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8: devakulopanayanaparivarto ’ṣṭamaḥ

iti hi bhikṣavo yāmeva rātriṃ bodhisattvo jātastasyāmeva rātryāṃ viṃśati kanyāsahasrāṇi kṣatriyabrāhmaṇanaigamagṛhapati­mahā­śālakuleṣu jātāḥ | tāśca sarvā mātāpitṛbhirbodhisattvāya dattā upasthānaparicaryāyai | viṃśati ca kanyāsahasrāṇi rājñā śuddhodanena dattāni bodhi­sattvas­yopasthāna­pari­caryāyai | viṃśati ca kanyāsahasrāṇi mitrāmātyātmajñātisālohitairdattāni bodhi­sattvas­yopasthāna­pari­caryāyai | viṃśati ca kanyāsahasrāṇi amātyapārṣadyairdattāni bodhi­sattvas­yopasthāna­pari­caryāyai ||

tadā ca bhikṣavo mahallakamahallikāḥ śākyāḥ saṃnipatya rājānaṃ śuddhodanamupa­saṃk­ramyaivamāhuḥ—yat­khalu deva jānīyāḥ—devakulaṃ kumāra upanīyatāmiti | rājā āha—sādhu, upanīyatāṃ kumāraḥ | tena hi maṇḍyatāṃ nagaram | upaśobhyantāṃ vīthicatvaraśṛṅgāṭa­kānta­rāpaṇarathyāmukhāni | apanīyantāmamaṅgalyāḥ kāṇakubjabadhirāndhamūkavi­saṃs­thitavirūparūpā aparipūrṇendriyāḥ | upanāmyantāṃ maṅgalāni | ghuṣyantāṃ puṇyabheryaḥ | tāḍyantāṃ maṅgalyaghaṇṭāḥ | samalaṃkriyantāṃ puravaradvārāṇi | vādyantāṃ sumanoj­ñatūryatālāvacarāṇi | saṃnipātyantāṃ sarvakoṭṭarājānaḥ | ekībhavantu śreṣṭhigṛhapatyamātyadauvārikapāriṣadyāḥ | yujyantāṃ kanyārathāḥ | upanāmyantāṃ pūrṇakumbhāḥ | saṃnipātyantāmadhīyānā brāhmaṇāḥ | alaṃkriyantāṃ devakulāni | iti hi bhikṣavo yathoktapūrvaṃ sarvaṃ kṛtamabhūt ||

tato rājā śuddhodanaḥ svagṛhaṃ praviśya mahāprajāpatīṃ gautamīmāmantryaivamāha—alaṃ­kri­yantāṃ kumāraḥ devakulamupaneṣyata iti | sādhviti pratiśrutya mahāprajāpatī gautamī kumāraṃ maṇḍayati sma ||

tataḥ kumāro maṇḍyamānaḥ prahasitavadano vyapagatabhṛkuṭikaḥ paramamadhurayā vācā mātṛsvasāramevamāha—amba kutrāhamupaneṣyata iti | āha—devakulaṃ putreti | tataḥ kumāraḥ smitamupadarśayan prahasitavadano mātṛsvasāraṃ gāthābhiradhyabhāṣata—

jātasya mahyamiha kampita trisahasraṃ śakraśca brahma asurāśca mahoragāśca |
candraśca sūrya tatha vaiśravaṇaḥ kumāro mūrdhnā krameṣu nipatitva namasyayanti ||

katamo ’nyu deva mama uttari yo viśiṣṭo yasmin mama praṇayase tvamihādya amba |
devātideva ahu uttamu sarvadevaiḥ devo na me ’sti sadṛśaḥ kuta uttaraṃ vā ||

lokānuvartana pratī iti amba yāsye dṛṣtvā vikurvita mamā janatā udagrāḥ |
adhimātru gaurava kariṣyati citrakāraḥ jñāsyanti devamanujā svaya devadevaḥ ||

iti hi bhikṣavaḥ sarvairvarṇaiḥ stutimaṅgalaiḥ pratyupasthitaira­pari­mitālaṃ­kārālaṃ­kṛteṣu vīthicatvaraśṛṅgāṭa­kānta­rāpaṇamukheṣvantaḥpure kumārasya rathamalaṃkṛtya rājā śuddhodano brāhmaṇanaigamaśreṣṭhigṛhapatyamātyakoṭṭa­rāja­dauvārikapāriṣadyamitrajñāti­pari­vṛtaḥ puraskṛto dhūpanadhūpitena muktapuṣpābhikīrṇena hayagaja­ratha­patti­kalilenocchritachatradhvajapatākena nānātūryasaṃpravāditena mārgeṇa kumāraṃ gṛhītvā gacchati sma | devatāśatasahasrāṇi bodhisattvasya rathaṃ vahanti sma | anekāni ca deva­putrāp­saraḥ­koṭini­yuta­śata­sahas­rāṇi gaganatalagatāni puṣpavarṣāṇyabhipravarṣanti sma | tūryāṇi ca pravādayanti sma | iti hi rājā śuddhodano mahatā rājavyūhena mahatā rājarddhyā mahatā rājānubhāvena kumāraṃ gṛhītvā devakulaṃ praviśati sma | samanantarapratiṣṭhāpitaśca bodhisattvena dakṣiṇaścaraṇayoḥ kramatalastasmin devakule atha tā acetanyo devapratimāḥ tadyathā—śivaskandanārāyaṇakuberacandrasūryavaiśravaṇaśakra­brahma­lokapālaprabhṛtayaḥ pratimāḥ—sarvāḥ svebhyaḥ svebhyaḥ sthānebhyo vyutthāya bodhisattvasya kramatalayornipatanti sma | tatra devamanuṣyaśatasahasrāṇi hīhīkārakilakilāpramukhaiḥ prakṣveḍitaśatasahasrāṇi prāmuñcan | cailavikṣepāṇi cākārṣuḥ | sarvaṃ ca kapilavastumahānagaraṃ ṣaṅvikāraṃ prākampitam | divyāni ca kusumāni prāvarṣan | tūryaśatasahasrāṇi cāghaṭṭitāni praṇeduḥ | yeṣāṃ ca devānāṃ tāḥ pratimāḥ, te sarve svasvarūpamupadarśyemā gāthā abhāṣata—

no merū girirāja parvatavaro jātū name sarṣape
no vā sāgara nāgarājanilayo jātū name goṣpade |
candrāditya prabhaṃkarā prabhakarā khadyotake no name
prajñāpuṇyakulodito guṇadharaḥ kasmānname devate ||

yadvat sarṣapa goṣpade va salilaṃ khadyotakā vā bhavet
evaṃ ca trisahasra devamanujā ye keci mānāśritāḥ |
merūsā­gara­candrasūryasadṛśo loke svayaṃbhūttamo
yaṃ loko hyabhivandya lābha labhate svargaṃ tathā nirvṛtim ||

asmin khalu punarbhikṣavo bodhisattvena mahāsattvena devakule praveśe saṃdarśyamāne dvātriṃśatāṃ deva­putra­śata­sahas­rāṇāmanuttarāyāṃ samyaksaṃbodhau cittānyutpadyante | ayaṃ bhikṣavo heturayaṃ pratyayo yenopekṣako bodhisattvo bhavati sma devakulamupanīyamāna iti ||

iti śrīlalitavistare devakulopanayanaparivarto nāma aṣṭamo ’dhyāyaḥ ||