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Sāma

1. Sāma.– The king of Bārāṇasī (J.ii.98) in the Giridanta Jātaka.

2. Sāma.– One of the hounds of the Lokantaranirayā. J.vi.247.

3. Sāma.– The Bodhisatta born as a hunter’s son. He was also called Suvaṇṇasāma. For his story see the Suvaṇṇasāma Jātaka. He is given as an example of one who was conceived without sexual intercourse. e.g., Mil.123.

4. Sāma.– The Milindapañha refers to a Jātaka story where Devadatta was a man named Sāma, and the Bodhisatta a king of deer, named Ruru. The reference is evidently to the Rurumigarāja Jātaka, but there the man is called Mahādhanaka. J.iv.255 ff; but see Cyp.ii.6.

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