Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Anula.– A Thera, incumbent of the Koṭipabbata-vihāra in Sri Lanka. He evidently possessed the divine-eye and, seeing how Sumana, wife of Lakuṇṭaka-atimbara, had once been a pig, he expressed marvel that such things should happen. She heard his exclamation, and having learnt from him the story of that past life, she herself got the power of seeing her past lives. DhA.iv.50‑1.