The Coming Buddha

Ariya Metteyya
By
Saya U Chit Tin, PhD.
Assislod by
William Pruitt, PhD.
Buddhist Publication Society
Kandy • Sri Lanka
The Wheel Publication No !"#$!"!
2
nd
rovisod odilion
Copyrigll © 1992
By llo Sayagyu I Ba Klin MomoriaI Trusl, I.K.
ISBN 955÷24÷OO98÷8
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Contents
Iisl of abbrovialions............................................................................................................................. 3
Inlroduclion........................................................................................................................................... 5
Inlroduclion lo llo Rovisod Ldilion...................................................................................................7
Tlo Bodlisalla Molloyya.........................................................................................................................8
Buddla Ariya Molloyya.........................................................................................................................16
Tlo Duralion of llo Säsana of Buddla Golama..............................................................................17
Tlo Coming of Buddla Ariya Molloyya..........................................................................................18
Tlo Birll of llo Noxl Buddla...........................................................................................................18
Tlo WlooI-lurning Monarcl Sankla...............................................................................................2O
Tlo Caroor of Bodlisalla Molloyya..................................................................................................2O
Hov lo Mool Buddla Molloyya........................................................................................................25
Appondix A:
Tlo ClronicIo of llo Iuluro Buddla................................................................................................27
TransIalion........................................................................................................................................... 34
Appondix B: Aspiralions lo Mool Buddla Ariya Molloyya..............................................................41
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List o% abbre&iations
InIoss ollorviso slalod, aII odilions aro by llo IaIi Toxl Socioly.
A Angullara Nikäya (lrans., GS)
Anäg Anāgatavaṃsa, odilions usod: }ITS, 1886, pp. 33÷53 (Minayoff, od.), and Lrnsl Ioumann,
Maitreya-samiti, das Zukunftsideal der Buddhisten (Slrassburg: KarI }. Trubnor, 1919, IäIi
loxl, pp. 184÷191, nolos, pp. 192÷226)
As Atthasālinī (lrans., Lxpos.)
BN 63O/862 BibIiollòquo nalionaIo, IaIi mss 63O and 862, commonlary on Anäg. Wo llank Mmo }.
IiIIiozal for making avaiIabIo a copy of lor lranscriplion of llis loxl.
BT Buddhism in Translation (lrans. by H.C. Warron)
Bv-a Buddhavaṃsa-atthakathā (Madhuravilāsinī) (lrans., CSM)
CB Chronicle of Buddhas (Buddlavamsa)
CID A Critical āli !ictionary
CSM The Clarifier of the "#eet Meaning (lrans. of Bv-a)
CuIlo Molan Wijayaralna, $e Culte des dieu% che& les 'ouddhistes singhalais (Iaris: Corf, 1987)
D Dïgla-nikäya (lrans., DB, TS)
DB !ialogues of the Buddha (D)
Dbk !asa'odhisattu((attikathā (The Birth-stories of the Ten Bodhisattas). Tlo firsl numbor rofors lo
llo lrans., llo socond numbor lo llo IäIi loxl.
Dbu !asa'odhisatta-uddesa (od. and Ironcl lrans. by I. Marlini |BLILO 36, 2 (1936), pp. 287÷
39O]. Tlo firsl numbor rofors lo llo Ironcl lrans., llo socond numbor lo llo IäIi loxl).
DIIN !ictionary of āli ro(er )ames
D-l !īgha-nikāya-*īkā
Dvp !asavatthu((akara+a (od. and lrans. by }. Vor Locko, LILO |1976]. Tlo firsl numbor rofors
lo llo IäIi loxl, llo socond numbor lo llo Ironcl lransIalion.
Lxpos. The ,%(ositor (As)
GD The -rou( of !iscourses (Sn)
GS The -radual "ayings (A)
IIIus. The .llustrator of /ltimate Meaning (aramattha0otikā I)
}a }älaka
}ITS The 1ournal of the ali Te%t "ociety
KS The 2indred "ayings (S)
M Majjlima Nikäya (lrans., MIS)
MB The Manuals of Buddhism 'y $edi "ayada# (Inion of Buddla Säsana CounciI, 1965)
MIS The Middle $ength "ayings (M)
Mol Mohavicchedanī
Mp Manoratha(urā+ī (commonlary on A)
ILD The ali-,nglish !ictionary
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Ij II aramattha0otikā (commonlary on Sn)
Sïl "īha3avatthu((akara+a (od. and lrans. by }. Vor Locko, LILO |198O])
Sn Sullanipäla (lrans., GD)
Sp "amanta(āsādikā (commonlary on llo Vinaya-Iilaka)
Spk "ārattha((akāsinī (commonlary on llo Samyulla-nikäya)
Sv "uma4galavilāsinī (commonlary on D)
Tl Tloragällä
Tl-a Theragāthā-a**hakathā (aramatthadī(anī V)
Troaliso 'A Troaliso on llo Iäramïs,´ The All-,m'racing )et of 5ie#s (Buddlisl IubIicalion Socioly
1978)
TS Ten "uttas from !īgha )ikāya (Rangoon: Burma Iilaka Associalion, 1984)
v(v) vorso(s)
Vism 5isuddhimagga
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)amo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato "ammāsam'uddhassa
'ntroduction
Wo lavo gallorod loro aII llo informalion vo couId find in llo Tloraväda lradilion concorning llo
coming Buddla.
1
In Burma and Sri Ianka, llo coming Buddla is gonoraIIy spokon of as Ariya Molloyya,
llo NobIo Molloyya.
2
Tlo lorm Ariya vas aIroady addod lo llo namo in somo posl-canonicaI IäIi loxls,
and il slovs llo doop rospocl foIl for llo Bodlisalla vlo viII allain Avakoning in llo bosl of condilions.
Indood, aII aspocls of lis caroor as a Buddla rank among llo liglosl acliovomonls of Buddlas of llo pasl
as rocordod in llo Buddlavamsa (The Chronicle of Buddhas).
Il is onIy naluraI llal ovor llo yoars many poopIo lavo aspirod lo mool Buddla Ariya Molloyya÷nol
onIy bocauso il las bocomo Ioss common for poopIo lo allain Avakoning, bul aIso bocauso of a naluraI
dosiro lo oncounlor sucl a raro occasion. In lis inlroduclion lo lis odilion and lransIalion of llo
!asa'odhisattu((attikathā (The Birth "tories of the Ten Bodhisattas), Von. H. Saddlalissa las givon sovoraI
loxls incIudod in IäIi commonlarios and clronicIos and in SinlaIoso Buddlisl loxls in vlicl llo vrilors
oxpross llo visl lo mool llo coming Buddla.
3
Tlo commonlary on llo }älaka slorios onds vill a poom in vlicl llo vrilor aspiros lo bo vill llo
Bodlisalla Molloyya in llo Tusila Dova vorId and lo rocoivo a suro prodiclion of fuluro Buddlalood
from lim vlon lo bocomos a Buddla.
4
SinlaIoso vorsions of llo 5isuddhimagga ond vill a poom in vlicl
llo vrilor aspiros lo robirll in llo Tävalimsa Dova vorId and llon lo finaI Iiboralion undor Buddla
Molloyya.
5
Von. Saddlalissa allribulos lloso vorsos lo Aslin Buddlaglosa, bul lloy soom lo bo vrillon by
a copyisl. Anollor aspiralion lo oncounlor Buddla Molloyya is found al llo ond of SinlaIoso manuscripls
of Aslin Buddlaglosa´s !asa'odhisattu((attikathā.
6
Von. Saddlälissa aIso cilos many inslancos from llo IäIi clronicIos (Mahāvaṃsa and C6lavaṃsa) in
vlicl SinlaIoso kings lonourod Molloyya.
7
King Dulllagämanï of llo socond conlury BC vas considorod
lo bo doslinod lo bocomo llo noxl Buddla´s cliof discipIo.
RoyaIly and ligl-ranking officiaIs in Burma oflon mado simiIar aspiralions. Tlis sooms lo lavo Iod lo
buiIding pagodas vill fivo sidos al Iagan. IauI Slraclan poinls oul llal vill llo Dlamma-Yazika
Iagoda (Dlamma-räjika) Iagoda, compIolod in 1196 by King Sillu II, ¨Tlo addilion of a fifll sido lo
lompIo and slupa ground pIans in Burma is villoul procodonl llrougloul llo Buddlisl vorId and llo
Burmoso voro possibIy llo firsl socioly llrougloul llo vorId lo allompl llis ponlagonaI lypo of pIan for a
major arclilocluraI vork. Tlo origins of llis movomonl Iio in conlomporary roIigious llougll: llo cuIls of
Mollaya, llo fuluro buddla, and llo prosonl cycIo of fivo buddlas.¨
8
Tvo llirloonll-conlury inscriplions
al llo lompIo in Buddla Gayä rocord llal ropairs on llo lompIo voro carriod oul llrougl llo gonorosily
of King Kyavsva of Burma, and llo concIuding vorso is an aspiralion lo bocomo a discipIo of Buddla
Molloyya.
9
As in Sri Ianka, many Buddlisl loxls ond vill llo aspiralion lo mool Buddla Ariya Molloyya.
1
Ono loxl, llo Mahāsam(i+7anidāna, vas nol avaiIabIo lo us. Ior llo slory in il concorning Von. Malä-Kassapa, soo
Dbk, pp. 43÷45. According lo llis loxl, llo body of an Aralal namo Kassapa vlo Iivod aflor llo limo of llo Buddla
Kassapa is insido Kukkulasampäla Mounlain and viII como oul al llo limo of llo noxl Buddla lo bo cromalod llon.
Somo vorks vlicl incIudo discussions of llo maloriaI found in IäIi loxls lavo nol addod any nov informalion,
and so aro nol quolod. Soo, for oxampIo, LmiIo Abogg, !er Messiasglau'e in .ndian und .ran (BorIin: WaIlor do Gruylor,
1928), LmiI Abogg, 'Dor Buddla Mailroya,´ Mitteilunger der "ch#i&erischen -estellschaft der 8reunde 9stasiasticher
2ultur, VII (1945), pp. 7÷37. Ior a discussion of llo imporlanco of Molloyya in Sri Ianka, soo CuIlo, pp. 86÷96.
2
Tlo namo is aIso slorlonod in Burma lo Arimolloyya.
3
Soo pp. 32÷43.
4
Tloso vorsos aro givon in IäIi and LngIisl in Dbk, pp. 381. Tloy aro nol incIudod in llo LngIisl lransIalion of llo
}älaka.
5
The ath of urification, pp. 837f. and Dbk, p. 4O.
6
,%(os., p. 542.
7
Soo Dbk, pp. 42f.
8
agan, Art and Architecture of 9ld Burma (Wliling Bay: KiscadaIo IubIicalions, 1989), p. 122. Soo aIso p. 32.
9
Soo Dipak K. Barua, Buddha -aya Tem(le: .ts ;istory (Buddla Gaya TompIo Managomonl Commilloo, 1981), pp.
195÷2OO.
5
}usl as llo fuluro Buddla Molloyya bocamo moro imporlanl for Buddlisls as llo conlurios vonl by,
many of llo loxls giving infomalion aboul lim aro fairIy Ialo. Tlo Anāgatavaṃsa is said lo lavo boon
vrillon by llo aullor of llo Mohavicchedanī, Aslin Kassapa (116O÷123O AD).
1O
Il is vory difficuIl lo knov
lov far back informalion goos vlon il is givon in llo IäIi commonlarios, sub-commonlarios, clronicIos,
and ollor loxls vrillon dovn aflor llo canon. Wo lavo givon aII llo informalion avaiIabIo lo us llal is parl
of llo Tloraväda lradilion, bul vo musl bo carofuI lo romombor llal loxls sucl as llo
!asa'odhisattu((attikathā (The Birth "tories of the Ten Bodhisattas), llo !asa'odhisatta-uddesa, llo
!asavatthu((akara+a, and llo "īha3avatthu((akara+a soom lo conlain informalion llal vas addod al a
roIalivoIy Ialo dalo. Tlis is ospociaIIy ovidonl in llo many varianls in various loxls for namos and
numbors.
Il lakos moro llan jusl a visl if a porson is lo oncounlor a Buddla and allain Nibbäna, lovovor.
Sayagyi I Ba Klin laugll lis modilalion sludonls llal lloy musl pracliso "īla, "amādhi, and a<<ā (virluo,
conconlralion, and visdom) as Buddla Golama laugll vo slouId. Sayagyi I Ba Klin mado ovory offorl
lo mako suro llal lis ovn praclico and vlal lo laugll vas consislonl vill vlal lis loaclors passod on lo
lim and vill llo Toaclings of llo Buddla in llo IäIi canon and commonlarios.
Tloro aro many prossuros in llo vorId loday lo modify llo Toaclings of llo Buddla. Tlo Buddla
forosav llal llis vouId lappon and varnod lis discipIos lo bo carofuI lo mainlain llo praclico jusl as lo
lad laugll llom. Von. Malä-Kassapa convonod llo Iirsl Buddlisl CounciI slorlIy aflor llo Buddla´s
domiso in ordor lo roloarso llo Toaclings. Tlo Sangla las kopl lloso Toaclings inlacl ovor llo conlurios,
and llo Sixll Buddlisl CounciI, loId in Burma in 1954÷1956, vas llo mosl roconl offorl lo mako suro llo
llroo coIIoclions of loxls (Tipilaka) aro kopl puro.
Sayagyi I Ba Klin ropoalod llo Burmoso lradilion llal lloso vlo Iivo in accordanco vill lloso
Toaclings viII mool Buddla Ariya Molloyya. Il is ovon boIiovod llal llo coming Buddla´s povor viII bo
sucl llal lo viII bo abIo lo roacl poopIo vlo lavo Iivod up lo llo Toaclings in llis Iifo bul vlo lavo
dono doods in llo pasl vlicl Ioad lo lloir boing born in Iovor roaIms boforo lo comos. Somo linls of llis
aro found in IäIi loxls vlicl slov llo povor of slaring morils.
Sayagyi aIso oflon ropoalod a saying of llo Buddla´s found in Dlammapada vorso 354: "a''adānaṃ
dhammadānaṃ 0ināti. ¨Tlo gifl of llo Dlamma surpassos aII ollor gifls.¨ Tlis, of courso, doos nol moan
llal vo slouId nol givo maloriaI gifls. Sayagyi limsoIf vas aIvays vory gonorous vill gifls lo llo Sangla
and ollors. Bul llo gifl of llo Dlamma can onIy bo givon vliIo llo Toaclings of a Buddla aro avaiIabIo,
and by Iaying omplasis on llis quolalion of llo Buddla´s, Sayagyi romindod us llal vo musl novor
bocomo so invoIvod in maloriaI considoralions llal vo nogIocl llo mosl imporlanl gifl of aII. (Soo aIso
paragrapl 2, pago 12 boIov. If vo assumo llal Bodlisalla Molloyya´s Iasl luman Iifo boforo allaining
Buddlalood is during a Buddla´s Disponsalion, lo vouId bo abIo lo givo llo gifl of llo Dlamma, unIiko
Vossanlara, vlo Iivod oulsido sucl a poriod.)
May aII mako llo rigll offorl loro and nov in llis Iifo so llal lloy viII allain Nibbäna!
1O
According lo llo Gandlavamsa (61, 1). Soo K.R. Norman, ali $iterature (Wiosbadon: Ollo Harrassovilz, 1983),
pp. 147, 161.
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'ntroduction to the (e&ised )dition
Tlis nov odilion incIudos corroclions and addilions lo llo firsl lvo odilions. Wo visl lo llank VonorabIo
Blikklu Bodli vas lis suggoslions for llis socond rovision of our loxl. Mollor Sayamagyi and I voro
pIoasod llal llo firsl rovisod odilion of llis loxl vas incIudod among llo pubIicalions marking llo lonll
annivorsary of our coming oul of Burma lo conlinuo our vork in loacling llo Buddla-Dlamma in llo
lradilion of our osloomod loaclor Sayagyi I Ba Klin. Wo lopo llal llis nov odilion in llo =heel sorios
viII mako llo loxl avaiIabIo lo a Iargor audionco.
Saya I Clil Tin
InlornalionaI Modilalion Conlro
Hoddinglon, CaIno, I.K.
Oclobor 12, 1992
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The Bodhisatta Metteyya
/ttamo Metteyyo >āmo asenadi 2osalo ca
A'hi'h6 !īghasoni ca Ca+7ani ca "u'o Todeyya'rahma+o
)ālāgiri alaleyyo 'odhisattā anukkamena
"am'odhiṃ la'hanti anāgate?
(Buddla Golama prodiclod as foIIovs:)
In llo fuluro (lon) Bodlisallas viII allain fuII avakoning in llo foIIoving ordor: llo mosl lonourabIo
(Ariya) Molloyya, (King) Räma, (King) Iasonadi of KosaIa, (llo Dova) Abliblu, (llo Asura Dova)
Dïglasoni, (llo Bralman) Candani, (llo young man) Subla, llo Bralman Todoyya, (llo oIoplanl)
NäIägiri, and (llo oIoplanl) IaIaIoya.
11
Tlo mosl imporlanl aspiralion for any individuaI is lo aim for llo lruo Iiboralion of allaining Nibbäna.
Wlon a porson is abIo lo mako llis rosoIvo in llo prosonco of a Toacling Buddla and gol a suro prodiclion
from lim, lo or slo bocomos ono vlo is inlonl on Avakoning, a Bodlisalla.
12
Tloro aro llroo lypos of
Bodlisallas:
(1) lloso vlo aspiro lo bocomo Avakonod as a discipIo of a Toacling Buddla:
(a) ordinary discipIos (sāvaka),
(b) oiglly Ioading discipIos (mahā-sāvaka), and
(c) lvo cliof discipIos (agga-sāvaka),
(2) lloso vlo aspiro lo bocomo Avakonod llrougl lloir ovn offorls bul vlo viII nol loacl ollors
llo vay lo Avakoning ((acceka-'odhisatta), and
(3) lloso vlo aspiro lo bocomo Avakonod llrougl lloir ovn offorls and vlo viII loacl ollors llo
vay lo Avakoning (mahā-'odhisatta).
13
In llis papor, vo viII conconlralo on llo Iasl lypo of Bodlisalla, vill parlicuIar roforonco lo llo noxl
Buddla, Molloyya.
14
Il is naluraI llal inlorosl in llo coming Buddla las grovn as llo yoars go by. Wlon Buddla Golama
vas avaiIabIo, mosl of llo poopIo´s offorls vonl lo praclising lis Toaclings and allaining Avakoning.
ImmodialoIy aflor lis domiso, lis Toaclings voro coIIoclod, and, sinco llal limo, groal caro las gono inlo
mainlaining lloir purily in ordor llal lloy may romain offoclivo.
Tlo numbor of lloso vlo allain Nibbäna aro Ioss as limo goos by, and so poopIo bogan lo llink moro in
lorms of mooling llo noxl Buddla and aclioving Avakoning undor lim.
15
Il is imporlanl llal llo praclico
of llo Buddla´s Toaclings nol bo nogIoclod, lovovor. Il is nol vislfuI llinking llal onabIos us lo
11
Tloso vorsos bogin llo prinlod Burmoso loxls consuIlod: Dipoyin Sayädav, Anāgatavaṃsa (Rangoon: Iccläsaya
Iilaka Irinling Iross), Maung Ba Io, Anāgatava4 kyam: (Rangoon: Tuin:ok Blä:mä:, 19O7), and llo anonymous
Anāgatava4 kyam: (Rangoon: Kavimyakmlan, 1924). In llis lransIalion, vo incIudo in brackols llo informalion llo
aullors suppIy in lloir vord-by-vord lransIalion of llo IäIi inlo Burmoso. Tlo vording is vory cIoso lo llal found in
a Burmoso manuscripl quolod by Minayoff (}ITS, 1883, p. 37), in Dbu, (p. 334), and in a Burmoso nissaya (vord-by-
vord lransIalion), dalod 1842, of llo Anāgatavaṃsa in llo Musoum fur Indisclo Kunsl, BorIin (Hs-Birm 3) (soo No. 88
|p. 117] in Hoinz Boclorl, Dav Klin Klin Su, Dav Tin Tin Myinl, Burmese Manuscri(ts, (art @, 5er&eichnis der
9rientalischen ;andschriften in !eutschland, Band XXIII, 1 (Wiosbadon: Iranz Sloinor, 1979). Dbu las llo foIIoving
varianls for namos: Dïglajangli for Dïglasoni and Sona for Candani, llo Iinos quolod by Minayoff (and cilod in Dbk,
p. 17) givo Samkacca for Candani, Hs-Birm 3 las Samcicca for Candani, aII llroo loxls lavo IäIiIoyyo for IaIaIoyo.
12
OnIy a Toacling Buddla las llo abiIily lo soo if llo aspiralion viII bo fuIfiIIod. Soo Treatise, p. 263 undor ¨(4) Tlo
Sigll of llo Maslor.¨
13
Soo Treatise, p. 3O3. Tloso aro aIso monlionod in llo inlroduclion lo Tl-a.
14
His namo is aIso givon as Ariya Molloyya. In Myanmar, llis is usuaIIy conlraclod lo Ari-Molloyya (soo llo
MyanmarA,nglish !ictionary, Doparmonl of llo Myanmar Ianguago Commission, 3rd od., 1993, p. 586, Ari-Molloyya
= Ariya + Molloyya).
15
Soo Von. H. Saddlilissa´s inlroduclion lo Dbk, p. 33.
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oncounlor a Buddla, bul rallor dovoIoping llo lon porfoclions and advancing as far as possibIo in llo
praclico of a Buddla´s Toaclings vlonovor possibIo. Tlis is parlicuIarIy imporlanl loday as llo Buddla´s
Toaclings aro on llo docIino and il bocomos oasior and oasior lo go dovn lo llo four Iovor pIanos of
oxislonco. If llis slouId lappon, il is vory unIikoIy llal a porson vouId mool llo noxl Buddla.
