Lalitavistaraḥ |

1: nidānaparivartaḥ prathamaḥ

namaḥ sarva­buddha­bodhi­sattvebhyaḥ |

|| om namo daśadiganantā­paryan­taloka­dhātupratiṣṭhitasarva­buddha­bodhi­sattvāryaśrāvakapraty­eka­buddhebhyo ’tītānāgatapratyutpannebhyaḥ ||

evaṃ mayā śrutam | ekasminsamaye bhagavān śrāvastyāṃ viharati sma jetavane ’nāthapiṇḍadasyārāme mahatā bhikṣusaṃghena sārdhaṃ dvādaśabhirbhikṣu­sahas­raiḥ | tadyathā—āyuṣmatā ca jñānakauṇḍinyena | āyuṣmatā cāśvajitā | āyuṣmatā ca bāṣpeṇa | āyuṣmatā ca mahānāmnā | āyuṣmatā ca bhadrikeṇa | āyuṣmatā ca yaśodevena | āyuṣmatā ca vimalena | āyuṣmatā ca subāhunā | āyuṣmatā ca pūrṇena | āyuṣmatā ca gavāṃpatinā | āyuṣmatā corubilvākāśyapena | āyuṣmatā ca nadīkāśyapena | āyuṣmatā ca gayākāśyapena | āyuṣmatā ca śāriputreṇa | āyuṣmatā ca mahāmaudgalyāyanena | āyuṣmatā ca mahākāśyapena | āyuṣmatā ca mahākātyāyanena | āyuṣmatā ca kaphilena | āyuṣmatā ca kauṇḍinyena | āyuṣmatā ca cunandena | āyuṣmatā ca pūrṇamaitrāyaṇīputreṇa | āyuṣmatā cāniruddhena | āyuṣmatā ca nandikena | āyuṣmatā ca kasphilena | āyuṣmatā ca subhūtinā | āyuṣmatā ca revatena | āyuṣmatā ca khadiravanikena | āyuṣmatā cāmogharājena | āyuṣmatā ca mahāpāraṇikena | āyuṣmatā ca bakkulena | āyuṣmatā ca nandena | āyuṣmatā ca rāhulena | āyuṣmatā ca svāgatena | āyuṣmatā cānandena | evaṃ­pramukhairdvādaśabhirbhikṣu­sahas­raiḥ sārdhaṃ dvātriṃśatā ca bodhisattvasahasraiḥ sarvair­eka­jātipratibaddhaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­pāramitānirjātaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattvābhijñatāvikrīḍitaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­dhāra­ṇīpratibhānapratilabdhaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­dhāra­ṇīpratilabdhaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattvapraṇidhānasu­pari­pūrṇaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattvaprati­samyag­gatiṃ­gataiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­samādhivaśitāprāptaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­vaśitāpratilabdhaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­kṣāntyavakīrṇaiḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­bhūmi­pari­pūrṇaiḥ | tadyathā—maitreyeṇa ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | dharaṇīśvararājena ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | siṃhaketunā ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | siddhārthamatinā ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | praśāntacāritramatinā ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | pratisaṃvitprāptena ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | nityodyuktena ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | mahākaruṇācandriṇā ca bodhisattvena mahāsattvena | evaṃpramukhairdvātriṃśatā ca bodhisattvasahasraiḥ ||

