[255. Sattapāṭaliya1]

Seven trumpet-flower2 blossoms
I [then] offered to the Buddha,
shining like a dinner-plate tree,3
sitting down within a mountain. (1) [2515]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I did pūjā [with] that flower,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
that’s the fruit of Buddha-pūjā. (2) [2516]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (3) [2517]

Thus indeed Venerable Sattapāṭaliya Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Sattapāṭaliya Thera is finished.

  1. “Seven-Trumpet-Flower-er”

  2. pāṭali is Sinh. paḷol, Bignonia suaveolens, sterospermum suaveolens (Bignon.), trumpet-flower tree, the Bodhi Tree of Vipassi Buddha. Cf. #71, #78, #96, #248, #369{372}.

  3. kaṇṇikāra, kaṇikāra = Sinhala kinihiriya, Pterospermum acerifolium, produces a brilliant mass of yellow flowers; Engl. a.k.a. karnikar, bayur tree, maple-leaf bayur, caniyar (now archaic?), dinner-plate tree; Bodhi tree of Siddhattha Buddha.