The Bodhisatta was once an ascetic and, at the moment of his death, answered
his disciples' inquiries with the words "moonlight and sunlight." When his chief
pupil (identified with Sāriputta) interpreted the words, his colleagues did not
believe him until the Bodhisatta appeared in mid-air and said that whoever
meditated on the sun and the moon would be born in the
Ābhassara world (J.i.474).
The Jātaka was preached about the interpretation of a problem by
Sāriputta at the gates of