Saṃyutta Nikāya 6

2. Dutiyavagga

14. Aruṇavatīsutta

Evaṃ me sutaṃ—​   ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā sāvatthiyaṃ viharati … pe … tatra kho bhagavā bhikkhū āmantesi: “bhikkhavo”ti. “Bhadante”ti te bhikkhū bhagavato paccassosuṃ. Bhagavā etadavoca: 

“Bhūtapubbaṃ, bhikkhave, rājā ahosi aruṇavā nāma. Rañño kho pana, bhikkhave, aruṇavato aruṇavatī nāma rājadhānī ahosi. Aruṇavatiṃ kho pana, bhikkhave, rājadhāniṃ sikhī bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho upanissāya vihāsi. Sikhissa kho pana, bhikkhave, bhagavato arahato sammā­sambud­dhassa abhi­bhū­sam­bha­vaṃ nāma sāvakayugaṃ ahosi aggaṃ bhaddayugaṃ. Atha kho, bhikkhave, sikhī bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho abhibhuṃ bhikkhuṃ āmantesi: ‘āyāma, brāhmaṇa, yena aññataro brahmaloko tenu­pasaṅka­mis­sāma, yāva bhattassa kālo bhavissatī’ti. ‘Evaṃ, bhante’ti kho bhikkhave, abhibhū bhikkhu sikhissa bhagavato arahato sammā­sambud­dhassa paccassosi. Atha kho, bhikkhave, sikhī bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho abhibhū ca bhikkhu—seyyathāpi nāma balavā puriso samiñjitaṃ vā bāhaṃ pasāreyya, pasāritaṃ vā bāhaṃ samiñjeyya; evameva—aruṇavatiyā rājadhāniyā antarahitā tasmiṃ brahmaloke pāturahesuṃ.

Atha kho, bhikkhave, sikhī bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho abhibhuṃ bhikkhuṃ āmantesi: ‘paṭibhātu, brāhmaṇa, taṃ brahmuno ca brahmaparisāya ca brahma­pārisaj­jā­nañca dhammī kathā’ti. ‘Evaṃ, bhante’ti kho, bhikkhave, abhibhū bhikkhu sikhissa bhagavato arahato sammā­sambud­dhassa paṭissutvā, brahmānañca brahma­parisañca brahma­pārisajje ca dhammiyā kathāya sandassesi samādapesi samuttejesi sampahaṃsesi. Tatra sudaṃ, bhikkhave, brahmā ca brahmaparisā ca brahma­pārisajjā ca ujjhāyanti khiyyanti vipācenti: ‘acchariyaṃ vata, bho, abbhutaṃ vata bho, kathañhi nāma satthari sammukhībhūte sāvako dhammaṃ desessatī’ti.

Atha kho, bhikkhave, sikhī bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho abhibhuṃ bhikkhuṃ āmantesi: ‘ujjhāyanti kho te, brāhmaṇa, brahmā ca brahmaparisā ca brahma­pārisajjā ca—acchariyaṃ vata bho, abbhutaṃ vata bho, kathañhi nāma satthari sammukhībhūte sāvako dhammaṃ desessatīti. Tena hi tvaṃ, brāhmaṇa, bhiyyoso mattāya brahmānañca brahma­parisañca brahma­pārisajje ca saṃvejehī’ti. ‘Evaṃ, bhante’ti kho, bhikkhave, abhibhū bhikkhu sikhissa bhagavato arahato sammā­sambud­dhassa paṭissutvā dissamānenapi kāyena dhammaṃ desesi, adissamānenapi kāyena dhammaṃ desesi, dissamānenapi heṭṭhimena upaḍḍhakāyena adissamānena uparimena upaḍḍhakāyena dhammaṃ desesi, dissamānenapi uparimena upaḍḍhakāyena adissamānena heṭṭhimena upaḍḍhakāyena dhammaṃ desesi. Tatra sudaṃ, bhikkhave, brahmā ca brahmaparisā ca brahma­pārisajjā ca accha­riyab­bhuta­citta­jātā ahesuṃ: ‘acchariyaṃ vata bho, abbhutaṃ vata bho, samaṇassa mahiddhikatā mahānubhāvatā’ti.

Atha kho abhibhū bhikkhu sikhiṃ bhagavantaṃ arahantaṃ sammā­sambud­dhaṃ etadavoca: ‘abhijānāmi khvāhaṃ, bhante, ­bhik­khu­saṃ­ghassa majjhe evarūpiṃ vācaṃ bhāsitā—pahomi khvāhaṃ, āvuso, brahmaloke ṭhito sahas­siloka­dhātuṃ sarena viññāpetun’ti. ‘Etassa, brāhmaṇa, kālo, etassa, brāhmaṇa, kālo; yaṃ tvaṃ, brāhmaṇa, brahmaloke ṭhito sahas­siloka­dhātuṃ sarena viññāpeyyāsī’ti. ‘Evaṃ, bhante’ti kho, bhikkhave, abhibhū bhikkhu sikhissa bhagavato arahato sammā­sambud­dhassa paṭissutvā brahmaloke ṭhito imā gāthāyo abhāsi:

Ārambhatha nikkamatha,
Yuñjatha buddhasāsane;
Dhunātha maccuno senaṃ,
Naḷāgāraṃva kuñjaro.

Yo imasmiṃ dhammavinaye,
appamatto vihassati;
Pahāya jātisaṃsāraṃ,
dukkhassantaṃ karissatī’ti.

Atha kho, bhikkhave, sikhī ca bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho abhibhū ca bhikkhu brahmānañca brahma­parisañca brahma­pārisajje ca saṃvejetvā—seyyathāpi nāma … pe … tasmiṃ brahmaloke antarahitā aruṇavatiyā rājadhāniyā pāturahesuṃ. Atha kho, bhikkhave, sikhī bhagavā arahaṃ sammāsambuddho bhikkhū āmantesi: ‘assuttha no tumhe, bhikkhave, abhibhussa bhikkhuno brahmaloke ṭhitassa gāthāyo bhāsamānassā’ti? ‘Assumha kho mayaṃ, bhante, abhibhussa bhikkhuno brahmaloke ṭhitassa gāthāyo bhāsamānassā’ti. ‘Yathā kathaṃ pana tumhe, bhikkhave, assuttha abhibhussa bhikkhuno brahmaloke ṭhitassa gāthāyo bhāsamānassā’ti? Evaṃ kho mayaṃ, bhante, assumha abhibhussa bhikkhuno brahmaloke ṭhitassa gāthāyo bhāsamānassa: 

‘Ārambhatha nikkamatha,
yuñjatha buddhasāsane;
Dhunātha maccuno senaṃ,
naḷāgāraṃva kuñjaro.

Yo imasmiṃ dhammavinaye,
appamatto vihassati;
Pahāya jātisaṃsāraṃ,
dukkhassantaṃ karissatī’ti.

‘Evaṃ kho mayaṃ, bhante, assumha abhibhussa bhikkhuno brahmaloke ṭhitassa gāthāyo bhāsamānassā’ti. ‘Sādhu sādhu, bhikkhave; sādhu kho tumhe, bhikkhave, assuttha abhibhussa bhikkhuno brahmaloke ṭhitassa gāthāyo bhāsamānassā’”ti.

Idamavoca bhagavā, attamanā te bhikkhū bhagavato bhāsitaṃ abhinandunti.