In the story the Buddha creates a golden lotus and gives it to a monk who soon after attains arahantship.

Story is in attached screenshot taken from the book "Fundamentals of Insight Meditation", by Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.

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In the commentary story of Dhammapada Verse 285, good householder.

Cut off your craving as one plucks an autumn lily with the hand. Nibbana has been expounded on by the Buddha; cultivate that Path which leads to it.

Withering...... old-age, sickness and decay...

[Note that this isn't given for stacks, exchange, other world-binding trades, but for escape from the wheel]

  • Thank you Bhante🙏🏾
    – user19771
    Oct 1, 2020 at 12:23

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