Avadānaśatakam* |

caturtho vargaḥ |

39: anāthapiṇḍadaḥ

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 | atha bhagavān pūrvāhṇe nivāsya pātracīvaram ādāya śrāvastyāṃ piṇḍāya prāvikṣat* | yāvad anupūrveṇa cañcūryamāṇo rājamārgam avatīrṇaḥ | tatra ca rājamārge ’nyatamo brāhmaṇo ’bhyāgataḥ | athāsau dadarśa buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṃkṛtam aśītyā cānuvyañjanair virājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṃkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamam iva ratnaparvataṃ samantato bhadrakam* | dṛṣṭvā ca punaḥ suciraṃ nirīkṣya pṛthivyāṃ lekhāṃ niṣkṛṣya Speyer: nikṛṣya bhagavantam uvāca: bho gautama, na tāvad ut te lekhā laṅghayitavyā, yāvan me pañca purāṇaśatāni nānuprayacchasīti | tato bhagavān karmaṇām avipraṇāśasaṃdarśanārtham adattādānavairamaṇyārthaṃ ca indrakīla iva tasmin pradeśe sthitaḥ ||

eṣa ca śabdaḥ śrāvastyāṃ samantato visṛtaḥ: yathā kila bhagavān rājamārge ’nyatamena brāhmaṇena pañcānāṃ purāṇaśatānām arthaṃ vidhārita iti | tato rājā prasenajit kauśalaḥ sahaśravaṇād evāmātyagaṇaparivṛtto yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkrāntaḥ | upasaṃkramya bhagavantam idam avocat*: gacchatu bhagavān, ahaṃ pradāsyāmīti | na mahārāja tvayaitāni dātavyāni, api tv anyenaitāni dātavyānīti | tathā viśākhā mṛgāramātā ṛṣidattapurāṇau sthapatī śakrabrahmādayo devā vaiśravaṇaprabhṛtayaś catvāro lokapālā hiraṇyasuvarṇam upādāya bhagavantam upasṛptāḥ | tān api bhagavān uvāca: na bhavadbhir etāni dātavyānīti | yāvad anāthapiṇḍadena gṛhapatinā śrutam* | sa hiraṇyasuvarṇasya helāṃ pūrayitvā upari pañca purāṇaśatāni datvā bhagavantam upagataḥ: bhagavan*, idaṃ pratigṛhyatām iti | bhagavān āha: gṛhapate tvayā etāni dātavyāni | dīyatāṃ brāhmaṇāyeti | tato ’nāthapiṇḍadena gṛhapatinā sā suvarṇahelā brāhmaṇāya dattā ||

bhikṣavaḥ saṃśayajātāḥ sarājikā ca parṣat sarvasaṃśayacchettāraṃ buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ papracchuḥ: paśya bhagavan yāvad anena brāhmaṇena bhagavān vidhārito ’nāthapiṇḍadena ca kārṣāpaṇā dattāḥ | kutaś ca prabhṛti bhagavān asmai dhārayata iti | bhagavān āha: icchatha yūyaṃ bhikṣavaḥ śrotum*? evaṃ bhadanta | tena hi bhikṣavaḥ śṛṇuta, sādhu ca suṣṭhu ca manasi kuruta, bhāṣiṣye | tathāgatenaitāni V: The portion from tathāgatenaitāni up to khalu dehinām is out of place here. bhikṣavaḥ pūrvam anyāsu jātiṣu avaśyaṃbhāvīni karmāṇi kṛtāny upacitāni | ko ’nyaḥ pratyanubhaviṣyati? na bhikṣavaḥ bāhye pṛthivīdhātau nābdhātau, na tejodhātau, na vāyudhātau, api tūpātteṣv eva skandhadhātvāyataneṣu karmāṇi kṛtāni vipacyante śubhāny aśubhāni ca |

na praṇaśyanti karmāṇy kalpakoṭiśatair api
sāmagrīṃ prāpya kālaṃ ca phalanti khalu dehinām* ||

bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavo ’tīte ’dhvani vārāṇasyāṃ nagaryāṃ brahmadatto nāma rājā rājyaṃ kārayati ṛddhaṃ ca sphītaṃ ca kṣemaṃ ca subhikṣaṃ ca ākīrṇabahujanamanuṣyaṃ ca praśānta­kalikalahaḍimbaḍa­maraṃ taskararogāpagataṃ śālīkṣugomahiṣīsaṃpannam akhilam akaṇṭakam* | ekaputram iva rājyaṃ pālayati | tasya jyeṣṭhaḥ kumāro yuvarājaḥ | so ’pareṇa samayena vasantakālasamaye saṃpuṣpiteṣu pādapeṣu haṃ­sakrauñcama­yūra­śukaśārikākokilajīvañjīvakanirghoṣite vanaṣaṇḍe amātyaputraparivṛtaḥ krīḍati ramate | vayaso ’matyaputraḥ vayasyaḥ | so ’pareṇa puruṣeṇa sārdham akṣaiḥ krīḍitavān* | tato ’mātyaputras tena puruṣeṇa pañca purāṇaśatāni nirjitaḥ | rājaputraś cāsya pratibhūr avasthitaḥ | ### There seem to be a long gap. tena me saṃsāre ’nantam bhogavyasanam anubhūtam* | idānīm apy abhisaṃbuddhabodhhir anena bādhitaḥ | iti hi bhikṣavaḥ ekāntakṛṣṇānāṃ karmaṇām ekāntakṛṣṇo vipākaḥ, ekāntaśuklānām ekāntaśuklaḥ, vyatimiśrāṇāṃ vyatimiśraḥ | tasmāt tarhi bhikṣavaḥ ekāntakṛṣṇāni karmāṇy apāsya vyatimiśrāṇi ca, ekāntaśukleṣv eva karmasv ābhogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ, adattādānasya ca prahāṇāya vyāyantavyam*, yathā evaṃvidhā doṣās tasya | evaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam* ||

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