A Toacling Buddla is llo groalosl of aII boings, and llo proparalion for aclioving llis slalo of boing a
Supromo Avakonod Ono ("ammāsam'uddha) lakos Iongor llan llo proparalion lo allain Avakoning as a
discipIo or a Iaccoka-Buddla.
In llo commonlarios on llo IäIi canon, llo proparalion of a Malä-bodlisalla is givon in dolaiI. Tlis
Groal Boing (Mahāsatta) viII dovoIop llo lon porfoclions ((āramī) Iongor and lo a liglor dogroo llan llo
Iossor lypos of Bodlisallas. A porson vlo bocomos Avakonod as an ordinary discipIo of a Toacling
Buddla musl vork on llo lon porfoclions for lon lo ono lundrod llousand aoons.
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Ioading discipIos
musl proparo ono lundrod llousand aoons. Cliof discipIos vork for ono incaIcuIabIo and ono lundrod
llousand aoons. To bocomo a Iaccoka Buddla roquiros lvo incaIcuIabIo aoons. Bul a man vorking lo
bocomo a Toacling Buddla dovoIops llo porfoclions on llroo IovoIs, making llirly porfoclions in aII.
17
Tlo
llroo IovoIs of porfoclions moan llo sacrifico of oxlornaI possossions for llo ordinary IovoI, llo sacrifico of
any of ono´s Iimbs for llo middIo IovoI, and llo sacrifico of ono´s Iifo for llo liglosl IovoI.
18
SovoraI ollor inlorprolalions for llo llroo IovoIs aro givon,
19
and somo of lloso aro of inlorosl for
modilalors loday. Tlo llroo IovoIs can bo undorslood lo moan: (1) rojoicing in ollor poopIo´s morils, (2)
oncouraging ollor poopIo lo pracliso llo Toaclings, (3) praclising onosoIf. Or, lloy can bo lakon lo moan
llal acquiring moril and knovIodgo on llo firsl IovoI Ioads lo Iifo in lappy slalos, on llo socond IovoI il
Ioads lo allaining Nibbäna onosoIf, and on llo llird IovoI il Ioads lo aiding ollors lo allain boll of lloso
lypos of lappinoss.
Tlo Groal Bodlisalla acliovos llo llroo IovoIs of llo porfoclion of giving (dāna) by giving (1) lis
boIongings, cliIdron, and vifo, (2) lis Iimbs, and (3) lis Iifo. Ho viII nol lransgross virluo (sīla) on accounl
of lloso llroo. Ho fuIfiIs ronuncialion (nekkhamma) by giving up lloso llroo aflor culling off aII allaclmonl
lo llom. By rooling oul aII craving for lloso llroo, lo is abIo lo discriminalo bolvoon vlal is bonoficiaI or
larmfuI lo boings÷llus porfocling visdom ((a<<ā). Tlo llroo IovoIs of onorgy (viriya) aro roaclod by
slriving lo roIinquisl lloso llroo. Tlrougl palionco (khanti) lo onduros obslacIos lo lis boIongings, Iimbs,
and Iifo. Ho viII nol abandon lrullfuInoss (sacca) on accounl of lloso llroo. His rosoIulion (adhi**hāna) is
unslakoabIo ovon if lloso llroo aro doslroyod. Ho mainlains Ioving kindnoss (mettā) lovards ollors ovon
llougl lloy doslroy lloso llroo. Ho porfocls oquanimily (u(ekkhā) by romaining noulraI vlollor ollors
aro loIpfuI or larmfuI lo any of lloso llroo.
2O
Groal Bodlisallas aro of llroo lypos:
21
(1) lloso in vlom visdom ((a<<ā) is prodominanl, (2) lloso in
vlom faill (saddha) is prodominanl, and (3) lloso in vlom onorgy (viriya) is prodominanl. Ior llo firsl
lypo, llo proparalion roquiros four incaIcuIabIo and ono lundrod llousand aoons. Tlo socond lypo vorks
for oigll incaIcuIabIo and ono lundrod llousand aoons. Tlo Bodlisalla Molloyya is llo llird lypo, lloso
vlo vork for sixloon incaIcuIabIo and ono lundrod llousand aoons.
22
Tloso llroo lypos aro aIso oxpIainod
as boing duo lo llo dogroo of llo quaIily of llo onorgy lloy pul forll, or again, as boing dolorminod by llo
dogroo lloy dovoIop llo monlaI faclors vlicl bring omancipalion lo malurily (vimutti(ari(ācanīyā
dhammā).
Tloso llroo lypos of Groal Bodlisallas aro dolorminod by lov mucl lloy lavo dovoIopod llo
porfoclions vlon lloy mako llo aspiralion lo bocomo a Toacling Buddla. Al llo limo lloy aspiro lo
16
Soo Sayagyi I Ba Klin, Dlamma Toxls, pp. 53f., CSM, p. 88, and Tlo Iall of Iurificalion (Vism), XIII 16. In
CSM, llo ordinary discipIo is nol monlionod and llo limo givon for llo Iaccoka Buddla is lvo incaIcuIabIos and ono
lundrod llousand aoons. Tlo figuros vo lavo givon aro basod on lov far back llo various Bodlisallas can rocoIIocl
givon in Vism.
17
Soo Treatise, pp. 312÷314, CSM, 23, 89, 162. Tloy aro aIso monlionod al Dl-a I 84 and }a I 25. Tlo }älaka slorios
iIIuslraling llo liglosl porfoclions in llo caso of Buddla Golama aro givon in CSM (pp. 89÷92).
18
Soo CSM, pp. 89, 162, and Troaliso, p. 313.
19
Soo Treatise, pp. 312f.
2O
Soo Treatise, pp. 313f.
21
Soo Treatise, pp. 325f.
22
Tlis is monlionod in Dvp, p. 133.
9
bocomo a Toacling Buddla, lloy viII aIroady lavo proparod lo allain finaI Nibbäna, Aralalslip.
23
Tloy
viII bo al llo poinl llal lloy couId bocomo Aralals (1) llrougl a condonsod loacling of Ioss llan llroo
Iinos (uggha*ita<<6), (2) llrougl an oIaboralod loacling of Ioss llan four Iinos (vi(a<cita<<6), or (3)
llrougl furllor lraining amounling lo loaring four Iinos (noyya). According lo llo commonlary on llo
Anāgatavaṃsa,
24
Tloso in vlom faill is prodominanl, vlicl vas llo caso for llo Bodlisalla vlo bocamo
Buddla Golama, vouId bo abIo lo undorsland a condonsod loacling of Ioss llan llroo Iinos. Tloso in
vlom faill is prodominanl vouId undorsland a loacling of Ioss llan four Iinos. Tloso in vlom onorgy is
prodominanl, as vas llo caso for Bodlisalla Molloyya, vouId undorsland on loaring four Iinos. Tlis
migll soom lo suggosl llal llo fuluro Buddla Golama vas moro advancod llal llo fuluro Buddla
Molloyya vlon lo mado lis rosoIvo lo bocomo a Buddla. Bul llo difforonco may bo roIalod lo llo facl llal
a Bodlisalla for vlom onorgy is prodominanl dovoIops llo porfoclions four limos as Iong as a Bodlisalla
for vlom visdom is prodominanl.
Tloro aro many condilions associalod vill making llo rosoIvo lo bocomo a Toacling Buddla.
25
Tlo
aspiralion (a'hinīhāra) is: ¨Crossod ovor I vouId causo (ollors) lo cross ovor, roIoasod I vouId causo
(ollors) lo bo roIoasod, lamod I vouId causo (ollors) lo bo lamod, caImod I vouId causo (ollors) lo bo
caImod, comforlod I vouId causo (ollors) lo bo comforlod, compIoloIy quonclod I vouId causo (ollors) lo
bo compIoloIy quonclod, Avakonod I vouId causo (ollors) lo bo Avakonod, purifiod I vouId causo
(ollors) lo bo purifiod.¨
Tloro aro oigll quaIificalions for llo man vlo is lo bocomo a Groal Bodlisalla:
26
Ho musl bo a luman boing (manusatta), as llis is llo pIano in vlicl Buddlas ariso. Tlis is llo pIano in
vlicl boings can lavo llo llroo rool causos of boing froo of grood, lalrod, and confusion.
Ho musl bo a maIo (li4gasam(atti), for onIy a man can bocomo a Buddla.
Ho musl lavo acliovod llo nocossary condilions supporling Buddlalood, in ollor vords, llo causo
(hetu), vlicl moans llal al llo limo of llo aspiralion lo vas proparod lo allain Aralalslip.
Ho musl soo llo Toaclor (satthāradassana), as llo aspiralion can onIy bo succossfuI if mado in llo prosonco
of a Iiving Buddla. OnIy a Toacling Buddla can soo llo capabiIily of llo porson making llo
aspiralion and vlal viII vork oul in llo fuluro.
Ho musl lavo gono forll ((a''a00ā) oillor as a blikklu or as an ascolic vlo boIiovos in llo doclrinos of
voIilionaI aclions and llo moraI offoclivonoss of aclion.
Ho musl lavo acliovod llo nobIo quaIilios (gu+asam(atti) vlicl como vill liglIy dovoIopod conlroI ovor
llo mind. OnIy llon viII lo bo abIo lo invosligalo llo lon porfoclions llal lo viII nood lo dovoIop.
Ho musl possoss groal dodicalion (adhikāra). Ho viII bo so dovolod lo vouId givo lis Iifo for a Buddla.
And lo musl lavo a slrong dosiro (chandatā), a vloIosomo dosiro, if lo is lo dovoIop llo monlaI faclors
vlicl mako for Buddlalood.
Tlo aspiralion las ono of four condilions ((accaya): llo man is inspirod bocauso (1) lo soos a Toacling
Buddla, or (2) lo loars of llo groal povor of a Toacling Buddla, or (3) lo loars llo Doclrino of a
Toacling Buddla boing laugll and llo povors of a Buddla oxpIainod, or (4) lo is a man of Iofly
lomporamonl and nobIo disposilion. Bodlisalla Molloyya comos undor llo socond condilion, as vo slaII
soo.
Tlo aspiralion las four causos (hetu):
Tlo Groal Bodlisalla las aIroady fuIfiIIod lis dulios undor formor Buddlas and acquirod llo
supporling condilions (u(anissaya) for fuIfiIIing lis lask. Tloso supporling condilions croalo a
cIoar dislinclion bolvoon llo Groal Bodlisalla and llo boings inlonl on bocoming Avakonod as
discipIos or Iaccoka Buddlas. Groal Bodlisallas aro ondovod vill Iucid facuIlios and Iucid
23
CSM, p. 13Of. (in llo discussion of ¨causo¨).
24
In an unpubIislod passago. Tlis is monlionod by Sayädav I Vicillasäräblivamsa in lis Mahā'uddhava4
(Yangon: Säsana CounciI, 1977), pp. 6÷1O (lo quolos as lis sourco: Aslin TliIavunlla |SïIavamsa], āramī-ka4-(yo).
25
Soo Treatise, pp. 267÷27O.
26
Soo CSM, pp. 132÷134.
1O
knovIodgo, vliIo llo ollors do nol. Ho praclisos for llo voIfaro and lappinoss of many, oul of
compassion for llo vorId, for llo good, voIfaro, and lappinoss of Dovas and mon. Tlo ollors
pracliso mainIy for lloir ovn voIfaro. Ho appIios skiIfuInoss lo lis pracliso llrougl lis abiIily lo
croalo opporlunilios lo bonofil ollors and llrougl lis skiII in dislinguisling vlal is and vlal is
nol possibIo.
Ho is by naluro compassionalo, roady lo givo lis ovn body and Iifo lo aIIovialo llo sufforing of ollors.
Ho is viIIing lo slruggIo and slrivo for a Iong limo, dospilo llo groal lardslips lo viII oncounlor.
Ho roIios on good frionds vlo roslrain lim from oviI and oslabIisl lim in vlal is good.
IinaIIy, llo aspiralion is basod on four povors (Bala): (1) inlornaI povor (a00hattika-'ala), (2) oxlornaI povor
('āhira-'ala), (3) llo povor of llo supporling condilions (u(anissaya-'ala), and (4) llo povor of offorl
((ayoga-'ala). Tlo inlornaI povor is llo Ionging or undovialing incIinalion for supromo Avakoning basod
on lis porsonaI idoaIs and rovoronco for llo Dlamma. Tlo oxlornaI povor is llis samo Ionging basod on
considoralion of ollors. Tlrougl dovoIoping llo supporling condilions, lo las llo povor of llis Ionging.
And llo povor of offorl moans lo is ondovod vill llo approprialo offorl for allaining supromo
Avakoning. His offorl viII bo llorougl and lo viII porsovoro in lis vork.
Tlo Groal Bodlisallas aro confirmod in lloir aspiralion by many Buddlas. A sixloonll-conlury IäIi
loxl from TlaiIand
27
says llal Bodlisalla Molloyya rocoivod lis prodiclion of fuluro Buddlalood from
Buddla Malulla. Tlis vouId prosumabIy bo llo firsl prodiclion for lim. Tlis loxl aIso givos dolaiIs of llo
poriod during vlicl llo Bodlisalla vlo bocamo Buddla Golama mado a monlaI rosoIvo lo bocomo a
Toacling Buddla. Tlis is slovn lo bo lis proparalion for llo Iifo in vlicl lo rocoivod lis firsl suro
prodiclion. Bodlisalla Molloyya is monlionod as boing associalod vill lim in lvo of lloso Iivos: as lis
Ioading discipIo vlon lo vas a roIigious loaclor
28
and as lis clapIain (namod Sirigulla) vlon lo vas
King Alidova.
29
Tlo slory of ono occasion vlon Bodlisalla Molloyya mado an aspiralion and vlon llo porfoclion
vlicl is slrongosl for lim is iIIuslralod is loId in IäIi loxls vlicl voro vrillon dovn aflor llo compiIalion
of llo canon.
3O
Tlo slory of Bodlisalla Molloyya´s aspiralion vas loId lo llo Ioading discipIo Von.
Saripulla vlon lo vas rosiding noar Sävallli in llo Iubbäräma, llo monaslory offorod by llo Iayvoman
Visäklä.
Iong ago, Bodlisalla Molloyya vas llo WlooI-lurning Monarcl Sankla in llo cily of Indapalla in llo
Kuru counlry. Tlis Iargo cily rosombIod a cily of llo Dovas. WlooI-lurning Monarcls roign ovor llo
vloIo oarll and lavo sovon groal lroasuros: a groal vlooI, an oIoplanl, lorso, gom, vifo, lousoloIdor,
and advisor. Sankla Iivod in a sovon-sloroy paIaco mado of llo sovon kinds of goms. Tlis paIaco roso up
oul of llo oarll llrougl llo povor of lis moril. Sankla Iod ollors lo foIIov llo pall Ioading lo robirll in
llo liglor pIanos of oxislonco, and lo adminislorod juslico vill imparliaIily.
Aflor Sankla bocamo a WlooI-lurning Monarcl, lloro aroso llo Buddla Sirimala.
31
Wlonovor a
Bodlisalla is lo bo born in lis Iasl Iifo, lloro is a Buddla procIamalion a llousand yoars boforo.
32
Bralmäs
of llo Iuro Abodos (Suddläväsa) lravoI llrougloul llo vorId of mon and procIaim: ¨A llousand yoars
from nov, a Buddla viII ariso in llo vorId.¨ King Sankla musl lavo loard of llis procIamalion, for ono
day, as lo sal on lis goIdon llrono undor llo royaI vlilo umbroIIa, lo said, ¨A Iong limo ago lloro vas a
procIamalion llal a Buddla vouId bo born. I viII lurn ovor llo pIaco of WlooI-lurning Monarcl lo
vloovor knovs of llo TripIo Gom, lo vloovor poinls oul lo mo llo goms of llo Buddla, llo Dlamma,
and llo Sangla, as voII as llo Disponsalion. I viII go lo soo llo Supromo Buddla.¨ Buddla Sirimala vas
rosiding al llal limo onIy sixloon Ioaguos from Sankla´s capilaI cily. Among llo sämanoras (novicos) in
llo Sangla, lloro vas a boy vlo camo from a poor famiIy. His mollor vas a sIavo, so llo sämanora vonl
27
1inakālamālī (,(ochs of the ConBueror).
28
,(ochs, pp. 5f.
29
,(ochs, pp. 8f.
3O
Dbk (soo aIso pp. 391÷413 of llo noxl loxl), and Dbu.
31
Tloro doos nol soom lo bo any informalion as lo vlon llis Buddla Iivod. Ho vouId lavo Iivod boforo llo
lvonly-four Buddlas undor vlom llo Bodlisalla vlo bocamo Buddla Golama mado lis rosoIulions.
32
Soo .llus., p. 131.
11
lo llo cily lo sook voaIll in ordor lo sol lis mollor froo. Wlon llo poopIo sav lim, lloy llougll lo vas a
Yakkla, or ogro, so lloy llrov slicks al lim. Afraid, lo vonl lo llo paIaco and slood boforo llo king.
¨Wlo aro you, young man`¨ llo king askod.
¨I am caIIod a sämanora, O groal king,¨ llo sämanora ansvorod.
¨Wly do you caII yoursoIf a sämanora`¨
¨Bocauso, O groal king, I do no oviI, I lavo oslabIislod mysoIf in moraI conducl, and llus I Ioad llo
loIy Iifo. Tloroforo I am caIIod a sämanora.¨
¨Wlo gavo you llal namo`¨
¨My loaclor, O groal king.¨
¨Wlal is your loaclor caIIod, young man`¨
¨My loaclor is caIIod a blikklu, O groal king.¨
¨Wlo gavo your loaclor llo namo ´blikklu,´ young man`¨
¨O groal king, my loaclor´s namo vas givon by llo pricoIoss gom of llo Sangla.¨
IuII of joy, King Sankla roso from lis llrono and proslralod limsoIf al llo fool of llo sämanora. And
lo askod, ¨Wlo gavo llo namo lo llo Sangla`¨ ¨O groal king, llo NobIo Supromo Buddla Sirimala gavo
llo namo lo llo Sangla.¨ Hoaring llo vord ¨Buddla,¨ vlicl is so difficuIl lo loar in many lundrods of
llousands of aoons, King Sankla fainlod from joy. Wlon lo rogainod consciousnoss, lo askod,
¨VonorabIo sir, vloro doos llo NobIo Supromo Buddla Sirimala rosido al prosonl`¨
And llo sämanora loId lim llo Buddla vas in a monaslory caIIod Iubbäräma, sixloon Ioaguos avay.
King Sankla lurnod ovor llo povor of WlooI-lurning Monarcl lo llo sämanora. Ho gavo up lis kingdom
and a groal numbor of roIalivos. IiIIod vill joy al llo llougll of sooing llo Buddla, lo slarlod vaIking lo
llo norll lovards llo Iubbäräma. Tlo firsl day, llo soIos of lis fool spIil opon, for lloy voro vory londor
duo lo lis Iuxurious upbringing. On llo socond day, lis fool bogan lo bIood. Ho vas unabIo lo vaIk on llo
llird day, so lo vonl on lis lands and knoos. On llo fourll day, lis lands and fool bIod, so lo
dolorminod lo conlinuo on lis closl. Tlo joy of llo possibiIily of sooing llo Buddla onabIod lim lo
ovorcomo lis groal sufforing and pain.
Buddla Sirimala survoyod llo vorId vill lis AII-knoving KnovIodgo and sooing llo povor of llo
offorl (viriya-'ala) of llo king, llo Buddla llougll, ¨Tlis WlooI-lurning Monarcl Sankla is suroIy a sood,
a Buddla-sproul (Budda4kura-'ī0o). Ho undorlakos groal pain bocauso of mo. Indood, I slouId go lo lim.¨
By lis psyclic povors, llo Buddla lid lis groal spIondour and vonl disguisod as a young man in a
clariol. Ho vonl lo vloro Sankla vas and bIockod lis pall in ordor lo losl llo povor of lis offorl.
¨You lloro!¨ Buddla Sirimala said lo King Sankla, ¨go back on your closl! I am going dovn llis road
in my clariol.¨ Bul King Sankla rofusod, saying lo vas on lis vay lo soo llo Buddla. Tlo Buddla in
disguiso invilod llo king lo gol inlo lis clariol, saying llal is vloro lo vas going. On llo vay, llo Dova
maidon Sujälä camo dovn from llo Tävalimsa loavon, and laking llo form of a young girI, offorod food.
Tlo Buddla lad il givon lo Sankla. Tlon Sakka, in llo form of a young man, camo dovn from llo
Tävalimsa loavon and gavo valor. As a rosuIl of llo divino food and valor, aII King Sankla´s aiImonls
disappoarod.
Wlon lloy arrivod al Iubbäräma, llo Buddla sal on lis soal in llo monaslory, assuming lis lruo
appoaranco vill llo rays of six coIours slining forll. Wlon llo king vonl in and sav llo Buddla, lo
again Iosl consciousnoss. Aflor a vliIo, lo camo lo limsoIf, approaclod llo Buddla, and paid lis
rospocls.
¨VonorabIo sir,¨ lo roquoslod, ¨proloclor of llo vorId, rofugo of llo vorId, loacl mo ono (poinl of llo)
doclrino vlicl may caIm mo vlon I lavo loard il.¨ ¨Vory voII,¨ llo Buddla said, ¨Iislon.¨ Tlo Buddla
roviovod llo Doclrino of Nibbäna and laugll llo king a discourso concorning Nibbäna. Tlis arousod
rovoronco for llo Doclrino in llo king, bul aflor loaring onIy a IillIo of llo Doclrino, lo roquoslod llo
Buddla, ¨IIoaso slop, BIossod Ono. Do nol loacl mo any moro.¨ Ho said llis bocauso lo llougll lo
limsoIf llal lo vouId nol lavo a gifl vorlly of vlal llo Buddla laugll lim if lo loard any moro.
