Ālambanadāyaka Chapter, the Twenty-Third

[221. Ālambanadāyaka1]

I gave a plank for hanging [things]
to the Biped Lord, Neutral One,
the Blessed One, Atthadassi,
the World’s Best One, the Neutral One. (1) [2373]

I am ruling2 the massive earth
[together with] the sea and sky.
I exercise3 overlordship
among [all] creatures4 on the earth. (2) [2374]

My defilements are [all] burnt up,
every existence is canceled.
The three knowledges are attained;
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (3) [2375]

In the sixty-second aeon
hence were three of the royal caste,5
[all were] named Ekāpassita,6
wheel-turning monarchs with great strength. (4) [2376]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2377]

Thus indeed Venerable Ālambanadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Ālambanadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Donor of a Plank for Hanging [Things On]”

  2. lit., “entering”. I follow the BJTS Sinhala gloss in this reading.

  3. lit., carry on

  4. lit., “things that breathe”

  5. lit., “kṣatriyans”

  6. “Leaning on One” — reading the name as eka + apassita (RD: fr. apasseti, leaning against, depending on, trusting in), perhaps meant to be resonant with the donated wall-hooks