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J.212 Ucchi.t.thabhatta Jaataka In a village near Kasi, a brahminís wicked wife received her lover when her husband was away. She prepared a meal for her lover and while he ate, she stood at the door watching for her husband. The brahmin appeared before he was expected, and the lover was bundled into the storeroom. The woman put some hot rice over the food left unfinished by her lover and gave the plate to her husband. When asked why the rice was hot on top and cold at the bottom, she remained silent. The bodhisatva, who had been born as a poor acrobat, had been at the door of the house waiting for alms and had seen all that had happened. He informed the brahmin of his wifeís conduct and both the wife and the lover received a sound beating. The story was told to a monk who hankered after his wife. The Buddha related the story in order to show him that in a past birth this same wife had made him eat the left-overs of her paramour. 57/326 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.167ff. unfaithfulness, adultery

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