12
¨Indood, vonorabIo sir,¨ llo king said, ¨of aII llo doclrinos laugll, llo BIossod Ono las poinlod oul
Nibbäna, vlicl is llo liglosl. So, of aII llo parls of my body, I viII pay lomago lo your Doclrino vill my
load.¨ Ho bogan lo sovor lis nock vill lis fingornaiIs and said, ¨VonorabIo Buddla Sirimala, you go
33
lo
llo doallIoss firsl, llrougl llo gifl of my load, I viII aflorvards go lo Nibbäna. Having said jusl lloso
fov vords, I pay lomago lo llo doclrino of Nibbäna. Nov, may llis bo llo moans for (my allaining)
omniscionco.¨ And saying llis, lo finislod sovoring lis load vill lis fingornaiIs.
King Sankla´s prodominanl claraclorislic vas lis groal onorgy (viriya). Tlis is slovn llrougl lis
ovorcoming llo difficuIlios in going lo soo Buddla Sirimala. His offorl vas so slrong, llo Buddla roaIisod
llal lo vas a Groal Bodlisalla. Ollor porfoclions aro aIso iIIuslralod in llis slory. Ho givos avay lis
posilion of WlooI-lurning Monarcl. Lvon boforo loaring of llo Buddla, lo sol llo oxampIo of Ioading a
moraI Iifo Ioading lo liglor robirlls. As a jusl king, lo vouId slov lis visdom, palionco, lrullfuInoss,
Ioving kindnoss, and oquanimily. Onco lo loars of llo Buddla, lo ronouncos lis kingdom and famiIy,
giving up llo liglosl posilion llal can bo allainod by a luman boing. And groal rosoIulion vorkod
logollor vill lis onorgy.
Tlo finaI aclion of King Sankla is llo gifl of lis load lo llo Buddla. Tlis may soom slrango, bul il is
oxpIainod in llo loxl by llo facl llal llo Buddla lad laugll lim ono aspocl of llo Doclrino concorning
Nibbäna, llo liglosl goaI. King Sankla cannol find any ollor gifl vorlly of Nibbäna, so lo rosoIvos lo
offor lis ovn load. In llo IäIi commonlarios,
34
23 il is said llal onIy giving lloir ovn Iimbs or lloir Iifo
makos Groal Bodlisallas oxaIl vlon lloy givo. }oy arisos vlon lloy givo sucl gifls and lloy oxporionco
no conlrarioly of mind. So vo can soo llal sucl gifls aro boyond ordinary poopIo, and vo nood nol fooI
llal vo slouId mako sucl sacrificos oursoIvos.
During llo limo of Buddla Golama, llo Groal Bodlisalla vlo is lo bo llo noxl Buddla vas a blikklu
namod Ajila.
35
According lo llo commonlary on llo Anāgatavaṃsa, Ajila vas llo son of King Ajälasallu
and Quoon Kancanadovi.
36
Irinco Ajila lad fivo lundrod allondanls, and vlon lo roaclod llo ago of
sixloon, llo king askod lis son lo inloril llo Buddla´s lorilago. Tlo Irinco agrood, so llo king look lim lo
llo VoIuvana Monaslory in groal pomp and spIondour aIong vill lis fivo lundrod allondanls. Irinco
Ajila vas ordainod as a novico, and bocauso of lis soronily, caImnoss, and visdom lo vas mucl
rospoclod. Ialor lo vas ordainod as a blikklu. Tlo Buddla look lim vlon lo vonl from Räjagala lo
KapiIavalllu lo rosido in llo Nirodläräma Monaslory.
WliIo lloy voro rosiding al llal monaslory, Malä-Iajäpalï-Golamï camo ono day vill lvo spociaI
cIolls lo bo prosonlod lo llo Buddla for uso as robos. Slo lad pIanlod llo collon soods lorsoIf and did aII
llo nocossary vork up lo llo limo llo robos voro finislod. Tlo accounl of llo gifl of llo cIolls is found in
llo Majjlima-nikäya.
37
Tloro, llo Buddla rofusod llroo limos lo accopl llo robos offorod by Malä-
Iajäpalï-Golamï and suggoslod llal slo offor llom lo llo Sangla vill llo Buddla al ils load. Von.
Ananda approaclod llo Buddla, suggosling lo slouId accopl llo cIolls. Tlo Buddla llon gavo llo
discourso on llo anaIysis of offorings.
33
Roading yātha vill llo Marlini od. (p. 395 and varianl roading p. 3O6) for yāva in llo IaIi Toxl Socioly od. (p.
127).
34
Soo CSM, p. 215.
35
Dbk, p. 54.
36
Wo baso llo foIIoving accounl on llo informalion in Dipoyin Sayädav´s Anāgatavaṃsa. Soo aIso: Dbk, p. 54,
SyIvain Iovi, ¨Mailroya Io consoIalour,¨ ,tudes dCorientalisme (u'liDes (ar le MusDe -uimet E la memoire de >aymonde
$inossier (1932), VoI. II, p. 366 (lis informalion is basod on a IäIi loxl from TlaiIand, Iallamasambodli), and Goorgo
Codòs, ¨Ino vio indoclinoiso du Bouddla: Ia Iallamasambodli,¨ MDlanges dFindianiste E la memoire de $ouis >enou
(1968), pp. 217÷227. According lo Dvp, Claplor 31 (IäIi, pp. 125÷127, Ironcl, pp. 132÷134), Ajila vas from a
prosporous famiIy in Sankassa. Tlis loxl says llal Bodlisalla Molloyya lad aIroady fuIfiIIod llo porfoclions for
sixloon incaIcuIabIos and a lundrod llousand aoons vlon lo vas born as a luman during llo limo of Buddla
Golama. His famiIy Iivod al llo galo of llo cily Sankassa (Sanklassa in llo Ironcl od.). Il vas loro llal llo Buddla
doscondod from llo Tävalimsa Dova vorId aflor loacling llo Ablidlamma. On llis occasion lo askod Von. Säripulla
a quoslion vlicl nono of llo ollor discipIos voro abIo lo ansvor in ordor lo slov llal llo cliof discipIo undorslood
llo Doclrino bollor llan any of llo ollor discipIos (soo Buddhist $egends, III, 54÷56). Wlon llo Groal Bodlisalla loard
Von. Säripulla's ansvor, lo vas vory pIoasod. Sooing llo pIoasing appoaranco of llo Buddla and loaring lim loacl
llo Doclrino, Ajila vas dravn lo bocomo a blikklu. (Tlo Ironcl lransIalion of llis passago is sIigllIy inaccuralo.)
37
Sullanla No. 142 (MIS, III 3OO÷3O5).
13
No ollor dolaiIs aro givon in llo IäIi canon or Aslin Buddlaglosa´s commonlary on llis discourso. In
llo commonlary on llo Anāgatavaṃsa, il is said llal llo Buddla accoplod ono robo for limsoIf and
inslruclod lis slop-mollor lo offor llo socond ono lo llo Sangla. Bul nol ono of llo oiglly Ioading
discipIos camo forvard lo accopl llal robo. LvonluaIIy, Von. Ajila llougll lo limsoIf llal llo Buddla lad
loId lis slop-mollor lo givo llo robo lo llo Sangla for lor bonofil, so lo bravoIy gol up Iiko a king of llo
Iions in llo midsl of llo Sangla and accoplod llo robo. Tloro vas somo disappoinlmonl and mucl laIk
aboul lov an unknovn blikklu couId accopl llo robo vlon nono of llo Ioading discipIos lad lakon il.
RoaIising llo silualion and in ordor lo dispoI any doubls, llo Buddla said, ¨Do nol say llis blikklu is an
ordinary blikklu. Ho is a Bodlisalla vlo viII bo llo coming Buddla Molloyya.¨ Tlon llo Buddla look
llo bovI llal lad boon givon lo lim slorlIy aflor lis Avakoning by llo vorId´s four Guardian Dovas and
llrov il inlo llo air. Nono of llo oiglly Ioading discipIos couId rolriovo il, bul Von. Ajila undorslood llal
llo Buddla inlondod for lim lo slov lis psyclic povors, so lo brougll back llo bovI. Tlon Von. Ajila
look llo cIoll lo lad accoplod and pul il in llo Buddla´s Iorfumod Clambor as a canopy undor llo
coiIing, making llo aspiralion llal llis acl of gonorosily migll rosuIl in lis laving a canopy mado of
sovon goms and vill langings mado of goId, siIvor, coraI, and poarIs moasuring lvoIvo Ioaguos vlon lo
bocomos a Buddla.
38
Tlo Buddla smiIod aflor llis and Von. Ananda askod vly lo lad smiIod. Tlo
Buddla ropIiod, ¨Ananda, llo blikklu Ajila viII bocomo llo Buddla Ariya Molloyya in llis Auspicious
Aoon.¨ Tlon lo romainod siIonl, onjoying llo fruils of Aralalslip. Tlo firsl cliof discipIo, Von. Säripulla,
vlo knov llo assombIod blikklus vislod lo loar moro informalion, roquoslod llo Buddla givo a
discourso aboul llo coming Buddla. And llo Buddla gavo llo accounl in llo Anāgatavaṃsa.
Tlo prodiclion concorning Molloyya is found in llo IäIi canon,
39
bul llo dolaiIs concorning llo fuluro
Buddla viII bo givon in a soparalo laIk. Tlo Dasavalllu goos on lo say llal from llo limo of llo suro
prodiclion, llo Bodlisalla laugll a Iargo numbor of blikklus, oxpIaining llo vloIo canon and causing
llom lo incroaso in insigll and lo allain llo knovIodgo of adaplabIo palionco. Al llo ond of llal Iifo, lo
vas roborn in a Dova vorId. Bul lloro is a roforonco lo al Ioasl ono ollor luman Iifo as lo slouId lavo a
Iifo in vlicl lo is gonorous in llo vay llo Bodlisalla Vossanlara vas.
4O
Aflor llal Iifo, lo slouId bo roborn
in llo Tusila Dova vorId, vloro aII Groal Bodlisallas rosido boforo lloir finaI birll. According lo llo
CuIavamsa, llo Bodlisalla vouId lavo ollor luman birlls.
41
Wlon Aslin Buddlaglosa vonl from India lo CoyIon lo consuIl llo commonlarios on llo IäIi canon,
lo vas givon lvo vorsos lo commonl on as a losl. Tlo rosuIl vas llo 5isuddhimagga (The ath of
urification). Tlo Dovas, in ordor lo convinco llo poopIo of lis groalnoss, lid llo loxl lvico so llal Aslin
Buddlaglosa lad lo copy il lvico. Wlon llo copios voro comparod vill llo originaI, no dovialions voro
found. Tlo Sangla llon oxcIaimod, ¨Willoul a doubl llis is Molloyya!¨ Tlo 5isuddhimagga is ospociaIIy
imporlanl for lloso praclising llo Buddla´s Toaclings. Sayagyi I Ba Klin considorod llis vork llo mosl
imporlanl singIo vork oxpIaining lruo Buddlisl modilalion. In anollor IäIi loxl llal is nol parl of llo
canon, lloro is a doscriplion of Molloyya in llo Tusila vorId.
42
Ho is said lo go lo llo CüIämani slrino in
llo Tävalimsa Dova vorId lo pay rospocls lo llo lair cul off by llo Bodlisalla Siddlallla vlon lo mado
llo groal ronuncialion and lo roIics brougll lloro by llo Dova king Sakka aflor llo doall of Buddla
Golama. Tlo Bodlisalla Molloyya is doscribod as boing surroundod by a losl of Dovas and Dovïs. Iour
Dovï maidons in parlicuIar aro doscribod as laving boaulifuI compIoxions, laIos, ornamonls, and cIollos,
ono of a slining coIour, ono rod, ono dark goId, and llo fourll, goIdon. Tlo main poinl of llis loxl is llal
boings vlo visl lo oncounlor llo coming Buddla and allain Avakoning undor lim slouId acl
accordingIy. Blikklus slouId nol croalo a sclism in llo Sangla. Tlo fivo loinous aclions vlicl
inovilabIy Ioad lo robirll in llo Iovor vorIds slouId bo avoidod. In addilion lo nol croaling a sclism,
38
Tlo accounl in llo Iallamasambodli diffors somovlal (soo SyIvain Iovi, ¨Mailroya,¨ p. 366). In llis accounl,
Ajila is sliII a novico, llo novosl mombor of llo Sangla. Ho is givon boll of llo robos and usos llo socond ono by
loaring il up lo mako garIands lo lang from llo bordor of llo canopy. Aflor laving dono aII llis, Ajila makos a vov lo
bocomo a Toacling Buddla and Buddla Golama llon givos lis suro prodiclion. Tlo dolaiIs concorning llo robo and
llo suro prodiclion aro aIso found in Dvp (IäIi, p. 126).
39
D, No. 26 (DB, III, 72÷74, TS, pp. 364÷368).
4O
Sayagyi I Ba Klin inlorprolod llis passago lo moan llal llo gonorosily vouId consisl mainIy of llo gifl of llo
Dlamma (soo abovo, p. vii).
41
Soo VoI. I, 22÷25 (Cl. XXXVII, vorsos 215÷246). Tlis passago is quolod by Von. NanamoIi in llo inlroduclion of
lis lransIalion, The ath of urification (pp. xxi÷xxii).
42
Sïl, Claplor III (IäIi, pp. 8÷12, Ironcl, socond paginalion, pp. 1O÷14).
14
lloso incIudo nol kiIIing ono´s fallor, ono´s mollor, or an Aralal. Tlo fifll poinl, nol draving llo bIood of
a Buddla, of courso, is no Iongor possibIo. Ollor aclions lo bo avoidod aro doslroying pagodas (th6(as) or
broaking Bodli lroos. Bodlisallas slouId nol bo kiIIod. Ono slouId nol bo slingy or loII Iios. In ono of llo
loxls aboul Buddla Golama´s doscriplion of llo lon fuluro Buddlas,
43
llo foIIoving posilivo aclions aro
said lo bo nocossary if lloso vlo oncounlor llis Buddla Disponsalion visl lo mool Buddla Molloyya:
lloy musl givo gifls (dāna), obsorvo moraIily (sīla), and dovoIop monlaI conlroI÷llal is lo say, modilalion
('hāvanā).
Tloso of us loday vlo aro praclising llo Toaclings of llo Buddla slouId lry lo advanco as far as
possibIo. Somo poopIo may bo abIo lo bocomo Ariyas loro and nov. IoopIo vlo lavo nol dovoIopod llo
porfoclions roquirod for sucl allainmonls or vlo lavo mado an aspiralion undor a formor Buddla lo
mool Buddla Molloyya viII nood lo mako a maximum offorl in ordor nol lo miss llis opporlunily or in
ordor lo gain llo maximum bonofils. Wo slouId nol jusl assumo llal vo aro moanl lo dofor Avakoning
unliI vo mool llo noxl Buddla. Aslin Buddlaglosa givos llo oxampIo of LIdor Malä-Sanglarakklila
vlo noodod a romindor in ordor nol lo miss lis opporlunily lo allain Aralalslip, for lo lad mislakonIy
llougll lo slouId vail unliI llo noxl Buddla.
44
Modilalors vlo bocomo Ariyas asido from Aralals may
ovonluaIIy go lo llo Bralmä vorIds of llo Iuro Abodos (Suddläväsa), and lloro lloy may Iivo Iong
onougl lo mool llo coming Buddla.
45
So vo slouId aII mako our bosl offorl in llis Iifo.
43
Dbu, p. 344.
44
Soo The ath of urification, Claplor I,135.
45
Soo DB II, 39÷41 (D, No. 14). Tloso vlo allain llo llird slago of Avakoning (Non-rolurnors) can Iivo in llo Iuro
Abodos (Suddläväsa) of llo Bralmä vorIds Iong onougl lo oncounlor moro llan ono Buddla. Buddla Golama
rocounls mooling Bralmäs in llo Iuro Abodos vlo confirm for lim ovonls llal lo rocaIIs from llo limo of formor
Buddlas (soo D, n. 14 |DB, II 4÷41, ospociaIIy pp. 39÷41] ).
15
Buddha Ariya Metteyya
Atta-dī(a 'hikkhave viharatha atta-sara+ā ana<<a-sara+ā dhamma-dī(ā dhamma-sara+ā ana<<ā-sara+ā?
2atha< ca 'hikkhave 'hikkhu atta-dī(o viharati atta-sara+o ana<<a-"ara+o, dhamma-dī(o dhamma-
sara+o ana<<ā-sara+oG
.dha 'hikkhave 'hikkhu kāye kāyānu-(assī viharati ātā(ī sam(a0āno satimā, vineyya-loke a'hi00hā-
domanassaṃ, veda-nāsu ? ? ? cittesu ? ? ? dhammesu dhammānu-(assī viharati, ātā(ī sam(a0āno satimā,
vineyya loke a'hi00hā-domanassaṃ? ,vaṃ kho 'hikkhave 'hikkhu atta-dī(o viharati atta-sara+o anan<<a-
sara+o, dhamma-dī(o dhamma-sara+o ana<<a-sara+o?
DvoII, blikklus, vill yoursoIvos as an isIand, vill yoursoIvos as a rofugo, vill no ono oIso as
a rofugo, vill llo Doclrino as an isIand, vill llo Doclrino as a rofugo, vill no ollor |doclrino]
as a rofugo.
And lov, blikklus, doos a blikklu dvoII vill limsoIf as an isIand, vill limsoIf as a
rofugo, vill no ono oIso as a rofugo, vill llo Doclrino as an isIand, vill llo Doclrino as a
rofugo, vill no ollor |doclrino] as a rofugo`
Horo (in llis Toacling), blikklus, a blikklu Iivos, conlompIaling llo body in llo body,
conlompIaling llo sonsalions in llo sonsalions, conlompIaling llo consciousnoss in llo
consciousnoss, conlompIaling monlaI objocls in monlaI objocls, ardonl, allonlivo, mindfuI,
laving romovod covolousnoss and disconlonl vill rogards lo llo vorId. Tlus, blikklus, doos
a blikklu dvoII vill limsoIf as an isIand, vill limsoIf as a rofugo, vill no ono oIso as a
rofugo, vill llo Doclrino as a rofugo, vill no ollor |doclrino] as a rofugo.
Dïgla-nikäya III 58, 77
Tlis quolalion bogins llo discourso in vlicl llo Buddla doscribos llo coming of llo noxl Buddla,
Molloyya.
46
Tlo Buddla firsl doscribos llo idoaI condilions llal oxislod on oarll Iong ago vlon lloro voro
a succossion of sovon WlooI-lurning Monarcls. LvonluaIIy, lloro vas a king vlo nogIoclod lo provido for
llo poor. As a consoquonco, llofl aroso in llo vorId. GraduaIIy, poopIo bocamo moro and moro immoraI
and kiIIod ollors. Bocauso of llis, lloir Iifo span docIinod from oiglly llousand yoars lo forly llousand
yoars. Tlon poopIo bogan lo loII Iios, and llo luman Iifo span docIinod lo lvonly llousand yoars. Noxl,
maIicious spoocl bocamo provaIonl, and llo Iifo span docroasod lo lon llousand yoars. Tlon soxuaI
misconducl bocamo provaIonl, vill llo rosuIl llal poopIo Iivod for fivo llousand yoars. Harsl spoocl and
frivoIous laIk bocamo provaIonl, and poopIo Iivod for lvo and a laIf llousand yoars and lvo llousand
yoars. Will llo advonl of covolousnoss and iII viII, llo Iifo span docIinod lo ono llousand yoars. Wlon
poopIo bogan lo onlorlain vrong boIiofs, lloir Iifo span docroasod lo fivo lundrod yoars. Tlon llroo llings
bocamo rampanl: incosl, unnaluraI grood, and lomosoxuaIily.
47
As a rosuIl, llo luman Iifo span docroasod
lo lvo lundrod and fifly yoars and lvo lundrod yoars. Tlon lloro vas a Iack of fiIiaI duly lovards
paronls, faiIuro lo fuIfiI dulios lovards roIigious Ioadors (sama+as and 'rāhma+as), and faiIuro lo rospocl
communily Ioadors, and llo Iifo span docroasod lo ono lundrod yoars. Tlis vas llo luman Iifo span al llo
limo of Buddla Golama. Wlon llo Iifo span is slorlor llan a lundrod yoars, lloro can bo no Buddla in
llo vorId.
48
Tlo Buddla oxpIainod llal immoraIily viII conlinuo lo incroaso and llo luman Iifo span viII conlinuo
lo docroaso unliI il is onIy lon yoars. GirIs viII bo marriod al fivo yoars of ago. Al llal limo, poopIo vlo
lavo no rospocl for lloir paronls, for roIigious Ioadors, or for communily Ioadors viII bo lonourod and
praisod. Iromiscuily viII bo so common, luman boings viII bo Iiko animaIs. Animosily, iII viII, and
lalrod viII bo so slrong, poopIo viII vanl lo kiII llo mombors of lloir ovn famiIy. Tloro viII bo a sovon-
day var vill groal sIaugllor. Bul somo poopIo viII lido for llo sovon days, and aflorvards lloy viII
46
D III 58÷79, lransIalod in DB III 59÷76 and TS 347÷37O. Miss Hornor sooms lo ovorIook llis vlon slo says llal
lloro is no monlion in llo Canon or Commonlarios llal Buddla Golama mado a docIaralion of fuluro Buddlalood
for Molloyya (CB xvi).
47
Soo aIso GS I 142, vloro llo Buddla says llal lloso llroo llings voro aIroady provaIonl in lis day.
48
Soo CSM 391.
16
rojoico lo soo lloso vlo lavo survivod. Tloy viII dolormino lo slop kiIIing, and lloir Iifo spans viII
incroaso lo lvonly yoars. Sooing llis, lloy viII undorlako lo koop ollor moraI procopls, and graduaIIy llo
luman Iifo span viII incroaso again.
