[240. Vāsidāyaka1]

In the past I was a blacksmith
in Tivarā,2 best of cities.
One razor was the gift I made
to an unconquered Lonely One. (1) [2459]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I gave [him] that razor back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
the fruit of a gifted razor. (2) [2460]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (3) [2461]

Thus indeed Venerable Vāsidāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Vāsidāyaka Thera is finished.

The Summary:

Udakāsanī, Bhājanada
Sālapupphī, Kilañjada,
Vedika and Vaṇṇakāra,
Piyālam, Ambayāgada,
Jagatī and Vāsidāyi:
there are thirty verses plus eight.

The Udakāsanadāyi Chapter, the Twenty-Fourth

  1. “Razor-donor”

  2. DPPN: the name given to the inhabitants of Mount Vepulla, then known as Pācchinavamsa, near Rājagaha, in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. Their term of life was forty thousand years. S.ii.190.