tena khalu punaḥ samayena bhagavān śrāvastīṃ mahānagarīmupaniśritya viharati sma satkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjitaśca tisṛṇāṃ pariṣadāṃ rājñāṃ rājakumārāṇāṃ rājamantriṇāṃ rājamahāmātrāṇāṃ rājapādamūlikānāṃ kṣatriyabrāhmaṇagṛhapatyamātyapārṣadyānāṃ paurajānapadānāmanyatīrthikaś­rama­ṇabrāhmaṇacaraka­pariv­rāja­kānām | lābhī ca bhagavān prabhūtānāṃ khādanīyaṃ bhojanīya­mās­vādanīyākalpikānāṃ cīvarapiṇḍapātraśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajya­pari­ṣkārāṇām | lābhāgryayaśogryaprāptaśca bhagavān sarvatra cānupaliptaḥ padma iva jalena | udāraśca bhagavataḥ kīrtiśabdaśloko loke ’bhyudgato ’rhan samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasaṃpannaḥ sugato lokavit paraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca buddho bhagavān pañcacakṣuḥsamanvāgataḥ | sa imaṃ ca lokaṃ paraṃ ca lokaṃ sadevakaṃ samārakaṃ sabrahmakaṃ saśramaṇabrāhmaṇīn prajān sadevamānuṣān svayaṃ vijñāya sākṣātkṛtya upasaṃpadya viharati sma | saddharmaṃ deśayati sma ādau kalyāṇaṃ madhye kalyāṇaṃ paryavasāne kalyāṇaṃ svarthaṃ suvyañjanaṃ kevalaṃ paripūrṇaṃ pariśuddhaṃ paryavadātaṃ vrahmacaryaṃ saṃprakāśayati sma ||

tena khalu punaḥ samayena bhagavān rātryāṃ madhyame yāme buddhālaṃkāravyūhaṃ nāma samādhiṃ samāpanno ’bhūt | samanantarasamāpannasya ca bhagavata imaṃ buddhālaṃkāravyūhaṃ nāma samādhimatha tatkṣaṇameva bhagavata upariṣṭānmūrdhnaḥ saṃdhāvuṣṇīṣavivarāntarāt pūrva­buddhā­nusmṛtyasaṅgājñānālokālaṃ­kāraṃ nāma raśmiścacāra | sā sarvā śuddhāvāsān devabhavanānyavabhāsya maheśvara­deva­putrapramukhānaprameyān devaputrān saṃcodayāmāsa | tataśca tathāga­taraśmijālānniścārya imāḥ saṃcodanāgāthā niścaranti sma ||

jñānaprabhaṃ hatatamasaṃ prabhākaraṃ śubhraprabhaṃ śubhavimalāgratejasam |
praśāntakāyaṃ śubhaśāntamānasaṃ muniṃ samāśliṣyata śākyasiṃham ||

jñānodadhiṃ śuddhamahānubhāvaṃ dharmeśvaraṃ sarvavidaṃ munīśam |
devātidevaṃ naradevapūjyaṃ dharme svayaṃbhuṃ vaśinaṃ śrayadhvam ||

yo durdamaṃ cittamavartayadvaśe yo mārapāśairavamuktamānasaḥ |
yasyāpyavandhyāviha darśanaśravāstyayāntataḥ śāntavimokṣapāragaḥ ||

ālokyabhūtaṃ tamatulyadharmaṃ tamonudaṃ sannayaveditāram |
śāntakriyaṃ buddhamameyabuddhiṃ bhaktyā samastā upasaṃkramadhvam ||

sa vaidyarājo ’mṛtabheṣajapradaḥ sa vādiśūraḥ kugaṇipratāpakaḥ |
sa dharmabandhuḥ paramārthakovidaḥ sa nāyako ’nuttaramārgadeśakaḥ ||
iti ||

samanantaraspṛṣṭāśca khalu punaste śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrāḥ tasyā buddhā­nusmṛtyasaṅgājñānālokāyā raśmyā ābhiścaivaṃ­rūpābhirgāthābhiḥ saṃcoditāḥ samantataḥ praśāntāḥ samādhervyutthāya tān buddhā­nu­bhāvenāprameyā­saṃ­kh­yeyā­gaṇa­nāsamatikrāntakalpātikrāntān buddhān bhagavanto ’nusmaranti sma | teṣāṃ ca buddhānāṃ bhagavatāṃ yāni buddha­kṣetraguṇavyūhātparṣanmaṇḍalāni yāśca dharmadeśanāstā āsan, tān sarvānanusmaranti sma ||

