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 30 - Valgusvarā

valgusvarā iti 30|

buddho bhagavānsatkṛto gurukṛto mānitaḥ pūjito rājabhī rājamātrairdhanibhiḥ pauraiḥ śreṣṭhibhiḥ sārthavāhairdevairnāgairyakṣairasurairgaruḍaiḥ kinnarairmahoragairiti devanāgayakṣāsuragaruḍakinnaramahogābhyarcito buddho bhagavān jñāto mahāpuṇyo lābhī cīvarapiṇḍapātaśayanāsanaglānapratyayabhaiṣajyapariṣkārāṇāṃ saśrāvakasaṅghaḥ śrāvastyāṃ viharati jetavane 'nāthapiṇḍadasyārāme|| atha bhagavānpūrvāhne nivāsya pātracīvaramādāya śrāvastīṃ piṇḍāya prāvikṣat| saṃbahulāśca goṣṭhikā madyamadākṣiptā vīṇāmṛdaṅgapaṇavairvividhairvādyaimānairnṛtyatto gāyatta utpalapadmapuṇḍarīkavārṣikādibhirudārapuṣpairāsaktakaṇṭheguṇā viśiṣṭāmbaravasanā bahiḥ śrāvastyā nirgacchatti bhagavāṃśca śrāvastyāṃ piṇḍāya prāvikṣat|| dadṛśuste goṣṭhikā buddhaṃ bhagavattaṃ dvātriṃśatā mahāpuruṣalakṣaṇaiḥ samalaṅkṛtamaśītyā cānuvyañjanairvirājitagātraṃ vyāmaprabhālaṅkṛtaṃ sūryasahastrātirekaprabhaṃ jaṅgamamiva ratnaparvataṃ samattato bhadrakaṃ sahadarśanāccateṣāṃ yo 'sau madya sa prativigataḥ|| tato vigatamadyamadāḥ prasādāvarjitamanaso nṛtyagītavādyairbhagavata upasthānaṃ cakrurnīlapadmāni copari bhagavato nikṣiptāni copari bhagavato nīlakūṭāgāro nīlacchatraṃ nīlamaṇḍapa ivāvasthitāni tāni ca bhagavattaṃ gacchattamanugacchatti tiṣṭhattamanutiṣṭhatti| bhagavatā ca nīlaprabhā utsṛṣṭā yayā śrāvastī indranīlamaṇisadṛśaprabhāvasthitā||

atha te goṣṭhikā labdhaprasādā cetanāṃ puṣṇātti| anena vayaṃ kuśalamūlena pratyekāṃ bodhiṃ sākṣātkuryāmeti||

tato bhagavatā smitaṃ vidarśitam| dharmatā khalu yasminsamaye buddhā bhagavattaḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti tasminsamaye nīlapītalohitāvadātā arciṣo mukhānniścārya kāścidadhastādgacchatti kāśidupariṣṭhādgacchati| adhastādgacchatti tāḥ saṃjīvaṃ kālasūtraṃ saṃghātaṃ rauravaṃ mahārauravaṃ tapanaṃ pratāpanamavīcimarbudaṃ nirarbudamaṭaṭaṃ hahavaṃ huhuvamutpalaṃ padmaṃ mahāpadmaṃ narakāngatvā ye uṣṇanarakāsteṣu śītībhūtvā nipatatti ye śītanarakāsteṣūṣṇībhūtvā nipatatti| tena teṣāṃ satvānāṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabhyatte| teṣāmevaṃ bhavati| kiṃ nu vayaṃ bhavatta itaścyutā āho svidanyatropapannā iti| teṣāṃ prasādasaṃjananārtha bhagavānnirmitaṃ visarjayati| teṣāṃ nirmitaṃ dṛṣṭvaivaṃ bhavati| na hyeva vayaṃ bhavatta itaścyutā nāpyanyatropapannā api tvamapūrvadarśanaḥ sattvo 'syānubhāvenāsmākaṃ kāraṇāviśeṣāḥ pratiprasrabdhā iti| te nirmite cittamabhiprasādya tannarakavedanīyaṃ karma kṣapayitvā devamanuṣyeṣu pratisandhiṃ gṛhṇatti yatra satyānāṃ bhājanabhūtā bhavatti| upariṣṭhādgacchatti tāścāturmahārājikāṃstrayastriṃśānyāmāṃstuṣitānnirmāṇaratīnparanirmitavaśavartino brahmakāyikānbrahmapurohitānmahābrahmaṇaḥ parīttābhānapramāṇābhānābhāsvarānparīttaśubhānapramāṇaśubhāñchubhakṛtsnānanabhrakānpuṇyaprasavānvṛhatphalānabṛhānatapānsudṛśānsudarśanānakaniṣṭhāndevāngatvā anityaṃ duḥkhaṃ śūnyamanātmetyudghoṣayatti gāthādvayaṃ ca bhāṣatte|

ārabhadhvaṃ niṣkrāmata yujyadhvaṃ 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 ūrṇāyāmattarhitāḥ| athāyuṣmānānandaḥ kṛtakarapuṭo bhagavattaṃ papraccha|

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

bhagavānāha| evametadānandaivametat| nāhetvapratyayamānanda tathāgatā arhattaḥ samyaksaṃbuddhāḥ smitaṃ prāviṣkurvatti| paśyasyānanda ebhirgoṣṭhikairmamaivaṃvidhaṃ satkāraṃ kṛtam| evaṃ bhadatta|| ete ānanda goṣṭhikā anena kuśalamūlena cittotpādena deyadharmaparityāgena ca viṃśatyattarakalpānvinipātaṃ na gamiṣyatti paścime bhave paścime nikete paścime samucchraye paścime ātmabhāvapratilambhe valgusvarā nāma pratyekabuddhā bhaviṣyatti| ayameṣāṃ deyadharmo yo mamāttike cittaprasāda iti| tasmāttarhi bhikṣava evaṃ śikṣitavyaṃ yadbuddhapratyekabuddhāryaśrāvakeṣu kārānkariṣyāma ityevaṃ vo bhikṣavaḥ śikṣitavyam||

idamavocadbhagavānāttamanasaste bhikṣavo bhagavato bhāṣitamabhyanandan||
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