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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.061 Aasaatamanta Jaataka | Asaatamanta Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a famous teacher in Takkasila. A young brahmin of Benares came to study under him and completing the course, went back home. His mother, however, was anxious that he should renounce the world and tend Aggibhagava in the forest. She accordingly sent him back to his teacher that he might learn the ŽasatamantaŪ (dolour text). The teacher had a mother aged 120 years on whom he himself waited. When the youth came back to learn the asatamanta, he was asked to look after the old woman. She, falling in love with him, hatched a plot to kill her son. The bodhisatva, having been told of the plot, made a wooden figure and placed it in his bed. The mother, thinking to kill her son, struck it with an axe, and discovering that she had been betrayed, fell down dead. The youth, having learned the asatamanta, returned to his parents and became a hermit. Kapilani was the mother in the story, Maha Kassapa the father and Ananda the pupil. This story, together with the ummadanti Jataka was related to a passion-tossed monk to warn him of the evil nature of women. 56/110 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.285ff. women, passion

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