Mahāvastu

5. The Many Buddhas

ito bho mahāmaudgalyāyana aparimitāsaṃkhyeyā kalpā yaṃ mayā bodhāya praṇihitaṃ || aprameyās tathāgatā arhantaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ pūjitā no cāhaṃ vyākṛto || trīṇi maudgalyāyana puṣpanāmakānāṃ śatāni mayā pūjitāni no cāhaṃ tehi vyākṛto || aprameyā asaṃkheyā kalpā saṃdhāvitā saṃsaritā aprameyā ca saṃbuddhā pūjitā no cāhaṃ tehi vyākṛto ||

catasraḥ iha mahāmaudgalyāyana bodhisatvacaryāḥ || katamāś catasraḥ || tadyathā prakṛticaryā praṇidhānacaryā anulomacaryā anivartanacaryā ||

katamā ca mahāmaudgalyāyana prakṛticaryā || iha mahāmaudgalyāyana bodhisatvaprakṛtir evaṃ || bhavanti mātṛjñāḥ pitṛjñā śrāmaṇyā brāhmaṇyāḥ kulajyeṣṭhāpacāyakāḥ daśa kuśalāṃ karmapathāṃ samādāya vartante pareṣāṃ ca deśayanti dānāni detha karotha puṇyānīti tiṣṭhantāṃ ca buddhāṃ pūjayanti śrāvakāṃś ca no ca tāvad anuttarāya samyaksaṃbodhaye cittam utpādenti ||

pūjayanti prathamaṃ tathāgatāṃ
gauraveṇa mahatā mahāyaśāṃ |
naiva tāva janayanti mānasaṃ
agrapudgalagataṃ narottamā ||

pūjayanti vaśibhūtakoṭiyo
purvam eva vaśipāramiṃ gatā |
naiva tāva janayanti mānasaṃ
jñānasāgaratarāya nāyakā ||

te ca pratyekabuddhakoṭiyo
pūjayanti paramārthapudgalā |
naiva tāva janayanti mānasaṃ
sarvadharmavidutāya paṇḍitā ||

iyaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana prakṛticaryā ||

katamā ca mahāmaudgalyāyana praṇidhicaryā || ito mahāmaudgalyāyana aparimitā asaṃkhyeyā kalpā yaṃ śākyamunir nāma tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho loke udapādi vidyācaraṇasampannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || śākyamunisya khalu punaḥ mahāmaudgalyāyana kapilavastuṃ nāma nagaraṃ vistareṇa || tadāhaṃ śreṣṭhi abhūṣi || yvāgūpānaṃ kṛtvā bodhāye praṇihitaṃ ||

te yadā vipulapuṇyasaṃcayā
bhonti bhāvitaśarīramānasā |
te upetya vararūpadhāriṇo
bodhaye upajanenti mānasaṃ ||

yaṃ mayā kuśalam arjitaṃ purā
tena me bhavatu sarvadarśitā |
mā ca me praṇidhī avasīdatu
yo yam eṣa praṇidhiḥ pravartatu ||

yo mamaṃ kuśalamūlasaṃcayo
so mahā bhavatu sarvaprāṇihi |
yac ca karma aśubhaṃ kṛtaṃ mamā
taṃ mamaiva kaṭukaṃ phalaṃ bhavet ||

evaṃ ahaṃ lokam imaṃ careyaṃ
yathā ayaṃ carati asaṃgamānaso |
cakraṃ pravarteya ananyasādṛśaṃ
susatkṛtaṃ devamanuṣyapūjitaṃ ||

yvāgūpānaṃ prathamaṃ adāsi lokottarasya buddhasya śākyamunino bhagavato kalpasmiṃ ito asaṃkhyeye || prathamā praṇidhi tadā āsi ||

