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J.313 Khantivaadi Jaataka The bodhisatva was born as Kundaka, in a rich family of Kasi. After the death of his parents, he gave away his immense wealth in charity and became an ascetic in the Himalayas. Returning later to Kasi, he dwelt in the royal park, beinging attended by the commander in chief. One day, Kalabu, king of Benares, visited the park with his harem, and falling into a drunken sleep, left the women to their own devices. They met the ascetic and were listening to his teaching when the king woke. The king was angry and asked what the ascetic had been preaching about. When he heard that the sermon was on patience, he ordered that the asceticís patience be tested. The king had the ascetics arms and legs cut off -- but the ascetic still bore the king no malice. Defeated, the angry king strode away and was immediately swallowed up by the earth into Aveci. The hermit died of his injuries with a blessing for the king on his lips. The Jataka was told in relation to a wrathful monk. Kalabu was Devadatta. The commander in chief was Sariputta. 58/457 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.039ff. patience, anger, forgiveness

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