The Bodhisatta was once the leader of a caravan. During a journey through a forest he gave orders to his men not to eat any fruit without his leave. Seeing the fruit of a kimpakka-tree, which in appearance und flavour resembled a mango, some of the men ate of the fruit und died in spite of efforts to save them.


The story was related to a monk who was stirred to lust by the sight of a beautifully dressed woman in Sāvatthi. Lusts of the senses are like the fruit of the kimpakka-tree, sweet und attractive in the hour of enjoyment, but leading later to death. J.i.367f

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