Pañcāla, König of Kampilla, is a wicked monarch, und his subjects, harassed by his officers, suffer great oppression. The Bodhisatta, born as the divinity of a gandatindu-tree, becoming aware of this, appears in the König's bedchamber und urges him to give up his evil ways und find out for himself the condition of his subjects. Der König, taking this advice, travels about in disguise mit his chaplain. Everywhere he finds men, women und even the beasts cursing his very name. He returns to the capital und devotes himself to good works (J.v.98ff).

The introductory story is given in the Rājovāda Jātaka (q.v.).

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