Mahāvastu

60. The Surūpa Jātaka

bhikṣū bhagavantam āhansuḥ || bhagavatā subhāṣitasya arthāye mānsaśoṇitaṃ parityaktaṃ || bhagavān āha || na bhikṣavo etarahiṃ eva subhāṣitasya arthāye mānsaśoṇitaṃ parityaktaṃ | anyadāpi maye subhāṣitasyārthāye mānsaśoṇitaṃ parityaktaṃ || bhikṣū āhansuḥ || anyadāpi bhagavan* || bhagavān āha || anyadāpi bhikṣavaḥ ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavo atītam adhvānaṃ anuhimavante surūpo nāma hariṇo prativasati prāsādiko ramaṇiyo manoramaśarīro raktehi khurehi raktehi śṛṃgehi aṃjitehi akṣīhi citropacitreṇa kāyena mahāntaṃ mṛgayūthaṃ pariharati paṇḍito buddhimanto sukaśalamūlapuṇya­upastabdho || tasya mṛgasya puṇyopacayena taṃ sarvaṃ mṛgayūthaṃ sukhitaṃ nānāprakārāṇi bhojanāni caramāṇā śītalāni ca pānīyāni pibamānā tahiṃ anuhimavante prativasati abhītā anuttrastā na kenacit* śakyaṃ viheṭhayituṃ manuṣyeṇa vā vyāḍamṛgena vā pariṇāyakasaṃpannā || śītakāle uṣṇapradeśehi taṃ mṛgayūthaṃ parikaḍḍhati uṣṇakāle śītehi vanaṣaṇḍehi taṃ mṛgayūthaṃ parikaḍḍhati priyo devānāṃ nāgānāṃ yakṣāṇāṃ kinnarāṇāṃ vanadevānāṃ mṛgānāṃ tathānyeṣāṃ pi bhūtānāṃ || atha khalu bhikṣavaḥ śakro devānām indro taṃ mṛgaṃ jijñāsanārthaṃ lubdhakavāsam ātmānam abhinirmiṇitvā yena so surūpo mṛgarājā tenopasaṃkramitvā taṃ mṛgarājam āha || mama subhāṣitā gāthā asti yadi ātmamānsaṃ parityajāsi tato gāthāṃ śravayiṣyāmi || so mṛgarājā tasya lubdhakasya vacanaṃ śrutvā prīto saṃvṛtto yadi cāhaṃ imena vināśadharmeṇa subhāṣitaṃ śṛṇomi mahatānugraheṇa anugrahīto bhavāmi || so dāni mṛgarājā taṃ mṛgalubdhakaṃ āha || parityajāmi ātmamānsaṃ subhāṣitasya arthāye śrāvehi me subhāṣitaṃ śīghraṃ avighnena || śakro devānām indro mṛgarājasya tāye dharmagauravatāye prīto saṃvṛtto || so taṃ āha || varaṃ evaṃrūpāṇāṃ eva satpuruṣāṇāṃ pādapānsurajo na sauvarṇo parvato | satpuruṣāṇāṃ pādapānsurajo śokahānāya saṃvartati suvarṇaparvato pi śokavṛddhiye saṃvartati | śakro devānām indro mṛgarājasya jijñāsanaṃ kṛtvā tatraivāntarahāyi ||

surūpaṃ nāma hariṇaṃ lubdhako etad abravīt* |
asti subhāṣitagāthā mānsaṃ dehi śṛṇohi me ||

yadi vināśadharmeṇa mānsenāhaṃ subhāṣitaṃ |
śṛṇomi mānsaṃ te demi śīghraṃ brūhi subhāṣitaṃ ||

lubdhako āha ||

satāṃ pādarajaḥ śreyo na giri kāṃcanāmayaṃ |
so rajo śokahānāya sa giri śokavardhanaḥ ||

bhagavān āha || syāt khalu punaḥ bhikṣavaḥ yuṣmākam evam asyād anyaḥ sa tena kālena tena samayena anuhimavante surūpo nāma mṛgayūthapati parikaḍḍhako dharmiko mṛga abhūṣi | naitad evaṃ draṣṭavyaṃ | tat kasya hetoḥ | ahaṃ so bhikṣavaḥ tena kālena tena samayena anahimavante mṛgayūthapati parikaḍḍhako surūpo nāma dharmiko mṛgarājā abhūṣi || tadā maye subhāṣitasyārthāye mānsaśoṇitaṃ parityaktaṃ etarahiṃ pi maye subhāṣitasyārthāye mānsaśoṇitaṃ parityaktaṃ ||

surūpasya mṛgarājño jātakaṃ samāptaṃ ||