[105. Muṭṭhipupphiya1]

I was a garland-maker then
who was known as Sudassana.2
I saw the Buddha, Stainless One,
the World’s Best One, the Bull of Men. (1) [1634]

Picking up a jasmine flower,
happy and with [my] eyes most clear
I worshipped Padumuttara,
the Divine-Eyed-One who had come. (2) [1635]

Because of that Buddha-pūjā
and the resolve in [my own] heart,
for one hundred thousand aeons
I came into no bad rebirth. (3) [1636]

There were sixteen [different] kings [then,]
[all were] known as Devuttara,3
wheel-turning monarchs with great strength,
in the thirty-sixth aeon hence. (4) [1637]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [1638]

Thus indeed Venerable Muṭṭhipupphiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Muṭṭhipupphiya Thera is finished.

  1. “A Handful of Flowers-er”

  2. “Good to Look At”

  3. “Higher than Gods” or “Supreme Kings”