Mahāvastu

92. The Goatherd’s Banyan Tree

yadā bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddhaḥ duṣkaraṃ carati nadīye nairaṃjanāye tīre tatra bhagavāṃ duṣkaraṃ caranto ajapālakena dṛṣṭo || tasya bhagavantaṃ ugratapaṃ tapyantaṃ dṛṣṭvā prasādam utpannaṃ || tena dāni prasannacittena bhagavantam uddiśya nyagrodhapoto ropito || so taṃ nyagrodhapotaṃ ropitvā bhagavantam upasaṃkramya prāṃjalīkṛto āha || bhagavaṃ imo mayā nyagrodhapoto bhagavantam uddiśya ropito yadā eṣo nyagrodhapoto saṃvṛddho bhaveyā bhagavāṃ saṃpūrṇakalpo bhaveyā ti | tato me etaṃ nyagrodhaṃ anugrahārthaṃ paribhuṃjasi || bhagavatā tasyājapālasya tūṣṇībhāvenādhivāsitaṃ | so dāni tūṣṇībhāvenādhivāsanāṃ viditvā tuṣṭo āttamanā pramudito prītisaumanasyajāto saṃvṛtto || so dāni taṃ nyagrodhapotaṃ kālena kālaṃ anukhaneti parikhaneti parikīleti parikuḍḍāleti kālena ca kālaṃ śītalena vāriṇā abhiṣyaṃdeti pariṣyaṃdeti paryārdreti parighāreti || so dāni ajapālena nyagrodhapoto kṣipraṃ praśākho saṃvṛtto prāsādiko darśanīyo bhagavato tejānubhāvena || tasya dāni ajapālasya nyagrodhapotaṃ ośākhapraśākhaṃ prāsādikaṃ prasādanīyaṃ dṛṣṭvā atiriva cittaṃ prasīdati || so dāni tena cittaprasādena ca kuśalamūlena ca kāyasya bhedāt trayastriṃśadevanikāye upapanno nyagrodho nāma devaputro maharddhiko mahānubhāvo | so paścād upapaṃno samāno anyāṃ pūrvotpannāṃs trayastriṃśakāyikā devaputrāṃ divyehi paṃcahi sthānehi abhibhavati divyenāyuṣā divyena varṇena divyena sukhena divyenaiśvaryeṇa divyena parivāreṇa || tasya samanantaropapannasya etad abhūṣi | kiṃ mayā manuṣyabhūtena kuśalaṃ karma kṛtaṃ upacitaṃ kasya karmasya vipākena iha trāyastriṃśabhavane upapanno haṃ || so dāni nyagrodho devaputro kuśalamūlaṃ samanvāharanto paśyati bhagavantam uddiśya nyagrodhaṃ nadīye nairaṃjanāye tīre ropitaṃ || so dāni nyagrodho devaputro anekadevaputrasahasrehi parivṛtaḥ abhikrāntavarṇo abhikrāntavarṇena kevalakalpaṃ muciliṃdasya nāgarājño bhavanaṃ udāreṇa varṇena obhāsetvā yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkramitvā bhagavataḥ pādau śirasā vanditvā ekānte asthāsi || ekāṃśīkṛto prāṃjalīkṛto bhagavantam etad uvāca || mayā bhagavan manuṣyabhūtena ajapālenājāni pālentena eṣo nyagrodho ropitaḥ bhagavantam uddiśya tenāhaṃ kuśalamūlena manuṣyeṣu cyavitvā bhagavan trāyastriṃśe devanikāye upapanno | sādhu bhagavān etaṃ nyagrodhaṃ paribhuṃjatu anukaṃpām upādāya yathā me mahāphalataraṃ bhaveyā || adhivāsate bhagavāṃ tasya devaputrasya tūṣṇībhāvena || atha khalu so devaputro tūṣṇībhāvenādhivāsanāṃ viditvā tuṣṭo hṛṣṭo āttamano prītisaumanasyajāto bhagavataḥ pādau śirasā vanditvāna tṛṣkṛtyo pradakṣiṇaṃ kṛtvā tatraiva antarahāye ||