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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.068 Saaketa Jaataka Once, when the Buddha visited Saketa, an old brahmin met him at the gate and fell at his feet, calling him his ësoní and took him home to see his ëmotherí (the brahminís wife) and his ëbrothers and sistersí (the brahminís family). There the Buddha and his monks were entertained with a meal, at the end of which the Buddha preached the Jaraa Sutta. Both the brahmin and his wife became sakadagamins. When the Buddha returned to A~njanavana, the monks asked him what the brahmin had meant by calling him his son. The Buddha told them how the brahmin had been his father for 500 successive past births, his uncle for 500 lifetimes and his grandfather for 500 lifetimes. The brahminís wife had similarly been his mother, aunt and grandmother. 56/159 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.308ff., DhA.iii.317ff., SNA.ii.532ff. familiarity, parenthood

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