Avadānaśatakam* |

tṛtīyo vargaḥ |

25: sūkṣmatvak*

buddho bhagavān satkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjito rājabhī rājamātrair dhanibhiḥ pauraiḥ śreṣṭhibhiḥ sārthavāhair devair nāgair yakṣair asurair garuḍaiḥ kinnarair mahoragair iti deva­nāgayakṣāsuragaruḍakinna­ramahoragābhyarcito buddho bhagavān jñāto mahāpuṇyo lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātaśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajya­pari­ṣkārāṇāṃ saśrāvakasaṃghaḥ śrāvastyāṃ viharati jetavane ’nāthapiṇḍadasyārāme | tena khalu samayena śrāvastyām anyatamaḥ śreṣṭhī āḍhyo mahādhano mahābhogaḥ prabhūtavittopakaraṇaḥ parbhūtasatvasvāpateyaḥ prabhūta­mitrāmātyajñātisālohitaḥ | sa ca gṛhapatiḥ śrāddho bhadraḥ kalyāṇāśaya ātmahitaparahitapratipannaḥ kāruṇiko mahātmā dharmakāmaḥ | tasyaitad abhavat: ime bhogāḥ jalacandrasvabhāvāḥ marīcisadṛśā anityā adhruvā anāśvāsikā vipariṇāmadharmāṇaḥ pañcabhir ugradaṇḍaiḥ sādhāraṇāḥ | yanv aham asārebhyo bhogebhyaḥ sāram ādadyām iti | tena bhagavān saśrāvakasaṃgho bhaktenopanimantritaḥ | gṛhaṃ cāpagata­pāṣāṇa­śarkarakaṭhallaṃ vyavasthāpitaṃ candanavāripariṣiktaṃ vicitragandhaghaṭikāsurabhidhūpadhūpitaṃ nānāpuṣpābhikīrṇam* | puṣpāsanāni prajñaptāni | tataḥ susvādaśītarasapānāni bhakṣyabhojyāni ca sajjīkṛtya bhagavato dūtena kālam ārocayati: samayo bhadanta, sajjaṃ bhaktaṃ yasyedānīṃ bhagavān kālaṃ manyata iti | tato bhagavān pūrvāhṇe nivāsya pātracīvaram ādāya bhikṣugaṇaparivṛto bhikṣusaṃghapuraskṛto yena tasya gṛhapater niveśanaṃ tenopasaṃkrāntaḥ | upasaṃkramya purastād bhikṣusaṃghasya prajñapta evāsane niṣaṇṇaḥ | atha sa gṛhapatiḥ sukhopaviṣṭaṃ buddhapramukhaṃ bhikṣusaṃghaṃ viditvā śucinā praṇītenāhāreṇa svahastaṃ saṃtarpayati saṃpravārayati | svahastaṃ saṃtarpya saṃpravārya bhagavantaṃ bhuktavantaṃ viditvā dhautahastam apanītapātraṃ nīcatarāsanaṃ gṛhītvā bhagavataḥ purastān niṣaṇṇo dharmaśravaṇāya | atha bhagavān gṛhapatiṃ dharmyayā kathayā saṃdarśayati samādāpayati samuttejayati | anekaparyāyeṇa dharmyayā kathayā saṃdarśya samādāpya samuttejya tūṣṇīṃbhūtaḥ | atha sa gṛhapatir labdhaprasādaḥ pādayor nipatya cetanāṃ puṣṇāti |