ito mahāmaudgalyāyana aparimite asaṃkhyeye kalpe samitāvir nāma tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho loke udapādi vidyācaraṇasaṃpannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || tena khalu punaḥ samayena bodhisatvo rājā abhūṣi cakravartī cāturdvīpo vijitāvī saptaratnasamanvāgato dhārmiko dharmarājā daśakuśala­karma­pathasamādāyavartī || imāni sapta ratnāni abhunsuḥ tadyathā idaṃ cakraratnaṃ hastiratnam aśvaratnaṃ maṇiratnaṃ strīratnaṃ gṛhapatiratnaṃ pariṇāyakaratnam eva saptamaṃ pūrṇaṃ cāsya putrasahasraṃ abhūṣi śūrāṇāṃ vīrāṇāṃ varāṅgarūpiṇāṃ parasainyapramardakānāṃ || so imāni catvāri dvīpāni sayyathidaṃ jambudvīpaṃ pūrvavidehaṃ aparagodānīyaṃ uttarakuruṃ sāgaragiriparyantām akhilām akaṇṭhakām adaṇḍenā­śastre­ṇānutpīḍenādaṇḍena dharmeṇemāṃ pṛthivīm abhijitvā adhyāvasati || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana rājā cakravartī samitāvisya samyaksaṃbuddhasya saśrāvakasaṃghasya sarveṇa pratyupasthito abhūṣi cīvarapiṇḍapātraśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajya­pari­ṣkārehi saptaratnamayaṃ ca prāsādaṃ kārayesi suvarṇasya rūpyasya muktāyā vaiḍūryasya sphāṭikasya musāragalvasya lohitikāyāḥ caturaśītihi stambhasahasrehi ekamekam ca stambhaṃ ābaddhahiraṇyakoṭihi nirmito upārdhasya | caturaśīti kūṭāgārasahasrāṇi kārayesi citrāṇi darśanīyāni saptānāṃ ratnānāṃ tadyathā suvarṇasya rūpyasya muktāyā vaiḍūryasya sphāṭikasya musāragalvasya lohitikāye || tāvallakṣaṇaṃ ca mahāmaudgalyāyana prāsādaṃ kārayitvā rājā cakravartī samitāvisya samyaksaṃbuddhasya niryātesi evaṃ ca praṇidhesi || aho punar aham anāgatam adhvānaṃ bhaveyaṃ tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasaṃpannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca yathāpīdaṃ bhagavān samitāvir etarahiṃ dvātriṃśatīhi mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇehi samanvāgato aśītihi anuvyaṃjanehi upaśobhitaśarīro aṣṭādaśāveṇikehi buddhadharmehi samanvāgato daśahi tathāgatabalehi balavāṃ caturhi vaiśāradyehi suviśārado yathāyaṃ bhagavān samitāvī samyaksaṃbuddho etarahiṃ evañ ca tīrṇo tārayeyaṃ āśvasto āśvāsayeyaṃ parinirvṛto parinirvāpayeyaṃ | taṃ bhaveyaṃ bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukaṃpāya mahato janakāyasyārthāya sukhāya hitāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || evaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana tathāgatasya ayaṃ praṇidhiḥ ||

evaṃ ahaṃ lokam imaṃ careyaṃ
yathā ayaṃ carati asaṃgamānaso |
cakraṃ pravarteya ananyasādṛśo
bhaveyam ahaṃ devamanuṣyapūjito ||

