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J.336 Brahaachatta Jaataka Once Brahmadatta, king of Benares, captured Kosala with its king, and brought back all its treasures to Benares, where he buried them in iron pots in the royal park. Chatta, the Kosala kingís son, escaped and became an ascetic near Takkasila with a following of five-hundred. Later he came with his followers to Benares, won the heart of the king by his demeanour, and lived in the royal park. There, by means of a spell, he discovered the buried treasure, and taking his followers into his confidence, took the treasure to Savatthi and made the city impregnable. When Brahmadatta discovered his loss and its results, he was disconsolate, but was conforted by his minister who was the bodhisatva, and who pointed out that Chatta had but taken what belonged to him. the story was told in reference to a knavish monk, identified with Chatta. 58/618 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.115ff. deceit, cheat


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