Avadānaśatakam* |

saptamo vargaḥ |

66: padmākṣaḥ

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 kapilavastuni viharati nyagrodhārāme | kapilavastuni anyatamaḥ śākya āḍhyo mahādhano mahābhogo vistīrṇaviśālaparigraho vaiśravaṇadhanasamudito vaiśravaṇadhanapratispardhī | tena sadṛśāt kulāt kalatram ānītam* | sa tayā sārdhaṃ krīḍati ramate paricārayati | tasya krīḍato ramamāṇasya paricārayataḥ putro jāto ’bhirūpo darśanīyaḥ prāsādiko ’bhinīlapadmanetraḥ divyenendranīla­maṇi­ratnena śirasy ābaddhena, yena kapilavastu nagaram indranīlavarṇaṃ vyavasthāpitam* | tasya jatau jātimahaṃ kṛtvā nāmadheyaṃ vyavasthāpyate: kiṃ bhavatu dārakasya nāmeti | jñātaya ūcuḥ: yasmād asya padmasadṛśe akṣiṇī, tasmād bhavatu dārakasya padmākṣa iti nāmeti | padmākṣo dārako ’ṣṭābhyo dhātrībhyo datto dvābhyām aṃsadhātrībhyāṃ dvābhyāṃ kṣīradhātrībhyāṃ dvābhyāṃ maladhātrībhyāṃ dvābhyāṃ krīḍanikābhyāṃ dhātrībhyām* | so ’ṣṭābhir dhātrībhir unnīyate vardhyate kṣīreṇa dadhnā navanītena sarpiṣā sarpimaṇḍenānyaiś cottaptottaptair upakaraṇaviśeṣaiḥ | āśu vardhate hradastham iva paṅkajam* | sa ca śrāddho bhadraḥ kalyāṇāśaya ātmahitaparahitapratipannaḥ kāruṇiko mahātmā dharmakāmas tyāgaruciḥ pradānābhirato mahati tyāge vartate | sa yena yena gacchati, tena devamanuṣyaiḥ pūjyate ’bhyarcyate ca ||

yatha padmākṣo dārako ’pareṇa samayena nyagrodhārāmaṃ gataḥ | athāsau dadarśa buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṃkṛtam aśītyā cānuvyañjanair virājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṃkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamam iva ratnaparvataṃ samantato bhadrakam* | sahadarśanāc cānena bhagavato ’ntike cittam abhiprasāditam* | prasādajātaś ca bhagavatpādābhivandanaṃ kṛtvā purastān niṣaṇṇo dharmaśravaṇāya | tasmai bhagavatā āśayānuśayaṃ dhātuṃ prakṛtiṃ ca jñātvā tādṛśī caturāryasatya­saṃ­prativedhikī dharmadeśanā kṛtā, yāṃ śrutvā padmākṣeṇa viṃśatiśikharasamudgataṃ satkāyadṛṣṭiśailaṃ jñānavajreṇa bhitvā srotaāpattiphalaṃ sākṣātkṛtam* | sa dṛṣṭasatyo dānapradānāni datvā śrama­ṇabrāhmaṇakṛpaṇavanīpakaduḥkhitān saṃtarpayitvā mātāpitarāv anujñāpya bhagavacchāsane pravrajitaḥ | tena yujyamānena ghaṭamānena vyāyacchamānena idam eva pañcagaṇḍakaṃ saṃsāracakraṃ calācalaṃ viditvā sarvasaṃskāragatīḥ śata­napatanavikiraṇavidhvaṃ­sana­dharma­tayā parāhatya sarvakleśaprahāṇād arhatvaṃ sākṣātkṛtam* | arhan saṃvṛttaḥ traidhātukavītarāgaḥ samaloṣṭakāñcana ākāśapāṇitalasamacitto vāsīcandanakalpo vidyāvidāritāṇḍakośo vidyābhijñāprati­saṃ­vitprāpto bhavalābhalobhasat­kāraparāṅmukhaḥ | sendropendrāṇāṃ devānāṃ pūjyo mānyo ’bhivādyaś ca saṃvṛttaḥ | yāvad asau piṇḍapātapraviṣṭo mahājanakāyenodvīkṣyamāṇo jihreti | atha sa padmākṣo bhagavataḥ sakāśam upasaṃkramya bhagavantaṃ vijñāpayāmāsa: sādhu me bhagavāṃs tathā karotu yathā maṇiratnam antardhīyeta | bhagavān āha: karmajaṃ hy etat*, na śakyam antardhāpayitum* | api tu tathā kariṣyāmi yac chrāddhā drakṣyanti nāśrāddhā iti | tato bhagavatā tathā kṛtam* ||

