Mahāvastu

6. A Visit to the Śuddhāvāsa Devas

evaṃ mayā śrutamekasmiṃ samaye bhagavāṃ rājagṛhe viharati sma gṛdhrakūṭe parvate || atha khalv āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano kālyam eva nivāsayitvā pātracīvaram ādāya rājagṛhaṃ nagaraṃ piṇḍāya prakrami || atha khalv āyuṣmato mahāmaudgalyāyanasya aciraprakrāntasyaitat abhavat* || atiprāgas tāvad etarahiṃ rājagṛhaṃ nagaraṃ piṇḍāya carituṃ | yaṃ nūnāhaṃ yena śuddhāvāsaṃ devanikāyaṃ tenopasaṃkrameyaṃ || athāyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyanaḥ tadyathāpi nāma balavān puruṣaḥ saṃmiṃjitaṃ bāhuṃ prasārayet prasāritaṃ ca bāhuṃ saṃmiṃjayet* ekakṣaṇena padavītihāreṇa rājagṛhād vaihāyasam abhyudgamya śuddhāvāsadevanikāye pratyasthāt* || adrākṣīt śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanaṃ dūrata evāgacchantaṃ || dṛṣṭvā ca punar yenāyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyanas tenopasaṃkramitvā āyuṣmato mahāmaudgalyāyanasya pādau śirasā vanditvā ekānte asthāsi || ekānte sthitvā ca te saṃbahulā śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanaṃ gāthābhiḥ adhyabhāṣasi ||

kalpāna śatasahasraṃ saṃdhāvitvāna bodhiparipākaṃ |
sucirasi anantaratano buddho lokasmiṃ upapanno ||

itthaṃ vaditvāna te saṃbahulā śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā āyuṣmato mahāmaudgalyāyanasya pādau śirasā vanditvā ekānte asthāsi || ekānte sthitvā antarhitā || atha khalv āyuṣmato mahāmaudgalyāyanasyaitat abhavat* || evaṃ durlabhā bodhir yatra hi nāma kalpānāṃ śatasahasreṇa || atha khalv āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyanas tadyathā balavān puruṣaḥ saṃmiñjitāṃ bāhāṃ prasārayet prasāritāṃ vā bāhāṃ saṃmiñjayet* ettakena kṣaṇavītihāreṇa śuddhāvāsato devanikāyāto antarhitaḥ rājagṛhe nagare pratyasthā || athāyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano rājagṛhe nagare piṇḍāya caritvā paścādbhakto piṇḍapātrapratikrāntaḥ pātracīvaraṃ pratiśāmayitvā pādau prakṣālayitvā yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkramitvā bhagavataḥ pādau śirasā vanditvā ekānte nyaṣīdad ekānte niṣaṇṇaś ca punaḥ āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano bhagavantam etad avocat* || ihāhaṃ bhagavan kālyasyaiva nivāsayitvā pātracīvaram ādāya rājagṛhaṃ mahānagaraṃ piṇḍāya prakrami || tasya me bhagavan* aciraprakrāntasyaitad abhavat* || atriprāgas tāvat etarahi rājagṛhe mahānagare piṇḍāya carituṃ | yaṃ nunāhaṃ yena śuddhāvāsaṃ devanikāyaṃ tenopasaṃkrameyaṃ | ciraṃ me devanikāyaṃ śuddhāvāsaṃ upasaṃkrāntasya || athāhaṃ balavāṃ tadyathā puruṣaḥ saṃmiṃjitāṃ bāhāṃ prasārayeya prasāritāṃ vā bāhāṃ saṃmiṃjayet* ettakena kṣaṇavītihāreṇa rājagṛhād vaihāyasam abhyudgamya śuddhāvāse devanikāye pratyasthāsi || adrākṣīt* me bhagavan saṃbahulāḥ śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā dūrata eva āgacchantaṃ dṛṣṭvā ca punar yenāhaṃ tenopasaṃkramitvā mama pādau śirasā vanditvā ekānte sthānsu || ekāntasthitā saṃbahulā te śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā mama gāthāye adhyabhāṣeran* ||

