[175. Sīhāsanadāyaka1]

When the World’s Lord reached nirvana,
Padumuttara, the Leader,
I gave a lion-throne [to him]
with a pleased heart [and] happy mind. (1) [2124]

Bringing happiness to the world,
with very fragrant flowers [then]
having done a pūjā there, [I]
did bring relief to many folks.2 (2) [2125]

With a pleased heart [and] happy mind
worshipping that superb Bodhi,
for one hundred thousand aeons
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth. (3) [2126]

In the fifteen-thousandth aeon
there were eight [different people],
monarchs who turned the wheel [of law],
[all] known by the name Sīluccchchaya.3 (4) [2127]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2128]

Thus indeed Venerable Sīhāsanadāyaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Sīhāsanadāyaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Lion-Throne-Donor”

  2. lit., “many people were quenched [from the fires of grief]”.

  3. “Heaps of Morality”