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Rohiṇī Jātaka (No.45)

Once the Bodhisatta was the Lord High Treasurer of Bārāṇasī and he had a slave woman named Rohiṇī. One day, when Rohiṇī was pounding rice, her mother lay down near her and flies settled on her and stung her. When she asked her daughter to drive them away, the latter lifted her pestle and hit her with it, thinking thus to kill the flies. However, instead of the flies she killed her mother.

The story was related to Anāthapiṇḍika in reference to a slave girl of his also named Rohinī, who killed her mother in the same way. The mother and daughter are the same in both stories. J.i.248 f.

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