The Bodhisatta once became a naked-
The story was told in reference to Sunakkhatta, who, having left the Order and joined Korakkhattiya, went about Vesāli, vilifying the Buddha and declaring that his doctrines did not lead to the destruction of suffering. When Sāriputta reported this to the Buddha, the Buddha declared that he had tested the efficacy of asceticism ninety world-
The story is also referred to in the Cariyāpiṭaka (Cyp.iii.15) as the Mahālomahaṃsacariyā, where it exemplifies the practice of equanimity (upekkhā). J.i.47.