The *uration o% the S+sana o% Buddha ,otama
During llo poriod from llo limo of Buddla Golama lo llo minimum Iifo span, llo Buddla´s Disponsalion
(Buddha-sāsana) viII disappoar. Wlon llo Buddla agrood lo croalo llo Blikklunï Sangla, lo loId Von.
Ananda llal llo Säsana vouId Iasl onIy laIf as Iong bocauso of llis. Insload of Iasling ono llousand
yoars, il vouId Iasl fivo lundrod yoars. Tlo commonlary on llo Ablidlamma loxl, Dlammasanganï, says
llal vlon llo Iirsl Buddlisl CounciI convonod by Von. Malä-Kassapa roloarsod llo IäIi Canon, llis
mado il possibIo for llo Säsana lo onduro for fivo llousand yoars.
49
Tlo commonlarios on llo Vinaya Iilaka
5O
and llo Angullara-nikäya
51
say llal llo oigll imporlanl ruIos
vlicl llo Buddla gavo lo llo Blikklunï Sangla viII mako lis Toaclings Iasl for fivo llousand yoars
rallor llan fivo lundrod. Tloro viII bo ono llousand yoars for Aralals vlo allain anaIylicaI insigll, ono
llousand yoars for Aralals villoul lloso allainmonls, ono llousand yoars for Non-rolurnors, ono
llousand yoars for Onco-rolurnors, and ono llousand yoars for Slroam-vinnors. Aflor lloso fivo llousand
yoars of ponolralion of llo lruo Doclrino ((a*ivedha-sadhamma),
52
llo accompIislmonl in llo loxls (pariyalli-
dlamma) viII romain. Aflor llo accompIislmonl in llo loxls disappoars, llo signs (Iinga) viII conlinuo for
a Iong limo
In llo commonlary lo llo Tloragällä
53
llo Säsana is said lo consisl of fivo poriods: (1) llo ago of
doIivoranco (vimutti-yuga), (2) llo ago of conconlralion (samādhi-yuga), (3) llo ago of moraIily (sīla-yuga),
(4) llo ago of Ioarning |llo loxls] (suta-yuga), and (5) llo ago of gonorosily (dāna-yuga). Von. DlammapäIa
says, concorning llo disappoaranco of Ioarning, ¨In a rogion vloro lloro is no purily of moraIily,
accompIislmonl (in llo loxls) romains llrougl laking up groal Ioarning, llrougl llo dosiro lo acquiro, olc.
Bul vlon accompIislmonl in llo summary |i.o., llo Iälimokkla] is compIoloIy ondod, il disappoars. Irom
llal limo on, onIy llo moro sign (li4ga) romains. Tlon, laving accumuIalod riclos in various vays, lloy
givo avay gifls (dāna), llis, lruIy, is llo Iasl rigll praclico. Tlon, |llo poriod slarling] aflor llo
disappoaranco of Ioarning is llo Iasl limo ((acchima-kāla). Ollors say llal il is from llo limo of llo
disappoaranco of moraIily.¨ According lo llo lradilion in Burma, llo Säsana viII Iasl fivo llousand yoars.
Tlo fivo poriods viII occur lvico. Tlo firsl laIf of llo Sasana las jusl passod, vill oacl of llo fivo poriods
Iasling fivo lundrod yoars. Wo aro nov in llo socond laIf, vlon lloso poriods viII bo ropoalod, oacl
Iasling for anollor fivo lundrod yoars.
In llo Anāgatavaṃsa commonlary, llo Buddla is said lo profaco llo accounl of llo fuluro Buddla Ariya
Molloyya by saying lis ovn disponsalion viII disappoar in fivo slagos: (1) llo disappoaranco of anaIylicaI
insigll ((a*isam'hidā), (2) llo disappoaranco of llo Ialls and Iruilion Slalos, (3) llo disappoaranco of llo
praclico ((a*i(atti), (4) llo disappoaranco of llo loxls ((ariyatti), and (5) llo disappoaranco of llo Sangla.
Ollor commonlarios aIso spoak in lorms of fivo slagos of disappoaranco (antaradhāna) of llo Säsana:
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(1)
Iirsl, lloro viII bo llo disappoaranco of allainmonl (adhigama), vlicl vouId corrospond lo llo ago of
doIivoranco. (2) Tlo socond disappoaranco is of llo praclico ((a*i(atti), vlicl corrosponds lo llo agos of
conconlralion and moraIily. (3) Tlo disappoaranco of accompIislmonl in llo loxls ((ariyatti) is llird and
corrosponds lo llo ago of Ioarning. (4) Tlo fourll disappoaranco is of llo signs (li4ga). During llis poriod,
llo onIy good aclion Iofl is making gifls lo lloso vlo voar a yoIIov slrip of cIoll around lloir nocks, so
llis vouId corrospond lo llo ago of gonorosily. Wlon llis disappoaranco occurs, fivo llousand yoars viII
lavo passod.
55
Aflor llis poriod lloro occurs (5) llo disappoaranco of llo roIics (dhātu). Wlon llo roIics no
Iongor rocoivo lonour, lloy viII assombIo al llo soal vloro llo Buddla allainod Avakoning undor llo
49
As 27, soo ,%(os. 35.
5O
Sp 1291.
51
Mp IV 136f.
52
Von. Iodi Sayädav (MB 169) caIIs lloso fivo llousand yoars llo ago of Ariyas (NobIo Onos).
53
Tl-a III 89.
54
Soo llo commonlary on A (Mp I 87), Mol 2O1÷2O3, and llo oxlracl from llo Anäg commonlary (}ITS, 1886, pp.
33÷36, lransIalod in BT 481÷486).
55
Tlo numbor of yoars is monlionod onIy in llo Anäg commonlary.
17
Groal Bodli lroo. Tloro, lloy viII mako an offigy of llo Buddla and porform a marvoI simiIar lo llo Tvin
MarvoI and viII loacl llo Doclrino. No luman boing viII bo prosonl, onIy Dovas from llo lon llousand
vorId sysloms viII Iislon, and many of llom viII allain roIoaso. Aflor llal, llo roIics viII bo burnod up
villoul romaindor.
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The Coming o% Buddha Ariya Metteyya
In llo discourso vill vlicl vo bogan, llo Buddla goos on lo doscribo lov moraIily among luman
boings grovs slrongor and slrongor. As a rosuIl, lloir Iifo span grovs Iongor unliI il roaclos oiglly
llousand yoars,
57
and al llal limo, Buddla Molloyya viII como. Aslin Buddlaglosa oxpIains llal llo Iifo
span incroasos lo an incaIcuIabIo numbor of yoars (Asa4kheyya) and llon bogins lo docroaso again unliI il
roaclos 8O,OOO yoars, for Buddlas ariso onIy vlon llo Iifo span is docroasing.
58
A lradilion in Burma says
llal Buddla Molloyya viII Iivo for 8O,OOO yoars and llal llo luman Iifo span viII bo 1OO,OOO yoars, jusl as
Buddla Golama Iivod for oiglly yoars vlon llo luman Iifo span vas ono lundrod yoars. No dofinilo
numbor of yoars is givon for llo poriod bolvoon Buddla Golama and Buddla Molloyya. Tlo
Anāgatavaṃsa (vorso 5) says Buddla Molloyya viII ariso lon miIIion yoars Ialor (vassa-ko*iye), bul llo
commonlary
59
says llis moans aflor many lundrods of llousands limos lon miIIion yoars.
6O
Tlis aoon (ka((a) is an Auspicious Aoon ('haddha-ka((a), vlicl moans llal llo maximum numbor of
fivo Buddlas viII ariso in llo samo aoon. Somo aoons aro omply onos, moaning no Buddlas ariso. In ollor
lypos of aoons, ono lo four Buddlas ariso. Buddla Golama vas llo fourll Buddla in llis Auspicious
Aoon, so Molloyya viII bo llo Iasl Buddla in il. Tlo commonlary lo llo Buddlavamsa says llal an
Auspicious Aoon is vory difficuIl lo oncounlor. Tloso vlo aro born in sucl aoons aro usuaIIy ricl in
goodnoss and lappinoss. Tloy usuaIIy lavo llo llroo rool condilions (of non-grood, non-lalrod, and non-
confusion) and doslroy llo dofiIomonls. Tloso vill llo lvo rool condilions (of non-grood and non-
lalrod) aro usuaIIy roborn in good pIanos of oxislonco, and lloso vill no rool condilion acquiro ono.
61
In
anollor commonlary,
62
il is said llal during llo limo of Buddla Molloyya, llo group of sonsuaI pIoasuros
viII lavo IillIo iniliaI povor (lo dislracl).
The Birth o% the Ne-t Buddha
Many dolaiIs concorning llo coming Buddla can bo assombIod by combining Buddla Golama´s
prodiclion in llo Dïgla-nikäya,
63
llo Anāgatavaṃsa,
64
llo lvo vorsions of The Ten Bodhisattas,
65
and llo
Dasavallluppakarana.
66
Iurllor dolaiIs can bo addod from llo doscriplion by Buddla Golama of llo pasl
Buddla Vipassï,
67
Von. Ananda´s praiso of llo Buddla,
68
and llo commonlary on The Chronicle of Buddhas.
69
Boforo lis Iasl robirll, vlicl is in llo luman vorId, oacl Bodlisalla rosidos in llo Tusila Dova vorId.
Ho is mindfuI and avaro vlon lo is roborn lloro and vliIo lo Iivos lloro. Ho Iivos lloro as Iong as lis Iifo
span Iasls. Ono llousand yoars boforo lo is lo bo roborn as a luman and bocomo a Buddla, Dovas or
Bralmäs go lo llo vorId of mon and announco llal a Buddla viII ariso. Tlis is a Buddla lumuIl.
7O
56
Somo loxls spoak of llroo disappoarancos. Soo CID undor antaradhāna for roforoncos.
57
Dbk 55/12O says 82,OOO yoars.
58
Sv III 885f.
59
}ITS, 1886, p. 41, n. 5.
6O
Dvp 125/132 says llal aflor llo luman Iifo span docroasos lo lon yoars, lloro viII bo sovon inlorvoning aoons
(sattantara-ka((a), llon llo Iifo span viII incroaso lo an incaIcuIabIo, and vlon il las docroasod again lo 8O,OOO yoars,
llo noxl Buddla viII ariso.
61
CSM 277.
62
Spk III 39O, cf. KS IV 6O, n. 2.
63
D III 75÷77 (DB III 72÷74, TS 365÷368).
64
Tlis ¨ClronicIo of llo Iuluro¨ is onliroIy dovolod lo llo noxl Buddla.
65
Dbk 55f., 61/12Of., 127f., Dbu 298÷3O2, 3O6/338÷341, 344.
66
Dvp 125÷127/132÷134.
67
D II 1÷54 (DB II 4÷41) (Maläpadäna Sullanla).
68
M sulla n. 123 (MIS III 163÷169).
69
CSM 428÷43O.
18
Wlon llo limo is rigll, lo dosconds inlo lis mollor´s vomb,
71
mindfuI and avaro. Ho is avaro il is lis
Iasl oxislonco. Al llal limo, lloro is an iIIimilabIo, spIondid radianco llrougloul llo univorso. His mollor
is proloclod by four Dovas during llo goslalion poriod. His mollor doos nol broak llo fivo procopls
during lor prognancy, and slo is nol allraclod lo any man. Tlo mollor is surroundod by aII llo pIoasuros
of llo fivo sonsos. Slo suffors from no iIInoss, and slo can soo llo Bodlisalla in lor vomb. Ho is soalod
cross-Ioggod in llo vomb facing oulvard.
His mollor givos birll in a slanding posilion and in a forosl. Tlo Bodlisalla Molloyya viII bo born in
llo door park al Isipalana.
72
Tlo fool of llo baby aro pIacod in a goIdon cIoll. Ho is rocoivod firsl by Dovas
and aflorvards by mon. Boforo lis fool loucl llo ground, four Dovas prosonl lim lo lis mollor, saying,
¨Rojoico, Iady, for miglly is llo son llal is born lo you.¨ Ho comos forll villoul any slain. Tvo slovors
of cooI and varm valor faII from llo sky lo ballo llo mollor and llo Bodlisalla. Ho lakos sovon slops lo
llo norll, survoys llo four quarlors, and pronouncos llo Iion´s roar llal lo is supromo in llo vorId.
Wlon lo is born, an iIIimilabIo, spIondid radianco is soon llrougloul llo univorso. Sovon days aflor llo
birll of llo Bodlisalla, lis mollor dios and is roborn in llo Tusila Dova vorId.
73
Wlon Bodlisalla Molloyya is roborn in llo luman vorId, Iifo on oarll viII bo Iiko Iifo in a Dova vorId.
Womon viII marry al llo ago of fivo lundrod. Tloro viII onIy bo llroo disoasos: dosiro (lo oal) ( icchā),
sIuggislnoss aflor oaling (anasana), and oId ago (0arā).
74
India viII lavo Kolumalï (prosonl-day Baranasi) as
ils capilaI cily. In addilion, lloro viII bo 84,OOO cilios vill 9O,OOO croros of princos.
75
India
76
viII oxlond for
1OO,OOO Ioaguos. Il viII bo villoul llorns, cIoar, vill groon grass. Tloro viII bo grass vlicl is four inclos
ligl and sofl as collon. Tlo cIimalo viII aIvays bo good. Tlo rains viII bo ovon, and llo vinds viII bo
noillor loo lol nor loo coId. Tlo rivors and ponds viII nol Iack valor. Tloro viII bo vlilo sand llal is nol
rougl, llo sizo of poas and boans. Tlo counlry viII bo Iiko an adornod gardon. Tlo viIIagos viII bo cIoso
logollor, fuII of poopIo, villoul inlorvaI.
Tlo poopIo viII bo lranquiI, safo, and froo from dangor. Tloy viII bo lappy and joyfuI, onjoying
foslivaIs. Tloy viII lavo pIonly lo oal and drink. India viII bo doIigllfuI, Iiko AIakamanda, llo capilaI cily
of llo Kurus. Tlo capilaI cily of India,
77
Kolumalï, viII bo lvoIvo Ioaguos Iong and sovon Ioaguos vido.
78
Tlo cily viII lavo boaulifuI Iolus ponds, fuII of valor llal is fragranl, cIoar, cIoan, cooI, and svool. Tlo
ponds viII bo accossibIo lo poopIo al aII limos. Tloro viII bo sovon rovs of paIm lroos and vaIIs of sovon
coIours, mado of jovoIs, viII surround llo cily.
In squaros al llo galos of llo cily, lloro viII bo slining visling lroos: ono bIuo, ono yoIIov, ono rod,
and ono vlilo.
79
Divino adornmonls and ornamonls as voII as aII sorls of voaIll and possossions viII bo
langing on llo lroos.
The Wheel.turning Monarch Sa/kha
Al llis limo, lloro viII bo a WlooI-lurning Monarcl namod Sankla.
8O
In a pasl Iifo, lo and lis fallor lad
mado a lul for a Iaccoka Buddla. Tloy lad lim slay lloro for llo llroo monlls of llo rains rolroal and
7O
CSM 389 monlions llroo sucl lumuIls and says llo four guardian Dovas viII mako llo announcomonl of a
Buddla. .llus. 13Of. monlions fivo lumuIls and says llo Bralmäs of llo Suddläväsa Bralmä vorId announco a
Buddla.
71
According lo Dbu lo is concoivod on llo fuII-moon day of AsäIla (}uno-}uIy).
72
According lo Dvp 126/133.
73
Soo Tl-a I 5O2. Irom llo Tusila vorId, slo goos lo llo Tävalimsa vorId lo loar llo Ablidlamma.
74
Tlo lransIalion of llo firsl lvo disoasos is basod on llo commonlary lo D III 75 (Sv 855). Ij II 323 says lloso moan
(1) llo craving vlicl is a visl lo bo a Dova (!eva(atthana-ta+hā), (2) lungor (khudā), and (3) llo docay of oId ago
((ari(āka-0arā).
75
Dbu 299/339.
76
Anäg vv 33÷42.
77
Anäg vv 8, 15÷2O.
78
Dbu 299/338 says ono Ioaguo vido.
79
According lo Dbu 1O6/344 a visling lroo viII spring up llrougl llo moril of llo sovon-days vaIk mado by llo
Bodlisalla in llo pasl Iifo vlon lo vonl lo soo Buddla Sirimulla.
8O
Nol lo bo confusod vill llo Bodlisalla Sankla. According lo Dbu, llo fuluro Sankla is a Dova namod Malä-
NaIakära (cf. D-l 43). NaIakära vas llo namo of Malä-Ianäda in llo Tävalimsa Dova vorId (}a IV 318÷323).
19
llon gavo lim llroo robos. In llo samo vay, lloy lad sovon Iaccoka Buddlas slay in llo lul. Tlo fallor
and son
81
voro roborn in llo Tävalimsa Dova vorId, and Sakka roquoslod llal llo fallor bo roborn in llo
luman vorId as Irinco Malä-Ianäda. Tlo arclilocl for llo Dovas, Vissakamma, buiIl a paIaco for Malä-
Ianäda. During llo limo of Buddla Golama, Malä-Ianäda vas llo LIdor Bladdaji, vlo, on ono occasion,
raisod up llo Malä-Ianäda paIaco from llo bollom of llo Gangos. Tlo paIaco sliII vails lloro for llo
fuluro Sanka, vlo vas llo son llal gavo lo llo Iaccoka Buddlas in llo pasl.
82
Wlon Sankla bocomos llo WlooI-lurning Monarcl, lo viII raiso up llo Malä-Ianada paIaco vlicl
viII sorvo as lis paIaco in llo conlro of Kolumalï. Tlo paIaco is doscribod as rospIondonl vill many
jovoIs, so brigll il is lard lo Iook al.
83
And lo viII possoss llo sovon lroasuros of a WlooI-lurning
Monarcl: llo vlooI, oIoplanl, lorso, gom, vifo, lousoloIdor, and advisor.
84
Tlrougl llo moril of Sankla, lloro viII bo a squaro in llo middIo of llo cily vill four laIIs facing llo
four diroclions vill visling lroos. Hanging from llo lroos lloro viII bo aII sorls of fino garmonls, drums,
and jovoIIory.
Tlrougl llo moril of llo poopIo al llal limo, lloro viII bo rico llal grovs villoul boing cuIlivalod. Il
viII bo puro, svool-smoIIing, and llo grains viII bo roady-luskod. Tlo rosidonls of Kolumalï viII lavo
vlalovor lloy vanl. Tloy viII bo vory ricl. Tloy viII vako up lo llo sound of drums and Iulos. Tloy viII
bo oxcoodingIy lappy in boll body and mind.
85
King Sankla´s paIaco viII lavo 84,OOO dancing girIs.
86
Ho viII lavo ono llousand sons, vaIianl, of
loroic forms, crusling onomy armios.
87
Tlo oIdosl son
88
viII bo llo king´s advisor. Tlo king viII conquor
llo soa-girl Iand (of India) villoul vioIonco, villoul a svord, bul rallor by riglloousnoss.
The Career o% Bodhisatta Metteyya
Tlo Bodlisalla viII bo llo son of llo WlooI-lurning Monarcl´s load priosl, Subralma, and lis vifo,
Bralmavalï.
89
Ho viII bo namod Ajila, and lo viII boar llo llirly-lvo marks and oiglly minor marks llal
aro common lo Buddlas and WlooI-lurning Monarcls.
9O
Ho viII Ioad llo lousoloId Iifo for oigll
llousand yoars. Ho viII lavo four paIacos namod:
91
Sirivaddla, Vaddlamäna, Siddlallla, and Candaka.
Ho viII lavo 1OO,OOO dancing girIs.
92
His vifo viII bo Candamuklï
93
and lis son viII bo namod
Bralmavaddlana.
Bodlisallas docido lo givo up lousoloId Iifo aflor lloy lavo soon llo four signs (an oId man, a sick
man, a doad man, and a conlonlod man vlo las gono forll from Iay Iifo) and aflor a son is born lo llom.
Tloy pul on llo yoIIov robo and ongago in slriving. Tlo Bodlisalla Molloyya viII go forll in ono of lis
81
Tlo accounl in }a No. 489 says llo fallor bocamo Malä-Ianäda. Sv III 856 says il vas llo son and llal llo fallor
is sliII in llo Dova vorIds. D 43 givos lis namo as NaIakära (¨llo baskol makor¨) vlicl vouId moan boll fallor and
son lad llis namo in llo Dova vorIds. Dvp (119÷127/126÷134) givos lloir namos as Näva-kluddlaka-NaIakära (or
CuIa-NaIakära), moaning ¨llo youngor NaIakära,¨ and }olllaka-NaIakära (or }ollla-NaIakära), moaning ¨llo oIdor
NaIakära,¨ so llal loro loo il is llo fallor vlo viII bo llo fuluro Sankla.
82
Sv III 856f. says llal llo paIaco las nol disappoarod bocauso of llo morilorious acl dono by boll llo fallor and
son in llo pasl. Tlus, il avails llo fuluro king, Sankla, lo bo onjoyod by lim.
83
Anäg vv 12÷14. Cf. Tl vv 163÷164.
84
In Dvp (125/132) lis caroor as a WlooI-lurning Monarcl is doscribod as foIIoving llo pallorn for ollor
Monarcls (soo DIIN II 1343ff.).
85
Anäg vv 27÷32.
86
Dbu 3OO/338. Tl v 164: ¨6OOO musicians dancod lloro.¨
87
D III 75 (DB III 73). Tlis is a common foaluro lo aII WlooI-lurning Monarcls, soo Sn p. 1O6 (GD 96).
88
Ho viII lavo llo samo namo as llo Bodlisalla in llal Iifo: Ajila (according lo Dbu 3OO/338).
89
AIso monlionod in Vism clap. XIII, 127 and As 415 (Lxpos. 525). Dvp (126/133) givos llo mollor's namo as
Iajäpalï.
9O
Ior llo Iisl of llo 32 marks, soo D I 17÷19 (DB I 1416). Tlo 8O minor marks aro givon in llo inlroduclion lo Dbk.
