Chatta Chapter, the Fifteenth

[141. Adhicchchattiya1]

When the Blessed One passed away,2
Atthadassi, the Ultimate Man,
having an upper parasol made,3
I placed it on [his] stupa [then]. (1) [1941]

Coming [there] from time to time, I
venerated the World-Leader.
Having a floral cover made
I placed it on the parasol. (2) [1942]

I exercised divine rule in
the seventeenth aeon [ago].
I didn’t go to the human state:
that’s the fruit of stupa-pūjā. (3) [1943]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [1944]

Thus indeed Venerable Adhicchchattiya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Adhicchchattiya Thera is finished.

  1. “Upper Parasol-er”

  2. lit., “reached nirvana”

  3. cty explains chattādhichattaṃ as an umbrella above another umbrella, which were (and in places still are) common ornaments of stupas,.