Hatthaka of Alavi
According to the Pali Commentary (SA.iii.223), Hastaka was one of seven laymen who was always accompanied by five hundred lay disciples. He is mentioned in the Buddhavamsa xxvi.19 along with Citta as a chief layman and considered the foremost in gathering a following using the "four bases of sympathy" which are described as being:
Hastaka finally achieved the state of an Anāgāmi and was reborn in the Avṛha heaven in the Pure Abodes. As a deity, he once tried to visit the Buddha, but collapsed and was unable to stand upright. The Buddha recommended that he assume a more gross physical form, after which he was able to regain his composure.
There were once two brothers who lived in the forest. The elder brother was named Hastapādajālin (手足網鞔, pinyin: Shǒuzúwǎngmán; Tibetan: rKang lag dra ba can) and the younger brother was named Nirhastapādajālin (無網鞔, pinyin: Wúwǎngmán; rKang lag dra bas ma 'brel ba; or simply Jālika). The elder was an ascetic while the younger practiced under a teacher.
On one occasion, one of the daughters of the teacher expressed interest in marrying Nirhastapādajālin. He refused and she became infuriated. Due to her ability to stretch her arm far distances and that she shared an abode with demons, the brother decided to flee. She pursued him and in her rage, attempted to kill him with her sword. At the last moment, Nirhastapādajālin cried out in devotion to his elder brother Hastapādajālin, who swept him away to his hermitage. There he became an ascetic and developed the five supernormal powers like his brother.