Once the Bodhisatta was born as Dhammapāla, son of Mahāpatāpa, king of Bārāṇasī and his queen, Candā. One day Candā was playing with her seven-
This roused the king’s jealousy, and he sent for the executioner and had the prince’s hands and feet and head cut off and his body encircled with sword-
The story was, told in reference to Devadatta’s attempts to kill the Buddha. Devadatta was Mahāpatāpa and Mahāpajāpatī was Candā (J.iii.177‑82). The Jātaka is often cited (e.g., J.iv.11; v.113) to illustrate how anger, when once arisen, is difficult to control.