[317. Saddasaññaka1]

The Great Hero, Beautiful One,2
preaching the path to deathlessness,
was dwelling in a superb house,
surrounded by his followers. (1) [2801]

He slew the people’s attachments
by means of his honey-sweet words.
There was a huge uproar [just then],
wishes of good for gods and men.3 (2) [2802]

Having heard the utterances
of Siddhattha [Buddha], Great Sage,
[and] pleasing my heart in the sound,
I worshipped the World’s Leader [then]. (3) [2803]

In the ninety-four aeons since
I obtained that perception then,
I’ve come to know no bad rebirth:
the fruit of perceiving Buddhas. (4) [2804]

The four analytical modes,
and these eight deliverances,
six special knowledges mastered,
[I have] done what the Buddha taught! (5) [2805]

Thus indeed Venerable Saddasaññaka Thera spoke these verses.

The legend of Saddasaññaka Thera is finished.

  1. “Sound-Perceiver.” Cf. #88, #294, #347{351}

  2. sudassana

  3. reading asaṃso devamānuse with BJTS for PTS āsi sadevamānusena so (“He was with gods and men”?)