S³riyo k±¼apakkha-uposathe candena saheva gantv± tato para½ p±µipadadivase yojan±na½ satasahassa½candamaº¹ala½ oh±ya gacchati attano s²ghag±mit±ya tassa ca dandhag±mit±ya,atha cando lekh± viya paññ±yati. Tato parampi pakkhassa dutiy±ya yojan±na½ satasahassa½candamaº¹ala½ oh±ya gacchati. Eva½ divase divase y±va sukkapakkha-uposathadivas± satasahassa½satasahassa½ oh±ya gacchati, atha cando anukkamena va¹¹hitv± uposathadivase paripuººo hoti.Anukkamena va¹¹hanañcettha uparibh±gato patitas³riy±lokat±ya heµµhato pavatt±ya s³riyassa d³rabh±venadivase divase anukkamena parih±yam±n±ya attano ch±y±ya vasena anukkamena caº¹amaº¹alappadesassava¹¹ham±nassa viya dissam±nat±y±ti veditabba½, tasm± anukkamena va¹¹hitv± viya uposathadivasepuººam±ya½ paripuººamaº¹alo hutv± dissati. Atha s³riyo p±µipadadivase yojan±na½satasahassa½ dh±vitv± puna candamaº¹ala½ gaºh±ti candassa dandhagatit±ya attano ca s²ghagatit±ya,tath± dutiy±ya satasahassanti eva½ y±va uposathadivas± satasahassa½ satasahassa½ dh±vitv± gaºh±ti.Atha cando anukkamena h±yitv± k±¼apakkha-uposathadivase sabbaso na paññ±yati, anukkamenah±yam±nat± cettha anukkamena va¹¹ham±nat±ya vuttanayena veditabb±. Tattha pana ch±y±yah±yam±nat±ya maº¹ala½ va¹¹ham±na½ viya dissati, idha ca ch±y±ya va¹¹ham±nat±ya maº¹ala½ h±yam±na½viya dissati, tasm± anukkamena h±yitv± viya uposathadivase sabbaso na paññ±yati.Canda½ heµµh± katv± s³riyo upari hoti, mahatiy± p±tiy± khuddakabh±jana½ viya candamaº¹ala½pidh²yati, majjhanhike gehacch±y± viya candassa ch±y± na paññ±yati. So ch±y±ya apaññ±yam±n±yad³re µhit±na½ div± pad²po viya sayampi na paññ±yati.
Imesa½ pana ajav²thi n±gav²thi gov²th²ti tisso gamanav²thiyo honti. Tattha aj±na½udaka½ paµik³la½ hoti, hatthin±g±na½ man±pa½, gunna½ s²tuºhasamat±ya ph±su hoti.Tath± ca y±ya v²thiy± s³riye gacchante vassaval±hakadevaputt± s³riy±bhit±pasantatt± attanovim±nato na nikkhamanti, k²¼±pasut± hutv± na vicaranti, tad± kira s³riyavim±na½pakatimaggato adho otaritv± vicarati, tassa oruyha caraºeneva candavim±nampi adhooruyha carati taggatikatt±, tasm± s± v²thi udak±bh±vena aj±nur³pat±ya“ajav²th²”ti samaññ± gat±. Y±ya pana v²thiy± s³riye gacchante vassaval±hakadevaputt±s³riy±bhit±p±bh±vato abhiºha½ attano vim±nato bahi nikkhamitv± k²¼±pasut± hutv±ito cito ca vicaranti, tad± kira s³riyavim±na½ pakatimaggato uddha½ ±ruhitv±vicarati, tassa uddha½ ±ruyha caraºeneva candavim±nampi uddha½ ±ruyha carati taggatikatt±,taggatikat± ca sam±nagati n±ma v±tamaº¹alena vim±nassa phellitabbatt±, tasm± s± v²thiudakabahubh±vena n±g±nur³pat±ya “n±gav²th²”ti samaññ± gat±. Yad± s³riyo uddha½an±rohanto adho ca anotaranto pakatimaggeneva gacchati, tad± vassaval±hak± yath±k±la½yath±ruciñca vim±nato nikkhamitv± sukhena vicaranti, tena k±lena k±la½ vassanatoloke utusamat± hoti, t±ya utusamat±ya hetubh³t±ya s± candimas³riy±na½ gati gav±nur³pat±ya“gov²th²”ti samaññ± gat±. Tasm± ya½ k±la½ candimas³riy± ajav²thi½ ±ruhanti,tad± devo ekabindumpi na vassati. Yad± n±gav²thi½ ±rohanti, tad± bhinna½ viya nabha½paggharati. Yad± gov²thi½ ±rohanti, tad± utusamat± sampajjati.
