[273. CChaṅgoṭakiya1]

While dwelling amidst the mountains,
living off of [food from] the sea,
not wishing to fall backwards I
did make a donation, a box.2 (1) [2591]

After giving a box of blooms
to Siddhattha, the Greatest Sage,
the Pitier of All Beings,
an aeon I joyed in heaven. (2) [2592]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I gave that box [to Buddha] then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of [giving] a box. (3) [2593]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2594]

Thus indeed Venerable CChaṅgoṭakiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of CChaṅgoṭakiya Thera is finished.

  1. “Box-er”

  2. cchaṅgoṭakam, “box,” glossed here as goṭuwak, a cup-shaped container