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J.392 Bhisapuppha Jaataka | Upasi"nghapuppha Jaataka The Bodhisatva was once born as an ascetic and one day a goddess, having seen him smell a lotus in bloom, upbraided him, telling him he was a thief to smell a lotus that did not belong to him. Nearby was a man digging up lotus plants for their fibres, but to him the goddess said nothing. When questioned, he answer was tha in a man like the Bodhisatva, seeking for purity, a sin even as large as a hair-tip showed like a dark cloud in the sky. The Bodhisatva, greatly impressed, thanked her. The goddess is identified with uppalavanna. The story was told in reference to a monk who was upbraided by a deity in a forest tract in Kosala for smelling a lotus. In great agitation he went to the Buddha, who told him the above Jataka. 59/180 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.307ff. perfection


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