Divyāvadānam

5. stutibrāhmaṇāvadānam

atha bhagavān hastināpuramanuprāptaḥ |
anyatamo brāhmaṇo bhagavantaṃ dūrādeva dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṃ­kṛtamaśītyānuvyañjanairvirājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṃkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamamiva parvataṃ samantato bhadrakaṃ dṛṣṭvā ca punarbhagavantamabhigamya gāthābhiḥ stotumārabdhah— suvarṇavarṇo nayanābhirāmaḥ prītyākaraḥ sarvaguṇairupetaḥ |
devātidevo naradamyasārathis tīrṇo ’si pāraṃ bhavasāgarasya (1)|
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tato bhagavatā smitamupadarśitam |
dharmatā khalu yasmin samaye buddhā bhagavantaḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvanti, pūrvavad yāvad bhagavata ūrṇāyāmantarhitāḥ |
athāyuṣmānānandaḥ kṛtakarapuṭo bhagavantaṃ papraccha— nānāvidho raṅgasahasracitro vaktrāntarānnṣkramitaḥ kalāpaḥ |
avabhāsitā yena diśaḥ samantāddivākareṇodayatā yathaiva (2)|
gāthāṃ ca bhāṣate— vigatodbhavā dainyamadaprahīṇā buddhā jagatyuttamahetubhūtāḥ |
nākāraṇaṃ śaṅkhamṛṇālagauraṃ smitamupadarśayanti jinā jitārayaḥ (3)|
tatkālaṃ svayamadhigamya dhīra buddhyā śrotṛrṇāṃ śramaṇa jinendra kāṅkṣitānām |
dhīrābhirmunivṛṣa vāgbhiruttamābhirutpannaṃ vyapanaya saṃśayaṃ śubhābhiḥ (4)|
nākasmāllavaṇajalādri­rāja­dhairyāḥ saṃbuddhāḥ smitamupadarśayanti nāthāḥ |
yasyārthe smitamupadarśayanti dhīrāstaṃ śrotuṃ samabhilaṣanti te janaughāḥ (5)|
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bhagavānāha—evametad­ānanda­, evametat |
nāhetupratyayamānanda tathāgatā arhantaḥ samyaksambuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvanti |
dṛṣṭaste ānanda brāhmaṇo yena tathāgato gāthayā abhiṣṭutah? dṛṣṭo bhadanta |

asau anena kuśalamūlena viṃśatikalpaṃ vinipātaṃ na gamiṣyati |
kiṃ tu devāṃśca manuṣyāṃśca gatvā saṃsṛtya paścime nikete paścime samucchraye paścime ātmabhāvapratilambhe stavārho nāma pratyekabuddho bhaviṣyati |
bhikṣavaḥ saṃśayajātāḥ sarvasaṃśayacchettāraṃ buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ pṛcchanti—paśya bhadanta anena brāhmaṇena bhagavānekayā gāthayā stuto bhagavatā ca pratyekāyāṃ bodhau vyākṛta iti |
bhagavānāha—na bhikṣava etarhi, yathā atīte ’dhvani anenāhamekayā gāthayā stutaḥ, mayā ca pañcasu grāmavareṣu pratiṣṭhāpitaḥ |
tacchṛṇuta, sādhu ca suṣṭhu ca manasi kuruta, bhāṣiṣye |
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bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavo ’tīte ’dhvani vārāṇasyāṃ nagaryāṃ brahmadatto nāma rājā rājyaṃ kārayati ṛddhaṃ ca sphītaṃ ca subhikṣaṃ ca ākīrṇabahujanamanuṣyaṃ ca |
sa cātīva kavipriyaḥ |
vārāṇasyāmanyatamo brāhmaṇaḥ kaviḥ |
sa brāhmaṇyocyate—brāhmaṇa śītakālo vartate |
gaccha, asya rājñaḥ kaccidanukūlaṃ bhāṣitaṃ kṛtvā kadācit kiṃcit śītatrāṇaṃ saṃpadyata iti |
sa saṃprasthitaḥ |
yāvadrājā hastiskandhārūḍho nirgacchati |
sa brāhmaṇaḥ saṃlakṣayati—kiṃ tāvadrājānaṃ stunomi āhosvid hastināgamiti |
tasyaitadabhavat—ayaṃ hastināgaḥ sarvalokasya priyo manāpaśca |
tiṣṭhatu tāvadrājā, hastināgaṃ tāvadabhiṣṭaumīti |
gāthāṃ ca bhāṣate— erāvaṇasyākṛtitulyadeho rūpopapanno varalakṣaṇaiśca |
lakṣe praśasto ’si mahāgajendra varṇapramāṇena surūparūpa (6)|
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tato rājā abhiprasanno gāthāṃ bhāṣate— yo me gajendro dayito manāpaḥ prītiprado dṛṣṭiharo narāṇām |
taṃ bhāṣase varṇapadāni tasya dadāmi te grāmavarāṇi pañca (7)|
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kiṃ manyadhve bhikṣavo yo ’sau hastināgaḥ, ahameva tena kālena tena samayena |
tadāpyahamanenaikayā gāthayā stutaḥ, mayā cāyaṃ pañcagrāmavareṣu pratiṣṭhāpitaḥ |
etarhi anenaikagāthayā stutaḥ, mayāpi cāyaṃ pratyekabodhau vyākṛta iti |
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idamavocadbhagavān |
āttamanasas te bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitamabhyanandan |
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iti śrīdivyāvadāne stutibrāhmaṇāvadānaṃ pañcamam |
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