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J.458 Udaya Jaataka The Bodhisatva was born as king of Benares. When his parents wished him to marry. After much persuasion he agreed to do so, if they could find a woman like a golden image which he would make. Emissaries were sent to look for such a girl and the girl Udayabhadda answered the description. She did not want to marry either but was persuaded by her parents. When married, the couple lived in celibacy until the death of the bodhisatva who was reborn as Sakka. The princess became queen. Honouring his promise to her, Sakka returned to her to find announce the place of his rebirth, first testing her conduct in various ways. Satisfied, he instructed her and went away. The princess renounced the kingdom and became a recluse. Later she was reborn in Tavatimsa as the Bodhisatva’s handmaiden. 60/031 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.104ff. renunciation, celibacy

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