During the spring festival at Gayā,
It was so welcome for me
To see the Buddha,
Teaching the supreme Dhamma.
He was glorious, the teacher of a community,
Who had realised the highest, a leader,
Conqueror of the world with its gods;
His vision was unequalled.
A great being of power, a great hero,
A great light, without defilements.
With the utter ending of all defilements,
The teacher has no fear from any direction.
For a long time, sadly, I was corrupted,
Fettered by the bond of wrong view.
That Blessed One, Senaka,
Released me from all ties.