Suvaṇṇabimbohana Chapter, the Twenty-Eighth

[271. Suvaṇṇabimbohaniya1]

I donated a single chair,
[feeling well-] pleased by [my] own hands,
and I [also] gave a pillow,
wishing for the ultimate goal. (1) [2582]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I donated that pillow [then],
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that is the fruit of a pillow. (2) [2583]

In the sixty-third aeon hence
was the ruler2 named Asama,3
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (3) [2584]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2585]

Thus indeed Venerable Suvaṇṇabimbohaniya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Suvaṇṇabimbohaniya Thera is finished.

  1. “Gold-Pillow-er”. The term (properly bimbohana) derives from the shape of the fruit of the Bimbijala tree, Momordica monadelpha, Bodhi tree of Dhammadassi Buddha. While PTS uses this spelling in the colophon, and BJTS and PTS alternative use it here, PTS gives Suvaṇṇabibbohaniya, presumably a typo.

  2. kṣatriyan

  3. “Unique” or “Unmatched”