Avadānaśatakam* |

prathamo vargaḥ |

1: pūrṇabhadraḥ

|| namaḥ śrīsarvajñāya ||

tasyoddānam* |
pūrṇabhadro yaśomatī kusīdo vaṇijas tathā |
somo vaḍikaḥ padmāṅkaḥ pañcālo dhūpa eva ca |
rājānaṃ paścimaṃ kṛtvā vargo hy eṣa samudditaḥ || AVŚ_1 ||

buddho bhagavān satkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjito rājabhī rājamātrair dhanibhiḥ pauraiḥ śreṣṭhibhiḥ sārthavāhair devair nāgair yakṣair asurair garuḍaiḥ kinnarair mahoragair iti deva­nāgayakṣāsuragaruḍakinna­ramahoragābhyarcito buddho bhagavān jñāto mahāpuṇyo lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātaśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajya­pari­ṣkārāṇāṃ saśrāvakasaṃgho rājagṛham upaniśritya viharati veṇuvane kalandakanivāpe | tatra bhagavato ’cirābhisaṃbuddhabodher yaśasā ca sarvaloka āpūrṇaḥ ||

atha dakṣiṇāgiriṣu janapade saṃpūrṇo nāma brāhmaṇamahāśālaḥ prativasati āḍhyo mahādhano mahābhogo vistīrṇaviśālaparigraho vaiśravaṇadhanasamudito vaiśravaṇadhanapratispardhī | sa ca śrāddho bhadraḥ kalyāṇāśaya ātmahitaparahitapratipannaḥ kāruṇiko mahātmā dharmakāmaḥ prajāvatsalas tyāgaruciḥ pradānaruciḥ pradānābhirato mahati tyāgo vartate ||

yāvad asau sarvapāṣaṇḍikaṃ yajñam ārabdho yaṣṭum*, yatrānekāni tīrthikaśatasahasrāṇi bhuñjate sma | yadā bhagavatā rājā bimbisāraḥ saparivāro vinītaḥ, tasya ca vinayād bahūni prāṇiśatasahasrāṇi vinayam upagatāni, tadā rājagṛhāt pūrṇasya jñātayo ’bhyāgatya pūrṇasya purastād buddhasya varṇaṃ bhāṣayituṃ pravṛttā dharmasya saṃghasya ca | atha pūrṇo brāhmaṇamahāśālo bhagavato guṇasaṃkīrtanaṃ pratiśrutya mahāntaṃ prasādaṃ pratilabdhavān* | tataḥ śaraṇam abhiruhya rājagṛhābhimukhaḥ sthitvā ubhau jānumaṇḍale pṛthivyāṃ pratiṣṭhāpya puṣpāṇi kṣipan*, dhūpam udakaṃ ca bhagavantam āyācituṃ pravṛttaḥ: āgacchatu bhagavān yajñaṃ me anubhavituṃ yajñavāṭam iti | atha tāni puṣpāṇi buddhānāṃ buddhānubhāvena devatānāṃ ca devatānubhāvenopari bhagavataḥ puṣpamaṇḍapaṃ kṣiptvā tasthuḥ dhūpo ’bhrakūṭavad udakaṃ vaiḍūryaśalākavat ||

