[216. Saṇṭhita1]

I obtained perception of the
Mindful One, [seeing] a Buddha
gone beneath an Aśvattha2 tree,
full-grown and brightly shining green. (1) [2345]

In the thirty-one aeons since
I obtained that perception then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
the fruit of perceiving Buddha. (2) [2346]

In the thirtieth aeon hence
lived the monarch3 named Dhanittha,4
a wheel-turning king with great strength,
possessor of the seven gems. (3) [2347]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2348]

Thus indeed Venerable Saṇṭhita Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Saṇṭhita Thera is finished.

  1. “Well-Settled”

  2. Ficus religiosa, the Bodhi tree of Gotama Buddha.

  3. lit., “kṣatriyan”

  4. name of an asterism, Sinh. denaṭa