Avadānaśatakam* |

prathamo vargaḥ |

9: dhūpaḥ

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 || tena khalu samayena śrāvastyāṃ dvau śreṣṭhinau | tāv anyonyaṃ prativiruddhau babhūvatuḥ | tābhyām ekaḥ pūraṇo ’bhiprasannaḥ, dvitīyo buddhe bhagavati | tatas tayoḥ parasparaṃ kathāsāṃkathyaviniścaye vartamāne pūraṇopāsaka āha: buddhāt pūraṇo viśiṣṭatara iti | buddhopāsaka āha: bhagavān samyaksaṃbuddho viśiṣṭatara iti | tatas tābhyāṃ sarvasvāpaharaṇe bandhanikṣepaḥ kṛtaḥ ||

yāvad rājñaḥ prasenajitaḥ śrutam* | tenāmātyānām ājñā dattā: tayor mīmāṃsā kartavyeti | tatas tair amātyaiḥ sarvavijite ghaṇṭāvaghoṣaṇaṃ kāritam*: saptame divase buddhatīrthikopāsakayor mīmāṃsā bhaviṣyati, ye cādbhutāni draṣṭukāmās te āgacchantv iti | tataḥ saptame divase vistīrṇāvakāśe pṛthivīpradeśe ’nekeṣu prāṇiśatasahasreṣu saṃnipatiteṣu gaganatale cānekeṣu devatāsahasreṣu saṃnipatiteṣu gomayamaṇḍalake kḷpte sarvagandhamālyeṣūpahṛteṣu pūrvataraṃ tīrthikopāsakena satyopayācanaṃ kṛtam*: yena satyena pūraṇaprabhṛtayaḥ ṣaṭ śāstāro loke śreṣṭhāḥ, anena satyenemāni puṣpāṇi ayaṃ ca dhūpaḥ idaṃ ca pānīyaṃ tān upagacchantv iti || evaṃ pravyāhatamātre Speyer: pravyāhṛtamātre tāni puṣpāṇi bhūmau patitāni, agnir nirvṛtaḥ, pānīyaṃ pṛthivyām astaṃ parikṣayaṃ paryādānaṃ gatam* | tato mahājanakāyena kilakilāprakṣveḍoccair nādo muktaḥ, yam abhivīkṣya tīrthyopāsakas tūṣṇībhūto maṅku­bhūtaḥ Speyer: madgubhūtaḥ, srastaskandho ’dhomukho niṣpratibhānaḥ, pradhyānaparamaḥ kare kapolaṃ datvā cintāparo vyavasthitaḥ ||

tato bhagavacchrāvakeṇa harṣotkaṇṭhajātena prasādavikasitābhyāṃ nayanābhyām ekāṃsam uttarāsaṅgaṃ kṛtvā dakṣiṇajānumaṇḍalaṃ pṛthivyāṃ pratiṣṭhāpya satyopayācanaṃ kṛtam*: yena satyena bhagavān sarvasatvānām agryaḥ, anena satyenemāni puṣpāṇi dhūpa udakaṃ bhagavantam upagacchantv iti | evaṃ pravyāhṛtamātro tāni puṣpāṇi haṃsapaṃktir ivākāśe jetavanābhimukhaṃ saṃprasthitāni, dhupo ’bhrakūṭavat*, udakaṃ vaiḍūryaśalākavat* | atha sa mahājanakāyas tat prātihāryaṃ dṛṣṭvā kilakilāpravekṣveḍoccaiḥśabdhaṃ kurvaṃs teṣāṃ saṃprasthitānāṃ pṛṣṭhataḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ samanubaddhaḥ ||

tatas tāni puṣpāṇi bhagavata upari sthitāni, dhūpa udakaṃ cāgrataḥ | tataḥ sa mahājanakāyo labdhaprasādo bhagavataḥ pādābhivandanaṃ kṛtvā purastān niṣaṇṇo dharmaśrāvaṇāya | teṣāṃ bhagavān idaṃ sūtraṃ bhāṣate sma:

