[249. Bimbijāliya1]

The Victor Padumuttara,
Self-Become One, the Chief Person,
explaining the Four [Noble] Truths,
declared the path to deathlessness. (1) [2491]

At that time I [then] spread out [there]
flowers [called] bimbijālika2
[and] offered [them] to the Buddha,
Lord of Bipeds, the Neutral One. (2) [2492]

In the sixty-eighth aeon hence
were four [named] Kiñjakesara,3
wheel-turning monarchs with great strength,
possessors of the seven gems. (3) [2493]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2494]

Thus indeed Venerable Bimbijāliya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Bimbijāliya Thera is finished.

  1. Bimbijāla-Flower-er”

  2. or Bimbajāla, a flowering tree, Sinh. rat karavū, Phyllanthus indicus (Euphorb.), the Bodhi tree of Dhammadassi Buddha

  3. “Lotus Pollen-er” cf. RD kiñjakkha-kesara found in VvA