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J.194 Ma.nicora Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a householder in a village near Benares and he had a most beautiful wife named Sujata. One day, at her request, they prepared some sweetmeals and, placing them in a cart, started out for Benares to see her parents. On the way, Sujata was seen by the king of Benares, and, wishing to possess her, ordered that his diadem should be planted in the bodhisatvaís cart. The cry of ëthiefí was then set up and the bodhisatva was arrested and taken away for execution. Sakkaís throne was heated by Sujataís lamentations and, descending to earth, Sakka made the king and the bodhisatva change places. The king was beheaded and Sakka, revealing himself, set the bodhisatva on the throne. The story was related in reference to Devadattaís attempts to kill the Buddha. The king is identified with Devadatta, Sakka with Anuruddha and Rahulamata with Sujata. The story gives the case of a man getting happiness through a virtuous woman. 57/239 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.121ff. women, loyalty

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