[210. Vātātapanivāriya1]

With a mind [which was] very clear,
I gave a single umbrella
to the Blessed One [named] Tissa,
the God of Gods, the Neutral One. (1) [2313]

The badness2 in me is suppressed;
there is achievement of goodness.3
Umbrella carried in the sky:4
the fruit of previous karma. (2) [2314]

[This is] my last transmigration,
all existences are canceled.
I [now] possess my last body
in the Buddha’s5 dispensation. (3) [2315]

In the ninety-two aeons since
I gave that umbrella back then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of umbrella-gifts. (4) [2316]

The seventy-second aeon hence
there were eight lords of the people,
[all] known as Mahānidāna,6
kings who were wheel-turning monarchs. (5) [2317]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (6) [2318]

Thus indeed Venerable Vātātapanivāriya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Vātātapanivāriya Thera is finished.

The Summary:

Kaṇikāra and Vinela,
and Kiṅkinī with Taraṇa,
Nigguṇḍipuppha, ‘dakada,
Salaḷa and Koraṇḍaka,
Ādhāraka, Vātātapa:
there are eight and forty verses.

Kaṇikārapupphiya Chapter, the Twenty-First

  1. “Shielder from Wind and Heat”

  2. pāpaŋ

  3. kusala

  4. lit., “They (the gods?) are carrying an umbrella in the sky”

  5. lit., “Great Perfected Buddha’s”

  6. “Great Origin (or reason, or cause)”