Mahāvastu

14. The Seventh Bhūmi

evam ukte āyuṣmān mahākāśyapa āyuṣmantaṃ mahākātyāyanam uvāca || ye ime bho dhutadharmadhara bodhisatvāḥ avaivartikāḥ ṣaṣṭhāto bhūmito saptamāṃ bhūmiṃ saṃkramanti teṣāṃ kevarūpaṃ sandhicittaṃ bhavatīti || evam ukte āyuṣmān mahākātyāyana āyuṣmantaṃ mahākāśyapaṃ gāthābhir adhyabhāṣata ||

ātmadamathe pravartayate cittaṃ paramamahājanahitāna |
yat saptamāṃ bhūmi saṃkramanti tathā bhūmiṣu tatsandhicittam iti ||

evam ukte āyuṣmān mahākāśyapa āyuṣmantaṃ mahākātyāyanam uvāca || ye ime bho jinaputra bodhisatvā avaivartikāḥ te prathamāyāṃ bhūmau upādāya kevarūpeṇa kāyakarmeṇa samanvāgatā bhavanti kevarūpeṇa vācākarmeṇa samanvāgatā bhavanti kevarūpeṇa manakarmeṇa samanvāgatā bhavanti kevarūpeṇa sattvena samanvāgātā bhavanti || evam ukte āyuṣmān mahākātyāyana āyuṣmantaṃ mahākāśyapam uvāca || ye ime bho dhutadharmadhara bodhisatvā avaivartikās teṣāṃ prathamāṃ bhūmim upādāya imāni karmāṇi bhavanti || praṇātipātavairamaṇaṃ prāṇātipātavairamaṇasya va varṇaṃ bhāṣanti tadadhyāśayān bhūmiṣu satvān praśaṃsanti ye na paraṃ ca kiṃcit pāpamitrasaṃyogena prāṇāṃ jīvitād vyaparopayanti || paraṃ saptahi bhūmīhi tehi vikrośamānehi satvehi karuṇāṃ pratilabhitvā śīlaṃ samādiyitvā rājyaṃ vā parityajya yad vā tad vā aiśvaryaṃ tyaktvā agārebhyo ’nagāriyaṃ pravrajitvā prāṇātipātavairamaṇasya bahulaṃ dharmaṃ deśayanti ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ ca bho dhutadharmadhara saptamāyāṃ bhūmau vartamāno ayaṃ paramapuruṣo rājā kuśo nāma babhūva || tasya devī apratimā nāma abhūṣī yā iyaṃ yaśodharā rāhulaśirisya mātā || yo cāyaṃ etarahi kalipuruṣo devadattaḥ so tadā jaṭharo nāma pradeśarājā babhūva || tāṃ śrutvā devīm apratiṃāṃ kāmarāgo mānasaṃ paryādinnavāṃ || so rājñaḥ kuśasya dūtam apreṣaye ||

dehi apratimāṃ devīṃ mama bhāryā bhaviṣyatīti |
atha na dāsi yuddhaṃ te sajjaṃ sajjaya vāhanaṃ ||

yat te vyavasitaṃ rāja tad anupreṣayasva me |
atha nānupreṣayasi me sarājyo vasam eṣyasi ||

evaṃ śrutvā kuśo rājā bhāriyām idam abravīt* |
śṛṇohi devi jaṭharasya vacanaṃ brūhi niścayaṃ ||

tato devī aśruvegaṃ pramuṃcitvā rājānaṃ kuśam uvāca ||

bhadra vata ahaṃ chedye ahaṃ bhedye narādhipa |
tvayā anatiriccāpi śastrehi pāramiṃ gatā ||

jaṭharasya śiraṃ rāja paśya samakūṭaṃ mayā |
chinnaṃ rudhirasaṃklinnaṃ tava pādeṣu veṣṭatu ||

mayā tu jantunā tyaktaḥ sonāhārīkṛtaṃ śaraḥ |
jaṭharasya bhittvā svadehaṃ bhūyo bhetsyati medinīṃ ||

aśvapṛṣṭhe rathe skandhe vāraṇasya kṛtaṃ mayā |
yodhanaravarāgre ca jaṭharasyāntaṃ kṛtaṃ mahaṃ ||

