Mahāvastu

4. The Story of Abhiya

bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddho yad arthaṃ samudāgato tad artham abhisaṃbhāvayitvā rājagṛhe viharati gṛdhrakūṭe parvate śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca satkṛto gurukṛto mānito pūjito apacito lābhāgrayaśograprāptaḥ lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātraśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajya­pari­ṣkārāṇāṃ tatra anupalipto padmam iva jale puṇyabhāgīyāṃ satvāṃ puṇyehi niveśento phalabhāgīyāṃ satvāṃ phalehi pratiṣṭhāpayanto vāsanābhāgīyāṃ satvāṃ vāsanāyām avasthāpayanto amṛtavarṣeṇa devamanuṣyā saṃvibhajanto prāṇasahasrāṇi amṛtam anuprāpayanto anavarāgra­jāti­jarā­maraṇa­saṃ­sārakāntāranarakādidurga­saṃ­sārakāntāragrahaṇadāruṇāto mahāprapātāto uddharitvā kṣeme sthale śame śive abhaye nirvāṇe pratiṣṭhāpayanto āvarjayitvā aṅgamagadhāṃ vajjimallā kāśikośalāṃ cetivatsamatsyāṃ śūrasenāṃ kurupaṃcālā śividaśārṇāṃ ca aśvaka-avantīṃ jñāneṣu parākramya svayaṃbhū divyehi vihārehi āniṃjehi vihārehi sāntatyehi vihārehi buddho buddhavihārehi jino jinavihārehi jānako jānakavihārehi sarvajño sarvajñavihārehi cetovaśiprāpto ca punar buddho bhagavanto yehi yehi vihārehi ākāṃkṣati viharituṃ tehi tehi vihārehi viharati || atha so āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano kālyasya eva nivāsayitvā rājagṛhaṃ nagaraṃ piṇḍāya prakrami || atha khalu āyuṣmato mahāmaudgalyāyanasya aciraprakrāntasya etad abhūṣīt* || atiprāg eva khalu tāvad etarhiṃ rājagṛhe nagare piṇḍāya carituṃ yan nūnāhaṃ yena śuddhāvāso devanikāyo ten’ upasaṃkrameyaṃ | ciraṃ me śuddhāvāsaṃ devanikāyaṃ upasaṃkrāntasya || atha khalu āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyana padavītihāreṇa ṛddhīye yena śuddhāvāsaṃ devanikāyaṃ tena prakrāmi || adrākṣuḥ sambahulā śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanaṃ dūrato yevāgacchantaṃ dṛṣṭvā ca punar yenāyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano tena pratyudgatāsuḥ || ettha ettha āryo mahāmaudgalyāyano | svāgatam āryamahāmaudgalyāyanasya anurāgam āryasya mahāmaudgalyāyanasya | cirasya punaḥ āryo mahāmaudgalyāyano paryāyam akārṣīt* yad idaṃ iha āgamanāya || atha khalu te saṃbahulā śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā āyuṣmato mahāmaudgalyāyanasya pādau śirasā vanditvā ekamante sthitā || tatra anyataro śuddhāvāsakāyiko devaputro āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanam etad avocat* || āścaryam idam ārya mahāmaudgalyāyana adbhutam idam ārya mahāmaudgalyāyana yāvadduḥkhasamudānīyā anuttarā samyaksaṃbodhiḥ yad idaṃ kalpānāṃ śatasahasreṇa || atha khalu bhagavan so śuddhāvāsakāyiko devaputro āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanaṃ adhyabhāṣi ||

