Udakāsanadāyi Chapter, the Twenty-Fourth

[231. Udakāsanadāyaka1]

Coming out from the ashram gate
I spread out a plank [for sitting],
and I served water in order
to obtain the ultimate goal. (1) [2424]

In the thirty-one aeons since
I did that [good] karma back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of seats and water. (2) [2425]

In the fifteenth aeon ago
[lived a man] called Abhisāma,2
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (3) [2426]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2427]

Thus indeed Venerable Udakāsanadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Udakāsanadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Water-and-Seat-er”

  2. “Very Dark Blue” or “Much Conciliation”