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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.259 Tirii.tavaccha Jaataka Once the Bodhisatva was a brahmin in Kasi named Tiritavaccha and after the death of his parents became an ascetic. The king of Benares, fleeing from his enemies, arrived at Tiritavacchaís hermitage, riding on an elephant. Looking for water, but finding none, he let himself down into the hermitís well, but was unable to get out again. The hermit rescued him and showed him every hospitality. Later the hermit visited the king, now restored to the throne, and was given a dwelling place in the royal park. The courtiers were inclined to be jealous of the attentions paid to the hermit, bu the king told them of the incident in the forest and they acknowledged the hermitís claim to honour. The story was told in reference to Ananda having received five hundred robes from the women at Pasenadiís palace. The king is identified with Ananda. 58/080 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.314ff. gratitude, praise


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