kalpāna śatasahasraṃ abhiyo nāma bhikṣu sarāgo abhūṣi sadoṣo samoho || tena khalu punaḥ maudgalyāyana samayena vasumataṃ nāma nagaraṃ abhūṣi ṛddhaṃ ca sphītaṃ ca kṣemaṃ ca subhikṣaṃ ca ākīrṇajanamanuṣyaṃ ca sukhitajanamanuṣyaṃ ca bahujanamanuṣyaṃ ca praśāntadaṇḍaḍamaraṃ sunigṛhītataskaravyavahārasampannaṃ || vasumate khalu punar maudgalyāyana mahānagare uttiyo nāma śreṣṭhī abhūṣi kṛtapuṇyo maheśākhyo āḍhyo mahādhano mahābhogo prabhūtasvāpateyo prabhūta­dhanadhānyakośakoṣṭhāgāro prabhūta­jātarūpa­raja­tavittopakaraṇo prabhūtahastyaśvagaveḍako prabhūta­dāsīdā­sakar­makarapauruṣeyo bhagavato sarvābhibhusya śāsane śraddhāprasanno buddhadharmasaṃghamaṅgalo nandādīnāṃ bhikṣūṇām abhiprasanno || atha khalu maudgalyāyana nando ca bhikṣuḥ abhiyo ca bhikṣuḥ uttiyasya śreṣṭhisya gṛham upasaṃkrameyuḥ || nando maudgalyāyana bhikṣuḥ tasmiṃ śreṣṭhikule satkṛto abhūṣi gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjitaḥ apacitaḥ na tathā abhiyo bhikṣuḥ || uttiyasya khalu punaḥ maudgalyāyana śreṣṭhisya dhītā vasumate mahānagare anyatarasya gṛhapatimahāśālasya bhāryā abhūṣi | sā maudgalyāyana nandasya bhikṣusya atīvābhiprasannā abhūṣi || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana abhiyo bhikṣuḥ nandaṃ bhikṣuṃ īrṣyāprakṛtena abhūtenābrahmacaryavādena anudhvaṃseti || abrahmacārī nando bhikṣuḥ pāpadharmā asaṃyato praticchannapāpakarmānto | uttiyasya śreṣṭhisya dhītuḥ sārddhaṃ vipraduṣṭo || taṃ sevitaṃ vasumate mahānagare yaṃ mahājanakāyena śrotavyaṃ śraddhātavyaṃ manyensuḥ || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana nandaṃ bhikṣuṃ vasumate mahānagare brāhmaṇagṛhapatikā uttiyo ca śreṣṭhī na bhūyo tathā satkaritavyaṃ gurukartavyaṃ mānayitavyaṃ pūjayitavyaṃ manyensuḥ yathā pūrvaṃ | labhyaṃ satpuruṣā pratyāgacchanti akuśalena karmaṇā vipratisārī bhavanti || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana abhiyasya bhikṣusya etad abhūṣi || nando bhikṣu vītarāgo vigatadoṣo vigatamoho araho mahābhāgo so ca maye īrṣyāprakṛtena abhūtenābrahmacaryavādena anudhvaṃsito || mayā bahuṃ apuṇyaṃ prasūtaṃ || yan nūnāhaṃ nandaṃ bhikṣuṃ kṣamāpeyaṃ bhagavato ca sarvābhibhusya antike atyayaṃ deśeyaṃ || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana abhiyo bhikṣu nandaṃ bhikṣuṃ kṣamāpayām āsa bhagavato ca sarvābhibhūsya antike atyayaṃ deśeti || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana abhiyo bhikṣuḥ yena uttiyo śreṣṭhis tenopasaṃkramitvā uttiyaṃ śreṣṭhim etat avocat* || iccheyam ahaṃ gṛhapati bhagavato sarvābhibhūsya saśrāvakasaṃghasya adhikāraṃ kartuṃ dehi me arthamātraṃ || adāsi mahāmaudgalyāyana uttiyo śreṣṭhi abhiyasya bhikṣusya prabhūtaṃ hiraṇyaṃ suvarṇaṃ tadanye pi gṛhapatimahāśālāḥ atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana vasumate mahānagare duve gandhikamahattarakā abhiyasya bhikṣusya abhiprasannā abhūṣi || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyan’ abhiyo bhikṣu śatasahasrahasto yena te duve gandhikamahattarakā tenopasaṃkramitvā duve gandhikamahattarakāṃ etad avocat* || icchāmi vāsiṣṭhāho imasya śatasahasrasya keśaraṃ | parihariyāhaṃ bhagavato sarvābhibhūsya saśrāvakasaṃghasya adhikāraṃ karomi || pariharensuḥ mahāmaudgalyāyana te duve gandhikamahattarakā śatasahasrakeśaraṃ || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana abhiyo bhikṣuḥ bhagavantaṃ sarvābhibhūṃ saśrāvakasaṃghaṃ prabhūtena khādanīyabho­janīya­ās­vādanīyena santarpayitvā saṃpracārayitvā bhuktāviṃ dhautapāṇiṃ apanītapātraṃ viditvā tena śatasahasrakeśareṇa bhagavantaṃ sarvābhibhūṃ saśrāvakasaṃghaṃ okiresi adhyokiresi prakiresi okiritvā adhyokiritvā abhiprakiritvā evaṃ cittaṃ utpādesi || aho punar ahaṃ pi anāgatam adhvānaṃ bhaveyaṃ tathāgato araho samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasampanno sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca yathāyaṃ bhagavāṃ sarvābhibhū etarahesi || evaṃ dvātriṃ­śat­mahā­puruṣalakṣaṇehi samanvāgato bhaveyaṃ aśītihi anuvyaṃjanehi anuvirājitaśarīro aṣṭādaśāveṇikehi buddhadharmehi samanvāgato daśahi tathāgatabalehi balavāṃ caturhi vaiśāradyehi viśārado yathāyaṃ bhagavān sarvābhibhū etarahesi || evaṃ ca anuttaraṃ dharmacakraṃ pravarteyaṃ apravartitaṃ śramaṇena vā brāhmaṇena vā devena vā māreṇa vā brahmaṇā vā kenacid vā punar loke saha dharmeṇa evaṃ ca samagraṃ śrāvakasaṃghaṃ parihareyaṃ yathā ayaṃ bhagavāṃ sarvābhibhū etarahesi || evaṃ ca devamanuṣyā śrotavyaṃ śraddhātavyaṃ manyensuḥ yathā devaṃ bhagavato sarvābhibhūsya etarahi || evaṃ tīrṇo tāreyaṃ mukto mocayeyaṃ āśvasto āśvāseyaṃ parinirvṛto parinirvāpayeyaṃ taṃ bhaveyaṃ bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāyai mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana bhagavāṃ sarvābhibhū abhiyasya bhikṣo idam evarūpaṃ praṇidhānaṃ viditvā etad avocat* || bhaviṣyasi tvaṃ abhiya anāgate ’dhvani śatasahasrakalpe śākyamuni nāma tathāgato ’rhan samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasaṃpanno sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca yathāpy aham etarhi dvātriṃśatīhi mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇehi samanvāgato aśītihi anuvyaṃjanehi virājitaśarīro aṣṭādaśehi āveṇikehi buddhadharmehi samanvāgato daśatathāgatabalehi balavāṃ caturhi vaiśāradyehi suviśārado yathāpi ahaṃ etarahi || evaṃ ca anuttaraṃ dharmacakraṃ pravartayiṣyasi apravartitaṃ śramaṇena vā devena vā māreṇa vā kenacid vā punar loke saha dharmeṇa || evaṃ ca samagraṃ śrāvakasaṃghaṃ parihariṣyasi yathāpy aham etarhi || evaṃ ca te devamanuṣyā śrotavyaṃ śraddhātavyaṃ manyensuḥ yathāpi mama etarahi | evaṃ tīrṇo tārayiṣyasi mukto mocayiṣyasi āśvasto āśvāsayiṣyasi parinirvṛto parinirvāpayiṣyasi yathāpi ahaṃ etarahiṃ | taṃ bhaviṣyasi bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukaṃpāya mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || samanantaravyākṛto ca punaḥ mahāmaudgalyāyana abhiyo bhikṣuḥ sarvābhibhūnā samyaksaṃbuddhena anuttarāye samyaksaṃbuddhāya athāyaṃ trisāhasramahāsāhasro lokadhātuḥ kaṃpe prakaṃpe atīva ṣaḍvikāraṃ | purastimā diśā unnamati paścimā diśā onamati purastimā diśā onamati paścimā diśā unnamati dakṣiṇā diśā unnamati uttarā diśā onamati dakṣiṇā diśā onamati uttarā diśā unnamati madhyāto onamati anteṣu unnamati madhyāto unnamati anteṣu onamati || bhūmyā ca devā ghoṣam udīrayensuḥ śabdam anuśrāvayensuḥ || eṣo ’bhiyo bhikṣuḥ bhagavatā sarvābhibhūnā samyaksaṃbuddhena anuttarāye samyaksaṃbodhaye vyākṛto taṃ bhaviṣyati bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāya mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || bhūmyāṇāṃ devānāṃ ghoṣaṃ śrutvā antarīkṣecarā devā caturmahārājikā devā trāyastriṃśā devā yāmā tuṣitā nirmāṇaratayo paranirmitavaśavartino devā yāva brahmakāyikā devā ghoṣam udīrayensuḥ śabdam anuśrāvayensuḥ ||

