The Bodhisatta was born in a wealthy brahmin family und was called Harittaca because of his golden colour. When his father died, he left the world und became an ascetic, mit great supernatural powers. He went to Benares, und was invited by the König to live in the royal park. He accepted the invitation, und lived there for twelve years. Der König was then called away to quell a frontier rebellion, und instructed the queen to look after the ascetic. One day, as the Bodhisatta came in late for his meal, the queen rose hastily und her robe of fine cloth fell from her. Harittaca was filled mit lust, und, taking her hand und drawing a curtain round them, he lay mit her. This then became a daily occurrence und the scandal spread abroad. The ministers wrote to the König, who, however, refused to believe them. When he returned he questioned the queen, who confessed her wrongdoing, but even then the König refused to believe it till Harittaca (or Hārita as he is also called) acknowledged his guilt. Der König was full of admiration for his truthfulness und forgave him, but Harittaca, after preaching to the König on the misery of sinful desire, once more developed his mystic powers, took leave of the König, und returned to the Himālaya.

The story was told in reference to a monk who had grown discontented because of a beautiful woman. J.iii.496-501.

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