athāyuṣmān ānandaḥ kṛtakarapuṭo bhagavantaṃ papraccha: kuta idaṃ bhadanta nimantraṇam āyātam iti | bhagavān āha: dakṣiṇāgiriṣv ānanda janapade saṃpūrṇo nāma brāhmaṇamahāśālaḥ prativasati, tatrāsmābhir gantavyam, sajjībhavantu bhikṣava iti | bhagavān bhikṣusahasraparivṛtto dakṣiṇāgiriṣu janapade cārikāṃ caritvā pūrṇasya brāhmaṇamahāśālasya yajñavāṭasamīpe sthitvā cintām āpede: yanv ahaṃ pūrṇabrāhmaṇam ṛddhiprātihāryeṇāvarjayeyam iti | atha bhagavāṃs taṃ bhikṣusahasram antardhāpya ekaḥ pātracarakavyagrahastaḥ pūrṇasmīpe sthitaḥ | atha pūrṇo brāhmaṇamahāśālo bhagavantaṃ dadarśa dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṃkṛtam aśītyā cānuvyaṃjanair virājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṃkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamam iva ratnaparvataṃ samantato bhadrakam* | dṛṣṭvā ca punas tvaritatvaritaṃ bhagavataḥ samīpam upasaṃkramya bhagavantam uvāca: svāgataṃ bhagavan, niṣīdatu bhagavān, kriyatāṃ āsanaparigraho mamānugrahārtham iti | bhagavān āha: yadi te parityaktaṃ dīyatām asmin pātra iti | atha pūrṇo brāhmamahāśālaḥ pañcamāṇavakaśataparivṛto bhagavato vividha­bhakṣyabhojyakhādyalehyapeyacoṣyādibhir āhārair ārabdhaḥ pātraṃ paripūrayitum* | bhagavān api svakāt pātrād bhikṣupātreṣv āhāraṃ saṃkramayati | yadā bhagavato viditaṃ pūrṇāni bhikṣusahasrasya pātrāṇīti, tadā svapātraṃ pūrṇam ādarśitum* | tato bhikṣusahasraṃ pūrṇapātram ardhacandrākāreṇa darśitavān | devatābhir apy ākāśasthābhiḥ śabdam udīritam: pūrṇāni bhagavato bhikṣusahasrasya ca pātrāṇīti |

tataḥ prātihāryadarśanāt pūrṇaḥ prasādajāto mūlanikṛtta iva drumo hṛṣṭatuṣṭapramuditaḥ udagraprītisaumanasyajāto bhagavataḥ pādayor nipatya praṇidhiṃ kartum ārabdhaḥ: anenāhaṃ kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca andhe loke anāyake apariṇāyake buddho bhūyāsam atīrṇānāṃ satvānāṃ tārayitā, amuktānāṃ mocayitā, anāśvastānām āśvāsayitā, aparinirvṛtānāṃ parinirvāpayiteti ||

atha bhagavān pūrṇasya brāhmaṇamahāśālasya hetuparaṃparāṃ karmaparaṃparāṃ ca jñātvā smitaṃ prāvirakārṣīt* | dharmatā khalu yasmin samaye buddhā bhagavantaḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvanti tasmin samaye nīlapītalohitāvadātā arciṣo mukhān niścārya kāścid adhastād gacchanti, kāścid upariṣṭād gacchanti | yā adhastād gacchanti tāḥ saṃjīvaṃ kālasūtraṃ saṃghātaṃ rauravaṃ mahārauravaṃ tapanaṃ pratāpanam avīcim arbudaṃ nirarbudaṃ aṭaṭaṃ hahavaṃ huhuvam utpalaṃ padmaṃ mahāpadmaṃ narakān gatvā ye uṣṇanarakās teṣu śītībhūtā nipatanti, ye śītanarakās teṣu uṣṇībhūtā nipatanti | tena teṣāṃ satvānāṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabhyante | teṣām evaṃ bhavati: kiṃ nu vayaṃ bhavanta itaś cyutāḥ āhosvid anyatropapannā iti | teṣāṃ prasādasaṃjananārthaṃ bhagavān nirmitaṃ visarjayati | teṣāṃ nirmitaṃ dṛṣṭvaivaṃ bhavati: na hy eva vayaṃ bhavantaḥ itaś cyutāḥ, nāpy anyatropapannāḥ, api tv ayam apūrvadarśanaḥ satvaḥ, asyānubhāvenāsmākaṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabdhā iti | te nirmite cittam abhiprasādya tan narakavedanīyaṃ karma kṣapayitvā devamanuṣyeṣu pratisandhiṃ gṛhṇanti, yatra satyānāṃ bhājanabhūtā bhavanti | yā upariṣṭād gacchanti, tāś cāturmahārājikāṃs trayastriṃśān, yāmāṃs tuṣitān nirmāṇaratīn paranirmitavaśavartino brahmakāyikān brahmapurohitān mahābrahmaṇaḥ parīttābhān apramāṇābhān ābhāsvarān parīttaśubhān apramāṇaśubhāñ śubhakṛtsnān anabhrakān puṇyaprasavān bṛhatphalān abṛhān atapān sudṛśān sudarśanān akaniṣṭhān devān gatvā anityaṃ duḥkhaṃ śūnyam anātmety udghoṣayanti, gāthādvayaṃ ca bhāṣante:

ārabhadhvaṃ niṣkrāmata yujyadhvaṃ buddhaśāsane |
dhunīta mṛtyunaḥ sainyaṃ naḍāgāram iva kuñjaraḥ ||

yo hy asmin dharmavinaye apramattaś cariṣyati |
prahāya jātisaṃsāraṃ duḥkhasyāntaṃ kariṣyati || iti

atha tā arciṣas trisāhasramahāsāhasraṃ lokadhātum anvāhiṇḍya bhagavantam eva pṛṣṭhataḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ samanugacchanti | tad yadi bhagavān atītaṃ karma vyākartukāmo bhavati, bhagavataḥ pṛṣṭhato ’ntardhīyante | anāgataṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, purastād antardhīyante | narakopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, pādatale ’ntardhīyante | tiryagupapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, pārṣṇyām antardhīyante | pretopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, pādāṅguṣṭhe ’ntardhīyante | manuṣyopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, jānunor antardhīyante | balacakravartirājyaṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, vāme karatale ’ntardhīyante | cakravartirājyaṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, dakṣiṇe karatale ’ntardhīyante | devopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, nābhyām antardhīyante | śrāvakabodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, āsye ’ntardhīyante | pratyekabodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, ūrṇāyām antardhīyante | anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati, uṣṇīṣe antardhīyante ||

atha tā arciṣo bhagavantaṃ triḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya bhagavata ūṣṇīṣe ’ntarhitāḥ | athāyuṣmān ānandaḥ kṛtakarapuṭo bhagavantaṃ papraccha:

nānāvidho raṅgasahasracitro
vaktrāntarān niṣkasitaḥ kalāpaḥ |
avabhāsitā yena diśaḥ samantād
divākareṇodayatā yathaiva ||

gāthāś ca bhāṣate:

vigatodbhavā dainyamadaprahīṇā
buddhā jagaty uttamahetubhūtāḥ
nākāraṇaṃ śaṅkhamṛṇālagauraṃ
smitam upadarśayanti jinā jitārayaḥ ||

tatkālaṃ svayam adhigamya vīra buddhyā
śrotṝṇāṃ śramaṇa jinendra kāṅkṣitānām*
dhīrābhir munivṛṣa vāgbhir uttamābhir
utpannaṃ vyapanaya saṃśayaṃ śubhābhiḥ ||

nākāsmāl lavaṇajalādri­rāja­dhairyāḥ
saṃbuddhāḥ smitam upadarśayanti nāthāḥ |

yasyārthe smitam upadarśayanti dhīrāḥ
taṃ śrotuṃ samabhilaṣanti te janaughāḥ || iti

bhagavān āha: evam etad ānanda, evam etat | nāhetvapratyayam ānanda tathāgatā arhantaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvanti | eṣa ānanda pūrṇo brāhmaṇamahāśālaḥ | anena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca trikalpā­saṃ­kh­yeyasamudānītāṃ bodhiṃ samudānīya mahākaruṇāparibhāvitāḥ ṣaṭ pāramitāḥ paripūrya pūrṇabhadro nāma samyaksaṃbuddho bhaviṣyati, daśabhir balaiś caturbhir vaiśāradyais tribhir āveṇikaiḥ smṛtyupasthānair mahākaruṇayā ca | ayam asya deyadharmo yo mamāntike cittaprasāda iti || yadā bhagavatā pūrṇo brāhmaṇamahāśālo ’nuttarāyāṃ smyaksaṃbodhau vyākṛtaḥ, tadā pūrṇena bhagavān saśrāvakasaṃghas traimāsyaṃ yajñavāṭe bhojitaḥ | bhūyaś cānena citrāṇi kuśalamūlāni samavaropitāni ||

tasmāt tarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyaṃ yac chāstāraṃ satkariṣyāmo gurukariṣyāmo mānayiṣyāmaḥ pūjayiṣyāmaḥ, śāstāraṃ satkṛtya gurukṛtya mānayitvā pūjayitvopaniśritya vihariṣyāmaḥ | ity evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

idam avocad bhagavān | āttamanasas te bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitam abhyanandan* ||