Mahāvastu

105. A Former Life of Yaśoda

bhikṣū bhagavantam āhansuḥ || kasya bhagavan karmasya vipākena yaśodo śreṣṭhiputro āḍhyo mahādhano mahābhogo śreṣṭhikule upapanno kṣiprādhigamo ca gṛhasthabhūtenaiva balavaśībhāvaṃ prāptaṃ || bhagavān āha || etasyaiva bhikṣavo yaśodasya śreṣṭhiputrasya pūrvapraṇidhānaṃ ||

bhūta­pūrvaṃ bhikṣavo ihaiva vārāṇasyāṃ nagare kṣīṇakulaputro abhūṣi kṛcchravṛttiko daridro parakarmeṇa vṛttiṃ kalpayati buddhānāṃ cānutpādāya pratyekabuddhā loke utpadyanti buddhānām antarā dakṣiṇeyā tūṣṇīkaśobhanā ekacarā khaḍgaviṣāṇakalpā ekam ātmānaṃ damenti parinirvāpayanti dakṣiṇīyā puṇyakṣetrā || tato bhadriko nāma pratyekabuddho ṛṣivadanāto kalpasyaiva nivāsayitvā pātracīvaram ādāya nātikāle nātivikāle samaye prātarāse vartamāne vārāṇasyāṃ nagare piṇḍāya praviṣṭo susaṃvṛto kāyena susaṃvṛto vācāya susaṃvṛto manena sūpasthitikāya smṛtiye samāhito ekāgracitto susaṃvṛtendriyo ||

so dāni vārāṇasīnagare piṇḍāya caranto tena kṣīṇakulaputreṇa puruṣeṇa dṛṣṭo | prāsādikābhiprasannā devamanuṣyā tasya kṣīṇakulaputrasya puruṣasya | bhadrikaṃ pratyekabuddhaṃ dṛṣṭvā atīva manaṃ prasannaṃ prasannacittena gṛhaṃ praveśetvā gṛhe āhāreṇa pratimānito evaṃ cānena prāṇidhānam utpāditaṃ yaṃ edṛśo dakṣiṇeye adhikāraṃ kṛtvā kuśalamūlaṃ mā kāṃcid durgatiṃ vā vinipātaṃ vā gaccheyaṃ mā vā kadācid daridreṣu kuleṣūpapadyeyaṃ āḍhyeṣu mahādhaneṣu mahābhogeṣu kuleṣūpapadyeyaṃ || so dāni bhadriko pratyekabuddho imam evarūpaṃ praṇidhānaṃ viditvā haṃsarājā viya vaihāyasena prakrānto || so dāni puruṣo taṃ bhadrikaṃ pratyekabuddhaṃ vaihāyasena haṃsarājā viya vikramantaṃ dṛṣṭvā ca tasya pratyekabuddhasya spṛhayanto bhūyo prasannacitto praṇidhānam utpādeti | eteṣāṃ dharmāṇāṃ lābhī bhaveyaṃ yeṣām eṣa pravrajito dharmāṇāṃ lābhī ||

bhagavān āha || eṣa bhikṣavaḥ yaśodo śreṣṭhiputro tena kālena tena samayena iha vārāṇasyāṃ nagare kṣīṇakulaputro abhūṣi | yaṃ so tatra pratyekabuddhe adhikāraṃ kṛtvā praṇidhānam utpāditaṃ tasya karmasya vipākena tad upādāya na kadācid durgativinipāteṣūpapanno manuṣyeṣu cyuto deveṣu devamaheśākhyo upapanno deveṣu cyuto manuṣyamaheśākhyo upapanno ihaiva ca naṃ paścime janme tathāgataṃ ārāgetvā balavaśībhāvaṃ prāpto ||

yaśodajātakaṃ samāptaṃ ||