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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.008 Gaamani Jaataka The bodhisatva was the teacher of Sa.mvara, youngest of the hundred sons of the king of Benares. When he had finished his studies, the king offered him a province, but at the suggestion of his teacher, he preferred to live near his father. There, acting on the bodhisatvaís advice, he won all hearts and at the death of his father, the courtiers made him king. The brothers protested, and Sa.mvara, again following his teacherís advice, divided his fatherís wealth among them. The brothers, led by Uposatha, then acknowledged him king. The story was related to a monk who had dwelt in the forest and had then given up striving. He is identified with Sa.mvara and Sariputta with Uposatha. See also Aliinacitta Jataka and Sa.mvara Jataka. 55/217 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.136ff endearing


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