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J.378 Dariimukha Jaataka The Bodhisatva was once born as Brahmadatta, son of the king of Magadha. He studied in Takkasila with his friend Darimukha, son of the kingís purohita. Once, when travelling, they came to Benares and there, while resting in the kingís garden, Brahmadatta fell asleep and Darimukha, who perceived certain portents which foretold kingship for his friend, left him, and having become a paccekabuddha, retired to Nandamulaguha. Brahmadatta became king of Benares and in his glory forgot Darimukha for many years. Fifty years passed and Darimukha visited the king and preached to him on renunciation. Later, Brahmadatta also became an ascetic. The story was related in reference to the Buddhaís renunciation. 59/025 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.238ff. renunciation

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