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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.147 Puppharatta Jaataka Once, during the Kattika Festival in Benares, the wife of a poor man insisted on having a pair of garments dyed with safflower to wear at the festival. urged by her desire, the husband broke into the kingís conservatories at night to get the safflowers. He was caught by the guard and impaled alive. He died lamenting the non-fulfilment of his wifeís desire and was born in hell. The bodhisatva was, at that time, an akasa-devata. The story was told of a passion-tossed monk who longed for the wife of his lay-life. The couple are identified with those of the Jataka. 56/587 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.499ff. desire

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