Pīṭhasūtra

|| bhagavān rājagṛhe viharati veṇuvane kalandakanivāpe. tena khalu samayena tasmin rājagṛhe pīṭho nāmaḥ parivrājakaḥ prativasati sumāgadhāyāḥ puṣkariṇyās –hier immer puṣkaraṇyās erg.– tīre. sa evaṃ pariṣadi vācaṃ bhāṣate. yo me sacet tāṃ gāthāṃ gītam anugāsyati tasyāham antike brahmacaryaṃ cariṣyāmīti.

atha saṃbahulā bhikṣavaḥ pūrvāhṇe nivāsya pātracīvaram ādāya rājagṛhaṃ piṇḍāya prāviśan. aśrauṣuḥ saṃ­bahulā bhikṣavo rājagṛhaṃ piṇḍāya carantaḥ, asmiṃ rājagṛhe sumāgadhāyāḥ puṣkaraṇyās tīre pīṭho nāmaḥ parivrājakaḥ prativasati. sa evaṃ pariṣadi vācaṃ bhāṣate. pūrvavat. ekānte nyaṣīdan. ekāntaniṣaṇṇāḥ saṃbahulā bhikṣavo bhagavantam idam avocan*

iha vayaṃ bhadanta pūrvavat. adhivāsayati bhagavān saṃbahulānāṃ bhikṣūṇāṃ tūṣṇīṃbhavena.

atha bhagavān sāyāhne pratisaṃlayanād vyutthāya yena pīṭhaḥ parivrājakaḥ sumāgadhāyāḥ puṣkaraṇyās tīre tenopajagāma. adrākṣīt pīṭhaḥ parivrājako bhagavantaṃ dūrata eva. dṛṣṭvā ca punar bhagavato ’rthāyāsanaṃ prajñapayaty evaṃ cāha. niṣīdatāṃ bhagavān prajñapta evāsane. nyaṣīdad bhagavān prajñapta evāsane. niṣadya bhagavāṃ pīṭhaṃ parivrājakam idam avocat.

satyaṃ khalu tvaṃ pīṭha, evaṃ vadasi. yo me sacet tāṃ gāthāṃ gītam anugāsyati tasyāham antike brahmacaryaṃ cariṣyāmīti. ahaṃ tāṃ gāthāṃ gītam anugāsyāmi.

atha pīṭhaḥ parivrājakāḥ pīṭhasyopari pīṭhaṃ tasyāṃ velāyāṃ gāthāṃ babhāṣe ||

na viheṭhayet prāṇinaḥ | kāṃścid vi
duṣkṛtam* saṃvṛtas triṣu sthāneṣu

atha bhagavāṃ cetasā pīṭhasya parivrājakasya cittam ājñāya tasyāṃ velāyāṃ gāthāṃ babhāṣe ||

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mā ca viheṭhaya prāṇinaḥ | kāṃ

yasya kāyena vācā ca manasā nāsti duṣkṛtam*
saṃvṛtas triṣu sthāneṣu + + + + + + + + ||

atha pīṭhasya parivrājakasya etad abhavad iti me śramaṇo gautamaś cetasā cittam ājānāti. … yena bhagavāṃs tenāñjaliṃ praṇamya bhagavantam idam avocat.

labheyāhaṃ bho gautama svākhyāte dharmavinaye pravrajyām upasaṃpadaṃ bhikṣubhāvam. labdhavāṃ te svākhyāte dharmavinaye pravrajyām upasaṃpadaṃ bhikṣubhāvam. evaṃ pravrajitaḥ sa pīṭhaḥ parivrājakaḥ yasyārthe kulaputrāḥ keśaśmaśrūṇy avatārya kāṣāyāṇi vastrāṇy ācchādya samyag eva śraddhayāgārād anagārikāṃ pravrajanti. pūrvavad yāvad arhan babhūva suvimukta­cittaḥ. pīṭha iti sūtraṃ ||