evaṃ mārṣā abhiyo bhikṣu bhagavatā sarvābhibhūnā anuttarāye samyaksaṃbodhaye vyākṛto taṃ bhaviṣyati bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāya mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca aprameyasya udārasya ca mahato avabhāsasya loke prādurbhāvo abhūṣi | yā ca tā loke lokāntarikā andhakārā andhakārārpitā tamisrā tamisrārpitā aghā asaṃviditā asaṃviditapūrvā yatra ime pi candramasūryā evaṃ maharddhikā mahānubhāvā ābhayā ābhāṃ nābhisaṃbhuṇanti ālokena vā ālokaṃ akāle api tenāvabhāsena sphuṭā abhunsuḥ || ye pi tatra satvā upapannā te pi anyamanyaṃ saṃjalpeṣu || anye pi kila bho iha satvā upapannā anye pi kila bho iha satvā upapannā anye pi kila bho iha satvā upapannā || ekāntasukhasamarpitā ca punaḥ tatkṣaṇaṃ tatmuhūrtaṃ sarve satvā abhunsuḥ ye pi avīcismiṃ mahānarake upapannā atikramya yeva devānāṃ devānubhāvaṃ nāgānāṃ nāgānubhāvaṃ yakṣāṇāṃ yakṣānubhāvaṃ || dhyāmāni ca abhunsuḥ mārabhavanāni nistejāni nirabhiramyāni | krośikāni pi ca khaṇḍāni prapatensuḥ dvikrośikāni pi ca trikrośikāni pi ca khaṇḍāni prapatensuḥ yojanikāni pi ca khaṇḍāni prapatensuḥ dvepaṃcayojanikāni pi ca khaṇḍāni prapatensuḥ || māro ca pāpīmāṃ duḥkhī durmano vipratisārī antaḥśalyaparidāghajāto abhūṣi ||

