Ratnamalavadana [sanskrit]

83,177 words | ISBN-10: 8172702957 | ISBN-13: 9788172702953

The Sanskrit edition of the Ratnamalavadana: a collection of Buddhist stories (avadana) belonging to the Mahayana tradition. Literally, “a garland of precious gems” or “a collection of edifying tales”, these 38 stories revolve around king Ashoka and the monk Upagupta. Original titles: Ratnamālāvadāna (रत्नमालावदान), Ratnamālā-āvadāna (रत्नमाला-आवदान, Ratnamala-avadana)

Chapter 6 - Sūkarī-avadāna

punarevaṃ yatīśo 'sāv upagupto jināṃśajaḥ |
triratnasmṛtijaṃ puṇyaṃ khyātuṃ nṛpamabravīt || 1 || {1}
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mahatpuṇyānubhāvatvaṃ triratnasmṛtisaṃbhavaṃ |
tadahaṃ te pravakṣyāmi śṛṇu rājan samāhitaḥ || 2 || {2}
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dharmatā khalu devānāṃ svargacyavanadharmmiṇāṃ |
paṃcapūrvanimittāni prādurbhaveyurātmani || 3 || {3}
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akliṣṭāni hi vāsāṃsi kliśyeyuścyavanāntike |
amlānāni ca mālyāni mlāyeran sahasā khalu || 4 || {4}
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daurgandhaṃ niḥsareddehātkakṣābhyāṃ sveda udbhavet |
pracyutisamaye prāpte svāsane na dhṛtiṃ labhet || 5 || {5}
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etatpaṃcanimittāni svargāccyavanadharmiṇāṃ |
sarveṣāṃ prodbhaveyuśca pracyutisamayāgame || 6 || {6}
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puraikadevaputrasya tathā cyavanadharmiṇaḥ |
etatpaṃcanimittāni prādurāsaṃścyuteḥ puraḥ || 7 || {7}
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atha cyavanadharmāsau devaputro viṣāditaḥ |
avaśyaṃ cyavanaṃ svargānmatvā rautsīdadhīritaḥ || 8 || {8}
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āvartya svavimānasthaḥ parivarttya vimūrchitaḥ |
punaścaitanyamāsādya vilapaṃ paryadevataḥ || 9 || {9}
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hā mandākini hemāvjavyāpte puṇyāmbuvāhini |
tvayi snātvapyahaṃ cyutvā yāsyāmi durgatiṃ kathaṃ || 10 || {10}
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hā caitrarathamutsṛjya kva krīḍeyaṃ yathechayā |
hā nandanavanaṃ ramyaṃ tyaktvāhaṃ kva rameya ca || 11 || {11}
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hā miśrikāvanaṃ divyaṃ tyaktvā ramye kuhādhunā |
hā pāruṣyavanaṃ tyaktvā kva ramyāmyapsarogaṇaiḥ || 12 || {12}
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kva sukhaṃ lapsyate pāṇḍukaṃvalakaśilāṃ vinā |
hā devasamitiṃ tyaktvā kva śroṣyāmi subhāṣitāṃ || 13 || {13}
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hā hā sudarśanaṃ ramyaṃ puraṃ tyaktvā vraje cyutaḥ |
prāsādaṃ vaijayaṃtañca kadā drakṣyāmyahaṃ punaḥ || 14 || {14}
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hā śakrapramukhairdevaiḥ sārddhaṃ kṛdāpramoditaḥ |
adhunā me kva tatsaukhyaṃ śrotuṃ cāpi na lapsyate || 15 || {15}
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hā devyamamṛtaṃ tyaktvā kiṃ prabhokṣyāmi sāṃprataṃ |
divyakāmasukhaṃ bhuktvā punardurgatimāśrayan || 16 || {16}
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kiyadduḥkhaṃ ca saṃbhoktuṃ yāsyāmi narakeṣvahaṃ |
etaddivyamahotsāhādbhraṣṭo 'haṃ narake gataḥ || 17 || {17}
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mahadduḥkhābhisaṃtaptaḥ sahiṣyāmi kathaṃ tadā |
hā hato 'smi svapāpena kiṃ pāpaṃ prakṛtaṃ mayā || 18 || {18}
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yenetaḥ svargataścyutvā punaryāsyāmi nārakān kiṃ |
