Sutta Nipāta 5.1

Vatthugāthā

Kosalānaṃ purā rammā,
agamā dakkhiṇāpathaṃ;
Ākiñcaññaṃ patthayāno,
brāhmaṇo mantapāragū.

So assakassa visaye,
aḷakassa samāsane;
Vasi godhāvarīkūle,
uñchena ca phalena ca.

Tasseva upanissāya,
gāmo ca vipulo ahu;
Tato jātena āyena,
mahāyañ­ña­makappayi.

Mahāyaññaṃ yajitvāna,
puna pāvisi assamaṃ;
Tasmiṃ paṭi­paviṭ­ṭhamhi,
añño āgañchi brāhmaṇo.

Ugghaṭṭapādo tasito,
paṅkadanto rajassiro;
So ca naṃ upasaṅkamma,
satāni pañca yācati.

Tamenaṃ bāvarī disvā,
āsanena nimantayi;
Sukhañca kusalaṃ pucchi,
idaṃ vacanamabravi.

“Yaṃ kho mama deyyadhammaṃ,
Sabbaṃ visajjitaṃ mayā;
Anujānāhi me brahme,
Natthi pañcasatāni me”.

“Sace me yācamānassa,
bhavaṃ nānupadassati;
Sattame divase tuyhaṃ,
muddhā phalatu sattadhā”.

Abhi­saṅ­kha­ritvā kuhako,
bheravaṃ so akittayi;
Tassa taṃ vacanaṃ sutvā,
bāvarī dukkhito ahu.

Ussussati anāhāro,
­Sokasal­la­samap­pito;
Athopi evaṃ cittassa,
Jhāne na ramatī mano.

Utrastaṃ dukkhitaṃ disvā,
Devatā atthakāminī;
Bāvariṃ upasaṅkamma,
Idaṃ vacanamabravi.

“Na so muddhaṃ pajānāti,
Kuhako so dhanatthiko;
Muddhani muddhapāte vā,
Ñāṇaṃ tassa na vijjati”.

“Bhotī carahi jānāsi,
Taṃ me akkhāhi pucchitā;
Muddhaṃ muddhā­dhi­pātañca,
Taṃ suṇoma vaco tava”.

“Ahampetaṃ na jānāmi,
Ñāṇamettha na vijjati;
Muddhani muddhādhipāte ca,
Jinānaṃ hettha dassanaṃ”.

“Atha ko carahi jānāti,
Asmiṃ pathavimaṇḍale;
Muddhaṃ muddhā­dhi­pātañca,
Taṃ me akkhāhi devate”.

“Purā kapila­vatthumhā,
Nikkhanto lokanāyako;
Apacco okkākarājassa,
Sakyaputto pabhaṅkaro.

So hi brāhmaṇa sambuddho,
Sabbadhammāna pāragū;
Sab­bā­bhiñ­ñā­ba­lappatto,
Sabbadhammesu cakkhumā;
Sabba­kam­mak­kha­yaṃ patto,
Vimutto upadhikkhaye.

Buddho so bhagavā loke,
Dhammaṃ deseti cakkhumā;
Taṃ tvaṃ gantvāna pucchassu,
So te taṃ byākarissati”.

Sambuddhoti vaco sutvā,
Udaggo bāvarī ahu;
Sokassa tanuko āsi,
Pītiñca vipulaṃ labhi.

So bāvarī attamano udaggo,
Taṃ devataṃ pucchati vedajāto;
Katamamhi gāme nigamamhi vā pana,
Katamamhi vā janapade lokanātho;
Yattha gantvāna passemu,
Sambuddhaṃ dvipaduttamaṃ”.

“Sāvatthiyaṃ kosalamandire jino,
Pahūtapañño vara­bhūri­medhaso;
So sakyaputto vidhuro anāsavo,
Muddhā­dhi­pātassa vidū narāsabho”.

Tato āmantayī sisse,
Brāhmaṇe mantapārage;
Etha māṇavā akkhissaṃ,
Suṇātha vacanaṃ mama.

Yasseso dullabho loke,
Pātubhāvo abhiṇhaso;
Svājja lokamhi uppanno,
Sambuddho iti vissuto;
Khippaṃ gantvāna sāvatthiṃ,
Passavho dvipaduttamaṃ”.

“Kathaṃ carahi jānemu,
Disvā buddhoti brāhmaṇa;
Ajānataṃ no pabrūhi,
Yathā jānemu taṃ mayaṃ”.

“Āgatāni hi mantesu,
Mahāpuri­sa­lak­khaṇā;
Dvattiṃsāni ca byākkhātā,
Samattā anupubbaso.

Yassete honti gattesu,
Mahāpuri­sa­lak­khaṇā;
Dveyeva tassa gatiyo,
Tatiyā hi na vijjati.

Sace agāraṃ āvasati,
Vijeyya pathaviṃ imaṃ;
Adaṇḍena asatthena,
Dhammena manusāsati.

Sace ca so pabbajati,
Agārā anagāriyaṃ;
Vivaṭṭacchado sambuddho,
Arahā bhavati anuttaro.

