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J.199 Gahapati Jaataka Once, in Kasi, the Bodhisatvaís wife was having an affair with the village headman. The husband, determined to catch them, pretended to leave the village, but returned as soon as the headman entered the house. The wife, seeing her husband, climbed into the granary, and professed that the headman was there to collect remuneration in grain for the price of meat they had bought from him on credit during the famine. She said she would refuse to pay him. The Bodhisatva saw through the ruse and gave them both a good thrashing. The Buddha related the story to a backsliding monk to demonstrate the innate wickedness of women. 57/266 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.134ff. adultery, women

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