Aṅguttara Nikāya 3

13. Kusināravagga

127. Hatthakasutta

Ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā sāvatthiyaṃ viharati jetavane anātha­piṇḍi­kassa ārāme. Atha kho hatthako devaputto abhikkantāya rattiyā abhikkan­ta­vaṇṇo kevalakappaṃ jetavanaṃ obhāsetvā yena bhagavā tenupasaṅkami; upasaṅkamitvā: “bhagavato purato ṭhassāmī”ti osīdatimeva saṃsīdatimeva, na sakkoti saṇṭhātuṃ. Seyyathāpi nāma sappi vā telaṃ vā vālukāya āsittaṃ osīdatimeva saṃsīdatimeva, na saṇṭhāti; evamevaṃ hatthako devaputto: “bhagavato purato ṭhassāmī”ti osīdatimeva saṃsīdatimeva, na sakkoti saṇṭhātuṃ.

Atha kho bhagavā hatthakaṃ devaputtaṃ etadavoca: “oḷārikaṃ, hatthaka, attabhāvaṃ abhinimmināhī”ti. “Evaṃ, bhante”ti, kho hatthako devaputto bhagavato paṭissutvā oḷārikaṃ attabhāvaṃ abhinimminitvā bhagavantaṃ abhivādetvā ekamantaṃ aṭṭhāsi. Ekamantaṃ ṭhitaṃ kho hatthakaṃ devaputtaṃ bhagavā etadavoca: 

“Ye te, hatthaka, dhammā pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtassa pavattino ahesuṃ, api nu te te dhammā etarahi pavattino”ti? “Ye ca me, bhante, dhammā pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtassa pavattino ahesuṃ, te ca me dhammā etarahi pavattino; ye ca me, bhante, dhammā pubbe ­manus­sa­bhūtassa nappavattino ahesuṃ, te ca me dhammā etarahi pavattino. Seyyathāpi, bhante, bhagavā etarahi ākiṇṇo viharati bhikkhūhi bhikkhunīhi upāsakehi upāsikāhi rājūhi rāja­mahā­mattehi titthiyehi ­titthi­ya­sā­vakehi; evamevaṃ kho ahaṃ, bhante, ākiṇṇo viharāmi devaputtehi. Dūratopi, bhante, devaputtā āgacchanti hatthakassa devaputtassa santike ‘dhammaṃ sossāmā’ti. Tiṇṇāhaṃ, bhante, dhammānaṃ atitto appaṭivāno kālaṅkato. Katamesaṃ tiṇṇaṃ? Bhagavato ahaṃ, bhante, dassanassa atitto appaṭivāno kālaṅkato; sad­dhamma­savanas­sāhaṃ, bhante, atitto appaṭivāno kālaṅkato; saṅghassāhaṃ, bhante, upaṭṭhānassa atitto appaṭivāno kālaṅkato. Imesaṃ kho ahaṃ, bhante, tiṇṇaṃ dhammānaṃ atitto appaṭivāno kālaṅkatoti.

Nāhaṃ bhagavato dassanassa,
Tittimajjhagā kudācanaṃ;
Saṃghassa upaṭṭhānassa,
Sad­dhamma­savanassa ca.

Adhisīlaṃ sikkhamāno,
saddham­ma­savane rato;
Tiṇṇaṃ dhammānaṃ atitto,
hatthako avihaṃ gato”ti.

Pañcamaṃ.