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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.443 Cullabodhi Jaataka The bodhisatva, by the name of Bodhi, was once born in a very rich family of Kasi and studied in Takkasila. His parents married him to a suitable wife but, as they had both come from the Brahma-world, they were free from passionate desire. After his parentís death, the two distributed their wealth and became ascetics. One day they came to the kingís park, and there the king fell in love with the woman and carried her away by force to the palace. When he told the Bodhisatva of this, he showed no resentment at all. In the palace, the king found that he could not win the womanís love, and returned to the park curious to know whether the ascetic really meant what he said. In the course of conversation, the Bodhisatva told the king that he did not give way to anger because anger once awakened is difficult to curb. The story was related in reference to a monk of violent temper. The king was Ananda and the bodhisatvaís wife was Rahulamata. See also Ananusociya Jaataka (J.328). The story is also given in the Jatakamala as the Khuddabodhi Jataka (xxi) and in the Cariyapitaka. 59/815 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.022ff. anger, passion

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