The Bodhisatta was the teacher of Saṃvara (1), youngest of the hundred sons of the king of Bārāṇasī. When he had finished his studies, the king offered him a province, but, at the suggestion of his teacher, he preferred to live near his father. There, acting on the Bodhisatta’s advice, he won all hearts, and on the death of his father the courtiers made him king. The brothers protested, and Saṃvara, again following his teacher’s advice, divided his father’s wealth among them. Then his brothers, led by Uposatha, acknowledged him king.
The story was told to a monk who had dwelt in the forest and had then given up striving. He is identified with Saṃvara and Sāriputta with Uposatha. J.iv.130 ﬀ; see also the Alīnacitta Jātaka and Gāmaṇicanda Jātaka.