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J.344 Amba Jaataka | Ambacora Jaataka The story of a wicked ascetic who built himself a hut on a river bank near Benares under a mango tree. He ate the ripe mangoes as they fell. In order to warn him, Sakka made it appear as if the orchard had been plundered by thieves. Returning from his alms-round, and seeing what had happened, the ascetic charged the four daughters of a merchant with having stolen the mangoes. They denied the charge and swore dreadful oaths to support their statement. Thereupon he let them go. The story was told about an elder who had entered the Order in his old age and who, instead of practising his duties, looked after mangoes. Thieves stole his mangoes and he charged four innocent merchant daughters who happened to be visiting the orchard with the theft. They swore oaths to prove they were not guilty and were released. 58/668 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.137ff. greed

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