Yad± pana r±j±no adhammik± honti, tesa½ adhammikat±ya upar±jasen±patippabhutayo sabbedev± brahm±no ca adhammik± honti, tad± tesa½ adhammikat±ya visama½ candimas³riy±parivattanti. Tad± hi bahv±b±dhat±di-aniµµhaphal³panissayabh³tassa yath±vuttassa adhammikat±saññitassas±dh±raºassa p±pakammassa balena visama½ v±yantena v±yun± phelliyam±n± candimas³riy±sineru½ parikkhipant± visama½ parivattanti, yath±maggena na pavattanti. V±to yath±maggenana v±yati, ayath±maggena v±yati, ayath±maggena v±yanto ±k±saµµhavim±n±ni khobheti, vim±nesukhobhitesu devat±na½ k²¼anatth±ya citt±ni na namanti, cittesu anamantesu s²tuºhabhedoutu yath±k±lena na sampajjati, tasmi½ asampajjante na samm± devo vassati, kad±civassati, kad±ci na vassati, katthaci vassati, katthaci na vassati. Vassantopi vappak±leaªkurak±le n±¼ak±le pupphak±le kh²raggahaº±dik±lesu yath± yath± ass±na½ upak±ro na hoti, tath± tath± vassati ca vigacchati ca. Tena sass±ni visamap±k±nihonti vigatagandharas±disampad±ni, ekabh±jane pakkhittataº¹ulesupi ekasmi½ padesebhatta½ uttaº¹ula½ hoti, ekasmi½ atikilinna½, ekasmi½ samap±ka½. Ta½ paribhutta½kucchiyampi sabbaso apariºata½, ekadesena pariºata½, supariºatanti eva½ t²hiyevapak±rehi paccati, pakk±saya½ na samm± upagacchati. Tena satt± bahv±b±dh± ceva hontiapp±yuk± ca.
Dhammik±na½ pana r±j³na½ k±le vuttavipariy±yena candimas³riy± sama½ parivattanti,yath±maggena pavattanti, utusamat± ca sampajjati, candimas³riy± cha m±se sineruto bahinikkhamanti, cha m±se anto vicaranti. Tath± hi sinerusam²pena ta½ padakkhiºa½ katv±gacchant± cha m±se tato gamanav²thito bahi attano tiriya½ gamanena cakkav±¼±bhimukh±nikkhamanti Eva½ cha m±se khaºe khaºe sineruto apasakkanavasena tato nikkhamitv± cakkav±¼asam²pa½patt±. Tatopi cha m±se khaºe khaºe apasakkanavasena nikkhamitv± sinerusam²pa½ p±puºant±anto vicaranti. Te hi ±s±¼h²m±se sinerusam²pena caranti, tato dve m±se nikkhamitv±bahi caranti. Paµhamakattikam±se majjhena gacchanti, tato cakkav±¼±bhimukh± gantv± tayom±se cakkav±¼asam²pena vicaritv± puna nikkhamitv± citram±se majjhena gantv± tatopare dve m±se sineru-abhimukh± pakkhanditv± puna ±s±¼he sinerusam²pena caranti.Ettha ca sinerussa cakkav±¼assa ca ya½ µh±na½ vemajjha½, tassa sinerussa ca ya½ µh±na½ vemajjha½,tena gacchant± sinerusam²pena carant²ti veditabb±, na sinerussa agg±linda½ all²n±,cakkav±¼asam²pena caraºampi imin±va nayena veditabba½. Yad± pana sinerussa cakkav±¼assaujuka½ vemajjhena gacchanti, tad± vemajjhena vicarant²ti veditabba½.
Eva½ vicarant± ca ekappah±rena t²supi d²pesu ±loka½ karonti. Ekek±ya dis±yanava nava yojanasatasahass±ni andhak±ra½ vidhamitv± ±loka½ dassenti. Katha½? Imasmiñhid²pe s³riyuggamanak±lo pubbavidehe majjhanhiko hoti, uttarakur³su atthaªgamanak±lo,aparagoy±ne majjhimay±mo, pubbavidehamhi uggamanak±lo uttarakur³su majjhanhiko,aparagoy±ne atthaªgamanak±lo, idha majjhimay±mo, uttarakur³su uggamanak±loaparagoy±ne majjhanhiko, idha atthaªgamanak±lo, pubbavidehe majjhimay±mo, aparagoy±nad²peuggamanak±lo idha majjhanhiko, pubbavidehad²pe atthaªgamanak±lo, uttarakur³su majjhimay±mo.Imasmiñhi d²pe µhitamajjhanhikavel±ya½ pubbavidehav±s²na½ atthaªgamanavasena upa¹¹ha½ s³riyamaº¹ala½paññ±yati, aparagoy±nav±s²na½ uggamanavasena upa¹¹ha½ paññ±yati. Eva½ sesad²pesupi.Iti imin±va pak±rena t²su d²pesu ekappah±reneva candimas³riy± ±loka½ dassent²tiveditabba½.
