[193. Khaṇḍaphulliya1]

In the great woods was a stupa
of Phussa, the Blessed [Buddha].
At that time there was a tree there,
broken [in half] by elephants. (1) [2225]

Full of delight at the virtues2
of him Honored in the Three Worlds,
smoothing out the uneven [ground,]3
I offered [some very] pure alms. (2) [2226]

In the ninety-two aeons since
I did that [good] karma then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of [giving] pure alms. (3) [2227]

Seventy-seven aeons hence4
there were sixteen Jitasenas5
wheel-turning monarchs with great strength,
possessors of the seven gems. (4) [2228]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2229]

Thus indeed Venerable Khaṇḍaphulliya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Khaṇḍaphulliya Thera is finished.

  1. “Broken Blossoming-er”

  2. lit., delighted by the virtues

  3. lit., “making the uneven [ground] even”

  4. lit., “in the seventy-seventh aeon”

  5. “Victorious Army”