Sadhusila Jataka (#200)

The Bodhisatta was once a teacher. A father had four daughters and they had four suitors, one handsome, one old, one from a noble family, and one virtuous. The father could not decide who he should pair his daughters with, so he went to ask the Bodhisatta. The teacher answered that all four qualities were good, but virtue is the best measure of a man. So the father gave all four of his daughters to the virtuous man.

In the Lifetime of the Buddha

A father had four daughters and they had four suitors, one handsome, one old, one from a noble family, and one virtuous. The father could not decide who he should pair his daughters with, so he went to ask the Buddha. To answer, the Buddha told this story of one of the father’s earlier births when he faced the exact same situation.

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