[27. Puḷinapūjaka1]

Digging out the sand which was old
I scattered [pure] clean sand about
the superb tree,2 the Bodhi Tree,
of Vipassi the Blessed One. (1) [979]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I donated that sand [back then,]
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth;
that is the fruit of giving sand. (2) [980]

Three and fifty aeons ago
I was King Mahāpuḷina,3
a conqueror of the people,
a wheel-turner, with great power. (3) [981]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [982]

Thus indeed Venerable Puḷinapūjaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Puḷinapūjaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Sand-Giver”

  2. reading pādaputtame (BJTS) for pādamuttame (PTS)

  3. “Great Sand”