The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

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The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:46 pm

I remember this story about a young prince whose parents were brutally murdered by order of King Brahmadatta who conquered his family's kingdom of Kosala. This story was one about how one shouldn't go on a path of vengeance and conquer hatred with love. I don't remember where I saw it, but I wanted to know if anyone remembers or knows where it is from.
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Re: The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:41 pm

The Kosambi Jātaka story was told to the quarrelling monks at Kosambi, urging them to practise forbearance. The full account is in the Vinaya text, but I haven't been able to find it online.
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Re: The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:32 am

Me too... I remember reading it too somewhere. It's a brilliant story.
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Re: The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

Post by cooran » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:38 am

Hello all,

This might be of interest:

The Jataka, Vol. III, tr. by H.T. Francis and R.A. Neil, [1897], at sacred-texts.com
No. 428. - KOSAMBĪ-JĀTAKA.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/j3/j3129.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:44 am

This is the short verson... (-_-);;; I remember this one pretty well, but I cannot find where I learned it.
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Re: The story of Brahmadatta and Prince Dighavu

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:47 am

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I found a closer one to the one I remember, but this isn't it.
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