Mahāvastu

78. The Conversion of the Asuras

tribhiḥ prātihāryair buddhā bhagavanto satvāṃ vinayanti | tadyathā ṛddhiprātihāryeṇa anuśāsanīprātihāryeṇa dharmadeśanāprātihāryeṇa || bhagavatā imehi trihi prātihāryehi nyagrodhārāme bahūni prāṇisahasrāṇi ārye dharme vinītā || atha khalu rāhuś cāsurendro vemacitrī ca asurendro mucilindo ca asurendro ṣaṣṭhīhi asuranayutehi sārdhaṃ prabhūtaṃ gandhamālyam ādāya bahūni asurasahasrāṇi ca bahūni ca asurakanyāsahasrāṇi sarvālaṃkārabhūṣitāni āmuktamaṇikuṇḍalāni mahatā asurānubhāvena mahatā asura-ṛddhīye yena kapilavastunyagrodhārāmas tenopasaṃkramitvā nyagrodhārāmasya upari vaihāyasam antarīkṣe sthitvā bhagavato pūjāsatkāram akarensuḥ | sarvagandhehi sarvamālyehi sarvanṛtyehi sarvagītehi sarvavāditehi sarvatūryatāḍāvacarehi bhagavantaṃ satkṛtvā gurukṛtvā mānayitvā pūjayitvā apacayitvā anuttarāye samyaksaṃbodhaye cittam utpādensuḥ | aho punar vayaṃ pi bhavema anāgate adhvāne tathāgatā arhantaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhā vidyācaraṇasaṃpannāḥ sugatā lokavidanuttarā puruṣadamyasārathaḥ śāstāro devamanuṣyāṇāṃ yathāyaṃ bhagavān etarhi evaṃ dvātriṃśatīhi mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇehi samanvāgatā bhavema aśītihi anuvyaṃjanehi upaśobhitaśarīrā aṣṭādaśahi āveṇikehi buddhadharmehi samanvāgatā daśahi tathāgatabalehi balavāṃ caturhi vaiśāradyehi viśāradā yathā bhagavāṃ etarahiṃ evañ ca anuttaraṃ dharmacakraṃ pravartema yathāpi bhagavatā etarahi | evaṃ ca mo devamanuṣyā śrotavyaṃ śraddhātavyaṃ manyensuḥ yathā va bhagavato etarahi evaṃ ca samagraṃ śrāvakasaṃghaṃ pariharema yathā bhagavāṃ etarahiṃ | evaṃ tīrṇā tārayema muktā mocema āśvastā āśvāsema parinirvṛtā parinirvāpema | evam etaṃ bhaveya bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāya mahato janakāyasya arthāya hitāya sukhāya devānāṃ ca manuṣyāṇāṃ ca || atha khalu bhagavān teṣām asurāṇām idam evaṃrūpaṃ cetopraṇidhānaṃ viditvā tasyāye velāye smitaṃ prāduṣkare samanantaraṃ prāduṣkṛte ca bhagavato mukhadvārāto nānāvarṇā anekavarṇā arciṣo niścaritvā nīlapītamāṃjiṣṭhā raktaśvetāvadātā kanakavarṇā sarvaṃ buddhakṣetraṃ obhāsayitvā yāvad akaniṣṭhā devanikāyā bhagavantaṃ trikhuttaṃ pradakṣiṇīkṛtvā bhagavato purato aṃtarahitāḥ ||

atha khalv āyuṣmān aśvakī yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkramitvā tenāṃjaliṃ praṇāmayitvā bhagavantam etad uvāca || nāhetukaṃ nāpratyayaṃ tathāgatā arhantaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāduṣkaronti | ko bhagavaṃ hetoḥ kaḥ pratyayo smitasya prāduṣkaraṇāya || atha bhagavān āyuṣmatā aśvakinā pṛṣṭo taṃ [asurā yāvad akaniṣṭhā devanikāyā bhagavantaṃ trikṣuttaṃ pradakṣiṇīkṛtvā bhagavato purataḥ aṃtarahitā] asurāṇāṃ cetopraṇidhānaṃ gāthābhi vyākarṣi ||

tatram akāsi smitaṃ dvipadendro
dānavacitta viditvam udāraṃ |
pṛcchati aśvaki prāṃjaliṃ kṛtvā
dṛṣṭva smitaṃ sugatasya mukhāto ||

neha ahetuka lokapradīpo
prādukaroti smitaṃ paramarṣi |
brūhi narottama hetu smitasya
yat te kṛtaṃ iha lokahiteṣī ||

adya niḥsaṃśayaṃ bodhir udārā
kenaci saṃjanitā pariṣāyāṃ |
yasya tathāgata āśaya jñātvā
prādukaroti smitaṃ ramaṇīyaṃ ||

saṃśayito pi ayaṃ iha adya
dṛṣṭva smitaṃ sugatasya mukhāto |
brūhi narottama mā ciram astu
chindahi saṃśayitāna vilekhaṃ ||

yaṃ akari smitaṃ lokapradīpo
dānavapūjaṃ viditvam udārāṃ |
vyākaraṇaṃ bhaṇa āsurakāyaṃ
yaṃ va śruṇitva bhaveya udagro ||

bhagavān āha ||

sādhu te aśvaki pṛcchitā praśnā
yasya kṛte smitaṃ lokahitasya |
tasya te vakṣyaṃ phalaṃ nikhilena
ekamano bhaṇato me śruṇehi ||

pūjā iha me kṛtā asurehi
bodhim anuttaraṃ prārthayamānā |
te vijahitva tamāsurakāyaṃ
svargagatā ramiṣyanti ciraṃ pi ||

devapurāyaṃ ciraṃ nivasitvā
paṃcahi kāmaguṇehi samaṃgī |
mānuṣalokam imaṃ punaretvā
pūjayiṣyanti jināṃ dvipadendrāṃ ||

kalpa­sahas­raśatāni bahūni
kṛtva punaḥ puna pūja jineṣu |
kāṃ­cana­saṃ­nibhalakṣaṇadhārī
sarve jinā bhaviṣyanti jitārī ||

śrutva ca vyākaraṇaṃ asurāṇāṃ
tuṣṭa udagro sadevakaloko |
prāṇasahasraśatāni bahūni
prasthita tatra anuttarayāne ||

atha khalu saṃbaro asurendro tāye velāye imāṃ gāthām adhyabhāṣi ||

edṛśehi me mitrehi sadā bhotu samāgamo |
yaṃ niśāmya yam āgamya pūjema dvipadottamaṃ ||