anugītagāthā

so taṃ dānaṃ datvā praṇidhesi lokanāyako asya |
devamanuṣyācāryo āryaṃ dharmaṃ prakāśeyaṃ ||

dharmolkāṃ vicareyaṃ parāhaṇe dharmabherīṃ sapatākāṃ |
ucchreyaṃ dharmaketuṃ āryaṃ śaṃkhaṃ prapūreyaṃ ||

evaṃ ca mahyaṃ asyā prakāśanā deśanā ca dharmasya |
evaṃ ca bahū satvā ārye dharme niveśeyaṃ ||

evaṃ ca me śruṇensuḥ devamanuṣyā subhāṣitaṃ vākyaṃ |
evaṃ ca dharmacakraṃ pravartaye bahujanahitāya ||

kṛcchrāpannaiḥ satvaiḥ jātijarāpīḍitaiḥ maraṇadharmaiḥ |
bhavacakṣukaiḥ apāyā prajñāskandhaṃ niveśeyaṃ ||

saṃjīve kālasūtre saṃghāte raurave avīcismiṃ |
ṣaṭsu gatīhi vikīrṇāṃ bhavasaṃsārāt pramoceyaṃ ||

narake pakvavipakvā apāyaprapīḍitāṃ maraṇadharmā |
alpasukhaduḥkhabahulāṃ bhavasaṃsārāt pramoceyaṃ ||

arthaṃ careyaṃ loke devamanuṣyāṇāṃ deśiya dharmaṃ |
evaṃ vineya satvāṃ yathā ayaṃ lokapradyoto ||

evaṃ ahaṃ lokam imaṃ careyaṃ
yathā ayaṃ carati asaṃgamānaso |
cakraṃ va varteya ananyasādṛśo
susatkṛto devamanuṣyapūjito ||

praṇidhiṃ ca jñātvā susamudgato jino
sarvehi hetūbhi upasthitehi|
akhaṇḍa-acchidram avraṇaṃ viyākare
arthadarśī matimāṃ ||

