[167. Yūthikapupphiya1]

On CChandabhāgā River’s bank,
while traveling along the stream,
I saw the Self-Become-One there,
like a regal sal tree in bloom. (1) [2082]

Carrying a jasmine flower,
I [then] approached the Sage so Great.
Happy, with pleasure in [my] heart,
I gave the Buddha [that flower]. (2) [2083]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I did that flower-pūjā [then],
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of Buddha-pūjā. (3) [2084]

In the sixty-seventh aeon
there was one [named] Samuddhara,2
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2085]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2086]

Thus indeed Venerable Yūthikapupphiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Yūthikapupphiya Thera is finished.

  1. Yūthika-Flower-er.” Yūthikā is a type of jasmine, jasminium auriculatum, Sinhala sinidda.

  2. “Offered Up Together”