[238. Ambayāgadāyaka1]

An expert2 in my field back then,
I went into a forest grove,
and seeing Buddha, the Calm One,
I gave [him] a gift3 of mangoes. (1) [2453]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I gave [him] that donation back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of a mango-gift. (2) [2454]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (3) [2455]

Thus indeed Venerable Ambayāgadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Ambayāgadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Mango-Sacrifice Donor”

  2. here following the cty, “well established in my own craft” “clever in my own art”

  3. yāga = sacrifice, mahadāna or “great gift;” more than just a handful, presumably.