upāyaṃ kariṣyāmi na yāyāṃ yena durgatiṃ || 19 || {19}
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ko me śāstātra vidyeta yo māṃ dharme niyojayet |
dharmeṇa rakṣyate prāṇī narake saṃsthito 'pi ca || 20 || {20}
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dharmaṃ vinātra devo 'pi svargātprabhransyate punaḥ |
kiṃ karomi kva yāsyāmi nātropāyaṃ tu manyate || 21 || {21}
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sarvathāhamitaścyutvā gacheyaṃ durgatiṃ khalu |
itaścyutasya me janma labdhavyaṃ bhuvane kuha || 22 || {22}
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iti dhairyaṃ samādhāya manasaivaṃ vyalokayat |
cyutvetaḥ saukaraṃ janma prāptavyaṃ saptame dine || 23 || {23}
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evaṃ svāptagatiṃ dṛṣṭvā papāta savimūrchitaḥ |
athādrākṣīnmahendrastaṃ patitaṃ bhuvi mūrchitaṃ || 24 || {24}
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dṛṣṭvā ca sahasopetya sudhāsekairasiṃcayat |
tato 'sau cetanāṃ labdhvā śanairutthāya taṃ prabhuṃ || 25 || {25}
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dṛṣṭvā pādau pariṣvajya natvaivaṃ prārthayad rudan |
hā hā nātha mahendro 'si sarvalokādhipaḥ prabhuḥ || 26 || {26}
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māmadhaḥ patitaṃ dṛṣṭvā nopekṣāṃ kartumarhasi |
bhavān hi jagatāṃ rājā svāmī bharttā patiḥ prabhuḥ || 27 || {27}
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nātho dharmānuśāstā ca tanmāṃ rakṣatumarhasi |
tvadṛte 'nyo na me kaścid rakṣako vidyate 'tra hi || 28 || {28}
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tadanukaṃpayā dṛṣṭyā dhṛtvā māmuddhara prabho |
yadi māṃ rakṣituṃ nātha na śaknoti bhavānapi || 29 || {29}
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ko māṃ samuddharedanyo hā hato narake vraje |
maṃḍākinyāṃ tvayā sārddhaṃ snātvā pūtātmako 'pyahaṃ || 30 || {30}
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kathaṃ ca narake gatvā vaseyamaśuciṃ caran |
sahāpsarogaṇairnityaṃ caritvā naṃdane vane || 31 || {31}
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divyasaṃgītivādyaiśca ramāmi saṃpramoditaḥ |
adyetaḥ patito pṛthvyāṃ rājagṛhopajāṃgale || 32 || {32}
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saukaraṃ janma lapsyāmi saptame divase khalu |
tatra mūtrapuriṣādīnamedhyānapi kṛcchrataḥ || 33 || {33}
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labdhvā bhuktvā cariṣyāmi vyādhasaṃghairupadrutaḥ |
bahuvarṣasahasrāṇi bhūtvaivaṃ sūkarātmajaḥ || 34 || {34}
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amedhyakardame nityaṃ vatsyāmyāvartya saṃcaran |
evaṃ divyāmṛtaṃ bhuktvā ramitvā bhavatā saha || 35 || {35}
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kathaṃ hi nārake gatvā bhokṣye 'medhyāni saṃcaraḥ |
imaṃ kalpataruṃ tyaktvā yathepsitaphalapradaṃ || 36 || {36}
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jāṃgalaṃ vṛkṣamāśritya sthito bhokṣyāmi kiṃ tadā |
sarvathāhaṃ cyuto 'smītaḥ prerito hi svakarmaṇā || 37 || {37}
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vividhāni ca duḥkhāni bhoktuṃ yāsyāmi nārake |
tadupāyaṃ pradātavyaṃ bhavatā me 'nukaṃpinā || 38 || {38}
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yenāśu durgatermuktaḥ prāgacheyaṃ ca svargatiṃ |
sarvathā rakṣa māṃ nātha yadyasti te kṛpā mayi || 39 || {39}
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bhavānmāṃ patitaṃ dṛṣṭvā nopekṣāṃ kartumarhati |
