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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Bhisapuppha Jātaka:The Bodhisatta was born once as an ascetic,and one day a goddess,having seen him smell a lotus in bloom,upbraided him,telling him he was a thief to smell a lotus which did not belong to him.Near by was a man digging up lotus plants for their fibres,but to him the goddess said nothing.When questioned,her answer was that in a man like the Bodhisatta,seeking for purity,a sin even as large as a hair tip showed like a dark,cloud in the sky.The Bodhisatta,greatly impressed,thanked her.

The goddess is identified with Uppalavannā.

The story was told in reference to a monk who was upbraided by a deity in a forest tract in Kosala for smelling a lotus.In great agitation,he went and consulted the Buddha,who told him the above story.J.iv.307ff.

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