The Bodhisatta was once born as Sādhīna, king of Mithilā. He built six alms halls and spent daily six hundred thousand pieces on alms. He lived a good life, and his subjects followed his example. In the assembly of the Devā his praises were spoken, and various Devā wished to see him. So Sakka sent Mātali, with his chariot, to fetch Sādhīna to Tāvatiṃsa. When he arrived, Sakka gave him half his kingdom and his luxuries. For seven hundred years, in human reckoning, Sādhīna ruled in heaven, and then he became dissatisfied and returned to his royal park on earth. The park-
Ānanda is identified with Nārada and Anuruddha with Sakka (J.iv.355‑60).
Sādhīna was one of the four human beings who went to Tāvatiṃsa while in their human body. Mil.115, 271; MA.ii.738.