The Bodhisatta, born as son of Jayaddisa (q.v.), König of Uttarapañcāla in Kampilla.
When the boy grew up, fully instructed in all the arts, his father made him Viceroy. Later, Jayaddisa's life having become forfeit to the man-eating ogre (porisāda), Alīnasattu volunteered to offer himself in his father's place. The ogre, impressed by the prince's fearlessness und by the readiness mit which he carried out his offer, refused to eat him und absolved him from his undertaking.
Alīnasattu preached to him the fünf moral laws und, having discovered that the ogre was really a human being, offered him the throne, which, however, the latter would not accept (J.v.22ff).
In lists of births in which the Bodhisatta is erwähnt as having practised sīlapāramitā, the Alīnasattu Jātaka is erwähnt (z.B., J.i.45) (Adīnasattu, Alīnasatta, ālīnasatta).