In a Brahmin family of Bārāṇasī, the two sons and the daughter heard the Doctrine from Saṅkicca Thera and became believers. The parents were anxious to give their daughter to their nephew, but he had joined the Order. Later, however, wishing to marry his cousin, he asked his teacher’s permission to become a layman. The latter withheld his consent for some time, and, while he hesitated, the house in which the family lived fell down and they were all killed.
The two sons and the daughter were born among the earth-