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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.310 Sayha Jaataka The bodhisatva was once the son of the chaplain of Brahmadatta, king of Benares. He was brought up with the kingís son and they studied together in Takkasila, becoming great friends. When the prince succeeded to the throne, the Bodhisatva, not desiring to live a householderís life, became an ascetic and lived in the Himalayas. As time passed, the king began to think of him, and he sent his minister Sayha to fetch the ascetic, that he might become the royal chaplain. The bodhisatva, however, turned down the offer, saying he had no need of such honour. The story was related in reference to a monk who, loving a woman, was discontented. The king is identified with Ananda and Sayha with Sariputta. 58/437 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.030ff. renunciation

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