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J.261 Paduma Jaataka The bodhisatva was once the son of a rich merchant in Benares. In the town was a tank tended by a leper who had lost his nose. One feast day the Bodhisatva went with two brothers to collect lotuses at the tank. The brothers tried to flatter the leper, thereby making him angry, but the Bodhisatva, being honest, was given a whole bunch of lotuses. The story was related in reference to Ananda. Some monks once wandered all ove the Lotus-street to find some lotuses to offer at the Ananda-bodhi. They could find none, however, and Ananda, hearing of this, went himself to the same place and returned with many handfuls of blue-lotus. The incident was reported to the Buddha who related the Jataka. 58/094 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.321ff. sincerety

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