasahass±na½ dhamm±bhisamayo ahosi. Bhagav± bhikkhusahassapariv±ra½ sabbananda½ n±ma thera½ d²pe patiµµh±petv± udakas±µaka½ datv± pakk±mi. Ta½ anto pakkhipitv± cetiya½ aka½su. Eva½ th³p±r±me purimak±na½ tiººa½ buddh±na½ cetiy±ni patiµµhahi½su. T±ni s±sanantaradh±nena nassanti, µh±namatta½ avasissati. Tasm± vutta½– “tena ca samayena th³p±r±me purimak±na½ tiººa½ samm±sambuddh±na½ paribhogacetiyaµµh±na½ hot²”ti. Tadeta½ vinaµµhesu cetiyesu devat±nubh±vena kaºµakasam±kiººas±khehi n±n±gacchehi parivuta½ tiµµhati– “m± na½ koci ucchiµµh±sucimalakacavarehi pad³ses²”ti.
Atha khvassa hatthino purato purato gantv± r±japuris± sabbagacche chinditv± bh³mi½ sodhetv± ta½ hatthatalasadisa½ aka½su. Hatthin±go gantv± ta½ µh±na½ purato katv± tassa pacchimadis±bh±ge bodhirukkhaµµh±ne aµµh±si. Athassa matthakato dh±tu½ oropetu½ ±rabhi½su. N±go oropetu½ na deti. R±j± thera½ pucchi– “kasm±, bhante, n±go dh±tu½ oropetu½ na det²”ti? “¾r³¼ha½, mah±r±ja, oropetu½ na vaµµat²”ti. Tasmiñca k±le abhayav±piy± udaka½ chinna½ hoti. Samant± bh³mi phalit± hoti, su-uddhar± mattik±piº¹±. Tato mah±jano s²gha½ s²gha½ mattika½ ±haritv± hatthikumbhappam±ºa½ vatthumak±si. T±vadeva ca th³pakaraºattha½ iµµhak± k±tu½ ±rabhi½su. Na y±va iµµhak± pariniµµhanti t±va hatthin±go katip±ha½ div± bodhirukkhaµµh±ne hatthis±l±ya½ tiµµhati, ratti½ th³papatiµµh±nabh³mi½ pariy±yati. Atha vatthu½ cin±petv± r±j± thera½ pucchi– “k²diso, bhante, th³po k±tabbo”ti? “V²hir±sisadiso, mah±r±j±”ti.
“S±dhu, bhante”ti r±j± jaªghappam±ºa½ th³pa½ cin±petv± dh±tu-oropanatth±ya mah±sakk±ra½ k±resi. Sakalanagarañca janapado ca dh±tumahadassanattha½ sannipati. Sannipatite ca pana tasmi½ mah±janak±ye dasabalassa dh±tu hatthikumbhato sattat±lappam±ºa½ veh±sa½ abbhuggantv± yamakap±µih±riya½ dassesi. Tehi tehi dh±tuppadesehi channa½ vaºº±na½ udakadh±r± ca aggikkhandh± ca pavattanti, s±vatthiya½ kaº¹ambam³le bhagavat± dassitap±µih±riyasadisameva p±µih±riya½ ahosi. Tañca kho neva ther±nubh±vena, na devat±nubh±vena; apica kho buddh±nubh±veneva. Bhagav± kira dharam±nova adhiµµh±si– “mayi parinibbute tambapaººid²pe anur±dhapurassa dakkhiºadis±bh±ge purimak±na½ tiººa½ buddh±na½ paribhogacetiyaµµh±ne mama dakkhiºakkhakadh±tu patiµµh±nadivase yamakap±µih±riya½ hot³”ti.