91
Tlis is llo onIy caso in vlicl a Bodlisalla is said lo lavo four rallor llan llroo paIacos. As oacl of llo llroo
paIacos voro usod for ono of llo llroo soasons, vo can surmiso llal lloro viII bo four soasons during llo limo of llo
noxl Buddla. Dbu (3OO/339), and Dvp (126/133) monlion onIy llroo paIacos.
92
Dbu (3OO/339) says 7OO,OOO.
93
According lo Dvp (126/132) slo viII bo llo cliof consorl oul of 1,OOO vivos.
2O
paIacos. Accompaniod by lis foIIovors, lo viII fIy llrougl llo air in llo paIaco and go lo llo Näga lroo,
vlicl viII bo lis Bodli lroo. Ho viII ongago in slriving for sovon days, vlicl is llo minimum poriod.
Tloro is a dolaiIod accounl of lloso ovonls in llo Dasabodlisalla-uddosa:
94
Al llo ago of oigll llousand yoars, llo Bodlisalla viII mounl a clariol llal rosombIos a gIorious
coIosliaI paIaco and vlon going lo llo royaI park, lo viII soo llo four signs. Tloy viII produco llo
knovIodgo of a sonso of urgoncy. And lo viII Iong for llo slalo of going forll. Tlon lo viII rolurn and go
up lo lis paIaco. His mind viII bo bonl on llo slalo of going forll. Al llal momonl, llal jovoI paIaco viII
fIy up by a pall in llo sky, and lo viII Ioap up inlo llo sky, Iiko llo king of llo goIdon valor fovI,
logollor vill lis foIIovors.
Tlon llo Dovas of llo lon llousand vorId sysloms viII lako fIovors and lonour lim. Tlo oiglly-four
llousand kings (of India), llo poopIo from llo cilios and from llo counlrysido viII lonour lim vill
porfumo and fIovors. Tlo king of llo Asuras viII guard llo paIaco. Tlo king of llo Nägas viII lako (lim)
a procious gom, llo king of llo Supannas viII lako (lim) a jovoI nockIaco, llo king of Gandlabbas viII
lonour lim vill musicaI inslrumonls and dancors. Tlo WlooI-lurning Monarcl, logollor vill lis
consorls and foIIovors, viII go lo llo Bodlisalla.
By llo povor of llo king and llo povor of llo Groal Boing, aII llal crovd viII bo oslabIislod in llo
slalo of going forll, and llo poopIo viII riso inlo llo sky vill lim and go |lo llo Bodli lroo]. Tlon, llo
Malä-Bralmä viII lako a sixly-Ioaguo parasoI and loId il |ovor llom]. Tlo Dova king Sakka viII bIov llo
Vijayullara
95
concl sloII. |Tlo king of llo Yäma Dovas,] Suyäma, viII lako a yak´s laiI fan and lonour lim.
|Tlo king of llo Tusila Dovas,] Sanlusila, viII loId a jovoI fan. |Tlo Gandlabba Dova,] Iañcasikla, viII
lako lis coIosliaI Iulo VoIupanda,
96
and pIay il. Tlo |four Groal Dova] Kings, svords in land, viII
surround llom on aII four sidos. AII lloso Dovas, aII lloso poopIo and Gandlabbas, aII lloso Yakklas,
Nägas, and Supannas, surrounding lim in fronl, in back, and on boll sidos, viII go vill lim. Surroundod
by llal crovd of Dovas, vomon, olc., of groal spIondour and boauly, lo |llo Bodlisalla] viII riso inlo llo
sky, |and llon] doscond noar llo Torraco of Avakoning. Al llal momonl, llo Malä-Bralmä viII lako llo
oigll roquisilos |of an ascolic] croalod by lis psyclic povors and offor llom lo lim. Tlon llo Groal Boing
viII cul off llo lopknol of lair |on lis load] and llrov il up in llo sky. Ho viII lako llo oigll roquisilos
from llo lands of llo |Malä-]Bralmä and go forll. Ior sovon days lo viII mako llo Groal Lfforl. And aII
llal groal crovd |of poopIo] viII foIIov llo |oxampIo] of llo Groal Boing in going forll.
Tlo Näga lroo vloro llo Bodlisalla viII bo Avakonod is doscribod
97
as boing 12O cubils ligl vill four
(main) branclos 12O or 13O cubils Iong. Tloro viII bo 2,OOO (minor) branclos.
98
Tlo lips of llo branclos
viII bo bonl, (conslanlIy) moving, and viII bo conlinuaIIy in bIoom vill bIossoms as big as vlooIs. Tloy
viII lavo a loavonIy smoII, fuII of poIIon.
99
Tlo porfumo viII sproad around for lon Ioaguos, boll vill and
againsl llo vind. Tlo Ioavos viII bo a doop groon in aII soasons and llo fIovors viII scallor on llo poopIo
aII around.
Tlo Anāgatavaṃsa
1OO
doscribos llo poopIo vlo go forll vill llo Buddla, incIuding llo namos of llo
mosl imporlanl poopIo among llom: Ho viII bo accompaniod by a Iargo group of poopIo, incIuding
frionds, minislors, and mombors of lis famiIy. Tloro viII bo a fourfoId army and an assombIy of llo four
caslos lo go forll vill lim. Tloro viII bo 84,OOO princossos and 84,OOO Bralmäs vlo aro skiIIod in llo
Vodas. Among llo 84,OOO lloro viII bo llo brollors Isidalla and Iuräna, llo lvins of unIimilod visdom,
}älimilla and Vijaya, llo lousoloIdor Suddlika and llo fomaIo discipIo Suddlanä, llo maIo discipIo
Sankla and llo fomaIo discipIo Sanklä,
1O1
llo lousoloIdor Saddara and llo famous man Sudalla, and llo
94
Dbu 3OO/339f.
95
AIlornalo roading: Vijjullara.
96
IsuaIIy namod BoIuva-pandu-vïnä. ILD dofinos vina as a Iulo, bul lransIalos as ¨fIulo¨ (sic) undor llo onlrios
(a+7du and 'eluva.
97
Dvp 126f./134, Dbu 3OOf./34O, Anäg vv 1OO÷1O3.
98
Dbu says llal from llo rool lo llo oxlromily of llo branclos viII bo 2OO fool pIus 4O cubils. Anäg says llo lrunk
viII moasuro 2,OOO cubils.
99
Anäg v 1OO says llo poIIon (of oacl bIoom) viII bo onougl lo fiII a nā3i moasuro.
1OO
Vv 55÷63.
1O1
AIlornalo roading: Sangla and Sanglä.
21
lusband and vifo Visäkla and Yasavalï. Many ollor cilizons and poopIo from llo counlrysido of various
sociaI rank viII go forll.
Tlo spol on vlicl llo Bodlisallas allain Avakoning is ono of llo four fixod pIacos, so Molloyya viII
mako lis finaI bid for Iiboralion on llo samo spol as aII llo pasl Buddlas÷llo prosonl-day Bodla-gaya.
On llo day lloy allain SoIf-Avakoning, Bodlisallas lavo a moaI of miIk-rico. Tloy aro soalod on a
sproading of grass. Tloy uso mindfuInoss of broalling as lloir proparalion for dovoIoping insigll and
slallor llo forcos of Mära. Tloy allain llo llroo knovIodgos and llo spociaI quaIilios nol slarod by
ollors, olc., vliIo sliII soalod in llo cross-Ioggod posilion. And lloy spond sovon vooks noar llo Troo of
Avakoning aflor bocoming SoIf-Avakonod. Tlo Anāgatavaṃsa commonlary says llal from llo limo lo
bocomos Avakonod, Ariya Molloyya viII bo knovn as llo King of llo Buddlas (Buddharā0ā).
Tlon llo Malä-Bralmä viII roquosl llal Buddla Molloyya loacl ollors llo pall lo Nibbäna.
Buddla Molloyya viII proacl lis firsl discourso, llo Solling in Molion of llo WlooI of llo Doclrino, in
Nägavana (¨Tlo LIoplanl Grovo¨).
1O2
Tlo park is said lo bo in Isipalana noar llo cily of Kolumalï.
1O3
Ho viII
bo surroundod by an assombIy oxlonding ono lundrod Ioaguos. A groal many Dovas viII approacl lim al
llal limo, and lo viII sol froo ono lundrod croros from lloir bondago.
1O4
Tlis viII bo llo firsl occasion
vlon a groal numbor of boings allain ponolralion (A'hisamaya) inlo llo Iour NobIo Trulls.
1O5
Tlon King Sankla viII givo lis jovoI paIaco lo llo Sangla vill llo Buddla al ils load, and lo viII
mako a groal donalion lo llo poor, llo noody, and boggars. Accompaniod by lis vifo and 9O,OOO croros of
poopIo, llo king viII approacl llo Buddla. And aII llal 9O,OOO croros of poopIo viII bo ordainod vill llo
vords ´Como, blikklu´ (ehi 'hikkhu).
1O6
Tlis viII bo llo socond ponolralion.
Aflor llal, llo llird ponolralion of 8O,OOO croros viII lako pIaco vlon Dovas and mon approacl llo
Buddla vill a quoslion concorning Aralalslip.
Tloro viII bo llroo assombIios ("anni(āta) of Aralals.
1O7
Tlo firsl viII incIudo 1OO,OOO croros. Tlis may
bo, as for many pasl Buddlas, al llo limo llo Buddla rocilos llo Iälimokkla on llo fuII-moon day of
Mägla lo an assombIy possossing four faclors: (1) aII llo blikklus prosonl aro ordainod vill llo ¨Como,
blikklu¨ ordinalion, (2) aII lavo llo six lypos of liglor knovIodgo, (3) aII of llom como villoul any
provious announcomonl, and (4) llo obsorvanco day (/(osatha) is on llo fifloonll (day in llo brigll
forlnigll).
1O8
Tlo socond assombIy viII bo al llo limo llo Buddla procIaims llo ¨Invilalion¨ al llo ond of
llo rainy soason and viII incIudo 9O,OOO croros. Ior llo llird assombIy, 8O,OOO croros of Aralals viII
accompany llo Buddla vlon lo goos in socIusion on llo Gandlamädana sIopo of llo Himavanl
mounlain rango. Ollorviso, llo Buddla Molloyya viII conlinuaIIy bo surroundod by 1OO,OOO croros of
lloso vlo lavo allainod llo six lypos of liglor knovIodgo (a'hi<<ā) and groal psyclic povor.
1O9
Buddla Golama said
11O
llal jusl as lo vas accompaniod by a Sangla of lundrods of blikklus vlon lo
vandorod around,
111
Buddla Molloyya viII bo accompaniod by llousands.
Buddla Molloyya viII go llrougl llo counlrysido loacling llo Doclrino, avakoning many poopIo.
112
Somo viII lako llo llroo rofugos, somo viII bo oslabIislod in llo fivo procopls, somo viII undorlako llo
1O2
Dvp (126f./134) says il viII bo al llo park in Isipalana noar llo cily of Kolumalì. In llis vorsion, King Saokla is
prosonl for llo Iirsl Sormon.
1O3
CSM 429, bul cf. CB xxii.
1O4
Dvp (127/134) says an incaIcuIabIo. Dbu (3O1/34O) says 1OO croros of lumans and an unIimilod numbor of
Dovas.
1O5
Tlo lvonly-fivo Buddlas doscribod in llo Buddlavamsa (incIuding Buddla Golama) aro said lo lavo llroo
¨ponolralions.¨
1O6
In CSM (279), onIy Buddla Iadumullara is doscribod as laving ¨Lli blikklus¨ in a ¨ponolralion.¨ Many pasl
Buddlas lad sucl blikklus in assombIios.
1O7
Buddlas gonoraIIy lavo llroo assombIios, bul Buddla Golama and llo llroo Buddlas boforo lim lad onIy ono
oacl (D I 2÷7 |DB I 6f.]).
1O8
Cf. CSM 18O.
1O9
Anäg v 83.
11O
D III 76 (DB III 74).
111
Tlo Iasl dolaiI is addod by llo commonlary (Sv 856).
112
Tlis paragrapl is basod on Anág vv 87÷95.
22
lon skiIfuI aclions. Tloro viII bo somo vlo bocomo ordainod, somo vlo allain llo four oxcoIIonl Iruilion
Slalos, somo vlo viII allain anaIylic insigll inlo llo Doclrino, somo vlo viII allain llo oigll oxcoIIonl
porfoclions, somo llo llroo knovIodgos, and somo llo six lypos of liglor knovIodgo. Tlo Toaclings of
Buddla Molloyya viII bo vidosproad. Sooing poopIo vlo aro roady lo bo Avakonod, lo viII go 1OO,OOO
Ioaguos in a momonl lo causo llom lo bo Avakonod.
Il is ovon said llal Buddla Molloyya viII quoncl llo loal for boings roborn in llo Iovor roaIms.
113
Tlo
firsl cliof discipIo viII bo llo WlooI-lurning Monarcl Sankla vlo viII lavo llo blikklu namo of
Asoka.
114
Tlo socond cliof discipIo viII bo Bralmadova. Tlo Buddla´s allondanl viII bo namod Sïla. Tlo
cliof vomon discipIos among llo blikklunïs viII bo Iadumä and Sumanä. Tlo cliof Iay allondanls
among llo mon viII bo Sumano
115
and Sangla,
116
among llo vomon, Yasavalï and Sanglä.
117
Wlorovor lo goos, Buddla Molloyya viII bo accompaniod by a groal company of Dovas lonouring
lim.
118
Tlo Kämavacarika Dovas viII mako nockIacos vlicl viII bo adornod by llo kings of llo Nägas and
Supannas. Tloro viII bo oigll garIands oacl of goId, siIvor, jovoIs, and coraI. Tloro viII bo many
lundrods of bannors langing dovn. Avnings adornod vill jovoIs viII rosombIo llo moon. Tloy viII bo
surroundod by nols of boIIs and jovoIIod garIands. Tloy viII scallor svool-smoIIing fIovors and difforonl
sorls of (porfumod) povdor, boll divino and luman. And lloro viII bo various lypos of cIoll of many
coIours. Having faill in llo Buddla, lloy viII sporl aII around. And many marvoIs viII lako pIaco
llrougl llo povor of Buddla Molloyya´s moril. Sooing lloso marvoIs, many poopIo viII docido lloy
vouId rallor dio llan abandon lim as lloir rofugo. Many of llom viII allain Avakoning, and lloso vlo
do nol viII do good doods vlicl Ioad lo loavonIy vorIds.
SovoraI ollor dolaiIs can bo prodiclod for Buddla Molloyya as lloy aro parl of llo Iisl of llirly llings
llal aro lruo of aII Buddlas:
119
Ho viII Iivo roguIarIy al a monaslory al }olavana. His bod lloro viII bo on
llo samo spol as lloso of pasl Buddlas. Ho viII porform llo MarvoI of llo DoubIo al llo galovay lo llo
cily of Sävalllï. Ho viII loacl llo Ablidlamma lo lis mollor in llo Tävalimsa Dova vorId. Ho viII
doscond from llal Dova vorId al llo galovay lo llo cily of Sankassa.
Ho viII Iay dovn a ruIo of lraining vlonovor nocossary. Ho viII loII llo slory of ono of lis pasl Iivos
(}älaka) vlonovor nocossary, and lo viII loacl llo Buddlavamsa (The Chronicle of Buddhas) lo a galloring
of lis roIalivos.
SovoraI dolaiIs lavo lo do vill lis day-lo-day labils: lo viII givo a friondIy voIcomo lo blikklus
vlon lloy arrivo. Ho viII spond llo rains rolroal vloro lo is invilod lo and viII nol Ioavo villoul asking
pormission. Lacl day, lo viII carry oul llo dulios lo bo porformod boforo and aflor moaIs and for llo
llroo valclos in llo nigll.
Many dolaiIs aro givon aboul llo plysicaI appoaranco of Buddla Molloyya.
12O
Ho viII bo oiglly-oigll
cubils
121
ligl. His closl viII bo lvonly-fivo cubils in diamolor.
122
Tloro viII bo lvonly-lvo cubils from llo
soIos of lis fool lo llo knoos, from llo knoos lo llo navoI, from llo navoI lo llo coIIar bono, and from llo
coIIar bono lo llo apox of lis load. His arms viII bo lvonly-fivo cubils Iong.
123
Tlo coIIar bonos viII bo fivo
cubils.
124
Lacl fingor viII bo four cubils. Lacl paIm viII bo fivo cubils. Tlo circumforonco of llo nock viII
bo fivo cubils. Lacl Iip viII bo fivo cubils.
125
Tlo Iongll of lis longuo viII bo lon cubils. His oIovalod noso
113
Sìl III v 2O.
114
Namos of llo cliof discipIos aro found in Anäg vv 97÷99. Tlo commonlary in BN 63O/862 givos llo informalion
concorning Sankla laking llo blikklu namo of Asoka.
115
AIlornalo roading in BN 63O/862: Suddlana.
116
AIlornalo roading: Sankla.
117
AIlornalo roading: Sanklä. Tloso lvo pairs aro idonlifiod as Iay discipIos in BN 63O/862.
118
DolaiIs in llis paragrapl aro from Anág vv 112÷123.
119
CSM 428ff.
12O
Dbk 55/61, Dbu 3O1/34O, Anág vv 1O5÷1O9.
121
Miss Hornor says llal a cubil (hattha) is llo dislanco bolvoon llo oIbov and llo lip of llo oxlondod middIo
fingor (CB xxii).
122
Dbk says 25 cubils broad and 25 cubils Iongllviso. Dbu says 25 cubils llick.
123
Dbu says 4O cubils.
124
Dbu says from ono slouIdor lo llo ollor viII bo 25 cubils.
125
Dbu says 15 cubils, bul a varianl roading givos 5.
23
viII bo sovon cubils. Lacl oyo sockol viII bo sovon cubils. Tlo oyos llomsoIvos viII bo fivo cubils. Tlo
Anāgatavaṃsa says
126
lis oyoIaslos viII bo llick, llal llo oyos viII bo broad and puro, nol vinking day or
nigll,
127
and llal vill lis plysicaI oyo, lo viII bo abIo lo soo Iargo and smaII llings aII around for lon
Ioaguos villoul obslruclion. Tlo spaco bolvoon llo oyobrovs viII bo fivo cubils.
128
Tlo oyobrovs viII bo
fivo cubils. Lacl oar viII bo sovon cubils.
129
Tlo circumforonco of lis faco viII bo lvonly-fivo cubils.
13O
Tlo
spiraI of llo proluboranco on lis load
131
viII bo lvonly-fivo cubils.
Rays of six coIours viII radialo from lis body and iIIumino llo 1O,OOO vorId sysloms.
132
Tlo major and
minor marks viII aIvays bo visibIo as counlIoss lundrods of llousands of rays
133
vlicl viII slino in aII
diroclions for lvonly-fivo Ioaguos.
134
Tlrougl llo moril acquirod vlon llo bIood fIovod from lis load
vlon lo offorod il lo Buddla Sirimala, lis radianco as a Buddla (Buddha-(athā) viII slino from llo
summil of llo vorId lo llo Iovosl of llo loIIs, Avïci, and llo offoring of lis load and llo drops of bIood
viII moan llal llo radianco from llo lair bolvoon lis oyobrovs viII bo unIimilod.
135
IoopIo viII nol bo abIo lo dislinguisl nigll from day.
136
Tlo onIy vay lloy viII knov vlon il is nigll is
llrougl llo sound of bird crios and llo cIosing of llo bIossoms and Ioavos of Iolusos and valor IiIios.
Tloy viII knov il is day by llo crios of birds going lo sook food and llo oponing of llo fIovors and Ioavos
of Iolusos and valor IiIios.
137
Wlorovor Buddla Molloyya vaIks, Iolusos viII spring up for lim lo slop on.
138
Tlis is said lo bo llo
rosuIl of lis groal offorl in llo pasl Iifo vlon lo vas King Sankla and vonl lo Buddla Sirimala.
139
Tlo
main polaIs of llo Iolusos viII bo llirly cubils, and llo minor polaIs, lvonly-fivo. Tlo slamons viII bo
lvonly cubils,
14O
llo pisliIs viII bo sixloon cubils, and lloy viII bo fuII of rod poIIon.
141
Bul ovon Buddlas aro subjocl lo llo Iav of impormanonco. LvonluaIIy, Buddla Molloyya viII allain
finaI Nibbäna. AII Buddlas lavo a moaI vill moal on llo day of lloir finaI Nibbäna. Boforo lloir finaI
Nibbäna, lloy viII lavo accompIislod 2,4OO,OOO croros of allainmonls.
142
According lo llo Anāgatavaṃsa
commonlary, vlon Ariya Molloyya allains finaI Nibbäna, lo viII nol Ioavo bolind lis luman body
(5i(āka-kamma0a-r6(a, ´llo body producod by llo fruilion |of voIilionaI aclions]´), lo viII onlor llo oIomonl
of Nibbäna ()i''āna-dhātu) and no roIics viII romain. AIllougl llo poom says lis disponsalion viII Iasl
for 18O,OOO yoars,
143
llo commonlary says il viII conlinuo for 38O,OOO yoars.
0o1 to Meet Buddha Metteyya
Tlo Dasabodlisalla-uddosa and Anāgatavaṃsa boll givo inslruclions on vlal poopIo musl do if lloy aro
lo mool Buddla Molloyya. Tlis is vory imporlanl for aII lloso vlo do nol allain al Ioasl llo firsl slago of
Avakoning during llis Buddla Disponsalion, for, as vo lavo soon, Buddla Molloyya viII bo llo Iasl
126
V 1O6.
127
IsuaIIy givon as a sign of a Dova or Yakkla.
128
Dbu says 4.
129
Dbu says 5.
13O
Dbk las ¨llo circIo of llo faco and oars¨ (lrans.: ¨oacl auricIo¨). Dbk: ka++a-mukha-ma+7alaṃH !'u: mukha-
ma+7alaṃ.
