Avadānaśatakam* |

prathamo vargaḥ |

2: yaśomatī

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 vaiśālīm upaniśritya viharati markaṭahradatīre kūṭāgāraśālāyām* | atha pūrvāhṇe nivāsya pātracīvaram ādāya bhikṣugaṇaparivṛto bhikṣusaṃghpuraskṛto vaiśālīṃ piṇḍāya prāvikṣat | sāvadānīṃ vaiśālīṃ piṇḍāya caritvā yena siṃhasya senāpater niveśanaṃ tenopasaṃkrāntaḥ | upasaṃkramya prajñapta evāsane niṣaṇṇaḥ ||

atha siṃhasya senāpateḥ snuṣā yasomatī nama abhirūpā darśanīyā prāsādikā | sā bhagavato vicitralakṣaṇojjvalakāyaṃ dṛṣṭvā atyarthaṃ prasādaṃ labdhavatī | sā śvaśuraṃ papraccha: asti kaścid upāyo yenāham apy evaṃguṇayuktā syām iti | atha siṃhasya senāpater etad abhavat: udārādhimuktā bateyaṃ dārikā | yadi punar iyaṃ pratyayam āsādayet, kuryād anuttarāyāṃ samyaksaṃbodhau praṇidhānam iti viditvoktavān*: dārike yadi hetuṃ samādāya vartiṣyasi, tvam apy evaṃvidhā bhaviṣyasi yādṛśo bhagavān iti ||

tataḥ siṃhena senāpatinā yaśomatyāḥ prasādābhivṛddhyarthaṃ prabhūtaṃ hiraṇyasuvarṇaṃ ratnāni ca dattāni | tato yaśomatyā dārikayā bhagavān saśrāvakasaṃghaḥ śvo ’ntargṛhe bhaktenopanimantritaḥ | adhivāsitaṃ ca bhagavatā tasyā anugrahārtham* || atha yaśomatī dārikā suvarṇamayāni puṣpāṇi kārayitvā rūpyamayāṇi ratnamayāni prabhūta­gandhamālya­vilepana­saṃg­rahaṃ kṛtvā śatarasam āhāraṃ sajjīkṛtya bhagavato dūtena kālam ārocayati: samayo bhadanta, sajjaṃ bhaktaṃ yasyedānīṃ bhagavān kālaṃ manyata iti | atha bhagavān bhikṣugaṇaparivṛto bhikṣusaṃghapuraskṛto yena siṃhasya senāpater niveśanaṃ tenopasaṃkrāntaḥ | upasaṃkramya purastād bhikṣusaṃghasya prajñapta evāsane niṣaṇṇaḥ | atha yaśomatī dārikā sukhopaniṣaṇṇaṃ buddhapramukhaṃ bhikṣusaṃghaṃ viditvā śatarasenāhāreṇa svahastaṃ saṃtarpya puṣpāṇi bhagavati kṣeptum ārabdhā | atha tāni puṣpāṇi upari bhagavato ratnakūṭāgāro ratnacchatraṃ ratnamaṇḍapa ivāvasthitam*, yan na na śakyaṃ suśikṣitena karmakāreṇa karmāntevāsinā vā kartum*, yathāpi tad buddhānāṃ buddhānubhāvena devatānāṃ ca devānubhāvena || atha yaśomatī dārikā tad atyadbhutaṃ devamanuṣyāvarjanakaraṃ prātihāryaṃ dṛṣṭvā mūlanikṛtta iva drumaḥ sarvaśarīreṇa bhagavataḥ pādayor nipatya praṇidhānaṃ kartum ārabdhā: anenāhaṃ kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca andhe loke anāyake apariṇāyake buddho bhūyāsam atīrṇānāṃ satvānāṃ tārayitā, amuktānāṃ mocayitā, anāśvastānām āśvāsayitā, aparinirvṛtānāṃ parinirvāpayiteti ||

atha bhagavān yaśomatyā dārikāyā 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 | paśyasy ānanda anayā yaśomatyā dārikayā mamaivaṃvidhaṃ satkāraṃ kṛtam* | evaṃ bhadanta | eṣā ānanda yaśomatī dārikā anena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca trikalpā­saṃ­kh­yeyasamudānītāṃ bodhiṃ samudānīya mahākaruṇāparibhāvitāḥ ṣaṭ pāramitāḥ paripūrya ratnamatir nāma samyaksaṃbuddho bhaviṣyati, daśabhir balaiś caturbhir vaiśāradyais tribhir āveṇikaiḥ smṛtyupasthānair mahākaruṇayā ca | ayam asya deyadharmo yo mamāntike cittasyābhiprasāda iti ||

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