kalpāna śatasaharaṃ saṃdhāvitvāna bodhiparipākaṃ |
sucirasy anantaratano buddho lokasmiṃ upapanno ||

itthaṃ vaditvāna te saṃbahulāḥ śuddhāvāsakāyikā devaputrā mama pādau śirasā vanditvā prakrāmi || tasya me bhagavann etad abhavat* || yāvat duḥkhasamudānīyā anuttarā saṃbodhir yatra hi nāma kalpānāṃ śatasahasreṇa | yaṃ nūnāhaṃ yena bhagavāṃs tenopagamitvā bhagavantam etam arthaṃ paripṛccheyaṃ | yathā me bhagavāṃ vyākariṣyati tathā naṃ dhārayiṣyāmi || iha bhagavāṃ kim āha || evam ukte bhagavān āyuṣmantaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyanam etad avocat* || parīttakaṃ khalu punar mahāmaudgalyāyana śuddhāvāsakāyikānāṃ devaputrāṇāṃ śatasahasran ti || aprameyehi mahāmaudgalyāyana kalpehi asaṃkhyeyehi aprameyehi tathāgatehi arhantehi samyaksaṃbuddhehi kuśalamūlāny avaropitāni āyatisaṃbodhiṃ prārthayamānehi || abhijānāmi khalu punar ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana triṃśad buddhakoṭiyo śākyamunināmadheyānāṃ ye mayā saśrāvakasaṃghāḥ satkṛtā gurukṛtā mānitāḥ pūjitā apacitā rājñā cakravartibhūtena āyatisaṃbodhim abhiprārthayamānena ca me te buddhā bhagavanto vyākarensuḥ || bhaviṣyasi tvam anāgatam adhvānaṃ tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasaṃpanno sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || abhijānāmy ahaṃ khalu punar mahāmaudgalyāyana aṣṭa buddhaśatasahasrāṇi dīpaṃkaranāmadheyakānāṃ ye mayā saśrāvakasaṃghāḥ satkṛtā gurukṛtā mānitāḥ pūjitāḥ apacitā cakravartibhūtena āyutiṃ saṃbodhim abhisaṃprārthayamānena ca me te buddhā bhagavanto vyākarensuḥ || yathā prathame parivarte tathā sarvatra kartavyaṃ || bhaviṣyasi tvam anāgatam adhvānaṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana paṃca buddhaśatāni padmottaranāmadheyānāṃ || sarvatra kartavyaṃ | bhaviṣyasi tvam anāgatam adhvānaṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana aṣṭa buddhasahasrāṇi pradyotanāmadheyānāṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana trayo buddhakoṭīyo puṣpanāmadheyānāṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana aṣṭādaśa buddhasahasrāṇi māradhvajanāmadheyānāṃ yatra mayā brahmacaryaṃ cīrṇaṃ āyatiṃ bodhiṃ prārthayamānena ca me te buddhā bhagavanto vyākarensuḥ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana paṃca buddhaśatāni padmottaranāmadheyānāṃ ye mayā saśrāvakasaṃghāḥ satkṛtāḥ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana navati buddhasahasrāṇi kāśyapanāmadheyāni || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana paṃcadaśa buddhasahasrāṇi pratāpanāmadheyāni || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana dvau buddhasahasrau kauṇḍiṇyanāmadheyau || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana caturaśīti pratyekabuddhasahasrāṇi || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana samantaguptaṃ nāma tathāgatam arhantaṃ samyaksaṃbuddhaṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana buddhasahasraṃ jambudhvajanāmadheyānāṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana caturaśīti buddhasahasrāṇi indradhvajanāmadheyānāṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana paṃcadaśa buddhasahasrāṇi ādityanāmadheyānāṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana dvāṣaṣṭi buddhaśatāni anyonyanāmadheyānāṃ || abhijānāmy ahaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana