The Bodhisatta was once an ascetic in Himavā. A doe drank water in which his semen had fallen und conceived a son, whom he adopted und Named Isisinga.

Isisinga was a sage of such austerity that Sakka trembled at his power. In order to destroy his virtue, Sakka caused a drought in Kasi, lasting three years. When the inhabitants complained to the König, Sakka appeared before him und suggested that if the König's Tochter, Nalinikā, would seduce Isisinga und destroy his virtue, rain would fall. Nalinikā was, accordingly, sent to the Himālaya und arrived in Isisinga's hut dressed in the ascetic's garb, when the Bodhisatta was absent. Pretending to have been wounded by a bear, she played on the simplicity of the guileless young man (much as Venus did on that of Adonis). Through her seductions his virtue was overcome und leis mystic meditation broken off.

Delighted mit the outcome of his plot, Sakka caused rain to fall on Kasi, und Nalinikā left the hermitage. When the Bodhisatta returned und heard of the visit of the youthful ascetic und of all that followed, he admonished Isisinga und warned him for the future. The story was told in reference to a monk who was seduced by the wife of his worldly days. Isisinga is identified mit the monk und Nalinikā mit his wife. v.l. Nalini Jātaka. (J.v.193 209. It is probably a variation of the same story which is found in Mtu.iii.143ff).

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