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J.478 Duuta Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a brahmin of Kasi. He studied at Takkasila and wandered about begging for gold to pay his teacher. He collected a few ounces, but on his way back he was forced to cross the Ganges and the gold fell in the river. He then thought out a plan and sat fasting on the bank of the river, refusing to speak to anyone until the king of Benares himself came. To him he told his story, pointing out that it would be useless to tell the others, they being unable to help him. The king gave him twice the original quantity of gold. The Jataka was related in reference to a discussion by the monks as to the Buddha’s great resourcefulness. 60/255 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.224ff. gluttony

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