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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.067 Uccha"nga Jaataka Three men who were ploughing on the outskirts of a forest were mistaken for bandits and taken before the king. While they were being tried, a woman came to the palace and lamented loudly that she had been left naked. The king ordered that she be given clothing, but she said that wasnít what she meant. Questioned further, she revealed that she had come to plead for the life of her husband who had been taken prisoner. She was asked what relationship the three captives were to her. She told the king: her husband, her brother and her son. The king granted her the release of one of the men. She chose the release of her brother, saying that the others were replaceable. Pleased with her answer, the king released all three men. The Jataka was related in reference to a woman from a village in Kosala who obtained the release of three men from the king of Kosala in the same way. 56/154 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.306ff. women, resourceful

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