atha khalu samitāvino samyaksaṃbuddhasya etad abhūṣi || kiṃ nu khalu mayi parinirvṛte imehi ca śrāvakehi parinirvṛtehi imasmiṃ dharmākhyāne ’ntarahite ito kettakasya nu khalu kālasya buddho bhagavān loke upapadiṣyati || ekasmiṃ kalpe na adrākṣīt* | dvihi kalpehi na adrākṣīt* | kalpasahasreṇa buddhaṃ loke paśyati || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana samitāvisya samyaksaṃbuddhasya mahatā kāruṇena samanvāgatasya satveṣu mahākāruṇaṃ okrami || paṃca ca buddhakāryāṇi avaśyaṃ kartavyāni || katamāni paṃca || dharmacakraṃ pravartayitavyaṃ mātā vinetavyā pitā vinetavyo bauddhavaineyakā satvā vinetavyā yuvarājā abhiṣiṃcitavyo || eṣo mamātyayena buddho loke bhaviṣyati yathā etarhi ahaṃ tathā eṣa ajito bodhisatvo mamātyayena buddho loke bhaviṣyatīti ajito nāmena maitreyo gotreṇa bandhumāyāṃ rājadhānyāṃ || yaṃ nūnāhaṃ kalpānāṃ śatasahasraṃ tiṣṭhehaṃ || atha khalu samitāvī samyaksaṃbuddho bhikṣūn āmantresi || iha mahyaṃ rahogatasya ekasya pratisaṃlīnasya ayam evarūpo cetaso parivitarko udapādi || kiṃ nu khalu mayi parinirvṛte imehi ca śrāvakasaṃghehi parinirvṛtehi imasmiṃ dharmākhyāne antarhite ito kettakasya nu kālasya buddho loke upapadiṣyati || ekasmiṃ kalpe na adrākṣīt* || dvīhi kalpehi na adrākṣīt || trīhi kalpehi na adrākṣīt || kalpaśatasahasreṇa buddhaṃ loke paśyāmi || paṃca me buddhakāryāṇi avaśyaṃ kartavyāni yo ca so satvo yuvarājābhiṣiṃcitavyaḥ so dīrghāyukehi devehi upapanno || yaṃ nūnāhaṃ kalpānāṃ śatasahasraṃ sthātum icchāmy ahaṃ icchatha bhikṣavo kalpānāṃ śatasahasraṃ sthātuṃ ko vā mayā sārdhaṃ sthāsyati || tatra mahāmaudgalyāyana caturaśītihi bhikṣuśatasahasrehi so loko udgṛhīto sarvehi balavaśībhāvaprāptehi || vayaṃ bhagavaṃ sthāsyāmaḥ vayaṃ sugata sthāsyāmaḥ || atha khalu samitāvī samyaksaṃbuddho te ca śrāvakā ciraṃ dīrgham adhvānaṃ tiṣṭhensuḥ || saṃvartakālasamaye manuṣyā kālagatā ābhāsvare devanikāye upapadyanti rājāpi kālagato ābhāsvare devanikāye upapadyati bhagavān bhikṣusaṃghena sārdhaṃ ābhāsvaraṃ devanikāyaṃ gacchati || vivartanīyakālasamaye saṃsthite lokasanniveśe satvā āyuḥkṣayāya ābhāsvarād devanikāyato cyavitvā icchatvam āgacchanti || bodhisatvo pi ābhāsvarād devanikāyā cyavitvā icchatvam āgatvā rājā bhavati cakravartī cāturdvīpo vijitāvī yāva imāni catvāri mahādvīpāni dharmeṇaiva abhinirjinitvā adhyāvasati || yadā manuṣyā parimitāyuṣkā bhavanti jarāvyādhimaraṇā ca prajñāyanti tadā bhagavān samitāvī saśrāvakasaṃgho jambudvīpam āgacchati || āgatvā satvānāṃ dharmaṃ deśayati || tathaiva rājā cakravartī samitāvisya samyaksaṃbuddhasya sarveṇa pratyupasthito cīvarapiṇḍapātraśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajya­pari­ṣkārehi || saptaratnamayaṃ prāsādaṃ tādṛśam eva kārāpayitvā bhagavataḥ samyaksaṃbuddhasya niryātesi || etena upāyena kalpaśatasahasraṃ samitāvī samyaksaṃbuddho sthito saśrāvakasaṃgho kalpaśatasahasraṃ bodhisatvena upasthito sarvatra ca kalpe saptaratnamayaṃ prāsādaṃ tādṛśam eva kārāpayitvā niryātesi samitāvisya samyaksaṃbuddhasya || anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhiṃ prārthayamāno prāsādaśatasahasraṃ ratnamayaṃ ahaṃ cakravartī santo samitāvino adāsi || kalpasmiṃ ito asaṃkhyeye

so taṃ dānaṃ datvā praṇidhesi lokanāyako asyāṃ |
devamanuṣyācāryo āryaṃ dharmaṃ prakāśeyyaṃ ||

evaṃ ca mahyaṃ asyā prakāśanā deśanā ca dharmasya |
evaṃ ca bahuṃ satvaṃ ārye dharme niveśeyyaṃ ||

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

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

kṛcchrāpanne loke jātijarāpīḍite maraṇadharme |
bhavacakṣuke apāyā prajñāskandhaṃ niveśeyaṃ ||

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

narake pakvavipakvāṃ apāyaprapīḍitāṃ maraṇadharmāṃ |
alpasukhaduḥkhabahulāṃ bhavasaṃsārāt pramoceyaṃ ||

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

dvitīyo praṇidhi tadāsi || aśītiṃ candanavimānāni adāsi lokottarasya buddhasya guruṇo || ahaṃ bhagavān asyāṃ ito asaṃkhyeye || tṛtīyo praṇidhiḥ tadāsīt* || saptaratanamayānāṃ guhānāṃ aśīti sahasrāṇi arko rājā adāsi parvatanāmasya || caturthī tadā praṇidhiḥ āsīt* || ṣaṭ varṣāṇi carati anityasaṃjñānimittakāmehi ratanendreṇānuśāsito || paṃcamā praṇidhiḥ tadā āsīt* ||

iti śrīmahāvastu-avadāne bahubuddhasūtraṃ samāptaṃ