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 23 - Cakra

cakramiti 23|

buddho bhagavānsatkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjito rājabhī rājamātrairdhanibhiḥ pauraiḥ śreṣṭhibhiḥ sārthavāhairdevairnāgairyakṣairasurairgaruḍaiḥ kinnarairmahoragairiti devanāgayakṣāsuragaruḍakinnaramahoragābhyarcito buddho bhagavān jñāto mahāpuṇyo lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātaśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajyapariṣkārāṇāṃ saśrāvakasaṅgho rājagṛhe viharati veṇuvane kalandakanivāpe|| rājagṛhe 'nyatamaḥ sārthavāho mahāsamudramavatīrṇaḥ| tasya bhāryā yauvanavatī| svāmino 'rthe utkaṇṭhati paritapya na cāsyā bhartā āgacchati|| tayā nārāyaṇasya praṇipatya pratijñātaṃ yadi me bhartā śīghramāgacchati ahaṃ te sauvarṇacakraṃ pradāsyāmīti|| tatastasyāḥ svāmī svastikṣemābhyāṃ mahāsamudrādāśu pratyāgataḥ| tayā sauvarṇacakraṃ kārittam|| dāsīgaṇaparivṛtā cakramādāya gandhadhūpapuṣpaṃ ca devakulaṃ saṃprasthitā||

atrāttare nāsti kiñcibduddhānāṃ bhagavatāmajñātamadṛṣṭamaviditamavijñātam| dharmatā khalu buddhānāṃ bhagavatāṃ mahākāruṇikānāṃ lokānugrahapravṛttānāmekārakṣāṇāṃ śamathavipaśyanāvihāriṇāṃ tridamathavastukuśalānāṃ caturoghottīrṇānāṃ caturṛddhipādacaraṇatalamupratiṣṭhitānāṃ caturṣu saṃgrahavastuṣu dīrgharātrakṛtaparicayānāṃ pañcāṅgaviprahīṇānāṃ pañcagatisamatikrāttānāṃ ṣaḍaṅgasamanvāgatānāṃ ṣaṭpāramitāparipūrṇānāṃ saptabodhyaṅgakusumāḍhyānāmaṣṭāṅgamārgadeśikānāṃ navānupūrvasamāpattikuśalānāṃ daśabalabalināṃ daśadiksamāpūrṇayaśasāṃ daśaśatavaśavartiprativiśiṣṭānāṃ trī rātrestrirdivasasya buddhacakṣuṣā lokaṃ vyavalokya jñānadarśanaṃ pravartate| ko hīyate vardhate kaḥ kṛcchraprāptaḥ kaḥ saṃkaṭaprāptaḥ kaḥ saṃbādhaprāptaḥ kaḥ kṛcchrasaṃkaṭasaṃbādhaprāptaḥ ko 'pāyanimnaḥ ko 'pāyapravaṇaḥ ko 'pāyaprāgbhāraḥ kamahamapāyāḍuddhṛtya svarge mokṣe ca pratiṣṭhāpayeyaṃ kasya kāmapaṅkanimagrasya hastoddhāramanupradadyāṃ kamāryadhanavirahitamāryadhanaiśvaryādhipatye pratiṣṭhāpayeyaṃ kasyānavaropitāni kuśalamūlānyavaropayeyaṃ kasyāvaropitāni paripācayeyaṃ kasya paripavkāni vimocayeyam| āha ca|

apyevātikramedvelāṃ sāgaro makarālayaḥ|
na tu vaineyavatsānāṃ buddho velāmatikramet||

paśyati bhagavāniyaṃ dārikā maddarśanātpratyekabodheḥ kuśalamūlānyavaropayiṣyatīti|| tataḥ pūrvāhne nivāsya pātracīvaramādāya bhikṣugaṇaparivṛto bhikṣusaṅghapuraskṛto rājagṛhaṃ piṇḍāya prāvikṣat|| athāsau dārikā dadarśa buddhaṃ bhagavattaṃ dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣulakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṅkṛtamaśītyā cānuvyañjanairvirājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṅkṛtaṃ sūryasahasrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamamiva ratnaparvataṃ samattato bhadrakam| sahadarśanācca labdhaprasādā bhagavati sauvarṇacakraṃ kṣeptumārabdhā| tataśceṭikayā vāryate nāyaṃ nārāyaṇa iti| vāryamāṇāpi tīvraprasādāvarjitamānasā buddhasya bhagavata upari sauvarṇacakraṃ nikṣipya gandhamālyaṃ ca dattavatī||

tato bhagavatā smitaṃ vidarśitam| dharmatā khalu yasminsamaye buddhā bhagavattaḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti tasminsamaye nīlapītalohitāvadātā arciṣo mukhānniścārya kāścidadhastādgacchati kāściḍupariṣṭhādgacchatti| adhastādgacchatti tāḥ saṃjīvaṃ kālasūtraṃ saṃghātaṃ rauravaṃ mahārauravaṃ tapanaṃ pratāpanamavīcimarbudaṃ nirarbudamaṭaṭaṃ hahavaṃ huhuvamutpalaṃ padmaṃ 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 taṃ nirmitaṃ dṛṣṭvaivaṃ bhavati| na hyeva vayaṃ bhavatta itaścyutā nāpyanyatropapannā api tvayamapūrvadarśanaḥ sattvo 'syānubhāvenāsmākaṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabdhā iti| te nirmite cittamabhiprasādya tannarakavedanīyaṃ yatkarma kṣapayitvā devamanuṣyeṣu pratisandhiṃ gṛhṇatti yatra satyānāṃ bhājanabhūtā bhavatti| upariṣṭhādgacchatti tāścāturmahārājikāṃstrayastriṃśānyāmāṃstuṣitānnirmāṇaratīnparanirmitavaśavartino brahmakāyikānbrahmapurohitānmahābrahmaṇaḥ parīttābhānapramāṇābhānābhāsvarānparīttaśubhānapramāṇaśubhāñchubhakṛtsnānanabhrakānpuṇyaprasavānbṛhatphalānabṛhānatapānsudṛśānsudarśanānakaniṣṭhāndevāngatvā anityaṃ duḥkhaṃ śūnyamanātmetyudghoṣayatti gāthādvayaṃ ca bhāṣatte|

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

atha arciṣastrisāhasra 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 ūrṇāyāmattarhitāḥ| 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 vāgbhiruttamābhirutpannaṃ vyapanaya saṃśayaṃ śubhābhiḥ||
nākasmāllavaṇajalādrirājadhairyāḥ
saṃbuddhā smitamupadarśayatti nāthāḥ|
yasyārthe smitamupadarśayatti dhīrāḥ
taṃ śrotuṃ samabhilaṣatti te janaughā iti||

bhagavānāha| evametadānandaivametat| nāhetvapratyayamānanda tathāgatā arhattaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti| paśyasyānandānayā dārikayā tathāgatasya sauvarṇacakraṃ kṣiptam|| evaṃ bhadatta|| eṣānanda dārikānena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca pañcadaśa kalpānvinipātaṃ na gamiṣyati divyaṃ mānuṣaṃ sukhamanubhūya cakrāttaro nāma pratyekabuddho bhaviṣyati| ayamasya deyadharmo yo mamāttike cittaprasāda iti| tasmāttarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyaṃ yadbuddhapratyekabuddhaśrāvakeṣu kārānkariṣyāma ityevaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam||

idamavocadbhagavānāttamanasaste ca bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitamabhyanandan||
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