Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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An Arahant. Ninety-four world-cycles ago he was a hunter. One day, seeing Tissa Buddha in the forest near Lambaka, he gave him a handful of grass for a seat. He was soon afterwards killed by a lion and was born in the deva-world (A.i.280 f). The same story is given elsewhere (A.ii.454 f) in somewhat different words.
This elder is evidently to be identified with Posiya Thera. ThagA.i.97.