Avadānaśatakam* |

prathamo vargaḥ |

6: vaḍikaḥ

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 ||

śrāvastyām anyatamo gṛhapatiḥ śreṣṭhī prativasati āḍhyo mahādhano mahābhogo vistīrṇaviśālaparigraho vaiśravaṇadhanasamudito vaiśravaṇadhanapratispardhī | tena sadṛśāt kulāt kalatram ānītam* | sa tayā sārdhaṃ krīḍati ramate paricārayati | tasya krīḍato ramamāṇasya paricārayataḥ gṛhapateḥ patnī āpannasatvā saṃvṛttā | sā navānāṃ māsānām atyayāt prasūtā | dārako jāto abhirūpo darśanīyaḥ prāsādikaḥ || tasya jātau jātimahaṃ kṛtvā vaḍika iti nāmadheyaṃ kṛtavān pitā | vaḍiko dārako ’ṣṭābhyo dhātrībhyo dattaḥ aṃsadhātrībhyāṃ kṣīradhātrībhyāṃ maladhātrībhyāṃ krīḍanikābhyāṃ dhātrībhyām* | so ’ṣṭābhir dhātrībhir unnīyate vardhyate kṣīreṇa dadhnā navanītena sarpiṣā sarpimaṇḍena anyaiś cottaptottaptair upakaraṇaviśeṣaiḥ | āśu vardhate hradastham iva paṅkajam* | yadā mahān saṃvṛttaḥ pañcavarṣo ṣaḍvarṣo vā, tadā gurau bhaktiṃ kṛtvā sarvaśāstrāṇi adhītāni | tīkṣṇabuddhitayā śīghraṃ sarvaśāstrasya pāraṃ gataḥ ||

tad anantaraṃ tasya vaḍikasya kiṃcit pūrvajanmakṛta­karma­vipākena śarīre kāyikaṃ duḥkhaṃ patitam iti duḥkhī bhūtaś cintāparaḥ sthitaḥ: kiṃ pāpaṃ kṛtaṃ mayā, yad idaṃ kāyikaṃ duḥkhaṃ mama śarīre jātam* | tasya pitāpi putrasyedaṃ kāyikaṃ duḥkhabhāvaṃ dṛṣṭvā mahadudvignaḥ putrātyayaśaṅkhayā dīnamānasaḥ śokāśruvyāptavadanas tvaritaṃ vaidyam āhūya tasya putrasya rogaṃ darśayati: ko rogaḥ, kena hetunā mama putrasya dehe jāta iti | tataḥ sa vaidyas tasya rogacihnaṃ dṛṣṭvā cikitsāṃ kartum ārabdhaḥ | tathāpi tasya rogaśāntir na bhavati, punar vṛddhir bhavati | pitā putrasya rogaṃ vṛddhaṃ jātaṃ dṛṣṭvā avaśyaṃ putro mariṣyati, yad vaidyenāpi cāsya rogasya cikitsituṃ na śakyate, iti mūrcchayā bhūmau patitaḥ | taṃ dṛṣṭvā bhūyo ’pi putrasya cintā jātā | bhūyo ’pi cintayā mānasī vyathā jātā | sa dārako rogī bhūto ’śakyo ’pi vadituṃ kathaṃcit pitaraṃ babhāṣe: mā tāta sāhasam* | dhairyam avalambyottiṣṭha | mamātyayāśaṅkayā mā bhūs tvam api mādṛśaḥ | mama nāmnā devānāṃ pūjāṃ kuru, dānaṃ dehi | tato mama s­vasthā s­vāsthaṃ bhaviṣyati | sa gṛhapatir iti putrasya vaca ākarṇya sarvadevebhyaḥ pūjāṃ kṛtavān* | sarvabrāhmaṇatīrthika­pariv­rāja­kebhyo dānaṃ dattavān* | tathāpi tasya rogaśāntir na bhavati | tadā tasya mahān mānaso duḥkho ’bhūt* | sarvadeveṣu pūjā kṛtā, dāno ’pi dattaḥ pitrā mama, tathāpi svasthā na bhavati | tatas tathāgataguṇān anusmṛtya buddhaṃ namaskāraṃ kartum ārabdhaḥ |

atrāntare nāsti kiṃcid buddhānāṃ bhagavatām ajñātam adṛṣṭam aviditam avijñātam* | dharmatā khalu buddhānāṃ bhagavatāṃ mahākāruṇikānāṃ lokānugrahapravṛttakānām ekārakṣāṇāṃ śamathavipaśyanāvihāriṇāṃ tridamathavastukuśalānāṃ caturoghottīrṇānāṃ caturṛddhi­pād­acaraṇatalasupratiṣṭhitānāṃ caturṣu saṃgrahavastuṣu dīrgharātrakṛta­pari­cayānāṃ pañcāṅgaviprahīṇānāṃ pañcagatisamatikrāntānāṃ ṣaḍaṅgasamanvāgatānāṃ ṣaṭpāramitāparipūrṇānāṃ sapta­bodhyaṅ­gakusumāḍhyānām aṣṭāṅgamārgadeśikānāṃ navānupūrvavihārasamā­patti­kuśalānāṃ daśabalabalināṃ daśadiksamāpūrṇayaśasāṃ daśa­śata­vaśavartiprativiśiṣṭānāṃ trī rātres trir divasasya ca buddhacakṣuṣā lokaṃ vyavalokya jñānadarśanaṃ pravartate: ko hīyate ko vardhate kaḥ kṛcchraprāptaḥ kaḥ saṃkaṭaprāptaḥ kaḥ saṃbādhaprāptaḥ kaḥ kṛcchra­saṃ­kaṭa­saṃ­bādhaprāptaḥ ko ’pāyanimnaḥ ko ’pāyapravaṇaḥ ko ’pāyaprāgbhāraḥ kam aham apāyād uddhṛtya svarge mokṣe ca pratiṣṭhāpayeyam* | kasya kāmapaṅkanimagnasya hastoddhāram anupradadyām* | kam āryadhanavirahitam āryadhanaiśvaryādhipatye pratiṣṭhāpayeyam* | kasyāj­ñāna­timirapaṭala­parya­vanaddhanetrasya jñānāñjanaśalākayā cakṣur viśodhayāmi | kasyānavaropitāni kuśalamulāny avaropayeyam* | kasyāvaropitāni paripācayeyam* | kasya paripakvāni vimocayeyam* | āha ca:

apy evātikramed velāṃ sāgaro makarālayaḥ
na tu vaineyavatsānāṃ buddho velām atikramet ||

tato bhagavatā vaḍikasya gṛhapateḥ putrasya tām avasthāṃ dṛṣṭvā sūryasahasrātirekaprabhāḥ kanakavarṇā marīcayaḥ sṛṣṭāḥ, yais tad gṛhaṃ samantād avabhāsitam* | kalpasahasraparibhāvitāś ca maitryaṃśava utsṛṣṭāḥ, yair asya spṛṣṭamātraṃ śarīraṃ prahlāditam* | tato bhagavāṃs tasya dvārakoṣṭhakam anuprāptaḥ | dauvārikapuruṣeṇāsya niveditaṃ bhagavān dvāre tiṣṭhatīti | atha vaḍikaḥ śreṣṭhiputro labdhaprasādo ’dhigatasamāśvāsa āha: praviśatu bhagavān, svāgataṃ bhagavate, ākāṅkṣāmi bhagavato darśanam iti | atha bhagavān praviśya prajñapta evāsane niṣaṇṇaḥ | niṣadya bhagavān vaḍikam uvāca: kiṃ te vaḍika bādhata iti | vaḍika uvāca: kāyikaṃ ca me duḥkhaṃ cetasikaṃ ceti | tato ’sya bhagavatā sarvasatveṣu maitryupadiṣṭā: ayaṃ te cetasikasya pratipakṣa iti | laukikaṃ ca cittam utpādayāmāsa: aho bata śakro devendro gandhamādanāt parvatāt kṣīrikām oṣadhīm ānayed iti | sahacittotpādād bhagavataḥ śakro devendro gandhamādanāt parvatāt kṣīrikām oṣadhīm ānīya bhagavate dattavān* | bhagavatā ca svapāṇinā gṛhītvā vaḍikāya dattā: iyaṃ te kāyikasya duḥkhasya paridāhaśamanīti ||

sa kāyikaṃ prasrabdhisukhaṃ labdhvā bhagavato ’ntike cittaṃ prasādayāmāsa | prasannacittaś ca rājñaḥ prasenajito nivedya bhagavantaṃ saśrāvakasaṃghaṃ bhojayitvā śatasahasreṇa vastreṇācchadya sarvapuṣpamālyair abhyarcitavān* | tataś cetanāṃ puṣṇāti sma, praṇidhiṃ ca cakāra: anenāhaṃ kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena yathaivāhaṃ bhagavatā anuttareṇa vaidyarājena cikitsitaḥ, evam aham apy anāgate ’dhvani andhe loke anāyake apariṇāyake buddho bhūyāsam atīrṇānāṃ satvānāṃ tārayita, amuktānāṃ mocayitā, anāśvastānām āśvāsayitā, aparinirvṛtānāṃ parinirvāpayiteti ||

atha bhagavān vaḍikasya dhātuparaṃparāṃ karmaparaṃparāṃ ca jñātvā smitaṃ prāvirakārṣīt | 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 teṣu uṣṇībhūtā nipatanti, tena teṣāṃ satvānāṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabhyante | teṣām evaṃ bhavati: kiṃ nu vayaṃ bhavanta itaś cyutāḥ āhosvid anyatropapannā iti | teṣāṃ prasādasaṃjananārthaṃ bhagavān nirmitaṃ visarjayati | teṣāṃ nirmitaṃ dṛṣṭvaivaṃ bhavati: na hy eva vayaṃ bhavantaḥ itaś cyutāḥ, nāpy anyatropapannāḥ | api tv ayam apūrvadarśanaḥ satvaḥ, asyānubhāvenāsmākaṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabhyante | 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 || iti

atha tā arciṣas trisāhasramahāsāhasraṃ lokadhātum anvāhiṇḍya bhagavantam eva pṛṣṭhataḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ samanugacchanti | tad yadi bhagavān atītaṃ karma vyākartukāmo bhavati, bhagavataḥ pṛṣṭhato ’ntardhīyante | anāgataṃ 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 ca tā arciṣo bhagavantaṃ triḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya bhagavata ūṣṇīṣe ’ntarhitāḥ | 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 dhīra 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 anena vaḍikena gṛhapatiputreṇa mamaivaṃvidhaṃ satkāraṃ kṛtam* | evaṃ bhadanta | eṣa ānanda vaḍiko gṛhapatiputro ’nena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca trikalpā­saṃ­kh­yeyasamudānītāṃ bodhiṃ samudānīya mahākaruṇāparibhāvitāḥ ṣaṭ pāramitāḥ paripūrya śākyamunir nāma samyaksaṃbuddho bhaviṣyati, daśabhir balaiś caturbhir vaiśāradyais tribhir āveṇikaiḥ smṛtyupasthānair mahākaruṇayā ca | ayam asya deyadharmo yo mamāntike cittaprasāda iti ||

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