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