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J.024 Aaja~n~na Jaataka Once, when Brahmadatta was ruling in Benares, seven kings laid siege to the city. A warrior sent by Brahmadatta, harnessed two horses (brothers) and, sallying forth from the city, overcame six camps and captured six kings. Just then, the elder horse (who was the bodhisatva) was wounded. The charioteer unfastened the horseís armour as he lay on his side and started to arm another horse. The bodhisatva addressed the charioteer and said that as a Aja~n~na horse, he must fight on. The charioteer set him on his feet again, and with his help, captured the seventh camp and its king. The bodhisatva, having counselled the victorious king to show mercy to his captives, died and his body was cremated with all honours. The story was told to a monk who had given up striving.See also Bhojaajaaniya Jaataka (J.023). 55/291 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.181ff. perseverence

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