[48. CChankamadāyaka1]

Having heaped up [the ground] with bricks,
I had a walkway constructed
for Atthadassi, the [Great] Sage,
the World’s Best One, the Neutral One. (1) [1207]

That walkway was very well made
with the five gemstones piled up [high].
It was a hundred hands in length
[and] pleasant for meditation. (2) [1208]

The Blessed One accepted [it] —
Atthadassi, the Best of Men —
[and] with his hand sifting [some] sand,
he uttered these verses [aloud]: (3) [1209]

“Because of this gift of [some] sand
and of this walkway, so well made,
[this one] is going to enjoy sand
and will possess the seven gems. (4) [1210]

For three aeons among the gods
he will exercise divine rule.
Surrounded by celestial nymphs
he will enjoy [great] happiness. (5) [1211]

Having come to the human realm
he’ll be the king of a country,
and three times as a wheel-turner
he will reside on the [great] earth.” (6) [1212]

In the eighteen hundred aeons
since I did that [good] karma [then,]
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that is the fruit of a walkway. (7) [1213]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (8) [1214]

Thus indeed Venerable CChankamadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of CChankamadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Walkway-Giver”