Plunging into a forest grove,
I [lived there as] a hunter [then].
Seeing a laurel2 tree in bloom,
I called to mind the Best Buddha. (1) 
Having plucked a flower [from it,]
well-perfumed [and] scented with scents,
having made a stupa of sand,3
I offered [it] to the Buddha. (2) 
In the ninety-two aeons since
I did that flower-pūjā [then],
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of Buddha-pūjā. (3) 
In the ninety-first aeon [thence]
lived [a ruler], Tamonuda,4
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (4) 
The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) 
Thus indeed Venerable Punnāgapupphiya Thera spoke these verses.
The legend of Punnāgapupphiya Thera is finished.