[285. Maghavapupphiya1]

The Self-Become, Unconquered One,
he Endowed with Meditation,
the Bright One, the Unsullied One
[dwelt] on River Narmada’s bank. (1) [2642]

With a happy heart, having seen
the Sambuddha, Unconquered One,
then with a maghava flower
I worshipped2 that Self-Become One. (2) [2643]

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) [2644]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2645]

Thus indeed Venerable Maghavapupphiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Maghavapupphiya Thera is finished.

  1. Maghava-Flower-er”

  2. lit., “did pūja to”