Tattha tipiṭakacūḷanāgatthero āha ‘‘kiṃ panāvuso, upādiṇṇakaṃ khuddakampi mahantampi na hoti, nanu yadā bhikkhu tālacchiddādīhi nikkhamati, tadā upādiṇṇakaṃ khuddakaṃ hoti. Yadā mahantaṃ attabhāvaṃ karoti, tadā mahantaṃ hoti mahāmoggallānattherassa viyā’’ti.
Ñ(XII,105): Here the Elder Tipiṭaka Cūḷa-Nāga said: 'But, friends, why does what is clung to not become small and big too? When a bhikkhu comes out through a keyhole, does not what is clung to become small? And when he makes his body big, does it not then become big, as in the case of the Elder Mahā-Moggallāna?'.