At that time a follower of
Buddha Dhammadassi, the Sage,
known by the name of Sunanda4
came into my vicinity. (2) 
Those who were my associates5
gave me a flower at that time.
Taking that flower [they’d given,]
I gave it to the follower. (3) 
I passed away [right] on the spot
[and then] was reborn yet again.
In eighteen hundred aeons [hence]
I went into no place of grief. (4) 
In the thirteen hundredth aeon,
there were eight Dhūmaketunas,6
wheel-turning monarchs with great strength,
possessors of the seven gems. (5) 
The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (6) 
Thus indeed Venerable Tivaṇṭipupphiya Thera spoke these verses.
The legend of Tivaṇṭipupphiya Thera is finished.
Kuṭaja and Bandhujīvi,
Isimugga and [then] Bodhī,
Ekacchārī and Tivaṇṭī,
sixty two7 verses are told [here].
The Kuṭajapupphiya Chapter, the Nineteenth.
“Three Flower Stalks [Donor]”↩
the cty does not explain the reason he is overwhelmed (or overpowered: abhibhuŋ).↩
this translation follows the BJTS gloss↩
paddhaccharā; BJTS reads bhaddhaccharā. Elsewhere (see below, #194, v. 1 ) cty glosses the term as “servant” which is also possible; this reading follows BJTS which glosses it as sahaccharayo, associates or fellow-wanders.↩
that is, he was reborn eight times as a [king] named Dhūmaketana. The name means “Having fire [or smoke] on [or as] [his] banner [or flag]”↩
reading dvāsaṭṭhi with BJTS for PTS bāsaṭṭhi (though bā- is a common alternative for dvā- in compounds)↩