[36. Adhimutta]

When the World-Chief Atthadassi,
the Ultimate Man, passed away,1
with a mind that was very clear
I summoned the monks’ Assembly. (1) [1086]

Inviting the Assembly-gem
which was upright and well-settled,
[and] having built a pavilion,2
I fed sugar cane to those monks.3 (2) [1087]

In whichever womb I’m reborn,
[whether] it’s human or divine,
I surpass all [other] creatures;
that is the fruit of good karma. (3) [1088]

In the eighteen hundred aeons
since I gave [him] that gift back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of sugar-cane gifts. (4) [1089]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [1090]

Thus indeed Venerable Adhimutta Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Adhimutta Thera is finished.

  1. lit., “reached nirvana”

  2. maṇḍapa

  3. lit., “to that ultimate Assembly”