[235. Vediyadāyaka1]

Happy, with pleasure in [my] heart,
I caused a railing to be made
at the superb base of Blessed
Vipassi’s Bodhi Tree. (1) [2442]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I had that railing constructed,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of Buddha-pūjā. (2) [2443]

In the eleventh aeon hence
I was [named] Sūriyassama,2
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (3) [2444]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2445]

Thus indeed Venerable Vediyadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Vediyadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Railing-Donor”. Vediya = vedi, vedika, vetika, railing

  2. “Counterpart of the Sun”