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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.415 Kummaasapi.n.da Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was servant to a rich man in Benares, and having received four portions of sour gruel for wages, gave them to four paccekabuddhas. After death he was born as heir to the throne of Benares and married the daughter of the king of Kosala. Remembering his previous life, he composed a song about it -- the song became very popular, although no-one understood its true meaning. The queen, having been promised a boon, chose to know the meaning of the song, and the king, having summoned the people from twelve leagues around, explained the allusions. The queen too, revealed too, how she had once been a slave in the court of Ambattha and had given alms to a holy monk. She is identified with Rahulamata. The story is told in reference to Queen Mallika -- she was a garland-makerís daughter, and one day gave three portions of sour gruel to the Buddha. That same day she became the chief queen of King Pasenadi. 59/417 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.405ff. alms giving

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