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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.237 Saaketa Jaataka Once, when the Buddha visited Saketa, an old brahmin met him at the gate and fell at his feet, calling him his ‘son’ and took him home to see his ‘mother’ (the brahmin’s wife) and his ‘brothers and sisters’ (the brahmin’s family). There the Buddha and his monks were entertained with a meal, at the end of which the Buddha preached the Jaraa Sutta. Both the brahmin and his wife became sakadagamins. When the Buddha returned to A~njanavana, the monks asked how the brahmin had recognized him. He explained how, in those who have been familiar in previous lives, familiarity springs afresh, like a lotus in a pond. 57/457 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.234ff. familiarity


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