Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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v.l.Passika Thera.- A brahmin of Kosala who, after seeing the Twin Miracle, entered the Order. He fell ill, but was attended and cured by his own people. Putting forth great energy, he became an Arahant, and, travelling through the air to his kinsmen, he converted them.
In the time of Atthadassī Buddha he was a householder and gave the Buddha some pilakkha fruits (Thag.vs.240‑42; ThagA.i.355). He is probably identical with Pilakkhaphaladāyaka Thera of the Apadāna. Ap.i.296; cp.ii.410.