bhavāneva jagacchāstā sarvalokādhipaḥ prabhuḥ || 40 || {40}
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tadāśu māṃ prayatnena samuddhartuṃ samarhati |
idaṃ te darśanaṃ nātha paścimaṃ me bhavetkhalu || 41 || {41}
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janmaśatasahasraiśca durlabhaṃ syāddhi saṃgamaṃ |
ityevaṃ vilapaṃ devaputrassa taṃ surādhipaṃ || 42 || {42}
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natvā pādau nirīkṣyaiva tasthāvaśrugalanmukhaḥ |
atha śakraḥ surendro 'sau dṛṣṭvaivaṃ pravilāpitaṃ || 43 || {43}
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kāruṇyā krāntacittastamāśvāsayannabhāṣata |
mā kṛthā rodanaṃ bhadra samāśvasi hi dhīraya || 44 || {44}
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kriyante kiṃ prayatnāni sarvathā maraṇaṃ dhruvaṃ |
mṛtyurmahāvaliṣṭho hi sarvasatvāntakārakaḥ || 45 || {45}
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hrīyante mṛtyunā sarve mṛtyuḥ kena nihanyate |
anirvāyo hi sarvatra sarvatraidhātukeṣvapi || 46 || {46}
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sarveṣāmapi jantūnāmekānte maraṇaṃ dhruvaṃ |
tasmānmā bhestathā mṛtyoḥ kiṃ viṣādena sidhyate || 47 || {47}
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taddhairyataiḥ samālaṃvya triratnaṃ śaraṇaṃ vraja |
gatvā ca śaraṇaṃ teṣāṃ smara nityaṃ samāhitaḥ || 48 || {48}
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tatastvaṃ durgatiṃ muktvā sadgatiṃ samavāpnuyāḥ |
etadeva hi saṃsāre mahopāyaṃ śubhāptaye || 49 || {49}
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nānyaddhi vidyate kiṃcinmṛtyau sādhāraṇe dhruve |
tadanyaccetanāṃ hitvā triratnānyabhisaṃsmaran || 50 || {50}
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namo buddhāya dharmāya saṃghāyeti vadanbhaja |
ye triratnasmṛtiṃ dhṛtvā mṛtāste puṇyabhāginaḥ || 51 || {51}
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kramādbodhicarīṃ prāpya yāyuścānte sukhavatīṃ |
tvaṃ cāpi triratnānaṃ smṛtvā mṛtaḥ supuṇyadhṛk || 52 || {52}
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kramādbodhicarīṃ prāpya saṃprayāyāḥ sukhāvatīṃ |
itīndreṇa samādiṣṭaṃ śrutvā devasuto 'tha saḥ || 53 || {53}
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tathetyanusaṃmodya punarnatvaivamabravīt |
adyārabhya mahendrāhaṃ triratnānaṃ sadā smaran || 54 || {54}
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gatvā ca śaraṇaṃ teṣāṃ upāsako bhave khalu |
ityuktvā sa mahendrasya puraḥ sthitvā kṛtāñjaliḥ || 55 || {55}
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anusmṛtya triratnānāṃ namaskṛtimudāharat |
namo buddhāya bhadrāya namo dharmāya tāyine || 56 || {56}
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namaḥ saṃghāya nāthāya sarvadāpi name bhaje |
adyārabhya triratnānāṃ sadāhaṃ śaraṇaṃ vraje || 57 || {57}
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upāsako bhavennityaṃ namāmi satataṃ smaret |
ityuktvā devaputro 'sau kāladharmayutaścyutaḥ || 58 || {58}
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tuṣite devaloke 'bhūdupapannaḥ supuṇyataḥ |
dharmatā khalu devānāṃ ye devāḥ svargataścyutāḥ || 59 || {59}
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te 'dholokeṣu gacheyurna tūrddhvabhuvaneṣu hi |
atha śakro narendro 'sau dṛṣṭvā taṃ svargataścyutaṃ || 60 || {60}
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kutrāsau labhate janma ityadhastādvyalokayat |
