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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.235 Vacchanakha Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born as Vacchanakha, a hermit living in the Himalayas. On one occasion, having gone to Benares for salt and seasoning, he stayed in the king’s garden. A rich man saw him and, pleased with his looks, attended to his needs. A friendship grew up between them and the rich man invited the hermit to give up his robes and share his wealth. The hermit refused the offer, however, and pointed out the disadvantages of the household life. The story was told in reference to an attempt by Roja the Malla, friend of Ananda, to attempt the latter back to the worldly life by offering him half of his possessions. Roja is identified with the rich man of the Jataka. 57/449 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.231ff. renunciation

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