Edition of an Old Uighur poem preserved on the verso side of SI 4959
(Kr I 18) of the Serindia Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. The fragment
contains twelve stanzas а four lines. The contents is difficult to define, It is assumed that
stanzas I to VI refer to an unnamed young boy who may be a Buddhist novice, while
stanzas VII to XII emphasise the importance of doing puṇya, good deeds. The layman İndu
is presented as a model. In stanza IX he vows to encounter with Maitreya expressed in an
indirect way. Similar verses are known from Maitreya poems. The paper presents a full
edition of this fragment with some notes on problematic words and phrases.