[26. Dhūpadāyaka1]

I gave the incense for the hut
of Siddhattha, the World’s Best One,
the Blessed One, the Neutral One,
with a mind that was very clear. (1) [975]

In whichever womb I’m reborn,
[whether] it’s human or divine,
I am beloved of them all:
that’s the fruit of giving incense. (2) [976]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I gave [him] that incense back then
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of giving incense. (3) [977]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [978]

Thus indeed Venerable Dhūpadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Dhūpadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Incense-Donor”