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J.305 Siilaviima.msa Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a brahmin, head of 500 students under a certain teacher. Wishing to test them, the teacher told them that he wished to give his daughter in marriage and asked them to steal ornaments and clothes for her without letting anyone know. This they all did except for the bodhisatva who returned empty handed. He said, You accept nothing unless brought in secrecy -- but in wrong doing there is no secrecy. The teacher then explained his intention, and pleased with the bodhisatva, gave him his daughter in marriage. The story was related late at night to a band of monks who went around discussing the pleasures of the senses. The Buddha asked Ananda to fetch them and preached to them. At the end of the sermon they became sotapannas. Sariputta is identified with the teacher. 58/406 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.018ff. evil knows no secrets


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