Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon

4 śreṣṭhi-jātakam

Technical Details
  • Text Version:
    Romanized
  • Input Personnel:
    DSBC Staff
  • Input Date:
    2005
  • Proof Reader:
    Miroj Shakya
  • Supplier:
    Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods
  • Sponsor:
    University of the West
Parallel Devanāgarī version

४ श्रेष्ठि-जातकम्

4. śreṣṭhi-jātakam



atyayamapyavigaṇayya ditsanti satpuruṣāḥ| kena nāma svasthena na dātavyaṃ syāt? tadyathānuśrūyate-



bodhisattvabhūtaḥ kilāyaṃ bhagavānbhāgyātiśayaguṇādutthānasampadā cādhigatavipuladhanasamṛddhiraviṣamavyavahāraśīlatvālloke bahumānaniketabhūta udārābhijanavānanekavidyākalāvikalpādhigamavimalataramatirguṇamāhātmyādrājñā samupahṛtasammānaḥ pradānaśīlatvāllokasādhāraṇavibhavaḥ śreṣṭhī babhūva|



arthibhiḥ prītahṛdayaiḥ kīrtyamānamitastataḥ|

tyāgaśauryonnataṃ nāma tasya vyāpa diśo daśa||1||



dadyānna dadyāditi tatra nāsīdvicāradolācalamānaso'rthī|

khyātāvadāne hi babhūva tasminvisrambhadhṛṣṭapraṇayo'rthivargaḥ||2||



nā'sau jugopātmasukhārthamarthaṃ na spardhayā lobhaparābhavādvā|

sattvārthiduḥkhaṃ na śaśāka soḍhuṃ nāstīti vaktuṃ ca tato jugopa||3||



atha kadācittasya mahāsattvasya bhojanakāle snātānuliptagātrasya kuśalodārasūdopakalpite samupasthitevarṇagandharasasparśādiguṇasamudite vicitre bhakṣyabhojyādividhau tatpuṇyasambhārābhivṛddhikāmo jñānāgninirdagdhasarvakleśendhanaḥ pratyekabuddhastadgṛhamabhijagāma bhikṣārthī| samupetya ca dvārakoṣṭhake vyatiṣṭhata|



aśaṅkitācañcaladhīrasaumyamavekṣamāṇo yugamātramurvyāḥ|

tatrāvatasthe praśamābhijātaḥ sa pātrasaṃsaktakarāgrapadmaḥ||4||



atha māraḥ pāpīyānbodhisattvasya tāṃ dānasampadamamṛṣyamāṇastadvidhnārthamantarā ca taṃ bhadantamantarā ca dvāradehalīṃ pracalajvālākarālodaramanekapauruṣamatigambhīraṃ bhayānakadarśanaṃ sapratibhayanirghoṣaṃ narakamabhinirmame visphuradbhiranekairjanaśatairācitam|



atha bodhisattvaḥ pratyekabuddhaṃ bhikṣārthinamabhigatamālokya patnīmuvāca-bhadre ! svayamāryāya paryāptaṃ piṇḍapātaṃ dehīti| sā tatheti pratiśrutya praṇītaṃ bhakṣyabhojyamādāya prasthitā| narakamālokya dvārakoṣṭhakasamīpe bhayaviṣādacañcalākṣī sahasā nyavartata| kimetaditi ca bhartrā paryanuyuktā samāpatitasādhvasāpihitakaṇṭhī tatkathañcittasmai kathayāmāsa|



atha bodhisattvaḥ kathamayamāryo madgṛhādanavāptabhikṣa eva pratiyāsyatīti sasambhramaṃ tattasyāḥ kathitamanādṛtya svayameva ca praṇītaṃ bhakṣyabhojyamādāya tasya mahātmanaḥ piṇḍapātaṃ pratipādayitukāmo dvārakoṣṭhakasamīpamabhigatastamatibhīṣaṇamantarā narakaṃ dadarśa| tasya kiṃ svididamiti samutpannavitarkasya māraḥ pāpīyānbhavanabhitterviniḥsṛtya saṃdṛśyamānadivyādbhūtavapurantarikṣe sthitvā hitakāma iva nāmābravīt-gṛhapate mahārauravanāmāyaṃ mahānarakaḥ|



