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J.055 Pa~ncavudha Jaataka Once the Bodhisatva was born as Pa~ncavudha Kumara, king of Benares. He was the son of Brahmadatta and was so named because he had been prophesized to win glory through prowess in weaponry. He studied in Takkasila and, at the end of his course, his teacher gave him five weapons. On the way home he had a conflict with an ogre named Silasaloma against whom the weapons were of no avail because they could not penetrate his hair. The bodhisatva, fought on without weapons and the ogre, marvelling at his courage and fearlessness, set him free. He thereupon preached to the ogre and converted him. Pa~ncavudha later became king of Benares. The ogre was identified with A"ngulimaala. The story was related in reference to a monk who had renounced all effort. 56/083 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.272ff. perseverence, courage, effort


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