131
Dbu 3O1: āvatta-u+hīsaṃ. Tlis mark is nol onliroIy cIoar as il sooms an oxcoplionaIIy ligl figuro.
132
Dbk 55/12O, Dbu 3O1/34O.
133
Anäg v 1O9.
134
Anäg v 1O7, Dbk 61/128.
135
Dbu 3O6/344.
136
According lo Dbu (1O6/344) lo viII slino boll day and nigll llrougl llo moril lo acquirod from llo bIood
vlicl fIovod from lis Iogs and fool vlon lo vonl lo soo Buddla Sirimala in a pasl Iifo.
137
Dbk 12Of./55, Dbu 3O1f./34O.
138
DolaiIs from Anág Vv 11Of., Dbk 55/121, and Dbu 3O2/341.
139
Dbk 61/128.
14O
Iofl oul of llo lransIalion of Dbk (p. 55).
141
Dbk lransIalos ¨poIIon of lon cubils¨ for dasa-dasa-sam(annā ne+6 vlicl slouId porlaps moan ¨fiIIod vill lons
(of Ioads) of poIIon¨ (Dbu las dasā-dasa-amma+a-re+ukā, amma+a moaning ¨a Ioad¨). Tlo sizo of an amma+a is nol
knovn procisoIy, bul vouId bo a Iargo quanlily.
142
CSM 43O.
143
Anäg v 134
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Buddla lo ariso in llis vorId cycIo. If a porson doos nol allain Avakoning in llis vorId cycIo, il viII bo
oxlromoIy difficuIl lo gol anollor opporlunily.
In llo Dasabodlisalla-uddosa,
144
Buddla Golama says lo Von. Säripulla, ¨Nol aII mon viII soo my
plysicaI body. If lloy oncounlor my Toaclings (sāsana), givo gifls (dāna), obsorvo moraIily (sīla), and
cuIlivalo dovoIopmonl of llo mind ('hāvana), llrougl llo fruil of llal, lloy viII bo roborn in llo limo of
Buddla Ariya Molloyya.¨
Tloso llroo aclions aro llo basis of morilorious aclion ((u<<a).
145
Tlrougl lloso aclions a porson can bo
assurod of robirll in llo liglor pIanos of oxislonco. DovoIoping llo mind Ioads lo llo lomporary purily
allainod llrougl llo }läna slalos. Bul il can aIso Ioad lo insigll (5i(assanā) and lruo Iiboralion.
Tlo Anāgatavaṃsa
146
givos moro dolaiIs. In ordor lo mool Buddla Molloyya, poopIo slouId pul forll
offorl (viriya) and bo firm (da3ha), vill agilalod mind (u''igga-mānasa). Wo can surmiso llal ¨agilalod
mind¨ moans llo profound slirring of llo mind or sonso of urgoncy (saṃvega) llal comos from roaIising
llo urgonl nood lo vork for Iiboralion. AII lloso vlo do good doods and vlo aro vigiIanl÷vlollor lloy
aro blikklus, blikklunïs, Iaymon, or Iayvomon÷viII bo abIo lo oncounlor llo noxl Buddla. AII lloso
vlo pay groal lonour lo llo Buddla viII soo llo auspicious assombIy of Buddla Molloyya. Tlo loIy Iifo
('rahma-cariya) slouId bo praclisod. Gifls (dāna) slouId bo givon. Tlo Obsorvanco days (/(osatha) slouId
bo kopl. Ioving kindnoss (mettā) slouId bo carofuIIy dovoIopod. By doIiglling in vigiIanco and
morilorious aclions, il viII bo possibIo lo ovonluaIIy mako an ond lo misory (dukkha).
Von. Iodi Sayadav
147
poinls oul llal il is nocossary lo mako baIancod offorl in lorms of good conducl
(cara+a) and rigll knovIodgo (vi00ā) if ono is lo mool llo noxl Buddla.
Rigll conducl moans dovoIoping moraIily (sīla) and conconlralion (samādhi). KnovIodgo moans
dovoIoping visdom ((a<<ā). Rigll conducl can bo comparod lo laving sound Iimbs. Rigll knovIodgo can
bo comparod lo boing abIo lo soo. If ono or llo ollor is missing, a porson viII bo unsuccossfuI. A porson
may bo gonorous and koop llo pormanonl moraI ruIos of llo fivo procopls and llo oigll procopls on
Obsorvanco days, bul if llo soods of knovIodgo aro nol pIanlod, llal porson may mool Buddla Molloyya
bul nol bo abIo lo bo Avakonod. If onIy knovIodgo is dovoIopod, vrong conducl viII moan llal llo
clancos of oncounloring llo noxl Buddla viII bo sIigll, duo lo llo inlorvoning poriod (antara-ka((a)
bolvoon llis Buddla Disponsalion and llo noxl ono.
LxampIos of vrong conducl monlionod by Von. Iodi Sayadav aro: nol boing gonorous, boing poorIy
guardod in plysicaI aclions, boing unroslrainod in spoocl, and uncIoan in llougll. Sucl conducl viII
moan robirll in llo Iovor roaIms, oillor in llo noxl Iifo or in a fuluro Iifo. If poopIo vlo acl in llis vay do
manago lo bo roborn in a liglor vorId, lloir Iack of gonorosily viII moan lloy viII oncounlor lardslips,
lriaIs, and lribuIalions in making a Iiving. Tlrougl nol kooping llo procopls, lloy aro IikoIy lo mool vill
dispulos, quarroIs, angor, and lalrod, and lloy viII bo suscoplibIo lo disoasos and aiImonls. Tlis viII
mako il ovon lardor lo avoid aclions Ioading lo llo Iovor vorIds.
Il may bo possibIo, lovovor, llal a porson loday las aIroady proparod in llo pasl for allaining
Avakoning. If llo rigll offorl is mado in llis Iifo, llal porson can roacl al Ioasl llo firsl slago of
Avakoning and bocomo a Soläpanna. Tlon, il viII bo impossibIo lo do any aclion llal rosuIls in robirll in
llo Iovor roaIms. Tlis viII nol nocossariIy moan llal sucl a porson viII miss llo opporlunily lo soo llo
noxl Buddla. LvonluaIIy, as a Non-rolurnor, lo or slo can bo roborn in llo Suddläväsa Bralmä vorIds,
and Iifo in lloso vorIds can span llo caroors of sovoraI Buddlas.
148
If a porson vlo las onougl porfoclions ((āramī) lo roacl Avakoning in llis Iifolimo doos nol mako llo
nocossary offorl, il may bo possibIo lo bocomo a Soläpanna in llo noxl Iifo in llo Dova vorIds. If sucl a
porson doos nol pracliso llo faclors Ioading lo Avakoning, lo or slo viII miss oul onliroIy during llis
Buddla´s Disponsalion and viII onIy bo abIo lo allain roIoaso during llo noxl Buddla´s Disponsalion.
144
3O6/344.
145
DB III 211.
146
Vv 138÷142.
147
MB 176÷172. Cf. Vism, clap. VII, 3O.
148
Soo DB II 39÷41. Buddla Golama rocounls lov llo Bralmás in llo Suddlávása vorIds loId lim aboul llo six
Buddlas boforo lim.
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Von. Iodi Sayadav´s inslruclions concorning llo nocossary vork lo bo dono in llis Iifo incIudo vlal
slouId bo dono by a porson vlo praclisos baro insigll modilalion.
149
Ono slouId fuIfiI llo firsl oIovon of
llo fifloon good aclions (cara+a-dhammā),
15O
llal is lo say, aII oxcopl llo }läna slalos. Tlo firsl four aclions
aro: (1) boing moraI,
151
(2) guarding llo sonso doors, (3) boing modoralo in oaling, and (4) vakofuInoss.
Tlo noxl sovon quaIilios aro llo sovon good slalos (saddhammā) vlicl llo Buddla comparod lo llo
various proloclions for llo cilizons of a royaI bordor lovn:
152
(1) Iaill (saddhā) in llo Buddla is Iiko a doopIy omboddod piIIar.
(2) Modosly (hiri) is Iiko a doop, vido moal and moans llo discipIo is aslamod of vrong conducl in
body, spoocl, and mind.
(3) Slrinking from doing vrong (otta((a) is Iiko a ligl, vido road surrounding llo cily and moans llo
discipIo is concornod vill avoiding vrong conducl in body, spoocl, and mind.
(4) Boing of groal Ioarning ('ahu-sacca) is Iiko a groal armoury of spoars and svords. A porson vlo las
loard mucl, vlo romombors vlal vas loard, and vlo lroasuros il moans a porson vlo knovs llo
Buddla´s Doclrino.
(5) Lnorgy (viriya) is Iiko a Iargo army prolocling llo cily, for a porson slouId rouso onorgy lo gol rid of
unskiIIod monlaI slalos, lo acquiro skiIIod monlaI slalos, lo bo sloadfasl, firm in advanco, and porsovoro
vill skiIIod monlaI slalos.
(6) MindfuInoss (sati) is Iiko a viso, inloIIigonl galo koopor vlo rofusos onlranco lo unknovn poopIo
and onIy Iols in lloso vlo aro knovn. A porson slouId lavo llo liglosl dogroo of mindfuInoss and
discriminalion.
(7) Wisdom ((a<<ā) is Iiko a ligl, vido ramparl covorod vill pIaslor. A porson slouId possoss visdom
Ioading lo (llo culling off of) riso and faII, vill llo nobIo ponolralion Ioading lo llo compIolo doslruclion
of misory.
AII sovon of lloso good slalos onabIo a porson lo abandon vrong aclions and cuIlivalo good aclions, lo
abandon vlal is bIamovorlly and dovoIop bIamoIossnoss. Tlus lo dovoIops purily.
Wo nood nol vorry aboul vlollor vo viII bo abIo lo allain llo goaI of Nibbäna in llis Iifo or vlollor
vo viII onIy bo abIo lo do so undor Buddla Ariya Molloyya. If vo mako llo bosl offorl vo can, sucl
quoslions viII lako caro of llomsoIvos. Wo musl grov as mucl as possibIo in sīla, samādhi, and (a<<ā,
confidonl llal in llis vay vo viII bo abIo lo como lo llo ond of aII sufforing.
Trull WiII Triumpl!
149
"ukkha-vi(assaka, IiloraIIy, ¨ono vlo dovoIops 'dry´ insigll.¨
15O
Vism, clap. VII, 3Of. Ior a discussion of lloso, soo MIS II 2O÷25.
151
Von. Iodi Sayädav says gonorosily is incIudod loro.
152
Soo GS III 71÷73. Wo discuss llom in llo ordor found lloro. Tlo 0hānas aro addod lo llo sovon lloro.
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The Chronicle of the Future Buddha
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@ "āri(utto mahā-(a<<o /(atisso vināyako
dhamma-senā(ati dhīro u(etvā loka-nāyakaṃ
I anāgataṃ 0inC āra''ha ā(ucchi ka4kham attano:
tuyhC ānantariko dhīro Buddho kīdisako 'haveG
J vitthārenC eva taṃ sotum icchamC, ācikkha cakkhumā?
therassa vacanaṃ sutvā 'hagavā etad a'ravi:
K ana((akaṃ (u<<a-rāsiṃ A0itassa mahā-yasaṃ
na sakkā sa''aso vattuṃ vitthārenC eva kassa-ciH
eka-desena vakkhāmi, "āri(utta, su+ohi me?
L imasmiṃ Bhaddake ka((e a0āte vassa-ko*iye
Metteyyo nāma nāmena sam'uddho dvi(adC uttamo
M mahā-(u<<o mahā-(a<<o mahā-nānī mahā-yaso
maha''alo mahā-thāmo u((a00issati cakkhumāH
N mahā-gati sati cC eva dhītimā 'āhusaccavā
saṃkhāto sa''a-dhammānaṃ nāto di ho su(hassito
(ariyogā3ho (arāma**ho u((a00issati so 0ino?
O tadā 2etumatī nāma rā0adhāni 'havissati
dvādasa-yo0anC-āyāmā satta-yo0ana-vitthatā,
P āki++ā nara-nārīhi, (āsādehi vicittitā,
sevitā suddha-sattehi, a0eyyā dhamma-rakkhitā?
@Q "a4kho nāmC āsi so rā0ā ananta-'ala-vāhano,
satta-ratana-sam(anno, cakkavattī maha''alo,
@@ iddhimā yasavā cC eva sa''a-kāma-sama((itoH
hata-(accatthikaṃ khemaṃ anusāsissati dhammato?
@I (āsādo sukato tattha di''a-vimāna-sādiso
(u<<akamma'hini''ato nānā-ratana-cittito
@J vedikāhi (arikkhitto suvi'hatto manoramo
(a'hassarC accuggato se ho duddikkho cakkhu-musano
@K ra<<o Mahā-anādassa (avatto ratanāmayo
taṃ y6(aṃ ussa(etvāna "a4kho rā0ā vasissati?
@L atha(i tasmiṃ nagare nānā-vīthī tahiṃ-tahiṃ
sumā(itā (okkhara+i rama+īyā su(atitthā
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I visl lo llank Mr. K.R. Norman for lis loIp in lransIaling llo Anāgatavaṃsa. I am rosponsibIo, of courso, for
llo finaI vorsion and any mislakos in il. I lopo lo proparo an odilion vill fuII crilicaI apparalus, bul llis viII onIy bo
possibIo aflor llo unpubIislod commonlary las boon oxaminod in dolaiI. Mr Norman las rovisod llis lransIalion and
pubIislod il vill lis nolos in llo 1ournal of the ali Te%t "ociety, VoI. XXVIII, pp. 19÷37 (roprinlod in lis Collected
a(ers, VoI. VIII, pp. 242÷6O).÷WiIIiam Iruill
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@M acchodakā vi((asannā sādu-sītā sugandhikā
sama-titthikā kāka-(eyyā atho vāluka-saṃthatā
@N (adumC u((ala-saṃchannā sa''otuka-m-anāva ā?
sattC eva tāla-(antiyo sattava++ika-(ākārā
@O ratanamayā (arikkhittā nagarasmiṃ samantato?
2usāvatī rā0adhānī tadā 2etumatī 'have?
@P catukke nagare-dvāre ka((a-rukkhā 'havissare
nīlaṃ (ītaṃ lohitakaṃ odātan ca (a'hassarā?
IQ ni''attā di''a-dussāni di''ā cC eva (asādhanā
u(a'hoga-(ari'hogā ca sa''e tatth6(alam'are?
I@ tato nagara-ma00hamhi catu-sālaṃ catummukhaṃ
(u<<akamma'hini''atto ka((a-rukkho 'havissati?
II ka((āsikan ca koseyyaṃ khoma-kodum'arāni ca
(u<<akamma'hini''attā ka((a-rukkhesu lam'are?
IJ (ā+issarā muti4gā ca mura0C ā3am'arāni ca
(u<<akamma'hini''attā ka((a-rukkhesu lam'are?
IK (arihārakan ca kāy6raṃ gīveyyaṃ ratanāmayaṃ
(u<<akamma'hini''attā ka((a-rukkhesu lam'are?
IL u++ataṃ mukha(hullan ca a4gadā ma+i-mekhalā
(u<<akamma'hini''attā ka((arukkhesu lam'are?
IM a<<e ca nānā-vividhā sa''C ā'hara+a'h6sanā
(u<<akamma'hini''attā ka((a-rukkhesu lam'are?
IN āro(itaṃ sayaṃ-0ātaṃ (u<<akammena 0antunaṃ
aka+aṃ athusaṃ suddhaṃ sugandhaṃ ta+7ula-(halaṃ
aka**ha-(ākimaṃ sāliṃ (ari'hun0anti mānusā?
IO dve sakala-sahassāni dve sakala-satāni ca
sakalā sattati cC eva am'a+aṃ so3asaṃ 'have?
IP atho (i dve ca tum'āni ta+7ulāni (avuccare
eka-'ī0e samu((anna (u<<akammena 0antunaṃ?
JQ ye 2etumatiyā viharanti "a4khassa vi0ite narā
tadā (i te 'havissanti gu+i-kāy6radhārino
J@ sam(u++a-mana-sa4ka((ā sumukhā th6la-ku+7alā
hari-candana-littC-a4gā kāsikC uttama-dhārino
JI 'ah6ta-vittā dhanino vī+ā-tāla-((a'odhanā
accanta-sukhitā niccaṃ kāya-cetasikena ca?
JJ dasa yo0anasahassāni 1am'6dī(o 'havissati
aka+ ako agahano samo harita-saddalo?
JK tayo rogā 'havissanti icchā anasanaṃ 0arā,
(ancavassasatC itthīnaṃ vivāhā ca 'havissantiH
JL samaggā sakhilā niccaṃ avivādā 'havissare?
sam(annā (hala-(u((hehi latā gum'a-vanā dumā,
JM catur-a4gulā ti+a-0āti mudukā t6la-sanni'hā?
natisītā naccu+ha ca sama-vassā manda-mālutā
JN sa''adā utusam(annā, an6nā ta3ākā nadī?
tahiṃ-tahiṃ 'h6mi-'hāge akharā suddha-vālukā
kalāya-mugga-mattiyo viki++a mutta-sādisā?
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JO alaṃkatuyyānam iva rama+īyā 'havissati?
gāmanigamā āki++ā accāsanne tahiṃ-tahiṃ
JP na3ave3u-vanam iva 'rahā kukku a-sam(ati
avīci ma<<e va (hu**hā manussehi 'havissare,
KQ (agā3ham nara-nārīhi sam(u++ā (hu a'hedanā
iddhā (hītā ca khemā ca anīti anu(addavā?
K@ sadā-rati sadā-khi77ā ekanta-sukha-sama((itā
nakkhatte vicarissanti tu**ha-ha**hā (amoditā?
KI 'ahv-a<<a-(ānā 'ahu-'hakkhā 'ahu-maṃsa-surodakā
Rlakamandā va devānam visālā rā0adhāni va
2ur6naṃ rama+īyo va 1am'6dī(o 'havissati?
KJ A0ito nāma nāmena Metteyyo dvi(aduttamo
anu'yan0ana-sam(anno dvattiṃsavara-lakkha+o
KK suva++a-va++o vigata-ra0o su(a'hāso 0utiṃdharo
yasagga((atto sirimā a'hir6(o sudassano
KL mahanu'hāvo asamo 0āyissati 'rahma+a-kule?
mahaddhano mahā-'hogo mahā ca kula-m-uttamo
akkhitto 0ātiAvādena 0āyissati 'rahma+a-kule?
KM "iriva77ho 5a77hamāno ca "iddhattho cC eva Candako
A0itatthāya u((annā (āsādā ratanāmayā?
KN nāriyo sa''a4gasam(annā sa''ā'hara+a-'h6sitā
mahāma00himakā c63ā A0itassa (aricārikā,
KO an6nā satasahassā nāriyo samalaṃkatā?
Candamukhī nāma nārī, (utto so Brahmavaddhano?
KP ramissati ratisam(anno modamāno mahā-sukhe,
anu'hutvā yasaṃ sa''aṃ )andane 5āsavo yathā
LQ a**ha vassa-sahassāni agāramhi vasissati?
kadā-ca rati-m-atthāya gacchaṃ uyyāne kī3ituṃ
L@ kāmesv ādīnavaṃ dhīro 'odhisattāna dhammatā
nimitte caturo disvā kāma-ratiAvināsane
LI 0i++aṃ vyādhitakan cC eva matan ca gata-m-āyukaṃ
sukhitaṃ (a''a0itaṃ disvā sa''a'h6tanukam(ako
LJ ni''i++o kāma-ratiyā ana(ekkho mahā-sukhe
anuttaraṃ santa-(adaṃ esamāno S'hinikkhami?
LK sattaham (adhāna-cāraṃ caritvā (urisuttamo
(āsādenC eva la4ghitvā nikkhamissati so 0ino?
LL mittamacca-sahāyehi nāti-sālohitehi ca
catura4gini-senāya (arisāhi catuva++īhi
LM caturāsīti sahassehi rā0a-kannāhi (urekkhato
mahatā 0ana-kāyena A0ito (a''a0issati?
LN caturāsīti sahassāni 'rahma+ā veda-(ārag6
Metteyyasmiṃ (a''a0ite (a''a0issanti te tadā?
LO .sidatto urā+o ca u'hayo te (i 'hātaro
caturāsīti sahassāni (a''a0issanti te tadā?
LP 1ātimitto 5i0ayo ca yugā amita-'uddhino
(accu(essanti sam'uddhaṃ caturāsīti-sahassato?
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MQ "uddhiko nāma gaha(ati "udhanā ce u(āsikā
(accu(essanti sam'uddhaṃ caturāsīti-sahassato?
M@ "a4kho nāma u(āsako "a4khā nāma u(āsikā
(accu(essanti sam'uddhaṃ caturāsīti-sahassato?
MI "udhano nāma gaha(ati "udatto iti vissuto
(accu(essanti sam'uddhaṃ caturāsīti-sahassato?
MJ itthī Tasavatī nāma 5isākhā iti vissutā
caturāsīti-sahassehi nāra-nārīhi (urekkhitā
MK nikkhamissanti nekkhammaṃ Metteyyassanusāsane?
a<<e nāgarikā cC eva tato 0āna(adā 'ah6
khattiyā 'rahma+ā vessā suddā cC eva ana((akā
ML nekkhamma'himukhā hutvā nānā-0accā mahā-0anā
Metteyyassanu(a''a00aṃ (a''a0issanti te tadā?
MM yasmiṃ ca divase dhīro nekkhammaṃ a'hinikkhami
nikkhanta-divase yeva 'hodi-ma+7am u(ehiti?
MN a(arā0ita-nisa'ha-*hāne 'odhi(alla4ka-m-uttame
(alla4kena nisīditva 'u00hissati mahā-yaso?
MO u(etvā uyyāna-varaṃ (hullaṃ )agavanaṃ 0ino
anuttaraṃ dhamma-cakkaṃ evaṃ so vattayissati:
MP dukkhaṃ dukkha-samu((ādaṃ dukkhassa ca atikkamaṃ
ariyaṃ a**ha4gikaṃ maggaṃ dukkh6(asama-gāminaṃ?
