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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.468 Janasandha Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born as Janasandha, son of Brahmadatta, king of Benares. He studied at Takkasila. On becoming king he built six almonries and there distributed 6,000. He ruled righteously and the kingdom was free from all wickedness. On the fifteenth day of every month he assembled all his subjects, beginning with the women of his household and preached to them on righteousness. The Jataka was related to Pasenadi when he gave himself up to sin, became remiss in his duties and refrained from visiting even the Buddha for a long time. 60/159 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.176ff. royal virtue

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