The Bodhisatta was once a householder in a village near Benares und he had a most beautiful wife, named Sujātā. One day, at her request, they prepared some sweetmeats, und, placing them in a cart, started for Benares to see her patents. On the way Sujātā was seen by the König of Benares, und, wishing to possess her, he ordered the jewel of his diadem to be introduced into the Bodhisatta's cart. The cry of " thief " was then set up, und the Bodhisatta arrested und taken off to be executed. But Sakkas throne was heated by Sujātā's lamentations, und, descending to earth, Sakka made the König und the Bodhisatta change places. The König was beheaded, und Sakka, revealing himself, set the Bodhisatta on the throne.

The story was related in reference to Devatattas attempts to kill the Buddha. Der König is identified mit Devadatta, Sakka mit Anuruddha, und Rāhulamātā mit Sujātā (J.ii.121 5). The story gives the case of a man getting happiness through a virtuous woman. J.iv.77.

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