Avadanasataka [sanskrit]

51,731 words | ISBN-10: 8172702957 | ISBN-13: 9788172702953

The Sanskrit edition of the Avadanasataka (literally “century of noble deeds”): a compilation of one hundred stories dealing with Buddhist legends in 100 chapters, combining both prose and metrical Sanskrit. Original titles: Avadānaśataka (अवदानशतक), Avadāna-śataka (अवदान-शतक)

Chapter 7 - Padma

padma iti 7||

buddho bhagavānsatkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjito rājabho rājamātrairdhanibhiḥ pauraiḥ śreṣṭhibhiḥ sārthavāhairdevairnāgairyakṣairasurairgaruḍaiḥ kinnarairmahoragairiti devanāgayakṣāsuragaruḍakinnaramahoragābhyarcito buddho bhagavān jñāto mahāpuṇyo lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātaśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajyapariṣkārāṇāṃ saśrāvakasaṅghaḥ śrāvastyāṃ viharati sma jetavane 'nāthapiṇḍadasyārāme|| yadā bhagavāṃlloke notpanna āsīttadā rājā prasenajittīrthikadevatārcanaṃ kṛtavānpuṣpadhūpagandhamālyavilepanaiḥ| yadā tu bhagavāṃlloke utpanno rājā ca prasanejiddaharasūtrodāharaṇena vinīto bhagavacchāsane śraddhāṃ pratilabdhavāṃstadā prītisaumanasyajātastrirbhagavattamupasaṃkramya dīpadhūpagandhamālyavilepanairabhyarcayati||

athānyatama ārāmiko navaṃ padmamādāya rājñaḥ prasenajito 'rthaṃ śrāvastīṃ praviśati tīrthikopāsakena ca dṛṣṭaḥ śca| kimidaṃ padmaṃ vikrīṇīṣe|| sa kathayatyāmeti|| sa kretukāmo yāvadanāthapiṇḍado gṛhapatistaṃ pradeśamanuprāptaḥ| tena tasmāddviguṇena mūlyena vardhitam| tataḥ parasparaṃ vardhamānau yāvacchatasahasraṃ vardhitattau| athārāmikasyaitadabhavat| ayamanāthapiṇḍado gṛhapatiracañcalaḥ sthirasattvo nūnamatra kāraṇena bhavitavyamiti| tena saṃśayajātena sa tīrthikābhiprasannaḥ puruṣaḥ pṛṣṭaḥ kasyārthe bhavānevaṃ vardhata iti| sa āha| ahaṃ bhagavato nārāyaṇasyārthe iti|| anāthapiṇḍadāha| ahaṃ bhagavato buddhasyārthe iti|| ārāmika āha| ka eṣa buddho nāmeti|| tato 'nāthapiṇḍadena vistareṇāsya buddhaguṇā ākhyātāḥ|| tata ārāmiko 'nāthapiṇḍadamāha| gṛhapate 'haṃ svayameva taṃ bhagavattamabhyarcayiṣya iti||

tato 'nāthapiṇḍado gṛhapatirārāmikamādāya yena bhagavāṃstenopasaṃkrāttaḥ| dadarśārāmiko buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaissamalaṅkṛtamaśītyā cānuvyañjanairvirājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṅkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamamiva ratnaparvataṃ sanattato bhadrakam| sahadarśanāccārāmikeṇa tatpadmaṃ bhagavati kṣiptam| tataḥ kṣiptamātraṃ śakaṭacakrapramāṇaṃ bhūtvā upari bhagavataḥ sthitam||

atha sārāmikastatprātihārya dṛṣṭvā mūlanikṛtta iva drumo bhagavataḥ pādayornipatya kṛtakarapuṭaścetanāṃ puṣṇāti praṇidhiṃ ca kartumārabdhaḥ| anenāhaṃ kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena cāndhe loke apariṇāyake buddho bhūyāsamatīrṇānāṃ sattvānāṃ tārayitā amuktānāṃ mocayitā anāśvastānāmāśvāsayitā aparinirvṛtānāṃ parinirvāpayiteti||

