[299. Ambapiṇḍiya]

I was a famous titan1 [then,]
known by the name of Romasa.2
I gave [some] mangoes as alms food
to Vipassi [Buddha], Great Sage. (1) [2710]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I gave [him] those mangoes back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of giving mangoes. (2) [2711]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (3) [2712]

Thus indeed Venerable Ambapiṇḍiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Ambapiṇḍiya Thera is finished.

  1. Dānava = a kind of Asura

  2. a recurrent name in Apadāna, of uncertain meaning