V. Bhuttā bhogā bhaṭā bhaccā


Bhuttā bhogā bhaṭā bhaccā

Vitiṇṇā āpadāsu me

Uddhaggā dakkhiṇā dinnā

Atho pañca balī katā

Upaṭṭhitā lavanto

Saññatā brahmacārino

Yadatthaṁ bhogam-iccheyya

Paṇḍito gharam-āvasaṁ

So me attho anuppatto

Kataṁ ananutāpiyaṁ

Etaṁ anussaraṁ macco

Ariya-dhamme ṭhito naro

Idh’eva naṁ pasaṁsanti

Pecca sagge pamodatīti.

“My wealth has been enjoyed,

my dependents supported, protected from calamities by me.

I have given lofty offerings,

and performed the five oblations.

I have provided for the virtuous,

the restrained, followers of the holy life.

For whatever aim a wise householder

would desire wealth, that aim have I attained.

I have done what will not lead to future distress.”

When this is recollected by a mortal,

a person established in the Dhamma of the noble ones,

he is praised here and, after death, rejoices in heaven.

Note: These verses are from the Adiya Sutta (Discourse on Benefits to be Obtained), Aṅguttara Nikāya 5:41. The “five oblations” are gifts/offerings given to one’s relatives, guests, the dead, kings (taxes paid to the government), and devas. This passage is often chanted when donors are dedicating a donation to a relative or friend long deceased.