NQ tadā manussā hessanti samantā sata-yo0ane
(arisā loka-nāthassa dhammaccaka-(avattane?
N@ tato 'hiyyo 'ah6 devā u(essanti tahiṃ 0inaṃ,
nesaṃ mocessati tadā 'andhanā sahassa-ko*inaṃ?
NI tadā so "a4kha-rā0ā ca (āsādaṃ ratanāmayaṃ
0ina(āmokkha-sa4ghassa niyyādetvā, (una(aram
NJ mahā-dānam daditvāna ka(a+iddhika-va+i''ake,
taramāna-r6(o sam'uddhaṃ deviyā saha-m-ekato
NK mahārā0anu'hāvena ananta-'ala-vāhano
navuti-ko*i-sahassehi saddhiṃ 0inam u(ehiti?
NL tadā hanissati sam'uddho dhamma-'heriṃ varuttamaṃ
amatadudra'hi-nigghosaṃ catusacca-(akāsanam?
NM ra<<o anucarā 0anatā navuti-sahassa-ko*iyo,
sa''e va te nivavasesā 'havissantC ehi-'hikkhukā?
NN tato devā manussā ca u(etvā loka-nāyakaṃ
arahatta-varam āra''ha (anham (ucchissare 0inaṃ?
NO tesaṃ 0ino 'yākareyya, arahatta-vara-(attiyā
asīti-ko*i-sahassehi tatiya'hi'asmayo 'have?
NP khī+āsavānaṃ vimalānam santa-cittāna tādinaṃ
ko*i-sata-sahassānam (a*hamo hessati samāgamo?
OQ vassaṃ vu hassa 'hagavato a'highu he (avāra+e
navuti-ko*i-sahassehi (avāressati so 0ino?
O@ yadā ca ;imavantamhi (a''ate -andhamādane
hema-ra0ata-(a''hāre (aviveka-gato muni
3O
OI asīti-ko*i-sahassehi santa-cittehi tādihi
khī+āsavehi vimalehi kī3issati 0hāna-kī3itaṃ?
OJ ko*i-sata-sahassāni cha3a'hi<<ā mahiddhikā
Metteyyaṃ loka-nāthaṃ taṃ (arivāressanti sa''adā,
OK (a*isam'hidāsu kusalā nirutti-(ada-kovidā
'ahu-ssutā dhamma-dharā viyattā sa4gha-so'hanā
OL sudantā soratā dhīrā (arivāressanti taṃ 0inaṃ?
(urekkhato tehi 'hikkh6hi nāgo nāgehi tādihi
ti++o ti++ehi santehi saddhiṃ santi-samāgato
OM saddhiṃ sāvaka-sa4ghehi (avāretvā mahā-muni
anukam(ako kāru+iko Metteyyo div(aduttamo
ON uddharanto 'ahu-satte ni''ā(ento sa-devake
gāma-nigama-rā0adhāniṃ carissati cārikaṃ 0ino?
OO āhantivā dhamma-'heriṃ dhamma-sa4kha-(alā(anaṃ
dhamma-yāgaṃ (akittento dhamma-dha0aṃ samussayaṃ
OP nadanto sīha-nādaṃ va vattento cakkam uttamaṃ
rasuttamaṃ sacca-(ānaṃ (āyanto nara-nārinaṃ
PQ hitāya sa''a-sattānaṃ nāthanāthaṃ mahā-0anaṃ
'odhento 'odhaneyyānaṃ carissati cārikam 0ino?
P@ kassa-ci sara+āgamane nivesessati cakkhumā
kassa-ci (anca-sīlesu kassa-ci kusale dasa,
PI kassa-ci dassati sāma<<aṃ caturo (hala-m-uttame,
kassa-ci asame dhamme dassati (a*isam'hidā,
PJ kassa-ci vara-sam(attī a**ha dassati cakkhumā,
kassa-ci tisso vi00āyo cha3 a'hi<<ā (avacchati?
PK tena yogena 0ana-kāyaṃ ovadissati so 0ino,
tadā vitthārikaṃ hessaṃ Metteyya-0ina-sāsanaṃ?
PL 'odhaneyya-0anaṃ disvā sata-sahasse (i yo0ane
kha+ena u(agantvāna 'odhayissati so muni?
PM mātā Brahmavatī nāma "u'rahmā nāma so (itā
(urohito "a4kha-ra<<o Metteyyassa tadā 'have?
PN Asoko Brahmadevo ca aggā hessanti sāvakā,
"īho nāma u(a**hāko u(a**hissati taṃ 0inaṃ?
PO adumā cC eva "umanā ca aggā hessanti sāvikā,
"umano cC eva "a4kho ca 'havissantC aggu(a**hakā,
PP Tasavatī ca "a4khā ca 'havissantC aggu(a**hikā?
'odhi tassa 'hagavato )āgarukkho 'havissati
@QQ vīsa-hattha-sata-kkhandho, sākhā vīsa-satāni ca
saṃvellitagga lu3itā, mora-hattho va so'hati?
@Q@ su(u((hitaggā satataṃ sura'hi-deva-gandhikā
nā3ī-(6rā 'have re+u su(hullā cākka-mattakā
@QI anuvāta-(a ivātamhi vāyati dasa yo0ane
a00hokirissati (u((hāni 'odhi-ma+7e samantato?
@QJ samāgantvā 0āna(adā ghāyitvā gandham uttamaṃ
vākyaṃ nicchārayissanti tena gandhena moditā:
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@QK sukho vi(āko (u<<anaṃ Buddha-se hassa tādino
yassa te0ena (u((hānaṃ acinteyyo (avāyati?
@QL a**hāsīti 'have hattho āyāmenC eva so 0ino,
uraṃ 'have (a++avīsaṃ vikkham'he tassa satthuno?
@QM visāla-netto a3ārakkhi visuddha-nayano isi,
animisaṃ divā-rattiṃ a+u th6laṃ maṃsa-cakkhunā
@QN anāvara+aṃ (asseyya samantā dvādasa-yo0anaṃH
(a'hā niddhāvati tassa yāvatā (a++avīsati?
@QO so'hati vi00u-la**hī va dī(a-rukkho va so 0ino,
ratanagghika-sa4kāso 'hānumā viya 'hāhiti?
@QP lakkha+anu'yan0anā raṃsī dissanti sa''ākalikā,
(atanti vividhā raṃsī aneka-sata-sahassiyo?
@@Q (āduddhāre (āduddhāre su(hullā (aduma ruhā,
tiṃsa-hatthā samā (attā, anu(attā (a++avīsati,
@@@ kesarā vīsati-hatthā, ka++ikā so3asaṃ 'have,
suratta-re+u-'haritā (adumā kokāsa-m-antare?
@@I 2āmavacarikā devā nimminissanti agghike,
)āga-rā0ā ca "u(a++ā ca tadā te Sla4karissareH
@@J a**ha sova++ayā agghī a**ha r6(imayāni ca
a**ha ma+imayā agghī a**ha (avā3amayāni ca?
@@K aneka-ratana-saṃcitā dha0amālā-vi'h6sitā
lam'amānā kī3issanti dha0ā neka-satā 'ah6?
@@L ma+i-mutta-dāma-'h6sitā vitānā soma-sanni'hā
(arikkhittā ki4ka+ika-0ālā vataṃsaka-ratanā 'ah6?
@@M nānā-(u((hā vikirissanti sura'higandha-sugandhikā
vividhā nānā-cu++āni di''a-mānussakāni ca?
@@N vicittā nānā-dussāni (ancava++ika-so'hanā
a'hi(asannā Buddhasmiṃ kī3issanti samantato?
@@O tattha sahassa-m-u''edhā dossaneyyā manoramā
ratanagghika-tora+ā asam'ādhā susaṃ hitā
@@P so'hamānā (adissanti visālā sa''ato-(a'hā?
tesaṃ ma00ha-gato Buddho 'hikkhusa4gha(urekkhato
@IQ Brahmā va (ārisa00ānaṃ .ndo va vimānantare?
gacchanti Buddhe gacchante, ti**hamānamhi thassare,
@I@ nisinne sayite ca(i satthari saha-(ārise
catu-iriyā(athe niccaṃ dhārayissanti sa''adā?
@II eta cC a<<ā ca (60āyo di''a-mānussakā (i ca
vividhāni (ā*ihīrāni hessanti sa''akālikā
@IJ ananta(u<<a-te0ena Metteyyam a'hi(60ituṃ?
disvāna taṃ (ā*ihīraṃ nānā-0accā mahā-0anā
@IK sa-(utta-dārā (ā+ehi sara+aṃ hessanti satthuno?
ye 'rahmacariyaṃ carissanti sutvāna munino vacaṃ
te tarissanti saṃsāraṃ maccudheyyaṃ suduttaraṃ?
@IL 'ahu ggihī dhamma-cakkhuṃ visodhessanti te tadā
dasahi (u<<a-kiriyāhi tīhi sucaritehi ca
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@IM āgamadhigamenC eva sodhayitvāna sC ādaram
anudhamma-cārino hutvā 'ah6 sagg6(agā 'have?
@IN na sakkā sa''aso vattuṃ ettakaṃ iti vā yasaṃ?
accanta-sukhitā niccaṃ tasmiṃ gate kāla-sam(ade
@IO mahā-yasā sukhena(i āyu-va++a-'alena ca
di''a-sam(atti vā tesaṃ mānussānaṃ 'havissati?
@IP anu'hutvā kāma-sukhaṃ addhānaṃ yāvaticchakaṃ
te (acchā sukhitā yeva ni''issantC āyu-sa4khayāH
@JQ asītiAvassa-sahassāni tadā āyu 'havissare,
tāvatā ti**hamāno so tāressati 0ane 'ah6?
@J@ (ari(akka-mānase satte 'odhayitvāna sa''aso
avasesadi**hasaccānaṃ maggamaggam anusāsiyā
@JI dhammokkaṃ dhamma-nāvan ca dhammādāsan ca osadhaṃ
sakkaccena hi sattānaṃ *ha(etvā āyatiṃ-0ane
@JJ saddhiṃ sāvakasa4ghena kata-kiccena tādinā
0alitvā aggikkhandho va ni''āyissati so 0ino?
@JK (arini''utamhi sam'uddhe sāsanaṃ tassa hāhiti
vassasata-sahassāni asīti cC eva sahassatoH
tato (araṃ antaradhānaṃ loke hessati dāru+aṃ?
@JL evaṃ aniccā sa4khārā addhuvā tāvakālikā,
ittarā 'hedanā cC eva 0a00arā rittakā 'havā,
@JM tucchamu**hi-samā su<<a-sa4khārā 'āla-lā(anā,
na kassa-ci vaso tattho vattati iddhimassa (iH
@JN evaṃ <atvā yathā-'h6taṃ ni''inde sa''a-sa4khate?
dulla'ho (urisā0a<<o, na so sa''attha 0āyatiH
yattha so 0āyati dhīro taṃ kulaṃ sukham edhati?
@JO tasmā Metteyya-'uddhassa dassanatthāya vo idha
u''iggamānasā su**huṃ karotha viriyaṃ da3haṃ?
@JP ye keci kata-kalyā+ā a((amādavihārino
'hikkh6 'hikkhuniyo cC eva u(āsakā u(āsikā
@KQ mahantaṃ Buddha-sakkāraṃ u3āraṃ a'hi(60ayuṃ
dakkhinti 'hadra-samitiṃ tasmiṃ kāle sa-devakā?
@K@ caratha 'rahmacariyaṃ? !etha dānaṃ yathā Srahaṃ?
u(osathaṃ u(avasatha, mettaṃ 'hāvetha sādhukaṃ?
@KI a((amāda-ratā hotha (u<<akiriyāsu sa''adā?
idhC eva katvā kusalam dukkhassC antaṃ karissathā ti?
Anāgatavaṃso ni**hito?
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Tran!lation
raise to That 9ne, the Blessed 9ne, the )o'le 9ne, the 8ully "elf-A#akened 9ne
1 Säripulla of groal visdom, llo Ioador Ipalissa, llo firm gonoraI of llo Doclrino, approaclod llo
Ioador of llo vorId
2÷3 and askod llo Conquoror aboul lis ovn doubls vill roforonco lo llo fuluro Buddla: ¨Wlal viII
llo viso Buddla immodialoIy aflor you bo Iiko` I visl lo loar llis in dolaiI. IIoaso loII mo, o Sooing
Ono.¨ Hoaring llo Tlora´s vords, llo BIossod Ono said llis:
4 Il is nol possibIo for anyono lo doscribo al Iongll Ajila´s groal accumuIalod moril vlicl is nol
smaII, vlicl is of groal famo. I viII loII |you aboul] il in parl. Iislon, o Säripulla.
5 In llis auspicious vorId cycIo, in llo fuluro, in a croro of yoars, lloro viII bo an Avakonod Ono
namod Molloyya, bosl of mon,
6 of groal moril, groal visdom, groal knovIodgo, groal famo, groal povor, groal sloadfaslnoss, lo
viII bo born, ono vlo soos.
7 Having groal robirll, |groal] mindfuInoss, fuII of visdom, of groal Ioarning, lo viII bo a proaclor, a
knovor, ono vlo soos voII, vlo louclos and pIungos inlo llo liglosl goaI. Ho viII bo born, llal
Conquoror.
8 Al llal limo, lloro viII bo a royaI cily namod Kolumalï, lvoIvo Ioaguos Iong and sovon Ioaguos
vido,
9 fuII of mon and vomon, adornod vill paIacos, froquonlod by mon and vomon, incomparabIo,
rigllIy proloclod.
1O Tloro viII bo a king namod Sankla, of IimilIoss slrongll and volicIos, possossing llo sovon
jovoIs, a WlooI-lurning Monarcl of groal povor,
11 laving psyclic povors, famo, onjoying aII sonsuaI pIoasuros, and lo viII proacl llo doclrino of
quiosconco llal doslroys aII ils oppononls.
12 A voII-mado paIaco lloro, Iiko a divino paIaco, viII ariso llrougl lis moril. |Il viII bo] rospIondanl
vill many jovoIs,
13 surroundod by baIuslrados, voII dosignod, doIigllfuI, rospIondanl, vory laII, llo bosl, lard lo Iook
al, larming llo oyos.
14 Tlo jovoI paIaco llal camo inlo oxislonco for King Malä-Ianädassa viII riso up for lim and King
Sankla viII Iivo in il.
15 And llon, in llal cily, lloro viII bo various slrools loro and lloro, doIigllfuI Iolus ponds, voII
buiIl, vill boaulifuI banks,
16 fuII lo llo brim of fragranl, cIoar, cIoan, cooI, svool valor, |vill banks] slrovn vill sand,
17 |ponds] covorod vill rod and bIuo Iolusos, accossibIo lo aII poopIo al aII limos. Tloro viII bo sovon
rovs of paIm lroos and vaIIs of sovon coIours
18 mado of jovoIs oncircIing aII llo cily. Tlo royaI cily of Kusavälï al llal limo viII bo Kolumalï
19 In squaros al llo galo|s] of llo cily lloro viII bo slining visling lroos, |ono] bIuo, |ono] yoIIov,
|ono] rod, and |ono] vlilo.
2O Tloro viII lavo como inlo boing divino cIollos and divino ornamonls langing lloro, aII sorls of
voaIll and possossions.
21 Al llal limo, in llo middIo of llo cily, lloro viII bo four laIIs, facing llo four diroclions, and lloro
viII bo |anollor] visling lroo producod by lis moril.
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22 Hanging from lloso visling lroos lloro viII bo collon cIoll, sloalls, fIaxon cIoll of Kodum
producod by lis moril.
23 Hanging from lloso visling lroos lloro viII bo lambourinos, lambours, and smaII drums
producod by lis moril.
24 Hanging from lloso visling lroos lloro viII bo oncircIing bracoIols and nockIacos mado of jovoIs
producod by lis moril.
25 Hanging from lloso visling lroos lloro viII bo ¨ligl¨ oranmonls, ¨bIooming-faco¨ ornamonls,
bracoIols and girdIos producod by lis moril.
26 And langing from lloso visling lroos lloro viII bo many ollor ornamonls and docoralions of
difforonl sorls.
27 Tlrougl llo aclion of boings´ morils, mon viII onjoy soIf-gonoralod rico llal las no ¨dusl,¨ no
claff, llal is puro, svool-smoIIing, vill grains roady luskod, riponod villoul cuIlivalion.
28 A sixloonll of |todayCs] am'a+a |moasuro] viII bo 2,27O carlIoads.
29 And al llal limo ono grain viII produco lvo tum'as÷lloy aro caIIod rico grains÷producod by llo
aclion of boings´ morils.
3O Tlo mon vlo Iivo in Kolumalï in llo kingdom of Sankla viII voar armour and bracIols.
31 Wlalovor lloy vanl viII bo fuIfiIIod. Tloy viII lavo lappy facos. Tloy viII voar Iargo oarrings.
Tloir bodios viII bo covorod vill yoIIov sandaIvood paslo. Tloy viII voar garmonls from Käsi.
32 Tloy viII bo of groal voaIll, ricl, lloy viII bo vakod by drums and Iulos. Tloy viII conslanlIy bo
oxcoodingIy lappy in body and mind.
33 }ambüdïpa viII bo lon llousand Ioaguos, villoul llorns, cIoar, vill groon grass.
34 Tloro viII bo llroo disoasos: dosiro, lungor, and oId ago. Tlo vomon viII marry al llo ago of fivo
lundrod.
35 Tloy viII aIvays bo in unily, congoniaI, villoul dispulos. Tlo vinos, lroos, and buslos viII bo
oquippod vill fruil and fIovors.
36 Tloro viII bo a grass four-inclos ligl llal viII bo as sofl as collon. Tloro viII bo ovon rains and
gonlIo vinds, noillor loo lol nor loo coId.
37 Tloro viII aIvays bo a boaulifuI cIimalo. Tlo rivors and ponds viII nol Iack |in valor]. Horo and
lloro in llo dislricls, llo puro sand viII nol bo rougl. Il viII bo scallorod around Iiko poarIs llo sizo
of poas and boans.
38 Il viII bo doIigllfuI Iiko an adornod gardon. Horo and lloro, lloro viII bo viIIagos and lovns vory
cIoso logollor and fuII of poopIo.
39 |Tlo viIIagos and lovns] viII bo Iiko a groal forosl of roods and bamboo, fuII of poopIo, I llink, al a
cockfIigll´s |dislanco], villoul inlorvaI.
4O Trading cilios viII bo fiIIod vill mon and vomon vlo viII bo prosporous, ricl and lranquiI, froo
from dangor and in good loaIll.
41 Tloy viII vandor aboul foslivaIs, aIvays joyfuI, aIvays pIaying, oxlromoIy lappy. Tloy viII
rojoico, lappy and pIoasod.
42 Tloro viII bo mucl food and valor, mucl lo oal, mucl moal, drink, and valor. }ambüdïpa viII bo
doIigllfuI, Iiko llo AIakamandä of llo Dovas or llo broad capilaI of llo Kurus.
43÷45 Ono namod Ajila |viII bo born], Molloyya, llo bosl of lvo-foolod boings, vill llo llirly-lvo
oxcoIIonl marks and llo |oiglly] minor claraclorislics, of goIdon compIoxion, villoul slain, vory
spIondid, rospIondonl, of llo liglosl famo, gIorious, of porfocl form, of good sigll, of groal povor,
incomparabIo. Ho viII bo born in a Bralman famiIy, vill groal voaIll and possossions, and of
oxcoIIonl famiIy. Tloro viII bo no dispulo concorning lis birll.
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46 |Iour] paIacos mado of jovoIs viII lavo como inlo boing for Ajila: Sirivaddla, Vaddlamäna,
Siddlallla, and Candaka.
47 Ajila´s fomaIo allondanls viII bo vomon porfocl in aII lloir Iimbs, adornod vill |aII kinds of]
ornamonls, smaII, modium, and Iargo.
48 Tloro viII bo a compIolo |rolinuo of] ono lundrod llousand vomon fuIIy adornod. Candamuklï
viII bo lis vifo. Bralmavaddlana viII bo lis son.
49 Ho viII doIigll in groal lappinoss, bo joyfuI, and ondovod vill pIoasuro. Ho viII onjoy aII famo
Iiko Nandana and Väsava.
5O Ho viII Iivo in a lousoloId for oigll llousand yoars. Al somo limo, lo viII go lo a park for
pIoasuro lo amuso limsoIf.
51 Sooing llo dangor in sonsuaI pIoasuros and boing viso in accordanco vill llo naluro of
Bodlisallas, lo viII soo llo four signs vlicl doslroy sonsuaI pIoasuros:
52 an oId man, a sick man, a doad man, and a lappy vandoror. Ho viII go forll. Having sympally
for aII boings,
53 lo viII bocomo avorso lo sonsuaI pIoasuros. Nol Iooking for llo unsurpassod, groal lappinoss and
bIiss in sooking lonour, lo viII go forll.
54 Ho viII undorlako llo praclico of oxorlion for sovon days. Tlal Conquoror viII go forll, Ioaping
up |inlo llo air] vill lis paIaco.
55÷56 Ajila viII go forll, lonourod by a groal group of poopIo, frionds and companions, bIood
roIalivos, a fourfoId army, an assombIy of llo four caslos, and 84,OOO princossos.
57 Wlon Molloyya las gono forll, al llal limo, 84,OOO Bralmans vlo aro skiIIod in llo Vodas viII go
forll.
58 Al llal limo, boll of llo brollors, Isidalla and Iuräna viII go forll |vill] 84,OOO |ollor poopIo].
59 Tlo lvins, }älimilla and Vijaya, of unIimilod visdom, viII approacl llal Iorfocl Buddla from llo
84,OOO.
6O Tlo lousoloIdor namod Suddlika and llo Iay voman Sudlanä viII approacl llo porfocl Buddla
from llal 84,OOO.