kimasau sūkarīgarbha utpanno vā na veti ca || 61 || {61}
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apaśyatsarvataścainaṃ na dadarśa kuhāpi sa |
tato 'sau vismitaḥ śakro divyena cakṣuṣā punaḥ || 62 || {62}
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kutrāsau labhate janma ityevaṃ samalokayat |
vata tiryakṣu jāto 'sau preteṣu ca prajāyate || 63 || {63}
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atha narakeṣu vā jāta ityevaṃ samalokayat |
teṣu triṣvapyapāyeṣu nādrākṣīttaṃ samaṃtataḥ || 64 || {64}
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tato manuṣyalokeṣu jāto veti dadarśa ca |
tatrāpi ca sa sarvatra nādrākṣīttaṃ sureśvaraḥ || 65 || {65}
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tataścaturmahārājabhuvaneṣu prajāyate |
iti teṣu ca sarvatra vilokayandadarśa na || 66 || {66}
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tataśca vismitaḥ śakrastrayastriṃśe vyalokayan |
tatrāpi taṃ na cādrākṣītkutrāpi ca samaṃtataḥ |
evaṃ sarvatra lokeṣu vilokayaṃstadudbhavaṃ |
adṛṣṭvā vismitaḥ śakraḥ punarevaṃ vyaciṃtayat |
aho vata mahāścaryaṃ yanmayāpi na dṛśyate || 67 || {67}
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kutrāsau jāyate nūnaṃ na manye tatpravṛttitāṃ |
ko nu jñāsyati tadvṛttiṃ buddhādanyo na kaścana || 68 || {68}
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buddha eva jagaddarśī ṣaḍabhijñastrikālavit |
tasmādahamito gatvā saṃbuddhe samupācaran || 69 || {69}
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vijñapyaivaṃ ca tadvṛttiṃ praṣṭumarhāmi sāṃprātaṃ |
ityevaṃ manasā dhyātvā devendro 'sau savismayaḥ || 70 || {70}
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sahasā jetakāraṇye jināśramamavātarat |
tatrāsau sugataṃ dṛṣṭvā saharṣavismayānvitaḥ || 71 || {71}
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praṇamya purataḥ sthitvā kṛtāṃjalipuṭo 'vadat |
bhagavaṃstadvijānīyā yadihāhamupāgataḥ || 72 || {72}
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tathāpi praṣṭumichāmi tatsamādeṣṭumarhasi |
ekaḥ kālagato devaputraḥ svargāccyuto gataḥ || 73 || {73}
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ṣaṭsu lokeṣu sarvatra dṛśyate na mayā hyasau |
kutrāsau jāyate śāstarmayā na dṛśyate kvacit || 74 || {74}
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tasyotpattiḥ kuha sthāne tatsamādeṣṭumarhasi |
itīndravacanaiḥ śrutvā sa saṃbuddho munīśvaraḥ || 75 || {75}
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tasya puṇyātmanaḥ sthānaṃ iṃdrāya samacakṣatac |
kauśika tuṣito nāma lokadhātuḥ prasiddhitaḥ || 76 || {76}
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tatrāsau modate devo gatvā triśaraṇaṃ cyutaḥ |
ityādiṣṭaṃa munīndreṇa śrutvā sa tridaśādhipaḥ || 77 || {77}
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vismitaḥ suprasannātmā praṇatvaivaṃmudānayat |
aho buddhamaho dharmamaho saṃghaṃ śubhaṃkaraṃ || 78 || {78}
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yatsaṃśaraṇamātre 'pi satvā yānti śubhālayaṃ |
ye buddhaṃ śaraṇaṃ yānti na te gachaṃti durgatiṃ || 79 || {79}
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prahāya pātakān sarvāndivyalokamupāsate |
ye dharmaṃ śaraṇaṃ yānti na te gachaṃti durgatiṃ |
prahāya mānuṣān kāyāndivyān kāyānupāsate || 80 || {80}
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ye saṃghaṃ śaraṇaṃ yānti na te gachanti durgatiṃ |
prahāya sarvaduḥkhāni divyasaukhyānyupāsate || 81 || {81}