atha khalu tasyāṃ rātrau praśāntāyāmīśvaraśca nāma śuddhāvāsakāyiko devaputro maheśvaro nāma nandaśca sunandaśca candanaśca mahitaśca praśāntaśca praśāntavinīteśvaraścaite cānye ca saṃbahulāḥ śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā atikrāntātikrāntairvarṇaiḥ sarvāvantaṃ jetavanaṃ divyenāvabhāsenāvabhāsya yena bhagavāṃstenopasaṃkrāman, upasaṃkramya bhagavataḥ pādau śirasābhivandya ekānte tasthuḥ | ekānte sthitāśca te śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā bhagavantametadavocan—asti bhagavan lalitavistaro nāma dharmaparyāyaḥ sūtrānto mahāvaipulyanicayo bodhi­sattva­kuśalamūlasamud­bhāvanaḥ tuṣita­vara­bhavana­vikiraṇa­saṃ­cintyāvak­rama­ṇavikrīḍanagarbhasthānaviśeṣa­saṃ­darśano ’bhijātajanma­bhūmipra­bhāva­saṃ­darśanaḥ sarva­bāla­caryāguṇaviśeṣasamatik­rama­sarvalaukikaśilpasthāna­karmas­thānalipi­saṃ­kh­yāmudrā—gaṇa­nāsidhanukalāpayuddhasālambhasarva­sattvaprativiśiṣṭa­saṃ­darśanāntaḥ­pura­viṣayopabhoga­saṃ­darśanaḥ sarva­bodhi­sattva­cariniṣpandaniṣ­patti­phalādhigama­pari­kīrtano bodhisattvavikrīḍitaḥ sarva­māra­maṇḍala­vidhvaṃ­sanaḥ tathāga­ta­bala­vaiśāradyāṣṭādaśāveṇikasamuccayo ’pramāṇa­buddha­dharma­nirdeśaḥ pūrvakairapi tathāgatairbhāṣitapūrvaḥ | tadyathā—bhagavatā padmottareṇa ca dharmaketunā ca dīpaṃkareṇa ca guṇaketunā ca mahākareṇa ca ṛṣidevena ca śrītejasā ca satyaketunā ca vajrasaṃhatena ca sarvābhibhuvā ca hemavarṇena ca atyuccagāminā ca pravāhasāgareṇa ca puṣpaketunā ca vararūpeṇa ca sulocanena ca ṛṣiguptena ca jinavaktreṇa ca unnatena ca puṣpitena ca ūrṇatejasā ca puṣkareṇa ca suraśminā ca maṅgalena ca sudarśanena ca mahāsiṃhatejasā ca sthitabuddhidattena ca vasantagandhinā ca satyadharmavipulakīrtinā ca tiṣyeṇa ca puṣyeṇa ca lokasundareṇa ca vistīrṇabhedena ca ratnakīrtinā ca ugratejasā ca brahmatejasā ca sughoṣeṇa ca supuṣṣeṇa ca sumanojñaghoṣeṇa ca suceṣṭarūpeṇa ca prahasitanetreṇa ca guṇarāśinā ca meghasvareṇa ca sundaravarṇena ca āyustejasā ca salīlagajagāminā ca lokābhilāṣitena ca jitaśatruṇā ca saṃpūjitena ca vipaśyinā ca śikhinā ca viśvabhuvā ca kakucchandena ca kanakamuninā ca kāśyapena ca tathāgatenārhatā samyaksaṃbuddhena bhāṣitapūrvaḥ, taṃ bhagavānapyetarhi saṃprakāśayet bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāyai mahato janakāyasyārthāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca | asya ca mahāyānodbhāvanārthaṃ sarvaparapravādināṃ ca nigrahārthaṃ sarvabodhisattvānāṃ codbhāvanārthaṃ sarvamārāṇāṃ cābhibhavanārthaṃ sarvabodhisattvayānikānāṃ ca pudgalānāṃ vīryārambhasaṃjananārthaṃ saddharmasya cānuparigrahārthaṃ triratnavaṃ­śasyānu­parig­rahārthaṃ triratnavaṃ­śasyānupacchedanārthaṃ buddhakāryasya ca parisaṃdarśanārthamiti | adhivāsayati sma bhagavāṃsteṣāṃ devaputrāṇāṃ tūṣṇībhāvena sadevakasya lokasyānukampāmupādāya ||

