Avadānaśatakam* |

paṃcamo vargaḥ |

47: jātyandhā

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 | athāyuṣmān nandakaḥ pūrvāhṇe nivāsya pātracīvaram ādāya śrāvastīṃ piṇḍāya caritvā kṛtabhaktakṛtyaḥ paścādbhaktapiṇḍapātapratikrāntaḥ pātracīvaraṃ pratisamarpya pretacārikāṃ carati sma | adrākṣīd āyuṣmān nandakaḥ pretīṃ dagdhasthūṇāsadṛśīṃ jātyandhāṃ svakeśaromasaṃchannāṃ sūcīchidropamamukhīṃ parvatopamakukṣiṃ durgandhāṃ śmaśānasadṛśīṃ kākair gṛdhraiḥ śvabhiḥ śṛgālaiś cābhidrutām* | ye ’syāḥ samantata utpāṭyotpāṭya māṃsaṃ bhakṣayanti | sā marmavedanābhyāhatā ārtasvaraṃ krandati duḥkhāṃ tīvrāṃ kharāṃ kaṭukām amanāpāṃ vedanāṃ vedayanti | āyuṣmān nandakaḥ saṃvignaḥ pṛchati: kiṃ tvayā bhagini prakṛtaṃ pāpaṃ yenaivaṃvidhaṃ duḥkham anubhavasīti | pretī āha: āditye hi samudgate na dīpena prayojanam* | bhagavantam etam arthaṃ pṛccha | sa te asmākīnāṃ karmaplotiṃ vyākariṣyatīti | yāṃ śrutvā anye ’pīha satvāḥ pāpāt prativiraṃsyantīti | athāyuṣmān nandako 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 ehīti svāgatavādinaḥ smitapūrvaṃgamāś ca | tatra bhagavān āyuṣmantaṃ nandakam idam avocat*: ehi nanadaka, svāgataṃ te, kutas tvaṃ nandaka etarhy āgacchasīti | nandaka āha: āgacchāmy ahaṃ bhadanta pretacārikāyāḥ | tatrāhaṃ pretīm adrākṣaṃ dagdhasthūṇāsadṛśīṃ svakeśaromasaṃchannāṃ sūcīchidropamamukhīṃ parvatopamakukṣiṃ durgandhāṃ śmaśānasadṛśīṃ kākair gṛdhraiḥ śvabhiḥ śṛgālaiś cābhidrutām*, ye ’syāḥ samantata utpāṭyotpāṭya māṃsaṃ bhakṣayanti | sā marmavedanābhyāhatā ārtasvaraṃ krandati duḥkhāṃ tīvrāṃ kharāṃ kaṭukām amanāpāṃ vedanāṃ vedayamānām* | āha ca:

viśuṣkakaṇṭhoṣṭhapuṭā suduḥkhitā pravṛddhaśailopamacarvitāśrayā
svakeśasaṃchannamukhī digambarā susūkṣmasūcīsadṛśānanā kṛśā ||

nagnā svakeśasaṃchannā asthiyantravaducchritā
kapālapāṇinī ghorā krandantī paridhāvate ||

bubhukṣayā pipāsayā klāntā vyasanapīḍitā
ārtasvaraṃ krandamānā duḥkhāṃ vindati vedanām* ||

kiṃ tayā prakṛtaṃ pāpaṃ martyaloke sudāruṇam*
yena evaṃvidhaṃ duḥkham anubhavati bhayānakam* || iti ||

bhagavān āha: pāpakāriṇī nandaka sā pretī | icchasi tasyā karmaplotiṃ śrotum*? evaṃ bhadanta | tena hi nandaka śṛṇu, sādhu ca suṣṭhu ca manasi kuru, bhāṣiṣye ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ nandaka 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 | vārāṇasyām anyatamā śreṣṭhiduhitā | sā dharmābhilāṣiṇī | yāvad asau dharmaṃ śrutvā saṃsāradoṣadarśinī nirvāṇe guṇadarśinī saṃvṛttā | sā mātāpitarāv anujñāpya bhagavacchāsane pravrajitā | tasyā arthaṃ jñātibhir bhikṣuṇīvarṣakaḥ kāritaḥ | sā tatra śaikṣāśaikṣībhir bhikṣuṇībhiḥ sārdhaṃ prativasati | yāvat tayā pramādāc chikṣāśaithilyaṃ kṛtam* | tato bhikṣuṇībhir duḥśīleti niṣkāsitā | tatas tayā dānapatir gṛhebhyaḥ pravṛttakāni chandakāni + + + The gap may be filled out by ācchinnāni; Speyer: kurkuraiḥ śṛgālaiś ca. śaikṣāśaikṣīṇāṃ ca avarṇo bhāṣitaḥ | bhikṣavaś ca ye śīlavantaḥ, tān dṛṣṭvā nayane nimīlitavatī ||

kiṃ manyase nandaka yā sā śreṣṭhiduhitā, iyaṃ sā pretī | yat tayā varṣake mātsaryaṃ kṛtam*, tena preteṣūpapannā | yat tayā naityakasamucchedaḥ kṛtas tena kākair gṛdhraiḥ kurkuraiś cābhidrutā | yat tayā śaikṣāśaikṣīṇāṃ bhikṣuṇīnām avarno bhāṣitaḥ, tena daurgandhyam āsāditam* | yat tayā śīlavato bhikṣūn dṛṣṭvā nayane nimīlite, tena jātyandhā saṃvṛttā | iti hi nandaka ekāntakṛṣṇānāṃ karmaṇām ekāntakṛṣṇo vipākaḥ, ekāntaśuklānām ekāntaśuklaḥ, vyatimiśrāṇāṃ vyatimiśraḥ | tasmāt tarhi te nandaka ekāntakṛṣṇāni karmāṇy apāsya vyatimiśrāṇi ca, ekāntaśukleṣv eva karmasv ābhogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ | ity evaṃ te nandaka śikṣitavyam* ||

asmin khalu dharmaparyāye bhāṣyamāṇe daśabhiḥ prāṇiśatasahasraiḥ satyadarśanaṃ kṛtam* | tatra bhagavān bhikṣūn āmantrayate sma: ime cānye ca ādīnavā mātsarye vāgduścarite ceti jñātvā mātsaryasya vāgduścaritasya ca prahāṇāya vyāyantavyam* | ity evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

idam avocad bhagavān | āttamanasas te bhikṣavo ’nye ca devāsuragaruḍakinna­ramahoragādayo bhagavato bhāṣitam abhyanandan* ||