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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Jāli:1.Jāli.-Son of Vessantara and Maddī,and brother of Kanhajinā.He and his sister were given to Jūjaka as slaves,but were later rescued by the intervention of Sakka.Jāli led the army which brought Vessantara back from his hermitage.He is identified with Rāhula (J.vi.487ff; cp.i.9).See the Vessantara Jātaka.

Jāli is probably also the king of the same name given in a list of Okkāka’s descendants,and stated to have succeeded Vessantara (E.g.,Mhv.ii.13; Dpv.iii.42).

The gift of Jāli as a slave is considered one of the greatest sacrifices made by the Bodhisatta.J.i.77; AA.i.64; DhA.i.406; Mil.275,282,etc.



2.Jāli.-The name of two Pacceka Buddhas,occurring in a nominal list.M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.

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