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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.063 Takka Jaataka | Takkaariya Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was an ascetic on the banks of the Ganges, from which he rescued Dutthakumari, daughter of a setthi of Benares who had been thrown into the flood during a storm by her long-suffering servants. The ascetic succumbed to the wiles of Dutthakumari and took up his abode with her in a village, where they earned their living by selling takka (curds or dates). He therefore came to be called Takkapandita. One day the village was looted by robbers, and they carried the woman away with their booty. Living happily with the robber chief, she feared that her former husband might come and claim her -- she therefore sent for him with sweet words, planning to have him killed. While being beaten by the robber chief, Takkapandita kept repeating ëungrateful wretchesí and, on being asked the reason, related the story. The robber thereupon killed the woman. Ananda is identified with the robber chief. The Jataka was related to a passion-tossed monk. 56/157 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.295ff. women, passion

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