At the age of eighty, Bakkula heard the Buddha preach and left the world. For seven days he remained unenlightened, but on the dawn of the eighth day he became an arahant. Later, the Buddha declared him to be foremost in good health. AN.i.25

He espoused the virtue of an ascetic and withdrawn life. MN.iii.125 His Theragāthā verses speak of living a good life and a happy death. Thag.225–227