[179. Tikicchchaka1]

In the city, Bandhumatī,
I was a well-trained physician,
bringing many folks happiness
when patients suffered great [illness]. (1) [2142]

Having seen a monk who was sick,
[but] moral [as too] very bright,
with a pleased heart [and] happy mind,
I gave [him some] medicine then. (2) [2143]

That monk with well-guarded senses
became healthy because of that.
He was Vipassi’s attendant,
known by the name of Asoka.2 (3) [2144]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I gave [him] medicinal herbs,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that is the fruit of medicine. (4) [2145]

In the eighth aeon after that
the one known as Sabbosadha3
was a wheel-turner with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (5) [2146]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (6) [2147]

Thus indeed Venerable Tikicchchaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Tikicchchaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Doctor”

  2. “Griefless”

  3. “All Medicinal Herbs”