ahaṃ mantre ahaṃ sandhyā ahaṃ vacanakartṛme |
aghātyam api ghātaye hetubhiḥ kāraṇaiḥ tathā ||

dvābhyāṃś ca parimokṣeyaṃ aham eva niropama |
mama māyā hy asaṃkhyeyā lokaḥ tṛṇamayo mama ||

gandhamālyadharo rājā prāsādatalagocaraḥ |
strīsahasrāṃkam āsṛtya yathā ca nirutsuko siyā iti ||

atha bho jinaputra devī apratimā tathārūpaṃ upāyam ādeśayi yenopāyena rājā jaṭharo viśvasta antaḥpuraṃ rājñaḥ kuśasya praviśi vaśam upāgato devyā apratimāyā || atha sā devī apratimā rājño jaṭharasya hṛdaye padaṃ dakṣiṇaṃ kṛtvā savyaṃ pādaṃ gulphe pratiṣṭhāpya ślokān imān agāsi ||

yāṃ puṣpitāṃ vanalatāṃ bhramarāḥ pibanti
puṣpāgame kusumareṇuvicitrapakṣā |
naiva tvayā kupuruṣa śrutapūrvarūpaṃ
nātrāpare madhukarāḥ praṇayaṃ karonti ||

yāṃ padminīṃ vanagajo aruhe kadācit*
paṃke jalapralulitāṃ madanāturāṅgaḥ |
naiva tvayā kupuruṣa śrutapūrvarūpaṃ
nātrāpare vanagajāḥ praṇayaṃ karonti ||

yā bhūmipālamahitasya ure vitīrṇā
muktākalāpa iva saṃramate niśāyāṃ |
kamalāṃ tuvaṃ vyavasito anavadyagātrīṃ
prāptuṃ mahītalagato iva pūrṇacandram iti ||

atha khalu bho dhutadharmadhara rājā jaṭharo tasmiṃ kāle vikrośati || prasīda devi śaraṇaṃ prayacchatheti || tāṃ devīm apratimāṃ kuśo rājā uvāca ||

abhayaṃ dadāhi devī kāpuruṣasya śaraṇaṃ upagatasya |
tasya kṛtāṃjalipuṭasya yāvaṃ eṣu hi satāṃ dharma iti ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bho dhutadharmadhara eṣo bhagavān ugro nāma nāgarājā ahituṇḍikena mantrauṣadhibalair vaśanītaḥ sambādham āpanno babhūva || so ca pramādāt* ahituṇḍiko bhraṣṭamantro babhūva || atha tasya ugrasya nāgarājño etad abhavat* || prāpyo khalv ayaṃ mama kāpuruṣo bhasmīkartum iti | api tu naitad asmākam anurūpaṃ dharmarakṣānuraktānām iti || ślokān uvāca ||

yo pi tuvaṃ mama prāpyo bhasmīkartuṃ svatejasā |
bhraṣṭamantrasya te demi abhayaṃ jīva me ciram iti ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bho dhutadharmadhara eṣa eva bhagavān siṃho mṛgarājā eṣa cāyaṃ kupuruṣadevadatto lubdhako babhūva || athainaṃ siṃhayogyāvasthopavane vanavicāriṃ ekacaraṃ upāsīnaṃ viśvastaṃ nirviceṣṭaṃ nirvṛtam aparipaśyantaṃ pūrvāśayopacitabaddhavairaḥ lubdhako digdheṣuṇā aviddha || so ca viddhaḥ stimito gambhīradhairyopapannaḥ svabale paryavasthitaḥ asantrasta īṣadunnataśirodharo tadā tam asatpuruṣaṃ bhītaṃ layanam upagataṃ niśāmya cintām āpannaḥ || prāpyo khalv ayaṃ mama adhamapuruṣo giri­śikharaguhāvṛkṣarasātalagato pi hantuṃ | api tu na vaireṇa vairāṇi śāmyante iti kṛtvā imaṃ ślokam uvāca ||