Ito aññath± pana dv²su eva d²pesu ekappah±reneva ±loka½ dassenti. Yasmiñhi d²peatthaªgamanavasena upa¹¹ha½ s³riyamaº¹ala½ paññ±yati, atthaªgamite tattha na paññ±yati, ±loka½na dasseti, dv²su eva d²pesu ekappah±rena ubhaya½. Ekek±ya dis±ya nava nava yojanasatasahass±niandhak±ravidhamanampi imin±va nayena daµµhabba½. Imasmiñhi d²pe µhitamajjhanhikavel±ya½ pubbavidehav±s²na½atthaªgamanavasena upa¹¹ha½ s³riyamaº¹ala½ paññ±yat²ti pubbavidehe navayojanasatasahassappam±ºe µh±neandhak±ra½ vidhamitv± ±loka½ dasseti, tath± aparagoy±ne uggamanavasena tatth±pi upa¹¹hassevapaññ±yam±natt±. Pubbavideh±na½ pana atthaªgamite na paññ±yat²ti dv²su d²pesu sabbatthaandhak±ra½ vidhamitv± ±loka½ dasseti aparagoy±nepi uggate s³riye sabbattha andhak±ravidhamanato.
P±tubhavant± ca candimas³riy± ekatova loke p±tubhavanti, tesu s³riyo paµhamatara½paññ±yati. Paµhamakappik±nañhi satt±na½ saya½pabh±ya antarahit±ya andhak±ro ahosi.Te bh²tatasit± “bhaddaka½ vatassa, sace añño ±loko bhaveyy±”ti cintayi½su. Tatomah±janassa s³rabh±va½ janayam±na½ s³riyamaº¹ala½ uµµhahi, tenevassa “s³riyo”ti n±ma½ahosi. Tasmi½ divasa½ ±loka½ katv± atthaªgamite puna andhak±ro ahosi. Tebh²tatasit± “bhaddaka½ vatassa, sace añño ±loko uppajjeyy±”ti cintayi½su. Athanesa½ chanda½ ñatv± viya candamaº¹ala½ uµµhahi, tenevassa “cando”ti n±ma½ ahosi. Eva½candimas³riyesu p±tubh³tesu nakkhatt±ni t±rakar³p±ni p±tubhavanti tato pabhuti rattindiv± paññ±yanti. Anukkamena ca m±sa¹¹ham±sa-utusa½vacchar± j±yanti.Candimas³riy±na½ pana p±tubh³tadivaseyeva sinerucakkav±¼ahimavantapabbat± catt±ro cad²p± p±tubhavanti, te ca kho apubba½ acarima½ phagguºapuººamadivaseyeva p±tubhavant²tiveditabba½.
Yasm± cettha “eka½ cakkav±¼a½ ±y±mato ca vitth±rato ca yojan±na½ dv±dasa satasahass±nit²ºi sahass±ni catt±ri sat±ni paññ±sañca yojan±n²”ti aµµhakath±ya½ (p±r±. aµµha.1.1 verañjakaº¹avaººan±) vutta½, tasm± vuttappam±ºato imassa cakkav±¼assa sinerupatiµµhitok±secatur±s²ti yojanasahass±ni parato y±va cakkav±¼apabbat± uttaradis±bh±gappam±ºañca pah±yaimiss± dakkhiºadis±ya–
Sinerucakkav±¼±na½, antara½ parim±ºato;
pañca satasahass±ni, sahass±n³nasaµµhi ca.
Sat±ni satta ñeyy±ni, pañcav²suttar±ni ca;
majjhav²thigato n±ma, tattha vemajjhago ravi.
Majjhato y±va merumh±, cakkav±¼±namantare;
vemajjhago yad± hoti, ubhayantagato tad±.
Majjhato y±va merumh±, cakkav±¼± ca pabbat±;
duve satasahass±ni, sahass±n³nas²ti ca.
Aµµhasata½ duve saµµhi, yojan±ni dvig±vuta½;
ubhato antato meru-cakkav±¼±namantare.
Eka½ satasahassañca, sahass±n³nat±l²sa½;
navasat±nekati½sa, yojan±ni ca g±vuta½.
Pam±ºato samant± ca, maº¹ala½ majjhav²thiy±;
satasahass±n³nav²sa, sahass±nekati½sa ca.
Satamekañca viññeyya½, pañcasattati uttara½;
dakkhiºa½ uttarañc±pi, gacchanto pana bh±ºum±.
Majjhav²thippam±ºena maº¹aleneva gacchati;
gacchanto ca paneva½ so, oruyhoruyha heµµhato;
±ruyh±ruyha uddhañca, yato gacchati sabbad±;
tato gativasenassa, d³ramaddh±nam±si ta½.
Ti½sa satasahass±ni, yojan±ni pam±ºato;
tasm± so parito y±ti, tattaka½va dine dine.
Sahassameka½ pañcasata½, catupaññ±sayojana½;
tig±vuta½ teras³sabha½, tetti½sa ratan±ni ca.
Aµµhaªgul±ni ca tiriya½, gacchatekadine ravi;
chat±l²sasahass±ni, cha sat±ni tig±vuta½.
Yojan±na½ tit±l²sa½, m±senekena gacchati;
tenavutisahass±ni, dvisata½ sattas²ti ca.