[224. Ārakkhadāyaka1]

I caused an altar2 to be made
for Siddhattha, the Blessed One,
and I [also] gave protection
to the Well-Gone One, the Great Sage. (1) [2391]

As the remainder of that deed,
fear and terror I do not see.
Wherever I have been reborn,
no fright is [ever] known by me. (2) [2392]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I caused that altar to be made,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of an altar[-gift]. (3) [2393]

[And] in the sixth aeon ago
[lived] one known as Apassena,3
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2394]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2395]

Thus indeed Venerable Ārakkhadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Ārakkhadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Protection-Giver”

  2. vedi

  3. “Not Seeing”