atha khalu devaputrā bhagavatastūṣṇī­bhāvenā­dhivāsanāṃ viditvā tuṣṭā udagrā āttamanasaḥ pramuditāḥ prītisaumanasyajātā bhagavataḥ pādau śirasābhivandya bhagavantaṃ triḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya divyaiś­canda­nacūrṇaira­guru­cūrṇairmāndārapuṣpaiścābhyavakīrya tatraivāntardadhuḥ ||

atha khalu bhagavāṃstasyāmeva rātryāmatyayena ca karīro maṇḍala­mātravyūhastenopa­saṃk­rāmat | upasaṃkramya bhagavān prajñapta evāsane nyaṣīdad­bodhi­sattva­gaṇa­puras­kṛtaḥ śrāvakasaṃghapuraskṛtaḥ | niṣadya bhagavān bhikṣūnāmantrayati sma—iti hi bhikṣavo rātrau praśāntāyāmīśvaro nāma śuddhāvāsakāyiko devaputro maheśvaraśca nāma nandaśca sunandaśca candanaśca mahitaśca praśāntaśca vinīteśvaraścaite cānye ca saṃbahulāḥ śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrāḥ purvavadyāvattatraivāntardadhuḥ | atha khalu te bodhisattvāste ca mahāśrāvakā yena bhagavāṃstenāñjaliṃ praṇamya bhagavantametadavocan—tatsādhu bhagavan, taṃ lalitavistaraṃ nāma dharmaparyāyaṃ deśayatu | tadbhaviṣyati bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāyai mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca etarhi cāgatānāṃ ca bodhisattvānāṃ mahāsattvānām | adhivāsayati sma bhagavāṃsteṣāṃ bodhisattvānāṃ mahāsattvānāṃ teṣāṃ ca mahāśrāvakāṇāṃ tūṣṇībhāvena sadevamānuṣāsurasya lokasyānukampāmupādāya | tatredamucyate—

rātryāmihāsyāṃ mama bhikṣavo ’dya sukhopaviṣṭasya niraṅgaṇasya |
praviṣṭamānasya śubhairvihārairekāgra­cittasya samāhitasya ||

athāgaman devasutā maharddhayaḥ pratītavarṇa vimalaśriyojjvalāḥ |
śriyāvabhāsyeha ca jetasāhvayaṃ vanaṃ mudā me ’ntikamabhyupāgatāḥ ||

maheśvaraścandana īśa nando praśāntacitto mahitaḥ sunandanaḥ |
śāntāhvayaścāpyuta devaputrastāstāśca bahvyo ’tha ca devakoṭyaḥ ||

praṇamya pādau pratidakṣiṇaṃ ca kṛtvaiva māṃ tasthurihāgrato me |
pragṛhya caivāñjalimaṅgulībhiḥ sagauravā māmiha te yayācuḥ ||

idaṃ mune rāganisūdanāḍhya vaipulyasūtraṃ hi mahānidānam |
yadbhāṣitaṃ sarvatathāgataiḥ prāg lokasya sarvasya hitārthametat ||

tatsādhvidānīmapi bhāṣato muniḥ sa bodhi­sattva­ugha­parig­rahecchayā |
paraṃ mahāyānamidaṃ prabhāṣayan parapravādānnamuciṃ ca dharṣayan ||

adyeṣaṇāṃ devagaṇasya tūṣṇīmagṛhṇadevānadhivāsanaṃ ca |
sarve ca tuṣṭā muditā udagrāḥ puṣpāṇi cikṣepuravāptaharṣam ||

tadbhikṣavo me śṛṇuteha sarve vaipulyasūtraṃ hi mahānidānam |
yadbhāṣitaṃ sarvatathāgataiḥ prāg lokasya sarvasya hitārthamevam ||
iti ||

iti śrīlalitavistare nidānaparivarto nāma prathamo ’dhyāyaḥ ||