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J.527 Ummaadantii Jaataka | Ummaadayantii Jaataka Ummadanti, the daughter of an Aritthapura banker, is so beautiful when coming of age, that all men who look upon her are smitten with passion. The king Sivi sends fortune tellers to examine her with view to matrimony, but the fortune-tellers themselves fall in love with her. She drives them from the house, and slighted, they tell the king she is a witch. The king has her married to the son of his commander in chief. Later the king sees her for himself, but too principled to go back on his word, overcomes his passion for the sake of righteousness. The story is told in connection with a back-sliding monk who having seen a very beautiful woman while he was on almsround, despairs and has to be taken before the Buddha. 62/035 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.v.209ff. passion, righteousness

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