[326. Annasaŋsāvaka1]

Causing the Sambuddha to stay2
the Golden-Colored Sambuddha,
like something costly made of gold,
Bearing the Thirty-two Great Marks,
Siddhattha, Goal of All Success,
the Lustless One, Unconquered One,
who was going through the bazaar —
I fed [that Sambuddha], Great Sage. (1-2) [2858-2859]

The Sage, Kind [to creatures] in the world,
blazed forth [his bright light] on me then.
Pleasing my heart in the Buddha,
I joyed an aeon in heaven. (3) [2860]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I gave [him] that alms food back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of giving alms food. (4) [2861]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2862]

Thus indeed Venerable Annasaŋsāvaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Annasaŋsāvaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Food-Streamer”

  2. lit., “to pass time,” to “be bent towards [me]”