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 22 - Padma

padma iti 22||

buddho bhagavānsatkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjito rājabhī rājamātrairdhanibhiḥ pauraiḥ śreṣṭhibhissārthavāhairdevairnāgairyakṣairasurairgaruḍaiḥ kinnarairmahoragairitidevanāgayakṣāsuragaruḍakinnaramahoragābhyarcito buddho bhagavān jñāto mahāpuṇyo lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātaśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajyapariṣkārāṇāṃ saśrāvakasaṅghaḥ śrāvastyāṃ viharati jetavane 'nāthapiṇḍadasyārāme|| ācaritametanmadhyadeśe yadārāmikāḥ padmānyādāya vīthīṃ gatvā vikrīṇate|| atha bhagavānpūrvāhne nivāsya pātracīvaramādāya śrāvastīṃ piṇḍāya prāvikṣat| anyatamā ca strī dārakaṃ svabhujābhyāmādāya vīthīmavatīrṇā| dadarśa ca sa dārako buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṅkṛtamaśītyā cānuvyañjanairvirājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṅkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamamiva ratnaparvataṃ samattato bhadrakam| dṛṣṭvā ca punaḥ prasādajātaḥ sahasā bāhumabhiprasāryārāmikasakāśātpadmaṃ gṛhītvā bhagavato mūrdhni prakṣipta| tatastatpadmaṃ śakaṭacakramātraṃ bhūtvopari vihāyasi sthitaṃ bhagavattaṃ ca gacchattamanu gacchati tiṣṭhataṃ tiṣṭhati|| tato bhagavatā padmarāgasadṛśā prabhā utsṛṣṭā yayā sakalā śrāvastī avabhāsitā taddhaitukaṃ ca rājāmātyapaurā āvarjitāḥ||

tato bhagavatā smitamupadarśitam| dharmatā khalu yasminsamaye buddhā bhagavattaḥ smitaṃ āviṣkurvatti tasminsamaye nīlapītalohitāvadātā arciṣo mukhānniścārya kāścidadhastādgacchatti| adhastādgacchatti tāḥ saṃjīvaṃ kālasūtraṃ saṃghātaṃ rauravaṃ tapanaṃ pratāpanamavīcimarbudaṃ nirarbudamaṭaṭaṃ hahavaṃ huhuvamutpalaṃ padmaṃ mahāpadmaṃ narakāngatvā ye uṣṇanarakāsteṣu śītībhūtā nipatatti ye śītanarakāsteṣūṣṇībhūtā nipatatti| tena teṣāṃ sattvānā 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| upariṣṭhādgacchatti tāścāturmahārājikāṃstrayastriṃśānyāmāṃstuṣitānnirmāṇaratīnparanirmitavaśavartino brahmakāyikānbrahmapurohitānmahābrahmaṇaḥ parīttābhānapramāṇābhānābhāsvarānpatīttaśubhānapramāṇaśubhāñchubhakṛtsnānanabhrakānpuṇyaprasavānbṛhatphalānabṛhānatapānsudṛśānsudarśanānakaniṣṭhāndevāngatvā anityaṃ duḥkhaṃ śūnyamanātmetyudghoṣayatti gāthādvayaṃ ca bhāṣatte|

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

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| pratyekāṃ bodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati ūrṇāyāmattardhīyatte| anuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhiṃ vyākartukāmo bhavati uṣṇīṣe 'ttardhīyatte||

atha arciṣo bhagavattaṃ triḥ pradakṣiṇīkṛtya bhagavata ūrṇāyāmarhitāḥ| 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 dhīra buddhyā
śrotṝṇāṃ śramaṇa jinendra kāṅkṣitānāṃ|
dhīrābhirmunivṛṣa vāgbhiruttamābhirutpannaṃ vyapanaya saṃśayaṃ śubhābhiḥ||
nākasmāllavaṇajalādirājadhairyāḥ
saṃbuddhāḥ smitamupadarśayatti nāthāḥ|
yasyārthe smitamupadarśayatti dhīrāḥ
taṃ śrotuṃ samabhilaṣatti te janaughā iti||

bhagavānāha| evametadānandaivametat| nāhetvapratyayamānanda tathāgatā arhattaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti| paśyasyānandānena dārakeṇa prasādajātena tathāgatasya padmaṃ kṣiptam|| evaṃ bhadatta|| eṣānanda dārako 'nena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca pañcadaśa kalpānvinipātaṃ na gamiṣyati divyamānuṣasukhamanubhūya padmottaro nāma pratyekabuddho bhaviṣyati| ayamasya deyadharmo yo mamāttike cittaprasādaḥ| tasmāttarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyaṃ yadbuddhapratyekabuddhaśrāvakeṣu kārānkariṣyāma ityevaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam||

idamavocadbhagavānāttamanasaste bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitamabhyanandan||
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