The fifteenth of the twenty-four Buddhas.
- He was born in the Saraṇa pleasance in the city of Saraṇa, his father being a warrior (khattiya) named Saraṇa, and his mother Sunandā. It is said that on the day of his birth all unjust laws disappeared from the law-books, hence his name.
- For eight thousand years he lived in the household, in three palaces — Araja, Viraja, and Sudassana. His chief wife was Vicitolī and his son Puññavaḍḍhana.
- He left the world travelling in his palace, accompanied by all his retinue.
- For seven days he practised austerities; his wife gave him a meal of milk-rice, and a field-watcher, named Sirivaḍḍha, gave grass for his seat; his Bodhi-tree was a bimbijāla-tree.
- His first discourse was taught at Isipatana. Later he taught King Sañjaya of Tagara, and to Sakka, who was the Bodhisatta.
- The Buddha’s half-brothers, Paduma and Phussadeva, became his chief disciples, and Hārita was chief of those who practised the ascetic practices (dhutaṅga).
- The Buddha’s personal attendant was Sunetta, his chief women disciples being Khemā and Sabba-(Sacca)-dinnā.
- Subhadda and Katisaha were the chief among men of his lay patrons, and Sāliyā and Valiyā among women.
- The Buddha’s body was eighty cubits high and he lived to be one hundred thousand years old, dying at the Kesārāma in Sālavati. Bu.xvi.1 ﬀ; BuA.182 ﬀ; J.i.38, 39, 40, 44.