[208. Koraṇḍapupphiya1]

I saw the treading foot of the
Great Sage, [the Buddha] Vipassi,
who was going step after step;
[it] was lovely, marked with a wheel. (1) [2304]

Seeing a koraṇḍa2 flower
I offered it3 joined with its root.
Happy, [and] with a happy heart,
I worshipped [that] unsurpassed foot. (2) [2305]

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. (3) [2306]

In the fifty-seventh aeon
[hence] there was one Vītamala,4
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) [2307]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2308]

Thus indeed Venerable Koraṇḍapupphiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Koraṇḍapupphiya Thera is finished.

  1. Koraṇḍa-Flower-er”

  2. Sinh. kaṭukoraṇḍu, Barberia prionitis (Acanth.), cf. koraṇḍaka, kuraṇḍaka, a shrub and its flower, J. v.473 (RD)

  3. lit., “it was offered by me”

  4. “Free of Dirt (or impurity)”