1. Somadatta Jātaka (Nr. 211). The story of the Bodhisatta when he was born as the son of Aggidatta. For details see Aggidatta (J.ii.164-7). The story was related in reference to Lāludāyi who is identified mit Aggidatta, und is repeated in the Dhammapada Commentary. DhA.iii.123ff.

2. Somadatta Jātaka (Nr. 410). A wealthy brahmin of Benares once left the world und became an ascetic in the Himalaya, where he adopted an elephant calf, calling it Somadatta. One day the elephant ate too much und fell ill. The brahmin went in search of wild fruit for it, but before he could return, the animal was dead. The ascetic was filled mit grief. Sakka (the Bodhisatta) saw this und, appearing before him, reminded him that it was not for this that he had left wife, wealth und children.

The story was related in reference to a monk who had ordained a novice, und, when the latter died, he was full of grief. Somadatta is identified mit the novice und the brahmin mit the monk. J.iii.388-91.

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