While the Buddha was dwelling in the Jetavanna Monastery in Savatthi, Sariputta Thera questioned the Buddha about the merit derived from making manuscripts of the Teachings of the Buddha. Then the Buddha delivered a sermon describing the merit derived from making the manuscripts. The ones who had the ardent religious faith to write or make manuscripts of the Teachings of the Buddha would become emperors and Indra for many existences.
Folio 33 on the recto side: In the Buddhist Era (BE) 2515, a huang khai year, on the eleventh waxing day of the eighth lunar month, the third day of the week (Tuesday), in [AD] 1972. [Monk] Thammassaro from Vat Muang Kham is the scribe. [The writing was] finished in the afternoon at 3.00 pm. Sathu Phò Da from Müang Sai was ordained as a monk and lived at Vat That Noi (Vat Maha That) and was the initiative sponsor of the making of this manuscript entitled Thamma pitaka (Three Baskets of the Teachings of the Buddha) to support the Teachings of Gotama Buddha to last until the time of Mettaya (Maitreya) Buddha. May [this merit support] me to become a disciple of Mettaya Buddha to last until I attain Nirvāna. Suddhinnaṃ dhammadānaṃ, nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukhaṃ, anāgate kāle (May the Dhamma gift has been properly offered. Nirvāna is the greatest bliss in the future).
Item 1 - Title in Native script:
ສອງປິຕະກະ ທັງ 3
Item 1 - Title in Roman script:
Sòng Pitaka Dhaṃ 3
Item 1 - Title in English script:
The merit derived from the making of the manuscripts of the three volumes of the Teachings of the Buddha