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Majjhima Nikāya
II. Majjhima-Paṇṇāsa
5. Brāhmaṇa Vagga

Sutta 92

Sela Suttaɱ

Adapted from the 1995 edition of the digital version of the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series.

 


[146] [102][ed1]

[1][chlm][pts][upal] Evaɱ me sutaɱ:|| ||

Ekaɱ samayaɱ Bhagavā Aŋguttarāpesu cārikaɱ cara-māno mahatā bhikkhu-saŋghena saddhiɱ aḍḍhateḷa [103] sehi bhikkhu-satehi yena Āpaṇaɱ nāma Aŋguttarāpānaɱ nigamo tad avasari.|| ||

Assosi kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo:|| ||

"Samaṇo khalu bho Gotamo Sakya-putto Sakya-kulā pabba-jito Aŋguttarāpesu cārikaɱ cara-māno mahatā bhikkhu-saŋghena saddhiɱ aḍḍhateḷasehi bhikkhu-satehi Āpaṇaɱ anuppatto,||
taɱ kho pana bhavantaɱ Gotamaɱ evaɱ kalyāṇo kitti-saddo abbhu-g-gato,|| ||

"Iti pi so Bhagavā arahaɱ sammāSamBuddho vijjā-caraṇa-sampanno Sugato loka-vidu anuttaro purisa-damma-sārathi Satthā deva-manussānaɱ Buddho Bhagavā" ti so imaɱ lokaɱ sa-devakaɱ sa-mārakaɱ sabrahamakaɱ sa-s-samaṇa-brāhmaṇiɱ pajaɱ sadevamunassaɱ sayaɱ abhiññā sacchi-katvā pavedeti,||
so dhammaɱ deseti ādi-kalyāṇa majjhe kalyāṇaɱ pariyosāna-kalyāṇaɱ sātthaɱ savyañajanaɱ kevala-paripuṇaṇaɱ pariyuddhaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ pakāseti,||
sādhu kho pana tathā-rūpānaɱ arahataɱ dasasnaɱ hoti" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo yena Bhagavā ten'upasankami,||
upasankamitvā Bhagavatā saddhiɱ sammodi,||
sammodiniyaɱ kathaɱ sārāṇiyaɱ vitisāretvā eka-m-antaɱ nisīdi.|| ||

Eka-m-antaɱ nisinnaɱ kho Keṇiyaɱ jaṭilaɱ Bhagavā dhammiyā kathāya sandassesi samādapesi samuttejesi samp'ahaɱsesi.|| ||

Atha kho Keṇiyā jaṭilo Bhagavatā dhammiyā kathāya sanda-s-sito samāda-pito samutte-jito samp'ahaɱsito Bhagavantaɱ etad avoca:|| ||

"Adhivāsetu me bhavaɱ Gotamo svātanāya bhattaɱ saddhiɱ bhikkhu-saŋghenā" ti,||
evaɱ vutto Bhagavā Keṇiyaɱ jaṭilaɱ etad avoca:|| ||

"Mahā kho Keṇiya, [104] bhikkhu-saŋgho aḍḍhateḷasāni bhikkhu-satāni,||
tvañ ca kho brāhmaṇesu abhi-p-pasanno" ti.|| ||

Dutiyam pi kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo Bhagavantaɱ etad avoca: "Kiñ cāpi bho Gotama,||
mahā bhikkhasaŋgho aḍḍhateḷasāni bhikkhu-satāni,||
ahañ ca brāhmaṇesu abhi-p-pasanno,||
adhivāsetu me bhavaɱ Gotamo svātanāya bhattaɱ saddhiɱ bhikkhu-saŋghenā" ti.|| ||

Dutiyam pi kho Bhagavā Keṇiyo jaṭilaɱ etad avoca:|| ||

"Mahā Keṇiya,||
bhikkhasaŋgho aḍḍhateḷasāni bhikkhu-satāni,||
tvañ ca kho brāhmaṇesu abhi-p-pasanno"ti.|| ||

Tatiyam pi kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo Bhagavantaɱ etad avoca:|| ||

"Kiñcā pi bho Gotama,||
mahā bhikkhasaŋgho aḍḍhateḷasāni bhikkhu-satāni,||
ahañ ca brāhmaṇesu abhi-p-pasanno,||
adhivāsetv-eva me bhavaɱ Gotamo svātanāya bhattaɱ saddhiɱ bhikkhu-saŋghenā" ti.|| ||

