Avadānaśatakam* |

caturtho vargaḥ |

32: kavaḍaḥ

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 saśrāvakasaṃghaḥ śrāvastyāṃ viharati jetavane ’nāthapiṇḍadasyārāme | tatra bhagavān bhikṣūn āmantrayate sma: saced bhikṣavaḥ satvā jānīyur dānasya dānasaṃvibhāgasya ca phalavipākaṃ yathāhaṃ jānāmi dānasya phalaṃ dānasaṃvibhāgasya ca phalavipakām*, apīdānīṃ yo ’sāv apaścimakaḥ kavaḍaś carama ālopaḥ, tato ’pi nādatvā asaṃvibhajya paribhuñjīta sacel labheta dakṣiṇīyaṃ pratigrāhakam* | na caiṣām utpannaṃ mātsaryaṃ cittaṃ paryādāya tiṣṭhet* | yasmāt tarhi satvā na jānanti dānasya phalaṃ dānasaṃvibhāgasya ca phalavipākam*, yathāhaṃ jānāmi dānasya phalaṃ dānasaṃvibhāgasya ca phalavipākam*, tasmāt te adatvā asaṃvibhajya paribhuñjate āgṛhītena cetasā, utpannaṃ caiṣāṃ mātsaryaṃ cittaṃ paryādāya tiṣṭhati ||

idam avocad bhagavān* | idam uktvā sugato hy athāparam etad uvāca śāstā:

evaṃ hi satvā jānīyur yathā proktaṃ maharṣiṇā
vipākaḥ saṃvibhāgasya yathā bhavati mahārthikaḥ ||

nādatvā paribhuñjīran na syur matsariṇas tathā
na caiṣām āgrahe cittam utpadyeta kadācana ||

yasmāt tu na prajānanti bālā mohatamovṛtāḥ
tasmāt tu bhuñjate satvā āgṛhītena cetasā
utpannaṃ caiṣāṃ mātsaryaṃ cittaṃ paryādāya tiṣṭhati ||

yadā bhagavatā etat sūtraṃ bhāṣitaṃ tadā bhikṣavaḥ saṃśayajātāḥ sarvasaṃśayacchettāraṃ buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ papracchuḥ: āścaryaṃ bhadanta yad bhagavān dānasya varṇaṃ bhāṣate dānasaṃvibhāgasya ca phalavipākam iti | bhagavān āha: kim atra bhikṣava āścaryaṃ yat tathāgato dānasya varṇaṃ bhāṣate, dānasaṃvibhāgasya phalavipākam iti | yan mayātīte ’dhvani yācanakahetor mukhadvāragataḥ svakavaḍaḥ parityaktaḥ | tac chruṇuta, sādhu ca suṣṭhu ca manasi kuruta, bhāṣiṣye ’ham* ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavo ’tīte ’dhvani brahmadatto nāma rājā rājyaṃ kārayati ṛddhaṃ ca sphītaṃ ca kṣemaṃ ca subhikṣaṃ ca ākīrṇabahujanamanuṣyaṃ ca praśānta­kalikalahaḍimbaḍa­maraṃ taskararogāpagataṃ śālīkṣugomahiṣīsaṃpannam akhilam akaṇṭakam* Speyer: akaṇṭhakam | ekaputram iva rājyaṃ kārayati | sa rājā śrāddho bhadraḥ kalyāṇāśaya ātmahitaparahitapratipannaḥ kāruṇiko mahātmā dharmakāmaḥ prajāvatsalaḥ sarvapradaḥ sarvaparityāgī niḥsaṅgaparityāgī ca | mahatī tyāge vartate | yāvad apareṇa samayena mahaddurbhikṣaṃ prādurbhūtaṃ durbhikṣāntarakalpasadṛśam* | tatas te janakāyā durbhikṣākālabhayabhītāḥ kṣutkṣāmakaṇṭhakapolāḥ pretāśrayasadṛśāḥ saṃgamya samāgamyaikasamūhena rājānam upasṛtya jayenāyuṣā vardhayitvocuḥ: deva paritrāyasva asmān asmād durbhikṣabhayāt* | prayaccha jīvitam iti | tato rājā koṣṭḥāgārikaṃ puruṣam āmantritavān*: asti bho puruṣa koṣṭhāgāre annapānaṃ yad asmākaṃ syād eṣāṃ ca janakāyānām*? iti śrutvā koṣṭhāgārika āha: parigaṇya deva sasyāni ākhyāsyāmīti | tato gaṇitakuśalair gaṇanāṃ kṛtvā sarveṣāṃ viṣayanivāsināṃ divase divase ekakavaḍo rājño dvau kavaḍāv iyantaṃ kālaṃ bhaviṣyatīti samākhyātam* | tato rājā janakāyān āhūyoktavān*: tena hi bhavanto divasānudivasam āgatya rājakule kavaḍam abhyavahṛtya gacchateti | tatas te pratidivasam āgatya pratyekam ekaikaṃ kavaḍam abhyavahṛtya yatheṣṭaṃ gacchanti ||

athānyatamo brāhmaṇas tasyāṃ gāṇanāyāṃ nāsīt* | parebhyaś ca śrutvā rājānam uvāca: deva janapadagatena me śrutā gaṇanā | dīyatāṃ mamāpi kavaḍa iti | tato rājā svakāt kavaḍadvayād ekaṃ brāhmaṇāya dattavān* | ekaṃ kavaḍaṃ janasāmānyam abhyavahartuṃ pravṛttaḥ ||

śakrasya devendrasyādhastāj jñānadarśanaṃ pravartate | tasyaitad abhavat*: atiduṣkaraṃ bata vārāṇaseyo rājā karoti, yanv aham enaṃ mīmāṃseyeti | atha śakro devendro brāhmaṇaveṣam ātmānam abhinirmāya bhojanakāle rājānam upasṛptaḥ | jayenāyuṣā ca vardhayitvovāca: bubhukṣito kuruṣva svakakavaḍenānugraham iti | tato rājā svajīvitaparityāgaṃ vyavasāyakāruṇyāt svakavaḍaṃ brāhmaṇāya datvānāhāratāṃ pratipannaḥ | yāvat ṣaḍbhaktacchedā anenopakrameṇa kṛtāḥ | taṃ ca mahājanakāyaṃ bhuñjānaṃ dṛṣṭvā parāṃ prītim āpede | atha śakro devendras taṃ rājño ’tiduṣkaraṃ vyavasāyaṃ dṛṣṭvā brāhmaṇaveṣam antardhāpya svena rūpeṇa sthitvā rājānaṃ saṃvardhayāmāsa: sādhu sādhu mahārāja, āvarjitā vayaṃ bhavatānena duṣkareṇa vyavasāyena, sanāthaś cāyaṃ janakāya īdṛśena prajāpālakena | na duṣyatāṃ tava vijite sarvabījāni, vāpy antām* | ahaṃ saptame divase tathāvidhaṃ māhendraṃ varṣam utsrakṣyāmi, yena sarvasasyāni niṣpatsyanta iti | rājñā tathā kāritam* | śakreṇāpi tathāvidhaṃ mahendraṃ varṣam utsṛṣṭam*, yena durbhikṣaṃ vinivartitaṃ subhikṣaṃ prādurbhūtam* ||

bhagavān āha: kiṃ manyadhve bhikṣavo yo ’sau tena kālena tena samayena brahmadatto nāma rājā babhūva, ahaṃ sa | mayā tāny evaṃvidhe durbhikṣe vartamāne svajīvitaparityāgād evaṃvidhāni dānāni dattāni | tasmāt tarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyam: yad dānāni dāsyāmaḥ puṇyāni kariṣyāmaḥ | ity evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

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