The tenth fascicle of the story of the Venerable Uppagupta Thera. In BE 218, King Asoka of Pataliputra organized a celebration for his 84,000 stupas when Mara appeared and destined a heavy rain to destroy the ceremony. The Sangha sent a young novice to invite Upagupta Thera who had been living in the underworld to suppress Mara. Uppagupta Thera fought with Mara with his supernatural power. Finally, Mara was controlled. The Venerable tied Mara’s neck with the carcass of a dog and attached him to Mount Sumeru until the celebration was fully finished. At the end, Mara wished to become a future Buddha and his body appeared in the form of the Buddha for the Venerable Uppagupta Thera and the people.
Folio 20 on the recto side: In Culasakkarat (CS) 17, a poek si year, on the twelfth waning day of the ninth [lunar] month, Pha Rajasatthaluang (Royal court) sponsored the making [this manuscript entitled] Lam Uppakhut (Preaching Uppagupta Thera) to support the Teachings of the Buddha to last until the end of 5000 years. Nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukhaṃ (Nirvāna is the greatest bliss).
This manuscript is part of the series with No. DS0011_00003; DS0011_00004, DS0011_00005, and DS0011_00010.
Item 1 - Title in Native script:
ພະອຸບປະຄຸດ ຜູກ 15
Item 1 - Title in Roman script:
Phra Uppagupta, Phuk 15
Item 1 - Title in English script:
The Story of the Venerable Uppagupta Thera, fascicle 15