Adhivāsesi Bhagavā tuṇahibhāvena.|| ||

Atha kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo Bhagavantaɱ adhivāsanaɱ viditvā uṭṭhāyasā yena sako assame ten'upasankami,||
upasankamitvā mitt-ā-macce ñātisālohite āmantesi:|| ||

"Suṇantu me bhonto mittāmacacā ñātisā-lohitā samaṇo me Gotamo nimantito svātanāya bhattaɱ sadadhiɱ bhikkhu-saŋghena yena me kāyaveyyāvaṭikaɱ kareyyā" ti.|| ||

"Evaɱ bho" ti kho Keṇiyassa jaṭilassa mitt-ā-maccā ñātisā-lohitā Keṇiyassa jaṭilassa paṭissutvā app-ekacce uddhanānani khaṇanti,||
app-ekacce kaṭṭhāni phālenti,||
app-ekacce bhājanti dhovanti,||
app-ekacce udaka-maṇikaɱ patiṭṭhāpenti,||
app-ekacce āsanāni paññā-penti.|| ||

Keṇiyo pana jaṭilo sāmaɱ yeva maṇḍalamālaɱ paṭiyādeti.|| ||

Tena kho pana samayena Selo brāhmaṇo Āpaṇe paṭivasati [105] tiṇaṇaɱ vedānaɱ pāragu sanighaṇaṭukeṭubhānaɱ sākkhara-p-pabhe-dānaɱ itihāsa-pañca-mānaɱ padako veyyā-karaṇo lokāyatamahā-purisa-lakkhaṇesu anavayo,||
tīṇi māṇavakasatāni matte vāceti.|| ||

Tena kho pana samayena Keṇiye jaṭile Sele brāhmaṇe abhi-p-pasanno hoti|| ||

Atha kho Selo brāhmaṇo tihi māṇavakasatehi parivuto jaŋghā-vihāraɱ anucaŋkammāno anuvicara-māno yena Keṇiyassa jaṭilassa assamo ten'upasankami.|| ||

Addasā kho Selo brāhmaṇo Keṇiyasmiɱ jaṭile app-ekacce uddhanānani khaṇante,||
app-ekacce kaṭṭhāni phālenti,||
app-ekacce bhājanti dhovanti,||
app-ekacce udaka-maṇikaɱ patiṭṭhāpenti,||
app-ekacce āsanāni paññā-penti.|| ||

Keṇiyaɱ pana jaṭilaɱ sāmañ ñeva maṇḍalamālaɱ paṭiyādentaɱ disvā Keṇiyaɱ jaṭilaɱ etad avoca: || ||

"Ki nu bhoto Keṇiyassa āvāho vā bhavissati,||
vihāho vā bhavissati,||
mahāyañño vā pacucapaṭṭhito,||
rājā vā Māgadho Seniyo Bimbisāro nimantino svātanāya saddhiɱ balakāyenā" ti?|| ||

"Na me Sela,||
āvāho bhavissati,||
na pi vihābho bhavissati,||
na pi rājā Māgadho Seniyeba Bimbisāro nimattito svātanāya saddhiɱ balakāyena,||
api ca kho me mahāyañño pacc'upaṭṭhito atithi.|| ||

Samaṇo Gotamo Sakya-putto Sakya-kulā pabba-jito Aŋguttarāpesu cārikaɱ cara-māno mahatā bhikkhu-saŋghena saddhiɱ aḍḍhateḷasehi bhikkhu-satehi Āpaṇaɱ anuppatto.|| ||

Taɱ kho [106] pana bhavantaɱ Gotamaɱ evaɱ kalyāṇo nitti saddo abbhu-g-gato "Iti pi so Bhagavā arahaɱ sammāSamBuddho vijjā-caraṇa-sampanno Sugato loka-vidu anuttaro purisa-damma-sārathi Satthā deva-manussānaɱ Buddho Bhagavā" ti so me nimattito svātanāya saddhiɱ bhikkhu-saŋghenā" ti.|| ||

