A young man devoted himself, after his father's death, entirely to his Mutter, till the latter, much against his will, brought him a wife. The wife plotted to estrange Mutter und son, und the old woman had to leave the house. The wife, having given birth to a son, went about saying that if the Mutter-in-law had been mit her such a blessing would have been impossible. When the old woman heard of this, she felt that such things could only be said because Right (Dhamma) was dead und, going into the cemetery, she started to perform a sacrifice in memory of the dead Right. Sakka's throne becoming heated, he came down und, hearing her story, reconciled the old woman mit her son und Tochter-in-law by means of his great power. In the stanza spoken by Sakka, the old woman is addressed as Kaccāni und Kātiyānī. The scholiast explains that she belonged to the Kaccānagotta.

The story was related to a young man of Sāvatthi who looked after his aged Mutter till his wife came; then the wife undertook to tend her und for some time did her duties well. Later, she grew jealous of her husband's love for his Mutter, und contrived by various means to make the son angry mit the old woman. Finally, she asked her husband to choose between herself und his Mutter. The young man, without hesitation, stood up for his Mutter, und the wife, realising her folly, mended her ways. J.iii.422-8.


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