While the Buddha was dwelling at the Jetavanna Monastery in Savatthi, Sariputta Thera questioned the Buddha about the merit derived from making the manuscripts of the Teachings of the Buddha. Then the Buddha delivered a sermon describing about the merit derived from making the manuscripts. The ones who had the ardent religious faith to write or make the Teachings of the Buddha on the manuscripts, would become emperors, Indra for many existences.
Folio 10 on the recto side: In Buddhist Era 1300 and one (corresponds to CS 1301), a kat mao year, on the seventh waning day of the second [lunar] month, the fourth day of the week (Wednesday). The writing of this manuscript had been finished […]. […] and his wife named Nang Phia Phan together with their children had the ardent religious faith to sponsor the making of this manuscript entitled Thamma Sòng Pitaka to suppuport the Teaching of Gotama Buddha to last until the end [of 5000] years. May all our wishes and desires be fulfilled. Nibbāna paccayo hontu no niccaṃ dhuvaṃ (May this be a condition for us to reach nirvana, constantly and certainly).
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The merit derived from making of manuscripts of the three volumes of the Teachings of the Buddha.