Aṅguttara Nikāya 5

20. Brāhmaṇavagga

195. Piṅgiyānīsutta

Ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā vesāliyaṃ viharati mahāvane kūṭā­gāra­sālāyaṃ. Tena kho pana samayena pañcamattāni licchavisatāni bhagavantaṃ payirupāsanti. Appekacce licchavī nīlā honti nīlavaṇṇā nīlavatthā nīlālaṅkārā, appekacce licchavī pītā honti pītavaṇṇā pītavatthā pītālaṅkārā, appekacce licchavī lohitakā honti lohitakavaṇṇā lohitakavatthā lohita­kā­laṅkārā, appekacce licchavī odātā honti odātavaṇṇā odātavatthā odātālaṅkārā. Tyassudaṃ bhagavā atirocati vaṇṇena ceva yasasā ca.

Atha kho piṅgiyānī brāhmaṇo uṭṭhāyāsanā ekaṃsaṃ uttarāsaṅgaṃ karitvā yena bhagavā tenañjaliṃ paṇāmetvā bhagavantaṃ etadavoca: “paṭibhāti maṃ, bhagavā, paṭibhāti maṃ, sugatā”ti. “Paṭibhātu taṃ piṅgiyānī”ti bhagavā avoca. Atha kho piṅgiyānī brāhmaṇo bhagavato sammukhā sāruppāya gāthāya abhitthavi: 

Padmaṃ yathā kokanadaṃ sugandhaṃ,
Pāto siyā phulla­mavīta­gandhaṃ;
Aṅgīrasaṃ passa virocamānaṃ,
­Tapan­ta­mādicca­mi­vanta­likkhe”ti.

Atha kho te licchavī pañcahi uttarā­saṅga­satehi piṅgiyāniṃ brāhmaṇaṃ acchādesuṃ. Atha kho piṅgiyānī brāhmaṇo tehi pañcahi uttarā­saṅga­satehi bhagavantaṃ acchādesi.

Atha kho bhagavā te licchavī etadavoca: “ pañcannaṃ, licchavī, ratanānaṃ pātubhāvo dullabho lokasmiṃ. Katamesaṃ pañcannaṃ? Tathāgatassa arahato sammā­sambud­dhassa pātubhāvo dullabho lokasmiṃ. Tathā­gatap­pa­vedi­tassa dhamma­vinayassa desetā puggalo dullabho lokasmiṃ. Tathā­gatap­pa­vedi­tassa dhamma­vinayassa desitassa viññātā puggalo dullabho lokasmiṃ. Tathā­gatap­pa­vedi­tassa dhamma­vinayassa desitassa viññātā dhammā­nu­dhammap­paṭi­panno puggalo dullabho lokasmiṃ. Kataññū katavedī puggalo dullabho lokasmiṃ. Imesaṃ kho, licchavī, pañcannaṃ ratanānaṃ pātubhāvo dullabho lokasmin”ti.

Pañcamaṃ.