caturṣaṣṭi buddhāna samitāvināmadheyānāṃ || suprabhāso nāma mahāmaudgalyāyana tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho yatra maitreyeṇa bodhisatvena prathamaṃ kuśalamūlāny avaropitāni rājñā vairocanena cakravartibhūtena āyatiṃ saṃbodhiṃ prārthayamānena || suprabhāse khalu punar mahāmaudgalyāyana tathāgatabhūte catasraḥ caturaśītikoṭivarṣa­sahas­rāṇi manuṣyāṇām āyuṣaḥ pramāṇam abhūṣi antarā ca uccāvacatā āyuṣaḥ || suprabhāsasya khalu punar mahāmaudgalyāyana tathāgatasyārhataḥ samyaksaṃbuddhasya trayaḥ sannipāta abhūt* || prathamo śrāvakasannipāto ṣaṇṇavati koṭīyo abhūṣi sarveṣāṃ arhantānāṃ kṣīṇāśravāṇām uṣitavratānāṃ samyagājñāvimuktānāṃ pari­kṣīṇabhava­saṃ­yoja­nānām anuprāptasvakārthānāṃ || dvitīyo śrāvakasannipāto caturnavati koṭiyo abhūt sarveṣām arhantānāṃ kṣīṇāśravāṇām uṣitavratānāṃ samyagājñāvimuktānāṃ pari­kṣīṇabhava­saṃ­yoja­nānāṃ anuprāptasvakārthānāṃ || tṛtīyo śrāvakasannipāto dvānavati koṭiyo abhūṣi sarveṣām arhantānāṃ kṣīṇāśravāṇām uṣitavratānāṃ samyagājñāvimuktānāṃ pari­kṣīṇabhava­saṃ­yoja­nānāṃ anuprāptasvakārthānāṃ || atha khalu mahāmaudgalyāyana rājño vairocanasya taṃ bhagavantaṃ suprabhāsaṃ dṛṣṭvā udāraharṣaṃ udāravegaprītiprāmodyaṃ utpadye || so taṃ bhagavantaṃ saśrāvakasaṃghaṃ daśa varṣasahasrāṇi satkaresi gurukaresi mānesi pūjesi apacāyesi || satkṛtvā gurukṛtvā tāṃ ca samitim anugṛhṇanto taṃ ca śrāvakasaṃgham anugṛhṇanto taṃ ca āyuḥpramāṇam anugṛhtṇanto evaṃ cittam utpādesi || aho punar ahaṃ bhaveyam anāgate ’dhvani tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasaṃpannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca yathāyaṃ bhagavān suprabhāso etarahi || evaṃ sarvākārasaṃpannaṃ sarvākārapratipūraṃ dharmaṃ deśeyaṃ yathāpīha bhagavān suprabhāso etarahi || evaṃ samagraṃ śrāvakasaṃghaṃ parihareyaṃ yathāpi bhagavān suprabhāso etarahi || evaṃ ca me devāś ca manuṣyāś ca śrotavyaṃ śraddhātavyaṃ manyensuḥ yathāpīdaṃ bhagavato suprabhāsasya etarahiṃ | taṃ bhaveyaṃ bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukaṃpāya mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || evaṃ cāha mahāmaudgalyāyana ato ca bhūyo anyaṃ || caturacatvāriṃ­śat­kalpa­saṃ­prasthitasya khalu punar mahāmaudgalyāyana maitreyasya bodhisatvasya paścā tāye bodhaye cittam utpāditaṃ || aparājitadhvajo nāma mahāmaudgalyāyana tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho yo maye saśrāvakasaṃgho varṣasahasraṃ satkṛto gurukṛto mānito pūjito pacito rājñā dṛḍhadhanunā cakravartibhūtena āyatiṃ saṃbodhiṃ prārthayamānena mahantehi ca paṃcehi duṣyayugaśatehi abhicchādito || parinirvṛtasya ca stūpaṃ kāritaṃ yojanam uccatvena yojanam abhiniveśena || eṣā ca mahāmaudgalyāyana praṇidhi satatasamitā abhūṣi || yasmiṃ samaye satvā bhavensuḥ alenā atrāṇā aśaraṇā aparāyaṇā utsadalolā utsadadoṣā utsadamohā akuśalān dharmā samādāya vartensuḥ yobhūyena ca apāyapratipūrakā bhavensu tasmiṃ kāle tasmiṃ samaye aham anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhim abhisaṃbudhyehaṃ || taṃ bhaveyaṃ bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukaṃpāya mahato janakāyasyārthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || duṣkarakārakā mahāmaudgalyāyana tathāgatārhanto samyaksaṃbuddhā lokasyārthaṃ caryāṃ caranti || idam avocad bhagavān āttamano āyuṣmān mahāmaudgalyāyano bhagavato bhāṣitam abhyanandat* ||

