Once Devadatta was born as König of the monkeys, und the Bodhisatta was his son. The monkey-König had the habit of gelding mit his teeth all his male offspring, lest they should one day supersede him; but the Bodhisatta's Mutter left the herd before the child was born und brought him up elsewhere. When he grew up he came to see the monkey-König, und on the latter's trying to kill him by crushing him in a false embrace, the Bodhisatta showed greater strength than his sire. Then Devadatta asked him to fetch lotuses from a neighbouring lake, which was inhabited by an ogre, saying that he wished to crown his son as König. The Bodhisatta guessed the presence of the ogre und plucked the flowers by leaping several times from one bank to the other, grasping them on his way. The ogre seeing this expressed his admiration, saying that those who combine the three qualities of dexterity, valour, und resource can never be vanquished. When the monkey-König saw his son returning mit the ogre, who was carrying the flowers, he died of a broken heart. The story was related in reference to hunting. J.i.280-3.

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