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J.435 Haliddaraaga Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a rich brahmin who, on the death of his wife, retired with his son to the Himalayas to become an ascetic. One day a girl, having been carried off by thieves, escaped from them and arrived at the asceticís hut when the bodhisatva was away. The son fell victim to her charms and agreed to return with her to the haunts of men. She went on ahead and he was to follow, but his father, hearing of what had occurred during his absence, described the snares of the household life to the youth in such a graphic way that he gave up the idea of following the girl. The Jataka was related in reference to a vain monk who succumbed to the wiles of a maiden of Savatthi. The girlís mother used her to entice the monk to become her son-in-law. The Buddha warned him that in the past the same girl had tried to destroy his spiritual vocation. See also the Mu.nika Jaataka (J.030), Uda~ncani Jaataka (J.106), Saluka Jaataka (J.286) and Ara~n~na Jataka (J.348). 59/710 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.524ff. women, temptation, passion


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