[234. Kilañjadāyaka1]

In Tivarā, lovely city,
I was a basket-maker2 then.
The multitude took pleasure there
in Siddhattha, Lamp of the World. (1) [2437]

For the sake of worshipping3 the
World’s Lord, [one] is seeking a mat.
[Being asked] I gave a mat to
[those] conducting Buddha-pūjā. (2) [2438]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I did that [good] karma back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that is the fruit of mat-[giving]. (3) [2439]

In the seventy-seventh aeon
there was a king, Jutindhara,4
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2440]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2441]

Thus indeed Venerable Kilañjadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Kilañjadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Mat Donor”

  2. reading naḷakāro with BJTS (and PTS alternate reading) for PTS nalakāro

  3. lit., “doing pūjā

  4. “Effulgent One”