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J.464 Cullaku.nala Jaataka One day when Pingiyani, wife of Brahmadatta is opening her window, she saw the royal groom, and fell in love with him. When the king fell asleep, she climbed down through the window, lay with the groom and climbed back again, perfuming herself before lying down beside the king. The king eventually discovered her misdemenour and proclaimed it to his ministers, depriving her of her royal rank. The Jataka is one of those related by Kunala who is identified with Brahmadatta. The Jataka is related in order to destroy the discontent that rose in the hearts of the Sakyan youths, kinsmen of the Buddha, who having entered the Order, were troubled by the thought of the wives they had left behind. They became arahants as the result of hearing the Jataka. 60/106 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.144ff. women, infidelity

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