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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.462 Sa.mvara Jaataka The bodhisatva was the teacher of Samvara, youngest of the hundred sons of the king of Benares. When he had finished his studies, the king offered him a province, but at the suggestion of his teacher, he preferred to live near his father. There, acting on the bodhisatvaís advice, he won all hearts and at the death of his father, the courtiers made him king. The brothers protested, and Samvara, again following his teacherís advice, divided his fatherís wealth among them. The brothers, led by Uposatha, then acknowledged him king. The story was related to a monk who had dwelt in the forest and had then given up striving. He is identified with Samvara and Sariputta with Uposatha. See also Alinacitta Jataka (J.156) and Gaamani Jataka (J.008). 60/065 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.130ff. endearingness

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