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RANDENE GĀTHĀ



The Stanzas On The Buddha’s Funerary Pavilion






RANDENE GĀTHĀ

The Stanzas On The Buddha’s Funerary Pavilion



  1. Sabba samkhata dhammesu - ottappākāra santhitā
    He laid down the weight of all the component phenomena that were
    Ñānamohita bhārānam - dhamma samvega saññitā
    well established, and created a yearning for spiritual reality.


  2. Sassirīka taro nātho - ketumālāya lankato
    The saviour of supreme presence, glorious with the brilliant halo,
    Dakkināvatta kesosi - nīlāmala siroruhe
    with right-turned whorls, blue-hued hair on his head.


  3. Unhīsa sīso ruciro - paripunna siro varo
    His forehead is graceful. His head is nobly perfect.
    Anolokiya muddhāsi - sugandha tara muddhano
    With the top of his head that cannot be looked at, his head is fragrant.


  4. Unhīsa rucirodāra - lalāta tata sobhito
    Resplendent with the auspicious hair symbol
    Mudutūla nibhodāta - unnamandala mandito
    on the forehead which is soft, he shines forth.


  5. Indacāpa nibhonīla - bhūtatāka susajjito
    Attractive with well-placed blue eyebrows like rainbows,
    Kañcanamkusa samkāsa - tunga nāso virocati
    he shines forth with a high nose like golden hook to train elephants.


  6. Locanadvaya mābhāti - pañca vanna samujjalam
    The two eyes glitter in five-fold colours, and his body resembles
    Deha deva vimānamhi - manijālūpa muttamam
    a great jewelled statue in the pavilion of a god.


  7. Ramsimāla namo tuyham - Buddha senādhi pañjara
    I worship your halo-waves emanating from your pavilion.
    Evam tam Buddha jānātha - Buddham dasa vilocanam
    From this we know that you are the Supreme Buddha with tenfold eyes.