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J.358 Culladhammapaala Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was born as Dhammapala, son of Mahapatapa, king of Benares and his queen Candaa. One day Candaa was playing with her seven-month old baby with whom she was so engrossed that, when the king entered the room, whe omitted to rise. This roused the kingís jealousy and he sent for the executioner, having the babyís hands, feet and head cut off and his body encircled with sword-cuts ëas though with a garlandí. He paid no heed to Candaaís lamentations, and she fell down dead of a broken heart. Flames arose from Aveci and wrapping Mahapatapa about, as with a woollen garment, plunged him into the lowest hell. The Jataka was told in reference to Devadattaís attempts to kill the Buddha. 58/765 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.177ff. jealousy, anger, cruelty

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