"Buddho" ti kho bho Keṇiya, vadesi?|| ||

"'Buddho' ti bho Sela, vadāmi."|| ||

"Buddho" ti bho Keṇiya, vadesi?|| ||

"'Buddho' ti bho sela vadāmi" ti.|| ||

Atha bho Selassa brahmaṇassa etad ahosi:|| ||

"Ghoso pi kho eso dullabho lokasmiɱ yadidaɱ 'Buddho' ti.|| ||

Āgatāni kho pana asmākaɱ mantesu dvattiɱsa mahā-purisa-lakkhanāni,||
yehi samannāgatassa mahāpurisassa dve va gatiyo bhavanti anaññā.|| ||

Sace agāraɱ ajjhāvasati,||
rājā hoti cakka-vatti dhammiko Dhamma-rājā cāturanto vijitāvi jana-padatthācariya-p-patto santaratanasamannāgato.|| ||

Tass'imāni satta ratanāni bhavanti,||
seyyath'īdaɱ:||
cakka-ratanaɱ hatthi-ratanaɱ assa-ratanaɱ maṇi-ratanaɱ itthi-ratanaɱ gahapati-ratanaɱ pariṇāyakaratanam eva sattamaɱ,||
parosahassaɱ kho pan'assa puttā bhavatti surā viraŋgarūpā parasena-p-pamaddanā,||
so imaɱ paṭhaviɱ sāgarapariyantaɱ adaṇḍena asatthena dhammena abhivijiya ajjhāvasati.|| ||

Sace kho panāgārasmā anagāriyaɱ pabbajati,||
arahaɱ hoti sammāSamBuddho loka vivatta-c-chaddo' —|| ||

"Kahaɱ pana bho Keṇiya,||
etarahi so bhavaɱ Gotamo viharati arahaɱ sammāsammuddho" ti?|| ||

Evaɱ vutte Keṇiyo jaṭilo dakkhiṇaɱ bāhaɱ paggahetvā Selaɱ brāhmaṇaɱ etad avoca:|| ||

[107] "Yen'esā bho Sela nilavanarāji" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Selo brāhmaṇo tihi māṇavakasatehi saddhiɱ yena Bhagavā tenupasaŋkakami.|| ||

Atha kho Selo brāhmaṇo te māṇavake āmantesi:|| ||

"Appa-saddā honto āga-c-chantu pāde padaɱ nikkhipantā,||
durāsadā hi te Bhagavanto sīhā va ekacarā,||
yadā c'āhaɱ bho samaṇena Gotamena saddhiɱ manteyyaɱ,||
mā me bhonto,||
antar'antarā kathaɱ opātetha,||
kathā-pariyosānaɱ me bhavanto āgamentu" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Selo brāhmaṇo yena Bhagavā ten'upasankami,||
upasankamitvā Bhagavatā saddhiɱ sammodi,||
sammodaniyaɱ kathaɱ sārāṇiyaɱ vitisāretvā eka-m-antaɱ nisīdi.|| ||

Eka-m-antaɱ nisinno kho Selo brāhmaṇo Bhagavato kāye dvattiɱsa mahā-purisa-lakkhanāni samannesi.|| ||

Addasā kho Selo brāhmaṇo Bhagavato kāye dvattiɱsa mahāpuraghalakkhaṇāni yebhuyyena ṭhapetvā dve,||
dvisu mahā-purisa-lakkhaṇesu kankhati vici-kicchati nādhi-muccati na sampasidati,||
kosohite ca vatthaguyhe pahutajivhatāya ca.|| ||

Atha kho Bhagavato etad ahosi:|| ||

"Passati kho me ayaɱ Selo brāhmaṇo dvittiɱsa mahā-purisa-lakkhaṇāni yebhuyyena ṭhapetvā dve,||
dvisu mahā-purisa-lakkhaṇesu kankhati vici-kicchati nādhi-muccati na sampasidati,||
kosohite ca vatthaguyhe pahutajivhatāya cā" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Bhagavā tathā-rūpaɱ iddhābhisankhāraɱ abisaŋkhāsi yathā addasa Selo brāhmaṇo Bhagavato kosohitaɱ [108] vatthaguyhaɱ.|| ||

Atha kho Bhagavā jivhaɱ ninnāmetvā ubho pi kaṇṇasotāni anumasi paṭimasi,||
ubho pi nāsikasotāni anumasi paṭimasi,||
kevalam pi nalāṭamaṇḍalaɱ jivhāya chadesi.|| ||

