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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.487 Uddhalaka Jaataka | Uddaalaka Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was chaplain to the king of Benares. He had a son, Uddalaka, who went to study in Takkasila and became leader of a large band of ascetics. In the course of their travels, the son and followers returned to Benares and received great favours from the people. Attracted by the reputation, the king visited the ascetics with his chaplain. On that occasion, Uddalaka arranged that himself and his followers should feign to be very holy men given to various austerities. The bodhisatva saw through their dishonesty and discovering the identity of Uddalaka, persuaded him to leave his asceticism and become chaplain under him. The Jataka is related in reference to a monk who led a deceitful life. The monk is identified with Uddalaka. 60/389 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.298ff. hypocrisy

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