Ummāpupphiya Chapter, the Thirty-Third
I saw the Ultimate Person,
Siddhattha, the Unconquered One,
Attentive One, He Who Attained,
sitting down2 in meditation. (1) 
Having gathered [blue] flax3 flowers,
I offered [them] to the Buddha.
All the flowers faced the same way,
stems turned upward, heads turned downward. (2) 
Like pretty pictures they remained,
floral canopy in the sky.
Because of that mental pleasure,
I was reborn in Tusitā. (3) 
In the ninety-four aeons since
I did pūjā [with] that flower,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of Buddha-pūjā. (4) 
In the fifty-fifth aeon hence
there was one [man], lord of the earth,
known as Samantacchchadana,4
a wheel-turning king with great strength. (5) 
The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (6) 
Thus indeed Venerable Ummāpupphiya Thera spoke these verses.
The legend of Ummāpupphiya Thera is finished.
“[Blue] Flax-Flower-er.” cf. #145.↩
samādhinā upaviṭṭham fr upavisati (reading BJTS for PTS upāviṭṭham)↩
ummāpuppha (Skt. umāpuṣpa), Linum usitatissimum, Linseed. The small flowers of this fiber-bearing plant are distinctively and deeply blue in color, and the seeds, as the English name implies, bear a useful oil.↩
“Covered on all Sides”↩