61 Tlo Iay discipIo namod Sangla and llo Iay voman namod Sanglä viII approacl llal porfocl
Buddla from llo 84,OOO.
62 Tlo lousoloIdor namod Saddlara and llo ronovnod Sudalla viII approacl llal porfocl Buddla
oul of llo 84,OOO.
63 Tlo voman namod Yasavalï and llo ronovnod Visäklä viII bo lonourod by mon and vomon.
64 Tloy viII go forll in ronuncialion on llo admonilion of Molloyya. Ollor cilizons and many
poopIo from llo counlry, and no fov nobIos, Bralmans, morclanls, and vorkors,
65 incIinod lo ronuncialion, a groal crovd of aII sorls of birll, viII llon go forll, foIIoving llo going
forll of Molloyya.
66 On llo day llal Wiso Ono goos forll in ronuncialion, on llal vory day of ronouncing, lo viII
approacl llo dais of llo lroo of avakoning.
67 In llo pIaco of llo unconquorod BuIIs Among Mon, on llal supromo soal of avakoning, soalod in
a cross-Ioggod posilion, llo Ono of Groal Iamo viII bo avakonond.
68 Tlo Conquoror viII go lo llo oxcoIIonl gardon Nägavana in fuII fIovor, and lloro lo viII sol in
molion llo incomparabIo WlooI of llo Doclrino: 69 misory, llo arising of misory, llo ovorcoming of
misory, and llo NobIo LigllfoId Iall Ioading lo llo cossalion of misory.
7O Tlon, lloro viII bo a galloring of mon aII around for ono lundrod Ioaguos vlon llal proloclor of
llo vorId sols in molion llo WlooI of llo Doclrino.
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71 Tlon, vory many Dovas viII approacl llo Conquoror lloro, and lo viII froo 1OO,OOO croros from
lloir bondago.
72÷73 Tlon, llal king Sankla, laving givon lis jovoI paIaco lo llo Sangla vill llo Conquoror al ils
load, laving givon anollor groal gifl lo llo poor, llo noody, and lo boggars, lurrying aIong vill llis
quoon, lo viII approacl llo Iorfocl Buddla.
74 Tlrougl llo povor of llo groal king and lis IimilIoss forco of clarriols, lo viII approacl llo
Conquoror accompaniod by 9O,OOO croros |of poopIo].
75 Tlon llo Iorfocl Buddla viII boal llo drum of llo Doclrino, llo oxcoIIonl and liglosl sound of
llo kollIo drum of llo undying, making knovn llo Iour Trulls.
76 Tlo company of poopIo accompanying llo king, aII 9O,OOO croros villoul oxcoplion, viII bocomo
¨Como Blikklu¨ monks.
77 Tlon Dovas and mon viII approacl llo Ioador of llo WorId and ask llo Conquoror a quoslion
concorning Aralalslip.
78 Tlal Conquoror viII ansvor llom and 8O,OOO croros viII allain Aralalslip. Tlal viII bo llo llird
ponolralion. 79 Tlo firsl assombIy viII bo of 1OO,OOO croros of lloso vloso lainls aro doslroyod, vlo
aro spolIoss, of poacofuI minds, vonorabIo onos.
8O Wlon llo BIossod Ono procIaims llo Invilalion |lo docIaro purily] al llo ond of llo rainy soason,
llal Conquoror viII bo surroundod by 9O,OOO croros.
81 And vlon llo Sago las gono in socIusion lo llo goIdon and siIvor Gandlamädana sIopo of llo
Himavanla mounlain rango,
82÷83 lo viII onjoy llo sporl of modilalion |accompaniod by] 8O,OOO croros of lloso vloso lainls aro
doslroyod, vlo aro spolIoss, of poacofuI minds, vonorabIo onos. 83 1OO,OOO croros of lloso vlo
possoss llo six liglor knovIodgos, vlo possoss groal psyclic povor, viII conslanlIy surround llal
Iroloclor of llo WorId, Molloyya.
84 SkiIIod in discriminaling knovIodgo, knoving llo vords and llo oxpIanalion |of llo Doclrino],
vory Ioarnod,oxporl in llo Doclrino, knovIodgoabIo, adorning llo Sangla,
85 voII lamod, gonlIo, firm, lloy viII surround llal Conquoror. Tlal Näga |llo Buddla] viII bo
lonourod by lloso monks vlo viII bo Nägas Iiko lim. Ho vlo viII lavo crossod ovor, logollor vill
lloso vlo lavo crossod ovor, vlo aro al poaco, vlo assombIo in poaco.
86 Togollor vill an ordor of discipIos surrounding llal Groal Sago, llo Compassionalo Ono, llo
Sympallolic Ono, Molloyya, groalosl of lvo-foolod boings,
87 raising up many individuaIs and Dovas, viII bring llom lo Nibbäna. Tlal Conquoror viII vandor
around llo lovns and viIIagos and capilaIs.
88 Ho viII boal llo drum of llo Doclrino. Ho viII sound llo concl sloII of llo Doclrino. Ho viII
procIaim llo spiriluaI sacrifico. Ho viII raiso llo bannor of llo Doclrino.
89 Ho viII roar llo Iion´s roar, sol in molion llo oxcoIIonl vlooI |of llo Doclrino], and causo mon and
vomon lo drink llo drink of lrull vill ils oxcoIIonl laslo.
9O Tlal Conquoror viII vandor for llo sako of aII boings, boll ricl and poor, causing many poopIo
vlo aro capabIo of boing avakonod lo bo avakonod.
91 Tlo Sooing Ono viII causo somo lo lako rofugo |in llo TripIo Gom], somo lo lako llo fivo moraI
procopls, and somo lo undorlako llo lon skiIfuI |aclions].
92 Ho viII givo somo llo slalo of boing a novico and llo four oxcoIIonl Iruilion Slalos. Ho viII givo
somo discriminaling knovIodgo inlo llo incomparabIo Doclrino.
93 Tlo Sooing Ono viII givo somo llo oigll oxcoIIonl allainmonls. Ho viII givo somo llo llroo
knovIodgos and llo six liglor knovIodgos.
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94 Tlal Conquoror viII admonisl |a Iargo] group of poopIo |lo undorlako] llal praclico. Tlon llo
Toacling of llo Conquoror Molloyya viII bo vido sproad.
95 Sooing poopIo capabIo of boing avakonod, llal Sago viII go 1OO,OOO Ioaguos in a momonl and viII
causo llom lo bo avakonod.
96 Al llal limo, Molloyya´s mollor viII bo namod Bralmavalï, lis fallor viII bo namod Subralma
and viII bo llo priosl of King Sankla.
97 His foromosl Iay discipIos viII bo Asoka and Bralmadova. Tlo |Iay] allondanl Sïla viII allond on
llal Conquoror.
98 Iadumä and Sumanä viII bo lis foromosl fomaIo discipIos. Sumanä and Sangla viII bo lis
foromosl porsonaI allondanls.
99 Yasavalï and Sangla viII bo lis foromosl fomaIo allondanls. Tlo Näga lroo viII bo llo avakoning
|pIaco] for llal BIossod Ono.
1OO Ils lrunk viII bo lvo llousand cubils. Il viII lavo 2O,OOO branclos vill curvod lips |aIvays]
moving. Il viII slino Iiko llo oulsproad laiI of a poacock.
1O1 Tlo lips |of llo branclos] viII bo conlinuaIIy in fIovor and fragranl vill a loavonIy smoII. Tlo
bIossoms viII bo llo sizo of vlooIs, vill onougl poIIon lo fiII a nā3i moasuro.
1O2 |Tlo lroo] viII sond ils porfumo in aII diroclions for lon Ioaguos, boll vill and againsl llo vind.
Il viII scallor ils fIovors aII around llo llrono of avakoning.
1O3 IoopIo from llo counlry, coming logollor lloro, viII smoII llo oxcoIIonl odour and pour forll
vords |of admiralion], rojoicing in ils odour.
1O4 Tloro viII bo a lappy fruilion of morilorious doods for llal vonorabIo ono, llo Bosl of Buddlas,
vloso unimaginabIo radianco viII sproad oul |Iiko llo smoII of] llo fIovors.
1O5 Tlal Conquoror viII bo oiglly-oigll cubils laII. Tlal Toaclor´s closl viII bo lvonly-fivo cubils in
diamolor.
1O6 Tlo Soor viII lavo broad oyos vill llick oyoIaslos. His oyos viII bo puro, nol bIinking day or
nigll. His plysicaI oyo viII soo smaII or Iargo llings
1O7 in aII diroclions for lon Ioaguos villoul obslruclion. His radianco viII slroam forll as far as
lvonly-fivo Ioaguos.
1O8 Tlal Conquoror viII slino Iiko a slroak of Iiglloning or a candIoslick. Ho viII slino Iiko llo sun,
rosombIing a garIand of jovoIs.
1O9 His |llirly-lvo major] marks and |oiglly] socondary marks viII al aII limos bo soon as rays.
Many lundrods of llousands of difforonl sorls of rays viII faII dovn.
11O Al ovory foolslop |lo lakos] a boaulifuI fIovoring Iolus viII grov. |Tlo Iolusos viII bo] llirly
cubils |across] vill ovon polaIs and lvonly-fivo minor polaIs.
111 Tlo slamons viII bo lvonly cubils Iong and llo poricaps viII bo sixloon cubils Iong. Insido llo
rod Iolusos |llo fIovors] viII bo fiIIod vill vory rod poIIon.
112 Tlo Kämavacarika Dovas viII mako coIumns of lonour and Näga kings and Supanna |Dovas]
viII docoralo llom.
113 Tloro viII bo oigll coIumns of goId, oigll of siIvor, oigll of jovoIs, and oigll mado of coraI.
114 Tloro viII bo many lundrods of fIags langing lloro disporling llomsoIvos÷adornod garIands
of fIags ornamonlod vill many procious llings.
115 Tloro viII bo avnings adornod vill jovoIs and rosombIing llo moon. Tloro viII bo many
jovoIIod load ornamonls vill nols of smaII boIIs surrounding llom.
116 Tloy viII scallor fragranl, svool-smoIIing, porfumod fIovors, and difforonl sorls of povdor, boll
luman and divino,
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117 and a varioly of cIolls of divorso coIours, boaulifuI, of llo fivo coIours. Tloy viII aII sporl
around, laving faill in llo Buddla.
118 Tloro viII bo galovays lloro vill slrings of jovoIs, a llousand |cubils] ligl, doIigllfuI,
boaulifuI, unobslruclod and voII-formod.
119 Tloy viII bo soon lo bo slining, vill lloir radianco vidosproad aII around. Tlo Buddla, al llo
load of llo Ordor of Monks, viII go in lloir midsl,
12O Iiko Bralmä in lis assombIy or Inda in lis paIaco. Wlon llo Buddla goos |anyvloro], lloy viII
go, vlon lo slays |in a pIaco], lloy viII slay,
121 vlon llo Toaclor sils or Iios dovn logollor vill lis assombIy, lloy viII aIvays pracliso llo
|samo] four posluros.
122 Tloro viII bo lloso lonours as voII as ollors, boll luman and divino. Tloro viII conslanlIy bo
many sorls of marvoIs
123 lo lonour Molloyya llrougl llo povor of lis ondIoss moril. Having soon llal marvoI, many
poopIo of various birlls, |many] mon vill lloir famiIios, viII onIy abandon llo Toaclor as lloir
rofugo al llo cosl of lloir Iivos.
124 Wloovor praclisos llo loIy Iifo aflor loaring llo vord of llo Sago, llal porson viII go boyond
journoying-on, vlicl is subjocl lo doall and difficuIl lo oscapo from.
125 Many lousoloIdors viII purify llo oyo of llo Doclrino by moans of llo lon morilorious acls and
llo llroo lypos of rigll aclion.
126 Many viII bo doslinod for loavon llrougl boing accompIislod in llo lradilionaI Ioarning and
loxls, laving purifiod |llomsoIvos] llrougl rospocl for lim, and llrougl foIIoving llo lruo Doclrino.
127 Il vouId nol bo possibIo lo doscribo in ovory dolaiI lloir famo vlicl viII bo so groal. Tloy viII
bo conlinuaIIy vory lappy. Wlon lloy roacl llo ond of lloir limo |in llal Iifo],
128 lloso mon viII lavo groal famo as voII as lappinoss. Iifo, boauly, and slrongll, and loavonIy
bIiss |in a loavonIy vorId] viII bo lloirs.
129 Tloy viII oxporionco llo lappinoss of sonsuaI pIoasuros for as Iong as lloy visl. Tlon
aflorvards, al llo ond of lloir Iivos, lloy viII onlor inlo |lruo] lappinoss.
13O |Tlo Buddla´s] Iifolimo lloro viII bo 8O,OOO yoars. Romaining lloro llal Iong, lo viII bring many
poopIo lo llo ollor sloro.
131 Ho viII causo boings vloso minds aro ripo lo bo compIoloIy avakonod and lo viII inslrucl
ollors vlo lavo nol porcoivod llo |four] lrulls concorning vlicl is llo rigll pall and vlicl is llo
vrong pall.
132 Ho viII carofuIIy oslabIisl llo lorcl of llo Doclrino, llo boal of llo Doclrino, llo mirror of llo
Doclrino, llo modicino |of llo Doclrino] for boings |al llal limo and] in llo fuluro.
133 Tlon, in llo midsl of llo vonorabIo ordor of Iay discipIos vlo viII lavo dono vlal slouId bo
dono, llal Conquoror viII bIazo oul Iiko a mass of firo, and lo viII bo oxlinguislod.
134 Wlon llo Iorfocl Buddla las boon compIoloIy oxlinguislod, lis Toacling viII romain for
18O,OOO yoars. Aflor llal, lloro viII bo a lorribIo disappoaranco in llo vorId.
135 Tlus, llo consliluonl oIomonls aro impormanonl, nol firm, lomporary, lransilory, IiabIo lo
doslruclion and oId ago, and omply.
136 Tlo consliluonl oIomonls aro Iiko an omply fisl, lloy aro omply, lloy aro llo laIk of fooIs. Tloro is
no povor for anyono lloro, nol ovon for ono vlo las llo psyclic povors.
137 Tlus, knoving llis as il roaIIy is, ono slouId bo disiIIusionod vill aII compoundod llings. A
Tlorouglbrod Among Mon is lard lo find. Ho is nol born ovoryvloro. Wlorovor llal Horo is born,
llal lappy famiIy prospors.
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138 Tloroforo, in ordor lo soo Buddla Molloyya loro, acl rigllIy, firmIy, onorgolicaIIy, vill agilalod
mind.
139 Wloovor doos good llings loro and dvoIIs vigiIanl, vlollor a monk, nun, Iay discipIo, or
Iayvoman discipIo,
14O vloovor oslooms llo groal Buddla, pays groal lonour lo llo Groal Ono, llal porson logollor
vill llo Dovas viII soo llo auspicious assombIy al llal limo.
141 Iracliso llo loIy Iifo. Givo suilabIo gifls. Koop llo obsorvanco days. Iracliso Ioving kindnoss
carofuIIy.
142 Bo ono vlo doIiglls in boing vigiIanl, aIvays porforming morilorious aclions. Having aclod
skiIfuIIy loro, you viII mako an ond of misory.
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A22endi- B3
A!&iration! to 'eet Buddha Ariya 'etteyya
Wo lavo mado somo aIloralions in llo foIIoving lransIalions.
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1. Aspiralion concIuding many IäIi manuscripls in Sri Ianka (from Dbk, p. 36):
By llo moril of llis vriling may I drav noar lo Molloyya (and) laving boon oslabIislod in llo
Rofugos, may I bo voII oslabIislod in llo Säsana.
2. Aspiralion concIuding manuscripls in SinlaIoso (from Dbk, p. 37):
By llo povor of lloso morilorious doods, villoul faIIing inlo llo four loIIs, may I sook llo
Bodlisalla Molloyya in llo Tävalimsa loavon and onjoying divino lappinoss, and going from
lloro lo Kolumalï Cily, oradicaling llo dofiIomonls, may I rocoivo llo poaco of Iiboralion from
llo Buddla Molloyya.
3. Aspiralion concIuding llo !vādasa(aritta (from Dbk, p. 38):
In llo fuluro, Buddla Molloyya viII bo unoxcoIIod in llo vorId, lo of groal morils, of groal
povor, may you lavo groal poaco.
4. Aspiralion allribulod lo King Iaräkramabälu I of Sri Ianka (from Dbk, p. 38):
Having doparlod from loro and boing roborn on llo poak of HimaIaya in llo nobIo }ambudïpa
(India) as a Ioading doily of an aoon´s Iifo-span, I slaII indood loar llo Doclrino of Iord
Molloyya.
5. Aspiralion al llo concIusion of llo commonlary on llo }älaka (from Dbk, p. 39, vorsos 4÷11 of llo
concIuding 37 vorsos):
May I, llrougl llis morilorious dood, bo born in my noxl Iifo in llo cily of Tusila, llo boaulifuI
dvoIIing-pIaco of llo gods. May I Iislon lo llo proacling of Iord Molloyya and onjoy groal
gIory vill lim for a Iong limo. Wlon llis Groal Boing is born in llo clarming cily of Kolumalï
as llo Buddla, may I bo roborn vill llo llroo nobIo rool-condilions in a Bralman famiIy. May
I mako offorings lo llal Groal Sago of invaIuabIo robos of llo finosl sorl, aIms, dvoIIing-pIacos
and modicinos in abundanco. May I undorlako llo Iifo of a blikklu in llo disponsalion and
iIIumino llal nobIo (inslilulion), boing llo possossor of poloncy, mindfuI and voII-vorsod in
llo Tipilaka. May lo prodicl (of mo), ¨Tlis ono viII bo a Buddla in llo fuluro.¨ And may I
offor gifls lo llo Buddlas vlo viII como ono aflor llo ollor and (rocoivo suro prodiclion) from
llom loo. May I faro on in ropoalod birlls, givo food and ollor llings llal aro dosirod Iiko a
visl-conforring lroo. May I fuIfiI aII llo porfoclions of moraIily, ronuncialion, visdom, and so
forll, and laving allainod llo summil of llo porfoclions, bocomo an incomparabIo Buddla.
May I proacl llo svool Doclrino vlicl brings bIiss lo aII boings, Iiboraling llo vloIo vorId
vill ils Dovas from llo bondago of ropoalod birlls. May I guido llom lo llo mosl oxcoIIonl,
lranquiI Nibbäna.
6. Aspiralion al llo concIusion of SinlaIoso manuscripls of Aslin Buddlaglosa´s 5isuddhimagga
(The ath of urification, pp. 837f.):
By llo porformanco of sucl moril
As las boon gainod by mo llrougl llis
And any ollor sliII in land
So may I in my noxl bocoming
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Soo Culte, pp. 559÷56O, for llo formuIa rocilod by Iay poopIo in Sri Ianka and llo oxlorlalion of llo blikklus lo
llo Iay poopIo lo aspiro lo robirll in llo Dova vorIds in lloir noxl Iifo in ordor lo ovonluaIIy oncounlor Molloyya, loar
lim proacl, and allain Iiboralion.
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BoloId llo joys of Tävalimsa,
GIad in llo quaIilios of virluo
And unallaclod lo sonso dosiros
By laving roaclod llo firsl fruilion,
And laving in my Iasl Iifo soon
Molloyya, Iord of Sagos, liglosl
Of porsons in llo vorId, and loIpor
DoIiglling in aII boings´ voIfaro,
And loard llo HoIy Ono procIaim
Tlo loacling of llo NobIo Iav,
May I graco llo Viclor´s Disponsalion
By roaIising ils Higlosl Iruil.
7. Tlo aspiralion of Tlora Malä-MangaIa in lis biograply of Aslin Buddlaglosa
(Buddhaghosu((atti) (from Dbk, p. 4O):
O may il bo my Iol lo mool vill lim, llo Iord Molloyya! Ho, llo IuIIy Avakonod Ono, slaII
Ioad vasl muIliludos across saṃsāraCs slroam.
Wlon I lavo found Molloyya, may I bo vorsod in llo llroo scripluros, and llon in visdom I
slaII soo faco-lo-faco llo Iord of morcy.
8. Aspiralion al llo ond of slaring morils in llo Däna coromony in Sri Ianka (from Dbk, p. 41):
By llo aid of llis morilorious dood of Däna, may you bo roborn in llo loavonIy and luman
vorIds, onjoying llo groalosl of vorIdIy lappinoss, and may you bo born again in llo prosonco
of Buddla Molloyya, and bonofiling from lis loacling of llo Iour NobIo Trulls, may you
allain lo llo supromo, immorlaI, groal Nibbäna!
9. Aspiralion usod in connoclion vill llo rocilalion Iarillas (vorsos of proloclion) in Sri Ianka (from
Dbk, p. 42):
May llo muIliludo of gods dvoIIing ovor llo sovon ocoans, on Mounl Moru, in llo Tilans´
vorId, in llo vorId of Nägas, in llo six coIosliaI vorIds, in llo four slrinos of llo (four
Guardian) Dovas, on Mounl Samanlakülä, on llo HimaIayas, ovor llo sovon Iakos, ovor Iako
Anolalla, in llo sky, on llo oarll, in aII llo Bralmä vorIds, in llis CakkaväIa (vorId-syslom),
in llo isIand of CoyIon, parlako of lloso morils vill Ioving llouglls and porcoivo Nibbäna by
sooing llo sago-king Molloyya.
1O. CIosing vorsos al llo ond of SinlaIoso manuscripls of Aslin Buddlaglosa´s Atthasālinī (from The
,%(ositor, p. 542):
By graco of llis, llo book I vrolo,
Inlo Molloyya´s prosonco am I como.
Willin llo Rofugos oslabIislod
Ipon llo Säsana I lako my sland.
May mollor, fallor, loaclors, lloy vlo visl mo voII
And lloy vlo do nol, givo mo lappy llanks
And Iong safoguard llo moril I lavo von.
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