[269. Upāgatabhāsaniya1]

Amidst the Himalayan [mounts,]
there was a well-apportioned lake.
I was a demon2 in that place,
with low morals,3 terrifying. (1) [2573]

Vipassi, Leader of the World,
Merciful, Compassionate One,
did come into my presence [then,]
with a desire to lift me up. (2) [2574]

Going forth with expectation,
I paid homage to the Teacher,
the Great Hero who had arrived,
the God of Gods, the Bull of Men. (3) [2575]

In the ninety-one aeons since
I worshipped the Supreme Person,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that is the fruit of worshipping. (4) [2576]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2577]

Thus indeed Venerable Upāgatabhāsaniya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Upāgatabhāsaniya Thera is finished.

  1. “Speaker to One who has Arrived”

  2. rakkhaso

  3. Reading heṭṭhasīso with BJTS for PTS poṭṭhasīso