arthipraśaṃsāvacanapralubdhā ditsanti dānavyasanena ye'rthān|

śaratsahasrāṇi bahūni teṣāmasminnivāso'sulabhapravāsaḥ||5||



arthastrivargasya viśeṣahetustasminhate kena hato na dharmaḥ|

dharmaṃ ca hatvārthanibarhaṇena kathaṃ nu na syānnarakapratiṣṭhaḥ||6||



dānaprasaṅgena ca dharmamūlaṃ ghnatā tvayārthaṃ yadakāri pāpam|

tvāmattumabhyudgatametadasmājjvālāgrajihvaṃ narakāntakāsyam||7||



tatsādhu dānādviniyaccha buddhimevaṃ hi sadyaḥpatanaṃ na te syāt|

viceṣṭamānaiḥ karuṇaṃ rudadbhirmā dātṛbhirgāḥ samatāmamībhiḥ||8||



pratigrahītā tu jano'bhyupaiti nivṛttadānāpanayaḥ suratvam|

tatsvargamārgāvaraṇādviramya dānodyamātsaṃyamamāśrayasva||9||



atha bodhisattvo nūnamasyaitaddurātmano mama dānavighnāya viceṣṭitamityavagamya sattvāvaṣṭambhadhīraṃ vinayamadhurāvicchedaṃ niyatamityavocadenam|



asmaddhitāvekṣaṇadakṣiṇena vidarśito'yaṃ bhavatāryamārgaḥ|

yuktā viśeṣeṇa ca daivateṣu parānukampānipuṇā pravṛttiḥ||10||



doṣodayātpūrvamanantaraṃ vā yuktaṃ tu tacchāntipathena gantum|

gate prayāsaṃ hyupacāradoṣairvyādhau cikitsāpraṇayo vighātaḥ||11||



idaṃ ca dānavyasanaṃ madīyaṃ śaṅke cikitsāviṣayavyatītam|

tathā hyanādṛtya hitaiṣitāṃ te na me manaḥ saṅkacati pradānāt||12||



dānādadharmaṃ ca yadūcivāṃstvamarthaṃ ca dharmasya viśeṣahetum|

tanmānuṣī neyamavaiti buddhirdānādṛte dharmapatho yathārthaḥ||13||



nidhīyamānaḥ sa nu dharmahetuścauraiḥ prasahyātha vilupyamānaḥ|

oghodarāntarvinimagnamūrtirhutāśanasyāśanatāṃ gato vā||14||



yaccāttha dātā narakaṃ prayāti pratigrahītā tu surendralokam|

vivardhitastena ca me tvayā'yaṃ dānodyamaḥ saṃyamayiṣyatāpi||15||



ananyathā cāstu vacastavedaṃ svargaṃ ca me yācanakā vrajantu|

dānaṃ hi me lokahitārthamiṣṭaṃ nedaṃ svasaukhyodayasādhanāya||16||



atha sa māraḥ pāpīyānpunarapi bodhisattvaṃ hitaiṣīva dhīrahastenovāca-

hitoktimetāṃ mama cāpalaṃ vā samīkṣya yenecchasi tena gaccha|

sukhānvito vā bahumānapūrvaṃ smartāsi māṃ vipratisāravānvā||17||



bodhisattva uvāca-ma rṣa ! marṣayatu bhavān|



kāmaṃ patāmi narakaṃ sphuradugravahniṃ

jvālāvalīḍhaśithilāvanatena mūrdhnā|

na tvarthināṃ praṇayadarśitasauhṛdānāṃ

sammānakālamavamānanayā hariṣye||18||



ityuktvā bodhisattvaḥ svabhāgyabalāvaṣṭambhājjānānaśca niratyayatāṃ dānasya nivāraṇaikarasamavadhūya svajanaparijanaṃ sādhvasānabhibhūtamatirabhivṛddhadānābhilāṣo narakamadhyena prāyāt|



puṇyānubhāvādatha tasya tasminnapaṅkajaṃ paṅkajamudbabhūva|

avajñayevāvajahāsa māraṃ yacchuklayā keśaradantapaṅkatyā||19||



atha bodhisattvaḥ padmasaṃkrameṇa svapuṇyātiśayanirjātenābhigamya pratyekabuddhaṃ prasādasaṃharṣāpūrṇahṛdayaḥ piṇḍapātamasmai prāyacchat|



manaḥprasādapratibodhanārthaṃ tasyātha bhikṣurviyadutpapāta|

varṣañjvalaṃścaiva sa tatra reje savidyududdyotapayodalakṣmyā||20||



avamṛditamanorathastu māro dyutiparimoṣamavāpya vaimanasyāt|

tamabhimukhamudīkṣituṃ na sehe saha narakeṇa tatastirobabhūva||21||



tatkimidamupanītam ? evamatyayamapyavigaṇayya ditsanti satpuruṣāḥ| kena nāma svasthena na dātavyaṃ syāt ? na sattvavantaḥ śakyante bhayādapyagatiṃ gamayitumityevamapyunneyam|



iti śreṣṭhijātakaṃ caturtham|
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