[106. Udakapūjaka1]

[I saw] the golden Sambuddha
going in the path of the wind,
glistening like an oil-altar,2
blazing up like a fire-altar.3 (1) [1639]

Taking [some] water with my hand,
I tossed it up into the sky.
The Buddha, Compassionate, Sage,
Great Hero, [then] accepted it. (2) [1640]

Standing in the sky, the Teacher,
whose name was Padumuttara,
discerning what I was thinking,
spoke this verse [about me just then]: (3) [1641]

“Because of this gift of water
and the joy that [he] produced [then],
for one hundred thousand aeons
he’ll come to know no bad rebirth.” (4) [1642]

Due to that deed for Buddha,4
the World’s Best One, the Bull of Men,
I’ve attained the unshaking state
beyond [all] conquest and defeat. (5) [1643]

In the sixty-five hundredth aeon,
there were three wheel-turning monarchs;
[all were] named Sahassarāja5
lords over people on four sides. (6) [1644]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (7) [1645]

Thus indeed Venerable Udakapūjaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Udakapūjaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Water-Offer-er”

  2. ghata-āsana, presumably where oil oblations are made

  3. huta-āsana, where sacrifices are offered into the fire

  4. lit., “for the Biped-Lord”

  5. “Thousand King” “King of Thousands (of people? of kings?)”