[247. Dhātupūjaka1]

When Siddhattha, the Best of Men,
the World’s Lord, reached nirvana,
I received a single relic
of the Biped Lord, Neutral One. (1) [2484]

I, having taken that relic
of the Buddha, the Sun’s Kinsman,
did [then] worship [it] for five years
as though the Best of Men stood2 [there]. (2) [2485]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I worshipped that relic back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
the fruit of caring for relics. (3) [2486]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2487]

Thus indeed Venerable Dhātupūjaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Dhātupūjaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Relic-Worshipper”

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