[206. Udakadāyaka1]

Seeing the Monk,2 who was eating,
Extremely Bright and Undisturbed,
bringing water in a small pot,
I gave [it] to [him,] Siddhattha. (1) [2294]

[Now] today I am purified;
stainless, with [all] my doubt destroyed.
Being reborn in existence,
that fruit is reborn for me [too]. (2) [2295]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I gave [him] water at that time,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of giving water. (3) [2296]

In the sixty-first aeon [hence]
there was one [man named] Vimala,3
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2297]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2298]

Thus indeed Venerable Udakadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Udakadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Water Donor”

  2. samaṇaŋ

  3. “Stainless”