bhikṣavaḥ saṃśayajātāḥ sarvasaṃśayacchettāraṃ buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ papracchuḥ: kāni bhadanta padmākṣeṇa karmāṇi kṛtāny upacitāni yenaivaṃ mahāśakhyo ’rhatvaṃ ca prāptam iti | bhagavān āha: padmākṣeṇaiva bhikṣavaḥ pūrvam anyāsu jātiṣu karmāṇi kṛtāny upacitāni labdhasaṃbhārāṇi pariṇatapratyayāni oghavat pratyupasthitāny avaśyaṃbhāvīni | padmākṣeṇa 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 karmāṇi kalpakoṭiśatair api
sāmagrīṃ prāpya kālaṃ ca phalanti khalu dehinām* ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavo ’tīte ’dhvani ekanavate kalpe vipaśyī nāma samyaksaṃbuddho loka udapādi vidyācaraṇasaṃpannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devamanuṣyāṇāṃ buddho bhagavān* | sa bandhumatīṃ rājadhānīm upaniśritya viharati | yāvad vipaśyī samyaksaṃbuddhaḥ sakalaṃ buddhakāryaṃ kṛtvendhanakṣayād ivāgnir nirupadhiśeṣe nirvāṇadhātau parinirvṛtaḥ, tasya rājñā bandhumatā śarīre śarīrapūjāṃ kṛtvā samantayojanaś catūratnamayaḥ stūpaḥ pratiṣṭhāpitaḥ | tatra anekāni prāṇiśatasahasrāṇi kārān kṛtvā svargamokṣaparāyaṇāni bhavanti | yāvad anyatamaḥ sārthavāho mahāsamudrāt siddhayānapātro ’bhyagataḥ | tena tatra mahindranīlakaṃ ratnam ānitam* | tena vipaśyinaḥ stūpaṃ dṛṣṭvā tathāgataguṇān anusmṛtya tan maṇiratnaṃ vipaśyinaḥ stūpavarṣasthālyām upari nibaddham* | tasyānubhāvena digvidiśaḥ sarvā nīlākārā avasthitāḥ | padmaiś ca pūjāṃ kṛtvā praṇidhānaṃ kṛtam*: aham apy evaṃ guṇānāṃ lābhī syām*, evaṃvidham eva śāstāram ārāgayeyaṃ mā virāgayeyam iti ||

bhagavān āha: kiṃ manyadhve bhikṣavo yo ’sau tena kālena tena samayena sārthavāha āsīt*, ayaṃ sa padmākṣaḥ | yat tena vipaśyinaḥ stūpe maṇiratnam āropitaṃ tasya karmaṇo vipākenāsya maṇiratnaṃ śirasi prādurbhūtam* | yan nīlapadmaiḥ pūjā kṛtā tenābhinīlapadmanetraḥ saṃvṛttaḥ | yat praṇidhānaṃ kṛtvā teneha janmany arhatvaṃ sākṣātkṛtam* | iti hi bhikṣava ekāntakṛṣṇānāṃ karmaṇām ekāntakṛṣṇo vipākaḥ, ekāntaśuklānām ekāntaśuklaḥ, vyatimiśrāṇāṃ vyatimiśraḥ | tasmāt tarhi bhikṣava ekāntakṛṣṇāni karmāṇy apāsya vyatimiśrāṇi ca, ekāntaśukleṣv eva karmasv ābhogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ | ity evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

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