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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.050 Dummedha Jaataka The Bodhisatva was once born as Brahmadatta, king of Benares. Seeing that his subjects were much given to offering sacrifices to the gods in the course of which animals were killed and other sins committed, he made a proclamation, soon after becoming king, that he had made a vow to offer in sacrifice of all those of his subjects who were addicted to the Five Sins and walked upon the ten paths of unrighteousness. His ministers were sent to look for such people and the proclamation had the desired effect. For the introductory story see the Mahaaka"nha Jataka (J.469). 56/054 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.259ff. sacrifice

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