[213. Saccchchasaññaka1]

In that period Vessabhu
Honored by the monks’ Assembly,2
is preaching the [Four] Noble Truths,3
quenching [the lust] of the people. (1) [2329]

Recipient of great mercy,
I went into that multitude.
Being seated [there] that I [then]
heard the Teaching of the Teacher. (2) [2330]

After hearing his Teaching I
[then] went to the world of the gods.
For thirty thousand aeons I
dwelt there in the gods’ city. (3) [2331]

In the thirty-one aeons since
I obtained that perception then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of perceiving truths. (4) [2332]

In the twenty-sixth aeon hence
there was one lord of the people;
his name was Ekaphusita,4
a wheel-turning king of great strength. (5) [2333]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (6) [2334]

Thus indeed Venerable Saccchchasaññaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Saccchchasaññaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Perception of the Truths”

  2. bhikkhusaṅghapurakkhato

  3. ariyasaccchchāniˆ: suffering, craving, release and the Path

  4. “One Attaining”