Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon

16 vartakāpītaka-jātakam

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  • 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
16. vartakāpītaka-jātakam



satyaparibhāvitāṃ vācamagnirapi na prasahate laṅghayitumiti satyavacane'bhiyogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ| tadyathānuśrūyate-



bodhisattvaḥ kilānyatamasminnaraṇyāyatane vartakāpotako bhavati sma| sa katipayarātrodbhinnāṇḍakośaḥ pravirokṣyamāṇataruṇapakṣaḥ paridurbalatvādalakṣyamāṇāṅgapratyaṅgapradeśaḥ svamātāpitṛprayatnaracite tṛṇagahanopagūḍhe gulmalatāsaṃniśrite nīḍe saṃbahulairbhrātṛbhiḥ sārdhaṃ prativasati sma| tadavastho'pi cāpariluptadharmasaṃjñatvānmātāpitṛbhyāmupahṛtānprāṇino necchati smābhyavahartum| yadeva tvasya tṛṇabījanyagrodhaphalādyupajahraturmātāpitarau tenaiva vartayāmāsa| tasya tayā rūkṣālpāhāratayā na kāyaḥ puṣṭimupayayau| nāpi pakṣau samyakpravirurohatuḥ| itare tu vartakāpotakā yathopanītamāhāramabhyavaharanto balavantaḥ sañjātapakṣāśca babhūvuḥ| dharmatā hyeṣā yaduta-



dharmādharmanirāśaṅkaḥ sarvāśī sukhamedhate|

dharmyāṃ tu vṛttimanvicchanvicitāśīha duḥkhitaḥ||1||



[api coktaṃ bhagavatā-sujīvitamahrīkeṇeti gāthādvayam|



sujīvitamahrīkeṇa dhvāṅkṣeṇāśucikarmaṇā|

praskandinā pragalbhena susaṃkliṣṭaṃ tu jīvitam||2||



hrīmatā tviha durjīvaṃ nityaṃ śucigaveṣiṇā|

saṃlīnenāpragalbhena śuddhājīvena jīvatā||3||



iti gāthādvayametadāryasthāvirīyakanikāye paṭhyate|] teṣāmevamavasthānāṃ nātidūre mahānvanadāvaḥ pratibhayaprasaktaninado vijṛmbhamāṇadhūmarāśirvikīryamāṇajvālāvalīlolavisphuliṅgaḥ santrāsano vanacarāṇāmanayo vanagahanānāṃ prādurabhavat|



sa mārutādhūrṇitaviprakīrṇairjvālābhujairnṛttaviśeṣacitraiḥ|

valganniva vyākuladhūmakeśaḥ sasvāna teṣāṃ dhṛtimādadānaḥ||4||



caṇḍānilāsphālanacañcalāni bhayadrutānīva vane tṛṇāni|

so'gniḥ sasaṃrambha ivābhipatya sphuratsphuliṅgaprakaro dadāha||5||



bhayadrutodbhrāntavihaṅgasārthaṃ paribhramadbhītamṛgaṃ samantāt|

dhūmaughamagnaṃ paṭuvahniśabdaṃ vanaṃ tadārtyeva bhṛśaṃ rarāsa||6||



krameṇa cotpīḍyamāna iva sa vahniḥ paṭunā mārutena tṛṇagahanānusārī teṣāṃ nīḍasamīpamupajagāma| atha te vartakāpotakā bhayavirasavyākulavirāvāḥ parasparanirapekṣāḥ sahasā samutpetuḥ| paridurbalatvādasañjātapakṣatvācca bodhisattvastu notpatituṃ prayatnaṃ cakāra| viditātmaprabhāvastvasaṃbhrānta eva sa mahāsattvaḥ sarabhasamivopasarpantamagniṃ sānunayamityuvāca-



vyarthābhidhānacaraṇo'smyavirūḍhapakṣa-

stvatsambhramācca pitarāvapi me praḍīnau|

tvadyogyamasti na ca kiñcidihātitheya-

masmānnivartitumatastava yuktamagne||7||



ityukte satyaparibhāvitavacasā tena mahāsattvena-

udīryamāṇo'pyanilena so'gnirviśuṣkasaṃsaktatṛṇe'pi kakṣe|

nadīmiva prāpya vivṛddhatoyāṃ tadvācamāsādya śaśāma sadyaḥ||8||



adyāpi taṃ himavati prathitaṃ pradeśaṃ

dāvāgniruddhataśikho'pi samīraṇena|

mantrābhiśapta iva naikaśirā bhujaṅgaḥ

saṅkocamandalulitārcirupaiti śāntim||9||



tatkimidamupanītamiti? ucyate-

velāmiva pracalitormiphaṇaḥ samudraḥ

śikṣāṃ munīndravihitāmiva satyakāmaḥ|

satyātmanāmiti na laṅghayituṃ yadājñāṃ

śaktaḥ kṛśānurapi satyamato na jahyāt||10||



tadevaṃ satyavacanaparibhāvitāṃ vācamagnirapi na prasahate laṅghayitumiti satyavacane'bhiyogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ| tathāgatavarṇe'pi vācyamiti|



iti vartakāpotaka-jātakaṃ ṣoḍaśam|
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