tisra imā brāhmaṇagṛhapatayo ’graprajñaptayaḥ | katamās tisraḥ? buddhe agraprajñaptiḥ, dharme, saṃghe agraprajñaptiḥ | buddhe agraprajñaptiḥ katamā? ye kecid brāhmaṇagṛhapatayaḥ satvā apadā vā dvipadā vā bahupadā vā, rūpiṇo vā arūpiṇo vā, saṃjñino vā asaṃjñino vā, naivasaṃjñino nāsaṃjñinaḥ, tathāgato ’rhan samyaksaṃbuddhas teṣām agra ākhyātaḥ | ye kecid buddhe ’bhiprasannāḥ, agre te ’bhiprasannāḥ | teṣām agre ’bhiprasannānām agra eva vipākaḥ pratikāṃkṣitavyo deveṣu vā devabhūtānāṃ manuṣyeṣu vā manuṣyabhūtānām* | iyam ucyate brāhmaṇagṛhapatayo buddhe agraprajñaptiḥ | dharme agraprajñaptiḥ katamā? ye kecid dharmāḥ saṃskṛtā vā asaṃskṛtā vā, virāgo dharmas teṣām agra ākhyātaḥ | ye kecid dharme ’bhiprasannā, agre te ’bhiprasannāḥ | teṣām agre ’bhiprasannānām agra eva vipākaḥ pratikāṃkṣitavyo deveṣu vā devabhūtānāṃ manuṣyeṣu vā manuṣyabhūtānām* | iyam ucyate brāhmaṇagṛhapatayo dharme agraprajñaptiḥ | saṃgheṣu agraprajñaptiḥ katamā? ye kecit saṃghā vā gaṇā vā pūgā vā pariṣado vā, tathāgataśrāvakasaṃghas teṣām agra ākhyātaḥ | ye kecit saṃghe ’bhiprasannāḥ, agre te ’bhiprasannāḥ | teṣām agre ’bhiprasannānām agra eva vipākaḥ pratikāṃkṣitavyo deveṣu vā devabhūtānāṃ manuṣyeṣu vā manuṣyabhūtānām* | iyam ucyate brāhmaṇagṛhapatayo saṃghe agraprajñaptiḥ |

asmin khalu dharmaparyāye bhāṣyamāṇe teṣāṃ brāhmaṇagṛhapatīnāṃ kaiścid buddhadharmasaṃgheṣu prasādaḥ pratilabdhaḥ, kaiścic charaṇagamanaśikṣāpadāni gṛhītāni, kaiścit pravrajya idam eva pañcagaṇḍakaṃ saṃsāracakraṃ calācalaṃ viditvā, sarvasaṃskāragatīḥ śata­napatanavikaraṇavidhvaṃ­sana­dharma­tayā parāhatya, sarvakleśaprahāṇād arhatvaṃ sākṣātkṛtam* | tena ca tīrthyopāsakena tathāgatāntike prasādaḥ pratilabdhaḥ | tato mūlanikṛtta iva drumaḥ bhagavataḥ pādayor nipatya praṇidhānaṃ kartum ārabdhaḥ: anenāhaṃ kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca andhe loke anāyake apariṇāyake buddho bhūyāsam atīrṇānāṃ satvānāṃ tārayita, amuktānāṃ mocayitā, anāśvastānām āśvāsayitā, aparinirvṛtānāṃ parinirvāpayiteti ||

atha bhagavāṃs tasya tīrthikopāsakasya 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 teṣūṣṇībhūtā 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 bhavanta itaś cyutā 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 anena tīrthikopāsakena mamaivaṃvidhaṃ satkāraṃ kṛtam* | evaṃ bhadanta | eṣa ānanda tīrthopāsako ’nena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deya­dharma­parit­yāgena ca trikalpā­saṃ­kh­yeyasamudānītāṃ bodhiṃ samudānīya mahākaruṇāparibhāvitāḥ ṣaṭ pāramitāḥ paripūrya acalo nāma samyaksaṃbuddho bhaviṣyati, daśabhir balaiś caturbhir vaiśāradyais tribhir āveṇikaiḥ smṛtyupasthānair mahākaruṇayā ca | ayam asya deyadharmo yo mamāntike cittaprasāda iti ||

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