Jātiṃ gottañca lakkhaṇaṃ,
Mante sisse punāpare;
Muddhaṃ muddhā­dhi­pātañca,
Manasāyeva pucchatha.

Anāva­raṇa­dassāvī,
Yadi buddho bhavissati;
Manasā pucchite pañhe,
Vācāya vissajessati”.

Bāvarissa vaco sutvā,
Sissā soḷasa brāhmaṇā;
Ajito tissametteyyo,
Puṇṇako atha mettagū.

Dhotako upasīvo ca,
Nando ca atha hemako;
Todeyya-kappā dubhayo,
Jatukaṇṇī ca paṇḍito.

Bhadrāvudho udayo ca,
Posālo cāpi brāhmaṇo;
Mogharājā ca medhāvī,
Piṅgiyo ca mahāisi.

Paccekagaṇino sabbe,
Sabbalokassa vissutā;
Jhāyī jhānaratā dhīrā,
Pub­bavāsa­na­vāsitā.

Bāvariṃ abhivādetvā,
Katvā ca naṃ padakkhiṇaṃ;
Jaṭājinadharā sabbe,
Pakkāmuṃ uttarāmukhā.

Aḷakassa patiṭṭhānaṃ,
Purimāhissatiṃ tadā;
Ujjeniñcāpi gonaddhaṃ,
Vedisaṃ vanasavhayaṃ.

Kosambiñcāpi sāketaṃ,
Sāvatthiñca puruttamaṃ;
Setabyaṃ kapilavatthuṃ,
Kusinārañca mandiraṃ.

Pāvañca bhoganagaraṃ,
Vesāliṃ māgadhaṃ puraṃ;
Pāsāṇakaṃ cetiyañca,
Ramaṇīyaṃ manoramaṃ.

Tasitovudakaṃ sītaṃ,
Mahālābhaṃva vāṇijo;
Chāyaṃ gham­mābhitat­tova,
Turitā pabbatamāruhuṃ.

Bhagavā tamhi samaye,
Bhik­khu­saṅgha­pu­rak­khato;
Bhikkhūnaṃ dhammaṃ deseti,
Sīhova nadatī vane.

Ajito addasa buddhaṃ,
Sataraṃsiṃva bhāṇumaṃ;
Candaṃ yathā pannarase,
Pāripūriṃ upāgataṃ.

Athassa gatte disvāna,
Paripūrañca byañjanaṃ;
Ekamantaṃ ṭhito haṭṭho,
Manopañhe apucchatha.

“Ādissa jammanaṃ brūhi,
Gottaṃ brūhi salakkhaṇaṃ;
Mantesu pāramiṃ brūhi,
Kati vāceti brāhmaṇo”.

“Vīsaṃ vassasataṃ āyu,
So ca gottena bāvarī;
Tīṇissa lakkhaṇā gatte,
Tiṇṇaṃ vedāna pāragū.

Lakkhaṇe itihāse ca,
Sanighaṇ­ḍu­sa­keṭu­bhe;
Pañcasatāni vāceti,
Sadhamme pāramiṃ gato”.

“Lakkhaṇānaṃ pavicayaṃ,
Bāvarissa naruttama;
Kaṅkhacchida pakāsehi,
Mā no kaṅkhāyitaṃ ahu”.

“Mukhaṃ jivhāya chādeti,
Uṇṇassa bhamukantare;
Kosohitaṃ vatthaguyhaṃ,
Evaṃ jānāhi māṇava”.

Pucchañhi kiñci asuṇanto,
Sutvā pañhe viyākate;
Vicinteti jano sabbo,
Vedajāto katañjalī.

“Ko nu devo vā brahmā vā,
Indo vāpi sujampati;
Manasā pucchite pañhe,
Kametaṃ paṭibhāsati”.

“Muddhaṃ muddhā­dhi­pātañca,
Bāvarī paripucchati;
Taṃ byākarohi bhagavā,
Kaṅkhaṃ vinaya no ise”.

“Avijjā muddhāti jānāhi,
Vijjā mud­dhādhipā­tinī;
Saddhā­sati­samā­dhīhi,
Chandaviriyena saṃyutā”.

Tato vedena mahatā,
San­tham­bhit­vāna māṇavo;
Ekaṃsaṃ ajinaṃ katvā,
Pādesu sirasā pati.

“Bāvarī brāhmaṇo bhoto,
Saha sissehi mārisa;
Udaggacitto sumano,
Pāde vandati cakkhuma”.

“Sukhito bāvarī hotu,
Saha sissehi brāhmaṇo;
Tvañcāpi sukhito hohi,
Ciraṃ jīvāhi māṇava.

Bāvarissa ca tuyhaṃ vā,
Sabbesaṃ sabbasaṃsayaṃ;
Katāvakāsā pucchavho,
Yaṃ kiñci manasicchatha”.

Sambuddhena katokāso,
Nisīditvāna pañjalī;
Ajito paṭhamaṃ pañhaṃ,
Tattha pucchi tathāgataṃ.

Vatthugāthā niṭṭhitā.