[205. Nigguṇḍipupphiya1]

I was dwelling in the ashram
of Vipassi, the Blessed One.
Gathering nigguṇḍi2 flowers,
I offered [them] to the Buddha. (1) [2290]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I did pūjā [with] that flower,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of Buddha-pūjā. (2) [2291]

In the thirty-fifth aeon hence
there was one lord of the people
[whose] name was Mahāpatāpa,3
a wheel-turning king with great strength. (3) [2292]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2293]

Thus indeed Venerable Nigguṇḍipupphiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Nigguṇḍipupphiya Thera is finished.

  1. Nigguṇḍi-Flower-er”

  2. a kind of tree, Vitex nigunda. Sinh: nika

  3. “Great Cosmic Heat” or “Great Austerities”