The King Of The World

The Bodhisattva was once born as Clear-sighted, a wise ruler of a prosperous kingdom called Kusavati. He set down ten rules which he strictly followed in ruling his kingdom: uprooting ill will, defeating open enmity, protecting innocence, promoting self-control, patience, gentleness, charity generosity, straightforwardness and goodness. The people were all happy to have him as their ruler.

Kings from far and wide requested him to guide them in several administrative matters. In due course his rule was embraced by one and all and he became the King of the World. His reputation spread far and wide and people considered him immortal. They now called him Clear-sighted the Great. Years passed and one day Clear-sighted breathed his last, saying that whosoever is born is sure to die irrespective of his rank or position. And thus the King of the World too left for his heavenly abode after leading a glorious life.

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