[104. Padapūjaka1]

I gave a jasmine flower to
Siddhattha, [then] the Blessed One,
[and] with laughter I [then] scattered2
seven flowers upon his feet. (1) [1629]

Due to that karma, today I
have surpassed gods as well as men.
I am bearing my last body
in the Buddha’s3 dispensation. (2) [1630]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I offered that flower [to him],
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of flower-pūjā. (3) [1631]

There were thirteen wheel-turning kings;
[all were] named Samantagandha,4
lords over groups on all four sides,
[then] in the fifth aeon ago. (4) [1632]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [1633]

Thus indeed Venerable Padapūjaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Padapūjaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Foot-worshipper”.

  2. reading hāsenokīritāni (BJTS) for hasena-kāritāni (“with laughter caused to be built,” PTS).

  3. lit. “in the Supreme Buddha’s”

  4. “Perfume on all Sides”