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Once upon a time there was a evil ascetic who
had built a meditating place in a mango grove on
the side of the river Ganga. He
was an ascetic just for the name’s sake as his
aim was the greed for donations and gifts from
Also, he spent most of his time in guarding the
mangoes; enjoy and eat them.
During those days, the Bodhisatta was born as Sakka
the king of heaven. One day, when he was
the affairs on the earth, he saw the evil
ascetic finding out all the ways of evil
practices. So, he decided to teach him a lesson.
One day, when the ascetic had gone to the
village for the alms, Sakka by his supernatural
power appeared and knocked down the mangoes from
the orchard and made it appear as if it was
After returning from the village, the evil ascetic
was much angry at the scene of his orchard
and looked for the thieves all around. At that
same moment the four daughters of a Varanasi merchant
were passing by through that area. The ascetic
caught all four of them in
doubt and blamed them as if they were the thieves.
Each of the four women then seriously stated of
their virtue. The evil ascetic then set
them free as he could not find any evidence
against them. Thus, insulted and embarrassed all
four maidens went away weeping.
Sakka, however, did not like the behavior of the
evil ascetic towards those women. So, he
appeared before him in a terrible form to teach
him a lesson. Thus, frightened by Sakka the
evil ascetic escaped from the orchard for ever..