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J.373 Muusika Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a world-famed teacher. Among his students was Yava, son of the King of Benares. He was a very good student, and when he was about to leave, the Bodhisatva, foreseeing danger for him, taught him three verses. The first two were based on incidents seen by the Bodhisatva -- a horse killing a mouse that worried the sore place in his foot and throwing him into the well, later trying to eat barley by poking its head through a fence. The third was made of his own accord. Later, Yava became king, and his son, sixteen years old, made three attempts on his life. However, he was foiled in each attempt because Yava repeated the stanzas making the boy feel that he had been discovered -- he confessed his guilt and was cast into chains. The story was related in reference to Ajatasattu -- See also Thusa Jataka (J.338). 58/861 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.215ff. wisdom

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