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dhanyāste puruṣā bhadrāḥ saṃbodhipadagāminaḥ |
ye saṃsmṛtvā triratnāni vrajanti maraṇaṃ dhruvaṃ || 82 || {82}
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athāsau bhagavāñchrutvā śakreṇaivaṃ subhāṣitaṃ |
tathānuvarṇayanprāha kauśikaṃ taṃ surādhipaṃ || 83 || {83}
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evametaddhi devendra yathaivaṃ tvaṃ prabhāṣase |
dhanyāste puruṣā bhadrā triratnaṃ bhajaṃti ye || 84 || {84}
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ye buddhaṃ śaraṇaṃ yānti na te gachanti durgatiṃ |
kleśavairīṃ vinirjitya saṃbodhiṃ samavāpnuyuḥ || 85 || {85}
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ye dharmaṃ śaraṇaṃ yānti na te gachanti durgatiṃ |
māradharmavinirmuktā bodhidharmānavāpnuyuḥ |
ye saṃghaṃ śaraṇaṃ yāṃti na te gachaṃti durgatiṃ |
pātakebhyo vinirmuktāḥ saṃprayānti sukhāvatīṃ || 86 || {86}
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na bhajanti munīndraṃ ye te bhramaṃti bhavārṇave |
saṃbodhimārgato bhraṣṭā naṣṭā gachanti durgatiṃ || 87 || {87}
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ye śṛṇvaṃti na saddharmaṃ te kleśaparidāhitāḥ |
māradharmaratā duṣṭāḥ praṇaṣṭā yāṃti durgatiṃ |
na mānayaṃti ye saṃghaṃ na te jānaṃti sadgatiṃ |
sadā duḥkhābhisaṃtaptā bhraṣṭā gachaṃti durgatiṃ |
nindanti ye triratnāni te duṣṭā mārapākṣikāḥ |
naiva caraṃti sanmārge vinaṣṭā yaṃti durgatiṃ |
tasmād ye mānavāḥ santo vāṃchanti sadgatiṃ sadā |
taiḥ saṃsmṛtvā triratnānāṃ karttavyaṃ śaraṇaṃ mudā || 88 || {88}
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ye smaranti triratnānāṃ na te gachaṃti durgatiṃ |
prahāya pātakān sarvāñ śīghraṃ yānti sukhāvatīṃ || 89 || {89}
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sukhāvatyāṃ jinendrasya dharmaṃ śrutvānumoditāḥ |
bodhicittaṃ samāsādya caranti bodhicārikāṃ || 90 || {90}
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tatastāḥ kramataḥ pūrya saṃvṛttipāramāgatāḥ |
paramārthacarīṃ prāpya nirvṛttiṃ samavāpnuyuḥ || 91 || {91}
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idaṃ hi bodhimārgānāṃ vījaṃ vijñāya kauśika |
triratnasmaraṇaṃ nityaṃ karttavyaṃ bodhivāṃchibhiḥ || 92 || {92}
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kadāpi naiva moktavyaṃ triratnasmaraṇaṃ sadā |
gatvā ca śaraṇaṃ teṣāṃ triratnānāṃ samācara || 93 || {93}
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evaṃ tena munīndreṇa samādiṣṭaṃ sa kauśikaḥ |
śrutvaivamityanujñāya prābhyanandatprasāditaḥ || 94 || {94}
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tato 'sau bhagavantaṃ taṃ natvā sa racitāṃjaliḥ |
tridhā pradakṣiṇīkṛtya punarnatvā divaṃ yayau || 95 || {95}
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tato devapure gatvā sudharmamaṃdire sthitaḥ |
devalokān samāmaṃtrya tatpravṛttaṃ samabravīt || 96 || {96}
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bho bho devagaṇāḥ sarve śṛṇudhvaṃ tatsamāhitaḥ |
yadadbhutaṃ mahāpuṇyaṃ saṃbodhihetumucyate || 97 || {97}
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dharmatā khalu devānāṃ ye ye devā hi nākataḥ |
cyutāste te prayāntyadho na tūrddhvaṃ yānti ke cana || 98 || {98}
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idānīṃ tu vrajeyuste ye devāḥ svargataścyutāḥ |
triratnaśaraṇaṃ kṛtvorddhvagatiṃ na tvadhogatiṃ || 99 || {99}
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dṛśyatāmamuko devaputrastriśaraṇaṃ gataḥ |
