Avadānaśatakam* |

paṃcamo vargaḥ |

43: pānīyam*

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 saśrāvakasaṃgho rājagṛham upaniśritya viharati veṇuvane kalandakanivāpe | āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyanaḥ pretacārikāṃ caran pretīm adrākṣīd dagdhasthūṇāsadṛśīṃ svakeśasaṃchannāṃ sūcīchidropamamukhīṃ parvatopamakukṣim ādīptāṃ pradīptāṃ prajvalitām ekajvālībhūtāṃ dhmāyantīṃ tṛṣārtāṃ duḥkhāṃ tīvrāṃ kharāṃ kaṭukām amanāpāṃ vedanāṃ vedayamānām* | darśanamātreṇa cāsyā nadyudapānāni śuṣyanti | yadā devo varṣati, tadā tasyā upari savisphuliṅgāṅgāravarṣaṃ patati | dṛṣṭvā tām āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyana āha: kiṃ tvayā kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ yenaivaṃvidhaṃ duḥkham anubhavasīti | pretī āha: pāpakāriṇy ahaṃ bhadanta mahāmaudgalyāyana | etam ārthaṃ bhagavantaṃ pṛccha | sa te asmākīnāṃ karmaplotiṃ kathayiṣyati, yāṃ śrutvā anye ’pīha satvāḥ pāpāt karmaṇaḥ prativiraṃsyantīti | athāyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkrāntaḥ ||

tena khalu punaḥ samayena bhagavān pratisaṃlayanād vyutthāya catasṛṇāṃ parṣadāṃ madhuramadhuraṃ dharmaṃ deśayati kṣaudraṃ madhv ivāneḍakam* | anekaśatā ca parṣad bhagavataḥ sakāśān madhuramadhuraṃ dharmaṃ śṛṇoty anijyamānair indriyaiḥ | tato buddhā bhagavantaḥ pūrvālāpinaḥ priyālāpina ehīti svāgatavādinaḥ smitapūrvaṃgamāś ca | tatra bhagavān āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanam idam avocat*: ehi maudgalyāyana svāgataṃ te, kutas tvam etarhy āgacchasīti | mahāmaudgalyāyana āha: āgacchāmy ahaṃ bhadanta pretacārikāyāḥ | tatrāhaṃ pretīm adrākṣaṃ dagdhasthūṇāsadṛśīṃ svakeśasaṃchannāṃ sūcīchidropamamukhīṃ parvatopamakukṣim ādīptāṃ pradīptāṃ prajvalitām ekajvālībhūtāṃ dhmāyantīm ārtasvaraṃ kradantīṃ tṛṣārtāṃ duḥkhāṃ tīvrāṃ kharāṃ kaṭukām amanāpāṃ vedanāṃ vedayamānām* | darśanamātreṇa cāsyā nadyudapānāni śuṣyanti | yadā devo varṣati tadā asyā upari savisphuliṅgam aṅgāravarṣaṃ patati | bhagavān āha: pāpakāriṇī maudgalyāyana sā pretī | icchasi tasyā karmaplotiṃ śrotum*? evaṃ bhadanta | tena hi maudgalyāyana śṛṇu, sādhu ca suṣṭhu ca manasi kuru, bhāṣiṣye ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ maudgalyāyana atīte ’dhvani asminn eva bhadrakalpe viṃśatisahasrāyuṣi prajāyāṃ kāśyapo nāma samyaksaṃbuddho loka udapādi vidyācaraṇasaṃpannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca buddho bhagavān* | sa vārāṇasīṃ nagarīm upaniśritya viharati ṛṣipatane mṛgadāve | tatrānyatamo bhikṣur adhvānaṃ pratipannaḥ | sa tṛṣārtaḥ kūpam upasṛptaḥ | tatrānyatarā dārikā pānīyaghaṭaṃ pūrayitvā sthitābhūt* | sā bhikṣuṇoktā: tṛṣārto ’haṃ bhagini, pānīyam anuprayaccheti | tasyā mātsaryam utpannam* | sā āgṛhītapariṣkārā bhikṣum uvāca: bhikṣo yadi mriyase, na te dadāmi pānīyam*, ghaṭo me ūno bhaviṣyatīti | tato ’sau bhikṣus tṛṣārto nirāśaḥ prakrāntaḥ | tato ’sau dārikā tena mātsaryeṇāsevitena bhāvitena bahulīkṛtena kālaṃ kṛtvā preteṣūpapannā | evaṃvidhāṃ duḥkhāṃ tīvrāṃ kharāṃ kaṭukām amanāpāṃ vedanāṃ vedayate | tasmāt tarhi maudgalyāyana evaṃ śikṣitavyaṃ yan mātsaryaprahāṇāya vyāyaṃsyāmahe | ity evaṃ te maudgalyāyana śikṣitavyam* ||

idam avocad bhagavān | āttamanā āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano ’nye ca devāsuragaruḍakinna­ramahoragādayo bhagavato bhāṣitam abhyanandan* ||