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Khalātiya Petavatthu

The story of a courtesan. She had beautiful hair which, however, she lost, owing to the machinations of a rival. She once stole clothes from some men who lay asleep, and on another occasion gave alms to a monk. She was later born in an ocean vimāna as a naked hungry ghost (peta) with lovely hair; some merchants, while going to Suvaṇṇabhūmi, saw her, and on learning her story gave clothes on her behalf to a pious man in their company, and as a result clothes immediately appeared on her. Later the merchants gave alms to the Buddha in her name, and she was born in Tāvatiṃsa. Pv.i.10; PvA.46 ff.

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