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J.131 Asampadaana Jaataka The bodhisatva was born in Rajagaha and became known as Sankhasetthi worth eighty crores. He had a friend, Piliyasetthi in Benares, equally wealthy. Piliya, having lost all his wealth, sought the assistance of Sankha, who gave him one half of all his possessions. Later, Sankha himself went bankrupt, and went with his wife to Benares to seek help from Piliya. The latter, however dismissed him with half a quartern of pollard. On the way back Sankha was reckognized by an erstwhile servant of his whom he had given to Piliya. This servant befriended Sankha and his wife and with the help of his companions, brought Piliyaís ingratitude to the king. The king, having tried the case, wished to give all Piliyaís wealth to Sankha, but at the latterís request restored to him only what he had in days of prosperity given to Piliya. The story is related in reference to Devadattaís ingratitude. 56/514 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.465ff. ingratitude

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