Rolf Heinrich Koch
rolfheiner.koch at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 16:10:36 EDT 2020
Thank you all for the suggestions.
I am searching for a parallel or similar version of the Sambulā-Jātaka
in northern Buddhist scriptures (or in Jaina-resources) where Śakra
appears as a terrible being.
Am 22.03.2020 um 21:01 schrieb Madhav Deshpande:
> In the R̥gveda, there is an account of Indra cleansing Apālā from a
> skin disease. For a discussion of this, see:
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 9:15 AM Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY
> <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
> Dear Listmembers,
> the Sambulā-Jātaka (519) is illustrated at a monastery Sri Lanka.
> Sambulā takes care of her leprosy husband Sotthisena in the
> forest. A demon falls in love and tries to catch her but Śakra
> rescues her. The corresponding mural depicts Śakra as a terrible
> being holding a club in his hands. The Pali Jātaka provides no
> description of a disguised Śakra but in the Sinhalese
> Sambulā-Jātaka we can read, that Śakra saves Sambulā in the
> disguise of a terrible being (.../Sakdevraja bhayānaka vēṣayak
> geṇa/ ...). I suppose this is recorded in a source of the
> Mūlasarvāstivāda-Vinaya tradition, written in Sanskrit or Tibetan.
> Anyone of you came across a similar version of this story, where
> Śakra saves Sambulā in a terrible disguise?
> Thank you
> Rolf Heinrich Koch
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