Sanghabhedavastu [sanskrit]

79,275 words

The Sanskrit edition of the Sanghabhedavastu: The 17th and last section of the Vinaya of the Mulasarvastivadin. The text includes descriptions of the life of the Buddha Original titles: Saṅghabhedavastu (सङ्घभेदवस्तु), Saṃghabhedavastu (संघभेदवस्तु, Samghabhedavastu)

Chapter 278 - The story of a jackal competing with an elephant

bhūtapūrvaṃ bhikṣavaḥ anyatamasmin paravataikadeśe mahatpadmasaraḥ; tasya samīpe hastī prativasati; aparasminnapi pradeśe sṛgālaḥ prativasati; yāvadapareṇa samayena hastī tasmātpadmasarasaḥ pānīyaṃ pītvā uttiṣṭhati; sṛgālaścāvatarati; tena hastī uktaḥ; yuddhaṃ anuprayaccha mārgaṃ iti; hastī saṃlakṣayati: (i 199) pūtirayaṃ tapasvī dhvāṅkṣaśca; yadenaṃ pādena ghātayiṣyāmi, śuṇḍayā dantena aśucinā nāśayiṣyāmi iti; punaḥ saṃlakṣayati: sarvathā pūtirayaṃ pūtinaiva hantavyaḥ; iti viditvā gathāṃ bhāṣate
na tvā padbhyāṃ haniṣyāmi na dantābhyāṃ na śuṇḍayā |
pūtinā tvāṃ haniṣyāmi pūtirhanyeta pūtinā || iti
hastī saṃlakṣayati: apakramyaikānte gacchāmi; niyatameṣa māṃ pṛṣṭhato'nugacchati iti; sa mārgādapakramya tvaritatvaritaṃ saṃprasthitaḥ; (a 497 ) sṛgālaḥ saṃlakṣayati: vacanamātreṇaiva eṣa bhagno mayā yena tvaritatvaritaṃ niṣpalāyitaḥ iti; sa tasya pṛṣṭhataḥ pṛṣṭhato'nubaddhaḥ; hastinā samīpaṃ gataṃ jñātvā tasyopari mahatā vegena purīṣaṃ muktaṃ; patitaḥ kālagataḥ
kiṃ manyadhve bhikṣavo yo'sau sṛgālaḥ eṣa eva sa devadattaḥ tena kālena tena samayena tadāpyeṣa pūtinā pūtirhataḥ iti; etarhyapyeṣa pūtinā pūtirlābhasatkāreṇa hataḥ

[here there isa leaf missing, seeminglybecause of anerrorof the scribe himself.]


punarapi bhikṣavaḥ saṃśayajātāḥ sarvasaṃśayacchettāraṃ buddhaṃ bhagavantaṃ papracchuḥ: paśya bhadanta devadattaḥ dharmamukhikayā loko vyaṃsitaḥ iti; bhagavānāha: na bhikṣava etarhi; yathā atīte'pyadhvanyanena dharmamukhikayā loko vyaṃsitaḥ; tacchrūyatām

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: