[272. Tilamuṭṭhidāyaka1]

Discerning what I was thinking,
the Teacher, the World’s Chief Leader,
by means of his body made of
mind approached me through his powers.2 (1) [2586]

While attending on the Teacher,
worshipping the Supreme Person,
happy, with pleasure in my heart,
I gave a sesame-handful. (2) [2587]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I gave a sesame-handful,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
a handful of sesame’s fruit. (3) [2588]

In the sixteenth aeon ago
the kṣatriyan named Nandiya
was a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2589]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2590]

Thus indeed Venerable Tilamuṭṭhidāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Tilamuṭṭhidāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Sesame-handful Donor”

  2. iddhi