[87. Phaladāyaka1]

On a Himalayan mountain,
wearing a rough deer-leather robe,
with fruit in hand, I saw Phussa,
Best Victor, [and] gave [him the] fruit. (1) [1535]

That fruit which I gave [to him then]
with a mind that was very clear,
came into being as fruit for me
transmigrating in existence. (2) [1536]

In the ninety-two aeons since
I gave that fruit [to him back then],
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that is the fruit of giving fruit. (3) [1537]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [1538]

Thus indeed Venerable Phaladāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Phaladāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Fruit-Giver”