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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.201 Bandhanaagaara Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born in a poor family and supported his mother. Having provided him with a wife, much against his will, she died soon afterwards. When his wife was pregnant, he wished to renounce the world and become an ascetic, but his wife persuaded him to wait. On her second conception, he ran away and, becoming an ascetic, rejoiced in his freedom from the bonds of his wife and his family. The Jataka was related when some monks reported to the Buddha that a gang of thieves had been taken captive by Pasenadi and put in chains. No chains were stronger than those of passion, said the Buddha. 57/275 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.139ff. renunciation, non-provarication

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