atha bhagavāṃstasyārāmikasya hetuparamparāṃ karmaparamparāṃ ca jñātvā smitaṃ prāvirakārṣīt| dharmatā khalu yasminsamaye buddhā bhagavattaḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti tasminsamaye nīlapītalohitāvadātā arciṣo mukhānniścārya kāścidadhastādgacchati kāścidupariṣṭādgacchatti| adhastādgacchati tāḥ saṃjīvaṃ kālasūtraṃ saṃghātaṃ rauravaṃ mahārauravaṃ tapanaṃ pratāpanamavīcimarbudaṃ nirbudamaṭaṭaṃ hahavaṃ huhuvamutpalaṃ padma mahāpadmaṃ narakāngatvā ye uṣṇanarakāsteṣu śītībhūtā nipatatti ye śītanarakāsteṣūṣṇībhūtā nipatatti| tena teṣāṃ sattvānāṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabhyatte| teṣāmevaṃ bhavati| kiṃ nu vayaṃ bhavatta itaścyutā āho svidanyatropapannā iti| teṣāṃ prasādasaṃjananārthaṃ bhagavānnirmitaṃ visarjayati| teṣāṃ nirmitaṃ dṛṣṭvaivaṃ bhavati| na hyeva vayaṃ bhavatta itaścyutā nāpyanyatropapannā api tvayamapūrvadarśanaḥ sattvo 'syānubhāvenāsmākaṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabdhā iti| te nirmite cittamabhiprasādya tannarakavedanīyaṃ karma kṣapayitvā devamanuṣyeṣu pratisandhiṃ gṛhṇatti yatra satyānāṃ bhājanabhūtā bhavatti| upariṣṭhādgacchati tāścāturmahārājikāṃstrayastriṃśānyāmāṃstuṣitānnimāṇaratīnparanirmitavaśavartino brahmakāyikānbrahmapurohitānmahābrahmaṇaḥ parīttābhānapramāṇābhānābhāsvarānparīttaśubhānapramāṇaśubhāñchubhakṛtsnānanabhrakānpuṇyaprasavānbṛhatphalānabṛhānatapānsuddaśānsudarśanānakaniṣṭhāndevāngatvā anityaṃ duḥkhaṃ śūnyamanātmetyudghoṣayatti gāthādvayaṃ ca bhāṣatte|

ārabhadhvaṃ niṣkrāmata pujyadhvaṃ buddhaśāsane|
dhunīta mṛtyunaḥ sainyaṃ naḍāgāramiva kuñjaraḥ||
yo hyasmindharmavinaye apramattaścariṣyati|
prahāya jātisaṃsāraṃ duḥkhasyāttaṃ kariṣyati iti||

atha arciṣastrisāhasramahāsāhasraṃ lokadhātumanvāhiṇḍya bhagavattameva pṛṣṭhataḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ samanugacchatti| tadyadi bhagavānatītaṃ karma vyākartukāmo bhavati bhagavataḥ pṛṣṭhato 'ttardhīyatte| anāgataṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati purastādattardhīyatte| narakopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati pādatale 'ttardhīyatte| tiryagupapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati pārṣṇyāmattardhīyatte| pretopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati pādāṅguṣṭhe 'ttardhīyatte| manuṣyopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati jānunottardhīyatte| balacakravartirājyaṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati vāme karatale 'ttardhīyatte| cakravartirājyaṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati dakṣiṇe karatale 'ttardhīyatte| devopapattiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati nābhyāmattardhīyatte| śrāvakabodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati āsye 'ttardhīyatte| pratyekabodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati ūrṇāyāmattardhīyatte| anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati uṣṇīṣe 'ttardhīyatte||

atha arciṣo bhagavattaṃ triḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya bhagavata uṣṇīṣe 'ttarhitāḥ| athāyuṣmānānandaḥ kṛtakarapuṭo bhagavattaṃ papraccha|

nānāvidho raṅgasahasracitro vaktāttarānniṣkasitaḥ kalāpaḥ|
avabhāsitā yena diśaḥ samattāddivākareṇodayatā yathaiva||
gāthāśca bhāṣate|
vigatoddhavā dainyamadaprahīṇā buddhā jagatyuttamahetubhūtāḥ|
nākāraṇaṃ śaṅkhamṛṇālagauraṃ smitamupadarśayatti jinā jitārayaḥ||
tatkālaṃ svayamadhigamya vīra buddhyā
śrotṝṇāṃ śramaṇa jinendra kāṅkṣitānāṃ|
dhīrābhirmunivṛṣa vāgbhirūtpannaṃ vyapanaya saṃśayaṃ śubhābhiḥ||
nākasmāllavaṇajalādgirājadhairyāḥ
saṃbuddhāḥ smitamupadarśayatti nāthāḥ|
yasyārthe smitamupadarśayatti dhīrāḥ
taṃ śrotuṃ samabhilaṣatti te janaughā iti||

bhagavānāha| evametadānandaivametat| nāhetvapratyayamānanda tathāgatā arhattaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti| paśyasi tvamānandānenārāmikeṇa prasādajātena mamaivaṃvidhāṃ pūjāṃ kṛtām|| evaṃ bhadatta|| eṣa ārāmiko 'nena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca trikalpāsaṃkhyeyasamudānītāṃ bodhiṃ samudānīya mahākaruṇāparibhāvitāḥ ṣaṭ pāramitāḥ paripūrya padmottamo nāma samyaksaṃbuddho bhaviṣyati daśabhirbalaiścaturbhirvaiśāradyaistribhirāveṇikaiḥ smṛtyupasthānairmahākaruṇayā ca| ayamasya deyadharmo yo mamāttike cittaprasāda iti||

idamavocadbhagavānāttamanasaste bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitamabhyanandan||
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