śākyamunināmakānām upasthitās triṃśa koṭiyo jinānāṃ |
aṣṭaśatasahasrāṇi dīpaṃkaranāmadheyānāṃ ||

ṣaṣṭiṃ ca sahasrāṇi pradyotanāmadheyānāṃ + + + |
tatha puṣpanāmakānāṃ trayo koṭiyo vādisiṃhānāṃ ||

aṣṭādaśa sahasrāṇi māradhvajanāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ |
yatra care brahmacaryaṃ sarvajñatām abhilāṣāya ||

pūjayi paṃca śatāni padmottaranāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ |
kauṇḍiṇyanāmakānām aparāṇi dvi sahasrāṇi ||

a­pari­mitā­saṃ­kh­yeyā pratyekajināna koṭinayutāṃ ca |
pūjayi buddhasahasraṃ jambudhvajanāmadheyānāṃ ||

caturaśīti sahasrāṇi indradhvajanāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ |
navatiṃ ca sahasrāṇi kāśyapasahanāmadheyānāṃ ||

paṃcadaśa buddhasahasrāṇi pratāpanāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ|
paṃcadaśa ca sahasrāṇi ādityanāmadheyānāṃ ||

dvāṣaṣṭiṃ ca śatāni sugatānāṃ anyonyanāmadheyānāṃ |
catuṣaṣṭiṃ ca sahasrāṇi samitāvīnāmadheyānāṃ ||

ete ca kolitaśirī anye ca daśabalā aparimāṇā |
sarve anityatāya samitā lokapradyotā ||

yāni ca balāni kolita teṣāṃ mahāpuruṣalakṣavarāṇāṃ |
sarve anityatāya kālaṃ na upenti saṃkhyāṃ ca ||

jñātvānānitya­balaṃ sudāruṇaṃ satkṛtasya anantaraṃ |
vīryārambho yojito anityabalasya vighātāya ||

ito maudgalyāyana aparimite asaṃkhyeye kalpe ratno nāma samyaksaṃbuddho abhūṣi tathāgato ’rhaṃ samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasampannaḥ sugato lokavid anuttaraḥ puruṣadamyasārathiḥ śāstā devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || ahaṃ tadā rājā cakravarti abhūṣi || tato mayaitasya bhagavato ratanavato caturaśīti kūṭāgārasahasrāṇi kāritāni citrāṇi darśanīyāni saptānāṃ ratnānāṃ suvarṇasya rūpyasya muktāyā vaiḍūryasya sphāṭikasya musāragalvasya lohitikāyāḥ || tāni mayā tasya bhagavato niryātetvā bodhāya anupraṇihitaṃ || na tāvat buddhā bhagavanto parinirvāyanti yāvad yuvarājā anabhiṣikto bhavati | eṣo mama anantaraṃ buddho loke bhaviṣyati | yathaitarhi mayā maitreyo vyākṛto eṣo mamānantaraṃ buddho bhaviṣyatīti || so bhagavāṃ caturaśītihi śrāvakasahasrehi sārdhaṃ caturaśīti­saṃ­vartavivartasthito saṃvartamāne loke bhagavāñ caturaśītihi śrāvakasahasrehi sārdhaṃ ābhāsvaraṃ devanikāyaṃ gacchati vivartamāne loke ihāgacchati iha dharmaṃ deśayati | ahaṃ bhūyo rājā cakravartī bhavāmi | caturaśīti­kūṭā­gāra­sahas­rāṇi kārāpayitvā bhagavato ratanavato niryātemi || iyaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana praṇidhicaryā ||

katamā ca anulomacaryā || iha mahāmaudgalyāyana bodhisatvo mahāsatvo bodhāya anulomatāye sthito bhavati || iyaṃ mahāmaudgalyāyana + + +

+ + + + + + avivartacaryā || vivartanti saṃsaranti vivartacaryā || avaivartiyā bodhāya bhavanti avivartacaryā ||