[274. Abbhañjanadāyaka1]

Unguent was given by me
to Koṇḍañña, the Blessed One,
Free of Passion, the Neutral One,
Whose Mind was as [Wide] as the Sky,
Non-Delayed One,2 Meditator,3
Turner-back of All Delusion,
the Well-Wisher of Every World,4
the Biped Lord, Neutral One. (1-2) [2595-2596]

During aeons beyond measure
since I gave [Buddha] unguent,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
the fruit of [giving] unguent. (3) [2597]

In the fifteenth aeon ago
there was a ruler, CChirappa,5
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2598]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2599]

Thus indeed Venerable Abbhañjanadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Abbhañjanadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Unguent-Donor”

  2. nippapañccha, lit., “One who Lacks the Delays,” i.e., the three characteristics (craving, delusion, pride) which delay progress toward nirvana.

  3. jyāyī = practitioner of jhanas (levels of meditative achievement).

  4. sabbalokahitesino

  5. “Long and Little” (or something like “Long Drinking”?)