Atha kho Selassa brahmaṇassa etad ahosi:|| ||

"Samannāgato kho samaṇo Gotamo dvattiɱsamahā-purisa-lakkhaṇehi paripuṇṇehi no aparipuṇṇehi,||
no ca kho naɱ jānāmi 'Buddho vā no vā.'|| ||

Sutaɱ kho pana metaɱ brāhmaṇānaɱ vuddhānaɱ mahallakānaɱ ācariya-pācariyānaɱ bhāsa-mānānaɱ.|| ||

'Ye te bhavanti arahanto sammāSamBuddho te sake vaṇṇe bhaññamāne attānaɱ pātu-karonti' ti,||
yan nunāhaɱ samaṇaɱ Gotamaɱ sammukhā sāruppāhi gāthāhi abhitthaveyyan" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Sele brāhmaṇo Bhagavantaɱ sammukhā sāruppāhi gāthāhi abhitthavi.|| ||

"Paripuṇṇakāyo suruci sujāto cārudasasano,||
Suvaṇṇavaṇṇo si Bhagavā susukkadāṭho si viriyavā.|| ||

Narassa hi sujātassa ye bhavanti viyañajanā||
Sabb'ete tava kāyasmiɱ mahā-purisa-lakkhaṇā.|| ||

Pasannanetto sumukho brahā uju patāpavā,||
Majjhe samaṇaSaŋghassa ādicco va virocasi.|| ||

Kalyāṇadassano bhikkhu kañcanasannibhattaco,||
Kiɱ te samaṇabhāvena evaɱ uttamavaṇṇino.|| ||

Rājā arahasi bhavituɱ cakka-vatti rathesabho,||
Cāturanto vijitāvī Jambusaṇḍassa issaro.|| ||

[109] Khattiyā bhoja-rājāno anuyuttā bhavatti te,||
Rājābhirājā manujindo rajjaɱ kārehi Gotama."|| ||

"Rājāham asmi Sela (iti Bhagavā ) Dhamma-rājā anuttaro,||
Dhammena cakkaɱ vattemi cakkaɱ appati-vattiyaɱ."|| ||

"SamBuddho paṭijānāsi (iti Selo brāhmaṇo) 'Dhamma-rājā anuttaro||
Dhammena cakkaɱ vattemi' ita bhāsasi Gotama.|| ||

Ko nu senāpita bhoto sāvako Satthu-d-anthayo,||
Ko te imaɱ anuvatteti Dhamma-cakkaɱ pavattitaɱ."|| ||

"Mayā pavattitaɱ cakkaɱ (Selā ti Bhagavā) Dhamma-cakkaɱ anuttaraɱ,||
Sāriputto anuvatteti anujāto Tathāgataɱ|| ||

Abhiññeyyaɱ abhiññātaɱ bhāvetabbañ ca bhāvitaɱ,||
Pahātabbaɱ pahinaɱ me, tasmā Buddho'smi brāhmaṇa|| ||

Vinayassu mayi kaŋkhaɱ adhimuccassu brāhmaṇa,||
Dullabhaɱ dassanaɱ hoti sambuddhānaɱ abhiṇhaso.|| ||

[110] Yesaɱ vo dullabho loke pātu-bhāvo abhiṇahaso,||
So'haɱ brāhmaṇa sambudedhā salla-katto anuttaro|| ||

Brahmabhūto atitulo Mārasenappamaddano,||
Sabbāmitte vasikatvā modāmi akutobhayo."|| ||

"Imaɱ bhonto nisāmetha, yathā bhāsati cakkhumā,||
Sallakatto mahāvīro siho va nadati vane|| ||

Brahmabhūtaɱ atitulaɱ Mārasenappamaddanaɱ,||
Ko disvā na-ppasideyya api kaṇh'ābhijātiko.|| ||

Yo maɱ icchati anvetu, yo vā n'icchati gacchatu,||
Idh'āhaɱ pabbajissāmi varapaññassa santike."|| ||

"Etañ ce ruccati bhoto Sammā-Sam-Buddha-sāsanaɱ,||
Mayam pi pabbajissāma varapaññassa santike."|| ||

"Brāhmaṇā tisatā ime yā canti pañajalikatā,||
Buhmacariyaɱ carissāma Bhagavā tava santike."|| ||

"Svākkhātaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ (Selā ti Bhagavā) sandiṭṭhikam akalikaɱ,||
Yattha amoghā pabbajjā appamattassa sikkhato" ti.|| ||

Alattha kho Selo brāhmaṇo sapariso Bhagavato santike pabbajjaɱ,||
alattha upasampadaɱ.|| ||

Atha kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo tassā rattiyā accayena sake assame paṇitaɱ khādaniyaɱ bhojaniyaɱ paṭiyādāpetvā [111] Bhagavato kālaɱ ārocāpasi:|| ||

"Kālo bho Gotama niṭṭhitaɱ bhattan" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Bhagavā pubbanahasamayaɱ nivāsetvā pattacivaram ādāya yena Keṇiyassa jaṭilassa assamo ten'upasankami.|| ||

Upasaŋkamitvā paññatte āsane nisīdi,||
saddhiɱ bhikkhu-saŋghena.|| ||

Atha kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo Buddha-pamukhaɱ bhikkhu-Saŋghaɱ paṇitena khādaniyena bhojaniyena sahatthā santappesi sampavāresi.|| ||

Atha kho Keṇiyo jaṭilo Bhagavantaɱ bhuttāmiɱ onitapattapāṇiɱ aññataraɱ nicaɱ āsanaɱ gahetvā eka-m-antaɱ nisīdi.|| ||

Eka-m-antaɱ nisinnaɱ kho Kheṇiyaɱ jaṭilaɱ Bhagavā imāhi gāthāhi anumodi.|| ||

"Aggihuttamukhā yaññā, Sāvitti chandaso mukhaɱ,||
Rājā mukhaɱ manussānaɱ, nadinaɱ sāgaro mukhaɱ.|| ||

Nakkhattānaɱ mukhaɱ cando, ādicco tapataɱ mukhaɱ,||
Puññaɱ ākaŋkha-mānānaɱ saŋgho ve yajataɱ mukhat" ti.|| ||

Atha kho Bhagavā Keṇiyaɱ jaṭilaɱ imāhi gāthāhi anumo-ditvā uṭṭhāy āsanā pakkāmi.|| ||

Atha kho āyasmā Selo sapariso eko vupakaṭṭho appamatto ātāpi pahit'atto viharatto na cirass'eva yass'atthāya kula-puttā samma-d-eva agārasmā anagāriyaɱ pabbajanti.|| ||

Tad anuttaraɱ Brahma-cariya-pariyosānaɱ diṭṭhe'va dhamme sayaɱ abhiññā sacchi-katvā upasampajja vihāsi.|| ||

Khiṇā jāti,||
vusitaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ,||
kataɱ karaṇiyaɱ,||
nāparaɱ itthāntāyā' ti abbhaññāsi.|| ||

Aññataro ca kho pan'āyasmā Selo sapariyo arahataɱ ahosi.|| ||

Atha kho āyasmā Selo sapariso yena Bhagavā ten'upasankami.|| ||

Upasaŋkamitvā ekaɱsaɱ cīvaraɱ katvā yena Bhagavā ten'añajalim paṇāmetvā Bhagavantaɱ gāthāhi ajjhabhāsi.|| ||

"Yaɱ taɱ saraṇam āgamma ito aṭṭhami cakkhuma,||
Sattarattena Bhagavā dant'ambha tava sāsane.|| ||

Tuvaɱ Buddho, tuvaɱ Satthā, tuvaɱ Mārābhābhu muni,||
Tuvaɱ anusaye chetvā tiṇṇo tāres'imaɱ pajaɱ.|| ||

Upadhi te samatikkantā, āsavā te padālitā,||
Siho si anupādāno pahiṇahayabheravo.|| ||

Bhikkhavo tisatā ime tiṭṭhanti pañajalikatā,||
Pāde cira pasārehi nāgā vandantu Satthuno" ti.|| ||

Selasuttaɱ dutiyaɱ

 


[ed1] The Pali text was not printed in the PTS edition 'as it is identical with that of the same name in the Suttanipāta, printed at page 99 of Professor Fausbøll's edition for the Pali Text Society (pp. 102-12 of the 1913 edition).' Page numbers in red refer to the 1913 edition of the Suttanipāta,.


 

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