viṣaliptena viddho ’haṃ śareṇa marmaghātinā |
adyaivaṃ na bhavet tasya bhītasya nāsti te bhayam iti ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bho dhutadharmadhara eṣaiva bhagavān sārthavāho babhūva saṃmataḥ || sārtho cānenaiva asatpuruṣeṇa devadattena deśikena sārthacaurair upaskṛtena kāntārādhvānamārgapratipannaḥ || pūrvavairānuṣaṅgapratibaddha­mānasas taṃ sārthacaurair ghātāpayitum upasaṃkrāntaḥ || taiś ca vāṇijaiḥ sārthavāhapramukhais te caurā nigṛhītā deśikapūrvaṃgamāś ca vadham upanīyantā vikrośantā aśaraṇāḥ sārthavāham eva śaraṇam upagatāḥ deśikaś ca parādhāparāddhaḥ kṛtāṃjalipuṭaḥ sārthavāham abhayaṃ yāci || tasya bhavaśatasahasraparicitā karuṇāvihāriṇo karuṇā samutthitā prāṇahareṣu api teṣu abhayaṃ dattvā deśikam uvāca ||

anuvātaṃ mayā muktaḥ dhūmo deśaṃ vināśayet* |
deśikaṃ saha caurebhyaḥ anujānāmi jīvitam iti ||

bhūyaś ca bho dhutadharmadhara iminā eva ca bhagavatā rājñā satā agramahiṣyāḥ mahāparādhāparāddhāyā vadhasthānaprāptāyāḥ yācintyā abhayaṃ dattaṃ | pūrvopacitamārdavārjava­saṃ­panna agramahiṣīṃ śāntvayitvā imaṃ ślokam uvāca ||

hantāsyā āmapātreṇa śastraṃ kāyena pātayet* |
abhayan te ahaṃ demi tac ca sthānaṃ yathāpuram iti ||

evam ādīni bho dhutadharmadhara duṣkaraśatasahasrāṇi kṛtāni bodhisatvehi ye avaivartikā evaṃ kāyena evaṃ vācā evaṃ manasā || bahuvidhaguṇayuktā saṃsāraṃ saṃsarantā bodhisatvāś ca bhavanti | api tu karmavaśam upāgamya guṇasaṃkṣepakīrtitakriyā te bodhisatvā bhavanti | dṛḍhavikramā dhṛtiyuktāḥ satyapratijñā ārjavā aśaṭhā bhavanti | akṛpaṇāś ca bhavanti | alolāś ca bhavanti | mārdavāś ca bhavanti | sānukrośāś ca vimardasahāś ca aparyādinnacittāś ca alolitacittāś ca durdharṣāś ca durjayāś ca satvayuktāś ca tyāgasaṃpannāś ca pratijñāsaṃpannāś ca bhavanti | pratibhānavantāś ca vicitrapratibhānavantāś ca nayanasaṃpannāś ca atittigāś ca bhavanti | paramārthābhiniviṣṭāś ca bhavanti | saṃgṛhītagrāhiṇaś ca bhavanti | śucisamācārāś ca bhavanti | āniṃjyacittāś ca bhavanti | atīva bahumānayuktāś ca bhavanti | guru­janasajjana­upacāra­saṃ­pannāś ca bhavanti | upāyakuśalāś ca bhavanti | sarvakāryeṣu sandhigrahasaṃyojakāś ca bhavanti | rājakāryeṣu padasandhividuṣaś ca bhavanti | pariṣāskhalitavacanā ugravacanamarṣayitāraś ca bhavanti | jñānaketavo bahujanasaṃgrahakuśalāś ca bhavanti | samacittā anupakruṣṭavṛttidvārāś ca bhavanti | prasiddhakarmāntā abhyupapattikuśalāś ca bhavanti | paraduḥkheṣu parikaraṇakuśalāś ca bhavanti | āsvādādīnaveṣu aśithilamadhurāś ca kutsitadarśaneṣu doṣasamudghātakuśalāś ca bhavanti | parakopīnacchādaneṣu aparikhinnāś ca bhavanti | phalanirvṛtya­pari­kāṃ­kṣiṇaḥ rāgadveṣamohaviv­eka­kuśala­mūlāś ca bhavanti | kleśavyayaśamābhyupakārakuśalāś ca bhavanti | sarvopakāriṣu vicikitsāparivarjitāś ca bhavanti | sarvadharmeṣu aparikhinnasaṃkalpāś ca bhavanti | gambhīrabuddhadharmeṣu īhopasaṃpannāś ca bhavanti | paramārthādhigame anupaliptakāya­karma­vāk­karma­mano­karmāś ca bhavanti | bhavasajjīvatatve aparāmṛṣṭaśubhakarmāś ca bhavanti | jñānaparamā asaṃkliṣṭapratibhānāś ca bhavanti | buddhaviṣayābhilāṣiṇaḥ apratyādeśanaparāś ca bhavanti | jñānaketava akhinnavacanāḥ pravarjanākuśalāś ca bhavanti | aduṣṭasvabhāvagatā parābhavāpagatāś ca bhavanti | vigatasāvadyāś ca bhavanti | trividhauddhatya­pari­vartijatāś ca bhavanti | sthitalapā akāmakāminaś ca bhavanti | amaithunagāminaḥ sarvasatva­saṃg­rahaṇāvidūṣakāś ca lokam anupraviṣṭāḥ kṛtaniścayabalādhānāś ca bhavanti | sarvakarmeṣu nānāsthānāsthānakuśalāś ca bhavanti satvādyāś ca ity evaṃ guṇasaṃpannā bhavanti | puṅgavā asaṃkhyeyaguṇadhīrā satveṣu samabuddhino bhavanti ca | atra ucyate ||

