Where is this story from (The Courtesan Jewel Thief)?

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Where is this story from (The Courtesan Jewel Thief)?

Postby danieLion » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:39 pm

In his recent talk, Not Self, between 2:35 and 4:55, Gil Fronsdal tells a story of how some young nobles found him meditating in a royal park in a capital city asking if he'd seen a courtesan they suspected of stealing their jewelry while they were napping, to which the Buddha replied, "Would you rather find a woman or yourself?" Does anyone know the text this story appears in?
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Re: Where is this story from (The Courtesan Jewel Thief)?

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:54 am

Sounds familiar. Perhaps try the Udana or the Ittivutaka.

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Re: Where is this story from (The Courtesan Jewel Thief)?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:54 am

It's from the Vinaya Mahāvagga, the Bhaddavaggiyakathā.

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Re: Where is this story from (The Courtesan Jewel Thief)?

Postby danieLion » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:49 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:It's from the Vinaya Mahāvagga, the Bhaddavaggiyakathā.

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Thanks Pesala,
And this is generally considered canonical?
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