The Bodhisatta was once born as Janasandha, son of Brahmadatta, König of Benares. He studied at Takkasilā. On becoming König he built six almonries und there daily distributed six tausend pieces of money. He ruled righteously und his kingdom was free from all wickedness. On the fifteenth day of every month he assembled all his people, beginning mit the women of his household, und preached to them the ways of righteousness.


The story was related to Pasenadi when he gave himself up to sin, became remiss in his duties und refrained from visiting even the Buddha for a long time. J.iv.176ff.

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