tato bhagavān smitaṃ vidarśitavān* | dharmatā khalu yasmin samaye buddhā bhagavantaḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvanti, tasmin samaye nīlapītalohitāvadātā arciṣo mukhān niścārya kāścid adhastād gacchanti, kāścid upariṣṭād gacchanti | yā adhastād gacchanti, tāḥ saṃjīvaṃ kālasūtraṃ saṃghātaṃ rauravaṃ mahārauravaṃ tapanaṃ pratāpanam avīcim arbudaṃ nirarbudaṃ aṭaṭaṃ hahavaṃ huhuvam utpalaṃ padmaṃ mahāpadmaṃ narakān gatvā ye uṣṇanarakās teṣu śītībhūtā nipatanti, ye śītanarakās teṣūṣṇībhūtā nipatanti | tena teṣāṃ satvānāṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabhyante | teṣām evaṃ bhavati: kiṃ nu vayaṃ bhavanta itaś cyutāḥ, āhosvid anyatropapannā iti | teṣāṃ satvānāṃ prasādasaṃjananārthaṃ bhagavān nirmitaṃ visarjayati | teṣāṃ taṃ nirmitaṃ dṛṣṭvaivaṃ bhavati: na hy eva vayaṃ bhavanta itaś cyutāḥ, nāpy anyatropapannāḥ | api tv ayam apūrvadarśanaḥ satvaḥ, asyānubhāvenāsmākaṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabdhā iti | te nirmite cittam abhiprasādya tan narakavedanīyaṃ karma kṣapayitvā devamanuṣyeṣu pratisandhiṃ gṛhṇanti, yatra satyānāṃ bhājanabhūtā bhavanti | yā upariṣṭād gacchanti, tāś cāturmahārājikāṃs trayastriṃśān, yāmāṃs tuṣitān nirmāṇaratīn paranirmitavaśavartino brahmakāyikān brahmapurohitān mahābrahmaṇaḥ parīttābhān apramāṇābhān ābhāsvarān parīttaśubhān apramāṇaśubhāñ śubhakṛtsnān anabhrakān puṇyaprasavān bṛhatphalān abṛhān atapān sudṛśān sudarśanān akaniṣṭhān devān gatvā anityaṃ duḥkhaṃ śūnyam anātmety udghoṣayanti, gāthādvayaṃ ca bhāṣante:

ārabhadhvaṃ niṣkrāmata yujyadhvaṃ buddhaśāsane
dhunīta mṛtyunaḥ sainyaṃ naḍāgāram iva kuñjaraḥ ||

yo hy asmin dharmavinaye apramattaś cariṣyati
prahāya jātisaṃsāraṃ duḥkhasyāntaṃ kariṣyati ||

atha tā arciṣas trisāhasramahāsāhasraṃ lokadhātum anvāhiṇḍya bhagavantam eva pṛṣṭhataḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ samanugacchanti | tad yadi bhagavān atītaṃ karma vyākartukāmo bhavati, bhagavataḥ pṛṣṭhato ’ntardhīyante | anāgataṃ karma vyākartukāmo bhavati, purastād antardhīyante | narakopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, pādatale ’ntardhīyante | tiryagupapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, pārṣṇyām antardhīyante | pretopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, pādāṅguṣṭhe ’ntardhīyante | manuṣyopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, jānunor antardhīyante | balacakravartirājyaṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, vāme karatale ’ntardhīyante | cakravartirājyaṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, dakṣiṇe karatale ’ntardhīyante | devopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, nābhyām antardhīyante | śrāvakabodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, āsye ’ntardhīyante | pratyekabodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, ūrṇāyām antardhīyante | anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, uṣṇīṣe antardhīyante ||

atha tā arciṣo bhagavantaṃ triḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya bhagavata ūrṇāyām antarhitāḥ | athāyuṣmān ānandaḥ kṛtakarapuṭo bhagavantaṃ papraccha:

nānāvidho raṅgasahasracitro
vaktrāntarān niṣkasitaḥ kalāpaḥ
avabhāsitā yena diśaḥ samantād
divākareṇodayatā yathaiva ||

gāthāś ca bhāṣate:

vigatodbhavā dainyamadaprahīṇā
buddhā jagaty uttamahetubhūtāḥ
nākāraṇaṃ śaṅkhamṛṇālagauraṃ
smitam upadarśayanti jinā jitārayaḥ ||

tatkālaṃ svayam adhigamya vīra buddhyā
śrotṝṇāṃ śramaṇa jinendra kāṅkṣitānām*
dhīrābhir munivṛṣa vāgbhir uttamābhir
utpannaṃ vyapanaya saṃśayaṃ śubhābhiḥ ||

nākāsmāl lavaṇajalādri­rāja­dhairyāḥ
saṃbuddhāḥ smitam upadarśayanti nāthāḥ
yasyārthe smitam upadarśayanti dhīrāḥ
taṃ śrotuṃ samabhilaṣanti te janaughāḥ || iti

bhagavān āha: evam etad ānanda, evam etat | nāhetvapratyayam ānanda tathāgatā arhantaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvanti | paśyasy ānanda anena śreṣṭhinā mamaivaṃvidhaṃ satkāraṃ kṛtam* | evaṃ bhadanta | eṣa ānanda śreṣṭhī anena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca sūkṣmatvag iti nāma pratyekabuddho bhaviṣyati | ayam asya deyadharmo yo mamāntike cittaprasādaḥ iti | tasmāt tarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyam: yad buddhapraty­eka­buddhār­yaśrāvakeṣu kārān kariṣyāmaḥ | ity evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

idam avocad bhagavān | āttamanasas te bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitam abhyanandan* ||