Once Assa, the "Jockey" (assāroha) of Rājagaha came to the Buddha to ask if it were true that a horse-trainer, if he exerted himself in the performance of his duties, would be born among the Sarañjita devas? The Buddha tells him that such a view is a perverted one and that its result is rebirth either in purgatory or as an animal. Assa expresses his consternation and declares himself thenceforth a follower of the Buddha. S.iv.310.

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