The story of a woman who, finding that her husband had relations mit a female servant, bound the servant hand und foot, cut off her nose und locked her up in a secret chamber. In order to hide the deed from her husband, she took him to the monastery to hear the Buddha preach. Some relatives of hers came to the house und discovering what had happened, released the servant. She went to the monastery where her mistress was listening to the Buddha's sermon und proclaimed aloud the wrong done to her. The Buddha, thereupon, pointed out the folly of doing evil in the hope that it would not be found out. We are told that both the woman und her husband became Sotāpanna at the end of the sermon. The servant was set free (DhA.iii.486-7).

 Home Oben Zum Index Zurueck Voraus