[313. Gatasaññaka1]

There are no footprints in the air;
the sky is not marked by the wind.
I saw the Victor, Siddhattha
journeying to the world of gods.2 (1) [2777]

I saw the Sammāsambuddha’s
robe being shaken by the wind.
Having seen the Sage’s journey,
joy is born for all time for me. (2) [2778]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I obtained that perception then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
the fruit of Buddha-perception. (3) [2779]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (4) [2780]

Thus indeed Venerable Gatasaññaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Gatasaññaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Perceived [Buddha] Gone”

  2. lit., “going on a journey to the three-fold gods”