[3. Maṇḍapadāyikā1]

A pavilion was built by me
for Buddha Koṇāgamana,
and I gave robes unceasingly
to the Buddha, the World’s Kinsman. (1) [26]

Whichever country I go to,
a small town [or] royal city,
I’m given pūjā everywhere:
that is the fruit of good karma.2 (2) [27]

My defilements are [now] burnt up;
all [new] existence is destroyed.
Like elephants with broken chains,
I am living without constraint. (3) [28]

Being in Best Buddha’s presence
was a very good thing for me.
The three knowledges are attained;
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [29]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [30]

Thus indeed Bhikkhunī Maṇḍapadāyikā spoke these verses.

The legend of Maṇḍapadāyikā Therī is finished.

  1. “Raised-Platform-Donor”.

  2. lit., “of meritorious karma”.