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J.301 Cullakaali"nga Jaataka Kalinga, king of Dantapura, anxious to make a fight, sent his four daughters of surpassing beauty into every kingdom, offering them to any man who would fight for them. Assaka, king of Potali, with the advice of his minister Nandisena, accepted the challenge. Kalinga thereupon came with his mighty army, and the bodhisatva, who was an ascetic declared, after consultation with Sakka, that the victory would be his. Nandisena, however, instructed Assaka as to how he should kill the tutelary deity of Kalinga, when this deity, in the disguise of a white bull, should appear on the battlefield. Nandisena led the attack of the soldiers, the white bull was killed and Kalinga defeated. He had to provide dowries for his daughters and thenceforth the two kings lived as friends. The story was related in reference to Sariputta who is identified with Nandisena. Two Jains, man and woman, each versed in 500 theses, met in Vesali and the Licchavis arranged a marriage between them. They had one son, Saccaka and four daughters, Sacca, Lola, Avavadaka and Patacara. After the death of their parents, the girls wandered from city to city for the purposes of disputation. They came at last to Savatthi, where they set up at the city gate a jambu-tree to be pulled up by anyone accepting their challenge to a discussion. Sariputta, seeing the branch, had it removed, and when the girls came to him with a great crowd of people, answered all their questions and defeated them in debate. Thereupon they entered the order under Uppalavanna and the fame of Sariputta increased. 58/369 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.001ff. debate


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