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(Far left) The ascetic Kaladevala and the king pay


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(Far left) The ascetic Kaladevala and King Suddhodana pay their respects to the Bodhisatta. Kaladevala smiles, then cries. (Centre left) Kaladevala is seen explaning to the King and Queen Maha-Maya why he smiled and then wept, (Centre right) Kaladevala is then seen visiting his relatives, or sisters house, to see if any of them would be able to receive the teachings of Budda. (Far right) He tells his nephew Nalaka to leave secular life and wait for Bodhisatta to attain Buddhahood in 35 years. The boy is seen leaving the house to live an ascetic life in the Himalayas

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