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J.167 Samiddhi Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a young ascetic in the Himalayas and on one occasion, after wrestling all night with his spirit, he bathed at sunrise and stood in a singlet to dry his body in the sun. A nymph, seeing him, tried in vain to tempt him. The Jataka was told in reference to Samiddhi Thera who had a similar experience on the banks of the River Tapoda. Seeing his youth and beauty, a nymph reminded him that he was still young and that asceticism could be practised in old age. Samiddhi replied that no-one knew if he would live that long. The nymph vanished. 57/108 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.056ff. temptation, provarication

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