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XXII:4 The man whom women loved

Khema, in addition to being rich, was also very good looking and many women were attracted to him. They could hardly resist him and naturally fell for him. Khema committed adultery without compunction. The king's men caught him three times for sexual misconduct and brought him to the presence of the king. When informed that Khema was the nephew of Anatha Pindika, and out of respects for Anatha Pindika, the king did not take any actions against Khema but only reprimanded him. When Anatha Pindika came to know of his nephew's misconduct he took him to see the Buddha who admonished Khema on the depravity of sexual misconduct and the seriousness of the consequences. Thereafter he mended his ways and observed the ethical code of morality.*

55/170 Dhammapada & Commentary Khuddhaka J.i.106ff. despair

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