svargāccyutvā samutpannastuṣite 'sau pramodate || 100 || {100}
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yūyamapi ca taddṛṣṭvā triratnānāṃ samāhitāḥ |
gatvā ca śaraṇaṃ nityaṃ smṛtvā bhajadhvamādarāt || 101 || {1}
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tato yūyaṃ na yāyāta durgatiṣu kadā cana |
sadā divyasukhaṃ bhuktvā prayāsyatha sukhāvatīṃ || 102 || {2}
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ye buddhe śaraṇaṃ yāṃti na te gachanti durgatiṃ |
kleśavairān vinirjitya saṃbodhipadamāpnuyuḥ || 103 || {3}
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ye dharme śaraṇaṃ yānti na te gachanti durgatiṃ |
māradharmavinirmuktā buddhadharmāṇyavāpnuiyuḥ || 104 || {4}
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ye saṃghe śaraṇaṃ gatvā na te gachanti durgatiṃ |
sarvapātakanirmuktā prayāsyaṃti sukhāvatīṃ || 105 || {5}
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na bhajanti triratnaṃ ye te bhramanti bhavārṇave |
saddharmanindakā bhraṣṭā naṣṭā gachanti durgatiṃ || 106 || {6}
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durgatiṣu bhramaṃtaste duḥkhāni vividhāni ca |
bhuktvā caranti duṣṭāṃśā naiva gachaṃti sadgatiṃ || 107 || {7}
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tadduḥkhaṃ hātumichaṃti sukhaṃ prāptuṃ ca ye sadā |
te triratnaṃ sadā smṛtvā bhajaṃtāṃ śaraṇaṃ gatāḥ || 108 || {8}
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tato vo maṃgalaṃ nityaṃ naiva yāyāta durgatiṃ |
sadgatimeva yāyāta saṃbodhimapi lapsyatha || 109 || {9}
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iti tena surendreṇa samādiṣṭaṃ hitārthinā |
śru tadā sarve 'pi devāśca triratnaṃ śaraṇaṃ gatāḥ |
sarvadānusmarantaśca satkṛtyaivaṃ prabhejire || 111 || {11}
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evaṃ devāstadā ye ye triratnaśaraṇaṃ gatāḥ |
te te svargādapi cyutvā naivāgachannadhogatiṃ || 112 || {12}
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tata ūrddhvaṃ samudgamya prāgachaṃstuṣitālaye |
triratnaśaraṇaṃ yātā maitreyaṃ samupāśrayan || 113 || {13}
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tathā śakraśca tān sarvānmaitreyasamupāśritān |
dṛṣṭvānumodanāṃ kurvanprābhyanandatsuraiḥ saha || 114 || {14}
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iti me guruṇā khyātaṃ tathā te vakṣyate mayā |
evaṃ matvā mahārāja triratnaśaraṇaṃ vraja || 115 || {15}
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tataste maṃgalaṃ nityaṃ sarvatrāpi bhaveddhruvaṃ |
kramādbodhicarīḥ prāpya saṃbodhipadamāpnuyāḥ || 116 || {16}
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prajāścāpi mahārāja bodhayitvā prayatnataḥ |
triratnaśaraṇe sthāpya tvayā dharmapravṛddhaye || 117 || {17}
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ityevamupaguptena samādiṣṭaṃ subhāṣitaṃ |
śrutvā rājā tathetyevaṃ prānvamodatsapārṣadaḥ || 118 || {18}
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ye puṇyaprāptukāmāstadidamavirataṃ sūkarīkāvadānaṃ |
śṛṇvanti śravayanti pramuditamanasā durgatiṃ te na yānti |
nirjitya kleśasaṃghāṃstriguṇahitakarā bodhicaryānuraktā |
maitreyaṃ bodhisatvaṃ tuṣitabhuvanāgāḥ saṃbhajanti prakāmaṃ || 119 || {19}
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Ratnamalavadana Sūkarī-avadāna

Cover of edition (2005)

Ratnamalavadana
by Prof. Ramesh Kumar Dwivedi (2005)

Avadana in Sanskrit Literature

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