na śakyaṃ gaganasya antaṃ gantuṃ sarvavihaṃgamaiḥ |
na śakyaṃ sarvasatvehi guṇā jñātuṃ svayambhuvām iti ||

ye ca bho dhutadharmadhara lokahitasukhārthaṃ mantrā vā agadā vā satvānām upakārāye kalpenti sarve te bodhisatvehi praṇītā || yāni ca bhaiṣajyāni loke pracaranti satvānāṃ hitasukhārthaṃ sarvāṇi tāni bodhisatvebhyaḥ upaśiṣṭāni || yāni ca śāstrāṇi tattvaniścayayuktāni loke pracaranti sarvāṇi tāni bodhisatvanītāni || yac ceha loke saṃkhyāgaṇanaṃ mudrāsthānāni ca sarvā eṣā bodhisatvānāṃ nīti || yā vā imā loke saṃjñā brāhmī puṣkarasārā kharostī yāvanī brahmavāṇī puṣpalipī kutalipī śaktinalipī vyatyastalipī lekhalipī mudrālipī ukarama­dhura­daradacīṇahūṇāpīrā vaṅgā sīphalā tramidā dardurā ramaṭhabhayavaicchetukā gulmalā hastadā kasūlā ketukā kusuvā talikā jajarideṣu akṣabaddhaṃ sarvā eṣā bodhisatvānāṃ nīti || kana­ka­raja­tatraputāmrasīsa­maṇi­ratanakṣetrāṇi sarvāṇy etāni bodhisatvānāṃ nītiḥ || yāni yāni ca kāraṇāni lokasya upakārāye kalpenti sarvāṇy etāni bodhisatvanītāni || tatredam ucyate ||

lokasya arthaviduṣaḥ puruṣapradhānāḥ
saṃsāram apratisamāḥ parivartamānāḥ |
śreyaś caranti marumānuṣaguhyakānāṃ
paramo hi samudāgama īśvarāṇām iti ||

evam ukte āyuṣmān mahākāśyapa āyuṣmantaṃ mahākātyāyanam uvāca || ye te bho jinaputra avaivartikās teṣāṃ kiṃ cittam utpadyate || evam ukte āyuṣmān mahākātyāyana āyuṣmantaṃ mahākāśyapam uvāca || ye te bho dhutadharmadhara bodhisatvā avaivartikās teṣāṃ saptamāto bhūmito aṣṭamāṃ bhūmiṃ saṃkramantānāṃ mahākaruṇāsaṃprayuktaṃ cittam utpadyate ||

ity eṣā saptamā bhūmi bodhisatvānam ucyate iti ||

iti śrīmahāvastu-avadāne saptamā bhūmiḥ samāptā ||