Mahāvastu

1. Prologue

oṃ namaḥ śrīmahābuddhāya atītānāgatapratyutpannebhyaḥ sarvabuddhebhyaḥ ||

mahāvastuye ādi || catvāri imāni bodhisatvānāṃ bodhisatvacaryāṇi || katamāni catvāri || prakṛticaryā praṇidhānacaryā anulomacaryā anivartanacaryā || namo aparājitadhvajāya tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya | yasyāntike ’nenaiva bhagavatā śākyamuninā prathamaṃ kuśalamūlāni avaropitāni rājñā cakravartibhūtena adau prakṛticaryāyāṃ pravartamānena || namo ’tītāya śākyamunaye tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya | yasyāntike ’nenaiva bhagavatā śākyamuninā prathamaṃ kuśalamūlapraṇidhāṇaṃ kṛtaṃ vaṇikśreṣṭhibhūtenādau praṇidhānacaryāyāṃ pravartamānenāho punar aham anāgate ’dhvani buddho bhaveyaṃ tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho yathāyaṃ bhagavāñ cchākyamunir mamāpi śākyamunir iti nāmadheyaṃ vistareṇa yāvat* mamāpi kapilavastunagaraṃ bhaved iti || namaḥ samitāvine tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya yasyāntike ’nenaiva bhagavatā śākyamuninānu­lomapraṇidhānaṃ kṛtaṃ rājñā cakravartibhūtena anulomacaryāyāṃ pratiṣṭhitena [katamā nivartanacaryā] || namo dīpaṃkarāya tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya | yenāyaṃ bhagavān prathamata evaṃ vyākṛtaḥ | bhaviṣyasi tvaṃ māṇavakānāgate ’dhvani apari­mitā­saṃ­kh­yeyāprameyehi kalpehi śākyamunir nāma tathāgato ’rhaṃ saṃyaksaṃbuddha iti | vistareṇodīrayiṣyaṃ dīpaṃkaravastuni meghamāṇavavyākaranaṃ || ataḥ prabhṛty anivartanacaryāyāṃ dīpaṃkarasya tathāgatasya tasyottareṇāparimāṇehi tathāgatehi anuvyākṛto buddho bhaviṣyasīti || tataḥ paścāt sarvābhibhuvāpi bhagavatānuvyākṛtaṃ || bhaviṣyasi tvaṃ abhiji bhikṣo ’nāgate ’dhvani śatasahasrakalpe śākyamunir nāma tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddha ity evamādi vistareṇodīrayiṣyaṃ abhijibhikṣuvyākaranaṃ || namo vipaśyine tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya || namo krakutsaṃdāya tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya || namaḥ kāśyapāya tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya | yena bhagavatā ayam eva bhagavāṃ cchākyamunir anuvyākṛto yuvarājye ca abhiṣikto | bhaviṣyasi tvaṃ jyotiṣpālānāgate ’dhvani mamānantaram eva śākyamunir nāma tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddha iti vistareṇodīrayiṣyaṃ jyotiṣpālasya bhikṣor vyākaraṇaṃ ||

evaṃ namo ’tītānāgatapratyutpannebhyaḥ saṃbuddhebhyaḥ ||

nidānanamaskarāṇi samāptāni ||

śrī­mahā­vastunidānagāthā

ārya­mahā­sāṃ­ghikānāṃ lokottaravādināṃ madhyadeśikānāṃ pāṭhena vinayapiṭakasya mahāvastuye ādi ||

caturvidhā upasaṃpadā svāma-upasaṃpadā ehibhikṣukāya upasaṃpadā daśavargena gaṇena upasaṃpadā paṃcavargena gaṇena upasaṃpadā cat || tatra svāmupasaṃpadā nāma upasaṃpannā bhagavanto ’bhyāse bodhīya mūle || daśa kuśalā karmapathā ye hi samādāya vartanti te bodhāya samāsannatarā bhavanti || tatrāpi ca so prativiśiṣṭo || tenaivaṃ buddhavaineyatāyai va sukṛtiṣv etāsu caritena dīpaṃkaram upāgamiya paṭipāṭiyā prāṇakoṭīṣu dṛṣṭvā darśanīyaṃ samantaprāsādikaṃ prasādanīyaṃ śrāvakasaṃghaparivṛtaṃ tasya spṛhācittam utpādye | sādhu syād yady ahaṃ lokam eva abhibhūya loke lokārthacaro lokasyāsya hitāya jāyeyaṃ || jñātvā samudāgamaṃ saṃbodhau niyataṃ ca tasya praṇidhānaṃ ātmasamatāye samāsataḥ svayaṃbhūsamatāye vyākārṣīt* || buddho bhaviṣyasi tvam anāgate ’dhvany aparimāṇe śākyakule śākyasuto devamanuṣyāṇām arthāya || so vyākṛto bhagavatā puruṣottamatāye puruṣasiṃhena agrapuruṣaḥ supuruṣaḥ puruṣottamacārikām acari || so bodhisatvacaryāṃ satvānāṃ hitasukhaṃ gaveṣanto saṃsarati bodhisatvo lokārthaṃ ātmano ’rthaṃ ca | so ’yaṃ kiñcid evaṃ dānaṃ śīlaṃ samayaṃ copavāsaṃ sevati amātsaryavanto lokasya hitaṃ gaveṣanto | dānaṃ ca priyavādyaṃ ca tathārthacaryā samānasukhaduḥkhatā saṃgrahavastuhi jino caturhi parikalpaye satvāṃ || na tasya abhūṣi kiñcid aparityaktaṃ yaṃ asti sannihitaṃ | dṛṣṭvāna ca yācanakaṃ bhūyo ’sya mano prasāditvā cakṣūṇi ca mānsāni ca putradāraṃ dhanaṃ ca dhānyaṃ ca ātmā ca jīvitaṃ ca bhūyobhūyo parityaktā || etena upāyena bahūni jātīnayutaśatasahasrāṇi saṃsarati bodhisatvo satvānām arthaṃ cintayanto yathātathaṃ kālajño samayajño pudgalaparāparajñatākuśalo samayam abhikāṃkṣamāṇo tuṣitakāyaṃ upāgamesi | tuṣitabhavane bhavanudo bhavo anityo ti bhāvayanto sugato carimaṃ bhavam upāgami || bhagavān bhavavipramokṣāye ekatilakolabhakṣo paramakṛśo duṣkarantapo acari | paramaśarīrapīḍo jānanto na eṣa mārgo ti vipramokṣāya nadīkālasamaye nadīye nairaṃjanāye snāyitvā agrapure gayasāhvaye niṣīde siṃho vā asaṃtrasto | purime yāme anaghaṃ divyaṃ cakṣur yoniśo viśodhetvā satvānām āgatigatiṃ vividhāṃ bhagavāṃ abhijñāsi || yāme madhyamasmiṃ pūrvanivāsaṃ anusmarasi itareṣāṃ ātmano ca pūrvaṃ ca nivāsavāraṃ bahuprakāraṃ abhijñāsi || yāme ca paścimasmiṃ yaṃ jñeyaṃ puruṣadamyasārathinā sarvantam ekakṣaṇe svayambhūsamatāṃ samanubudhye iti ||

śrī­mahā­vastunidānagāthā samāptā ||

bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddho yad arthaṃ samudāgato tad arthaṃ abhisaṃbhāvayitvā srāvastīyaṃ viharati jetavane anāthapiṇḍadasyārāme śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca vistareṇa nidānaṃ kṛtyaṃ ||