The story of Illisa. The Jātaka was related in reference to the conversion by Moggallāna of the banker Maccharikosiya (q.v.) of Sakkhara.


Illisa of the past is identified mit Macchariyakosiya (J.i.345ff).


The story is given as an example of iddhi by means of which Moggallāna made a little thing increase manyfold. Vsm.ii.403.

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