Avadānaśatakam* |

caturtho vargaḥ |

31: padmakaḥ

tasyoddānam:
padmakaḥ kavaḍaś caiva dharmapālaḥ śibis tathā
surūpo maitrakanyaś ca śaśo dharmagaveṣiṇā
anāthapiṇḍaḥ subhadraś ca vargo bhavati samudditaḥ ||

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 | śaratkālasamaye bhikṣavo rogeṇa bādhyante pītapāṇḍukāḥ kṛśaśarīrā durbalāṅgāḥ | bhagavāṃs tv alpābādho ’lpātaṅko ’rogo balavān* | taddarśanād bhikṣavo bhagavantaṃ papracchuḥ: paśya bhadanta ete bhikṣavaḥ śāradikena rogeṇa bādhyante, pītapāṇḍukāḥ kṛśaśarīrā durbalāṅgāḥ | bhagavāṃs tv alpābādho ’lpātaṅko balavān arogajātīyaḥ, samapākayā ca grahaṇyā samanvāgata iti ||

bhagavān āha: tathāgatenaivaitāni bhikṣavaḥ pūrvam anyāsu jātiṣu karmāṇi kṛtāny upacitāni labdhasaṃbhārāṇi pariṇatapratyayāni oghavat pratyupasthitāny avaśyaṃbhāvīni | mayaitāni karmāṇi kṛtāny upacitāni | ko ’nyaḥ pratyanubhaviṣyati? na bhikṣavaḥ karmāṇi kṛtāny upacitāni bāhye pṛthivīdhātau vipacyante, nābdhātau, na tejodhātau, na vāyudhātau, api tūpātteṣv eva skandhadhātvāyataneṣu karmāṇi kṛtāni vipacyante śubhāny aśubhāni ca;

na praṇaśyanti karmāṇy api kalpaśatair api | auch: karmāṇi kalpakoṭiśatair api|
sāmagrīṃ prāpya kālaṃ ca phalanti khalu dehinām* ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavo ’tīte ’dhvani vārāṇasyāṃ nagaryāṃ padmako nāma rājā rājyaṃ kārayati ṛddhaṃ ca sphītaṃ ca kṣemaṃ ca subhikṣaṃ ca ākīrṇabahujanamanuṣyaṃ ca praśānta­kalikalahaḍimbaḍa­maraṃ taskararogāpagataṃ śālīkṣugomahiṣīsaṃpannam akhilam akaṇṭakam Speyer: akaṇṭhakam ekaputram iva rājyaṃ kārayati | sa ca rājā śrāddho bhadraḥ kalyāṇāśaya ātmahitaparahitapratipannaḥ kāruṇiko mahātmā dharmakāmaḥ prajāvatsalaḥ sarvapradaḥ sarvaparityāgī niḥsaṅgaparityāgī ca mahatī tyāge vartate | tasmiṃś ca samaye vārāṇasyāṃ kālavaiṣamyād dhātuvaiṣamyād vā vyādhir utapannaḥ | prāyaḥ satvānāṃ pāṇḍurogaḥ saṃvṛttaḥ | tato rājñā tān dṛṣṭvā kāruṇikam utpāditam: mayā hy eṣāṃ paritrāṇaṃ karaṇīyaṃ cikitsā ceti | tataḥ sa rājā sarvaviṣayanivāsino vaidyān saṃnipātya teṣāṃ satvānāṃ nidānam āśayānuśayaṃ copalakṣya svayam ārabdhaś cikitsāṃ sarvauṣadhasamudānayaṃ ca kartum* | tataś cikitsyamānānāṃ teṣāṃ satvānāṃ bahavaḥ kālā atikrāntāḥ | na ca śakyante vaidyadravyauṣadha­pari­cāraka­saṃ­pannā api cikitsitum* | tato rājñā sarvavaidyān āhūya ādarajātena punaḥ pṛṣṭāḥ: ko ’tra hetur na me duścikitsyā iti | vaidyā vicārya guṇadoṣānekamatenāhuḥ: deva kālavaiṣamyād dhātuvaiṣamyāc ca lakṣyāmahe | api tu deva asty ekabhaiṣajyaṃ rohito nāma matsyaḥ | yadi tasya prāptiḥ syāt, śakyante cikitsitum iti | tato rājā rohitaṃ matsyaṃ samanveṣitum ārabdhaḥ | sa bahubhir api cārapuruṣair mṛgyamāṇo na labhyate | tatas te rājñe niveditavantaḥ ||

