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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.232 Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a rich merchant and a marriage was arranged between his son and the daughter of a Benares merchant. In her parentís house, the girl saw honour being offered to a bull, and seeing a hunchback in the street on the day of her marriage, she thought him worthy of great honour because of his hunch -- and eloped with him in disguise, carrying her jewellery. The bodhisatvaís friends saw her, and persuading her of her folly, took her back home. The story was told in reference to a rich girl of Savatthi who went away with a hunchback in similar circumstances. The girls of both stories were the same. 57/436 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.224ff. appearances

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