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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.181 Asadisa Jaataka | Sarak.sepana Jaataka The bodhisatva was born as the son of the king of Benares. When his father died, the kingdom was offered to him, but he refused it and his brother acceded in his place. Finding that his presence in the city was causing anxiety to the new king, he left Benares and entered into the service of another king as archer. He attained great fame by his archery and brought down a mango by a downward shot of an arrow which in its upward flight reached the first level of heaven, whence it was turned back by another arrow which having accomplished its purpose rose to the second level of heaven. Later, hearing that his brotherís kingdom had been harried by seven other kings, Asadisa shot an arrow into the dish from which all the kings were eating, and they all fled. He soon afterwards became an ascetic and at his death was reborn in the Brahma world. 57/171 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.086ff. archery

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