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J.338 Thusa Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a teacher in Takkasila and the heir to the throne of Benares was his student. Foreseeing danger to the prince from his son, he taught the prince four stanzas to be repeated when his son reached the age of sixteen, at the time of the evening meal, at the time of the great levee, while ascending the palace roof and in the royal chamber respectively. The prince, in due course became king, and, as had been foreseen by his teacher, he was conspired against by his son, but saved his life by repeating the stanzas. The son was cast into prison and set free only after the kingís death. The story was related in reference to Bimbisaraís great love of Ajatasattu in spite of the soothsayerís warning that the latter would kill him. 58/632 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.121ff. fatherly love, wisdom

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