[256. ‘Pāhanadāyaka1]

Back then I was the Buddha’s son,
[a boy whose] name was CChandana.2
I donated one of my shoes
when your Awakening occurred. (1) [2518]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I donated that shoe back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of a gifted shoe. (2) [2519]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances;
six special knowledges mastered:
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (3) [2520]

Thus indeed Venerable ‘Pāhanadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of ‘Pāhanadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. that is, Upāhana-dāyaka, supplying (as do some manuscripts) the elided “u”. “Shoe-donor”

  2. “Sandalwood”