buddho tuvaṃ hohisi lokanāyako
anāgate kalpaśatasahasre |
kapilāhvaye ṛṣivadanasmiṃ śākiyo
tadā ayaṃ praṇidhi vipākam eṣyati ||

atha sāgarāvalimahī prakampate ca divi devasaṃgheṣu |
vyākaraṇaṃ tasya dyutimato abhyudgami abhyudgataṃ ghoṣaṃ ||

eṣa abhiyo bhagavatā atyantasu­bhāṣita­gītadhvajena |
sarvābhibhunā muninā viyākṛto hohisi jino tvaṃ ||

taṃ hitasukhāya hohisi sabrahmasurāsurasya lokasya |
hāyiṣyati asurakāyaṃ naramarusaṃgho vivarddhanti ||

atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana te duve gandhikamahattarakā abhiyasya anuttarāye samyaksaṃbodhaye vyākaraṇaṃ śrutvā hṛṣṭāḥ tuṣṭāḥ pramuditāḥ prītisaumanasyajātā evaṃ cittam utpādensuḥ || yadā abhiyo bhikṣuḥ anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhim abhisaṃbuddho bhaveya tadā vayam etasya agraśrāvakā bhaveyāma agrayugo bhadrayugo yathāyaṃ bhavati sarvābhibhūsya śrāvakayugo eko agro prajñāye eko agro ṛddhīye || aśroṣīt mahāmaudgalyāyana uttiyasya śreṣṭhasya dhītā abhiyo bhikṣuḥ bhagavatā sarvābhibhūnā anuttarāye samyaksaṃbodhaye vyākṛto || atha mahāmaudgalyāyana uttiyasya śreṣṭhisya dhītā taṃ bhagavantaṃ saśrāvakasaṃghaṃ satkṛtvā gurukṛtvā mānayitvā pūjayitvā apacāyitvā evaṃ praṇidhim utpādesi || mama abhiyena bhikṣuṇā īrṣyāprakṛtena abhūto abhyākhyāno dinno || yan mayā bhagavato sarvābhibhūsya saśrāvakasaṃghasya adhikāraṃ kṛtvā kuśalam arjitam aham etena kuśalamūlena yatra yatra abhiyo bhikṣuḥ utpadyeya tatra tatra naṃ abhūtena abhyākhyānena abhyācikṣeyaṃ yāvat paramasaṃbodhiprāptaṃ || siyā ti punar mahāmaudgalyāyana evam asya syāt* | anyo ’sau tena kālena tena samayena bhagavato sarvābhibhūsya abhiyo nāma śrāvako abhūṣi || na etat evaṃ draṣṭavyaṃ || tat kasya hetoḥ || ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana tena kālena tena samayena bhagavato sarvābhibhūsya abhiyo nāma śrāvako abhūṣi || siyā ti punaḥ mahāmaudgalyāyana evam asya syāt* | anye te tena kālena tena samayena vasumate mahānagare duve gandhikamahattarakā abhunsuḥ || na khalv etad evaṃ draṣṭavyaṃ || tat kasya hetoḥ || yūyaṃ te śāriputra mahāmaudgalyāyana tena kālena tena samayena duve gandhikamahattarakā abhunsu || taṃ yuṣmākaṃ mūlapraṇidhiṃ || siyā ti punar mahāmaudgalyāyana evam asya syāt* | anyā sā tena kālena tena samayena uttiyasya śreṣṭhisya dhītā abhūṣi || + + + + + + + + + || tenaiṣā tīrthikāṃganā praṇidhānena yatra yatra upapadyāmi tatra tatra abhūtaṃ abhyākhyānaṃ deti yāvat paramasaṃbodhiprāptasya || siyā ti khalu punar mahāmaudglyāyana evam asya syāt* | anyo so tena kālena tena samayena vasumate mahānagare uttiyo nāma śreṣṭhi abhūṣi || na khalv etad evaṃ draṣṭavyaṃ || eṣo ’sau mahāmaudgalyāyana śuddhāvāsakāyiko devaputro tena kālena tena samayena vasumate mahānagare uttiyo nāma śreṣṭhi abhūṣi || eteṣāṃ kalpānāṃ śatasahasraṃ smarati dharmaṃ samanusmarati ||

iti śrīmahāvastu-avadāne abhiyavastuṃ sānugītaṃ samāptaṃ