atha rājā apareṇa samayena bahiryāṇāya nirgacchati | te ca vyādhina ekasamūhena sthitvā rājānam ūcuḥ: paritrāyasva mahārāja asmān asmād vyādheḥ | prayaccha jīvitam iti | tato rājā karuṇadīnavilambitair akṣarair ucyamānas tadāturavacanaṃ śrutvā kāruṇyād ākampitahṛdayaḥ sāśrudurdinavadanaṃ cintayāmāsa: kiṃ mamānenaivaṃvidhena jīvitena rājyaiśvaryādhipatyena vā īdṛśena, yo ’haṃ pareṣāṃ duḥkhārtānāṃ na śakto ’smi śāntiṃ kartum iti | evaṃ vicintya rājā mahāntam arthotsargaṃ kṛtvā jyeṣṭhaṃ kumāraṃ rājyaiṣvaryādhipatyeṣu pratiṣṭhāpya bandhujanaṃ kṣamayitvā paurāmātyāṃś ca kṣamayitvā dīnān samāśvāsya aṣṭāṅgasamanvāgataṃ vrataṃ samādāya upariprāsādatalam abhiruhya dhūpapuṣpagandhamālya­vilepanaṃ ca kṣiptvā prāṅmukhaṃ praṇidhiṃ kartuṃ prārabdhaḥ: yena satyena satyavacanena mahāvyasanagatān satvān vyādhiparipīḍitān dṛṣṭvā svajīvitam iṣṭaṃ parityajāmi | anena satyena satyavākyena asyāṃ vālukāyāṃ nadyāṃ mahān rohitamatsyaḥ prādurbhaveyam* | ity uktvā prāsādatalād ātmānaṃ mumoca ||

sa patitamātraḥ kālagato nadyāṃ vālukāyāṃ mahān rohitamatsyaḥ prādurbhūtaḥ | iti devatābhiḥ sarvavijite śabda utsṛṣṭaḥ: eṣa dīrghakāla­mahāv­yādhyutpīḍitānām amṛtakalpo nadyāṃ vālukāyāṃ mahān rohitamatsya prādurbhūtaḥ iti | yataḥ sahaśravaṇān mahājanakāyaḥ śastravyagrakaraḥ piṭakān ādāya nirgatya vividhais tīkṣṇaiḥ śastrair jīvita eva māṃsāny utkartitum ārabdhaḥ | sa ca bodhisatvo vikartyamānaśarīras tān sarvān maitryā sphuran sabāṣpāśruvadanaś cintayāmāsa: lābhā me sulabdhāḥ yan nāma ime satvā madīyena māṃsarudhireṇa sukhino bhaviṣyantīti | tad anenopakrameṇa satvān dvādaśavarṣāṇi svakena māṃsarudhireṇa saṃtarpayāmāsa, na cānuttarāyāḥ samyaksaṃbodheś cittaṃ nivartitavān* ||

yadā teṣāṃ satvānāṃ sa vyādhir upaśāntas tadā tena rohitamatsyena śabda udīritaḥ: śṛṇvantu bhavantaḥ satvāḥ | ahaṃ sa rājā padmakaḥ | mayā yuṣmākam arthe svajīvitaparityāgenāyam evaṃvidha ātmabhāva upāttaḥ | mamāntike cittaṃ prasādayadhvam* | yadāham anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhim abhisaṃbhotsye, ahaṃ tadā yuṣmān atyantavyādheḥ parimocya atyantaniṣṭhe nirvāṇe pratiṣṭhāpayiṣyāmīti | tacchravaṇāt sa janakāyo labdhaprasādo rājāmātyapaurāś ca puṣpadhūpamālyavilepanair abhyarcya praṇidhānaṃ kartum ārabdhāḥ: atiduṣkarakāraka, yadā tvam anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhim abhisaṃbudhyethāḥ, tadā te vayaṃ śrāvakāḥ syāmeti |

bhagavān āha: kiṃ manyadhve bhikṣavo yo ’sau tena kālena tena samayena padmako nāma rājā babhūva, ahaṃ sa | yad evaṃvidhāḥ parityāgāḥ kṛtāḥ, tena me saṃsāre ’nantasukham anubhūtam* | idānīm apy anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhim abhisaṃbuddhaḥ, samapākayā ca grahaṇyā samanvāgataḥ | yena me aśitapītakhāditāsvāditaṃ samyak sukhena pariṇamati | alpābādho rogatātītaś cāsmi | tasmāt tarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyam: yat sarvasatveṣu dayāṃ bhāvayiṣyāmaḥ | ity evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

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