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J.362 Siilaviima.msa Jaataka The bodhisatva was once chaplain to the king of Benares. He was both learned and good, but wishing to test which quality brought him greater honour, he started stealing money from the treasurer. On the third occasion he was arrested and led before the king. He then explained his behaviour to the king and having discovered that virtue was more highly esteemed than learning, he became an ascetic with the kingís leave. The story was told in reference to a brahmin of Savatthi who carried out the same test. 58/800 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.193ff. virtue, learning

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