(The Stanzas of the Lion of Men)
These verses were uttered by Princess Yasodhara to her son Rahula,
on the occasion of the Buddha’s first visit to Kapilavatthu after His Enlightenment.
She explained some of the physical characteristics and noble virtues of the Blessed One.
Cakka varamkita ratta supädo - Lakkhana mandita äyata panhi
Camära chatta vibhusita pädo - Esa hi tuyha pitä narasiho.
His red sacred feet bear marked with an excellent wheel; his long heels are decked with characteristic marks;
his feet are adorned with a chowrie (camara) and parasol. That, indeed, is your father, lion of men.