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So he stated to Anathapindika : "The Sangha of bhikkhus headed via the Buddha has been invited by means of you for day after today. yet you're a visitor. i'll offer you cash to supply the foodstuff for the Sangha of bhikkhus headed via the Buddha. " 90 THE lifetime of THE B U D D H A "There isn't any want. i've got funds to supply meals for the Sangha of bhikkhus headed by means of the Buddha. " A citizen of Rajagaha heard of it, and he provided to supply the money, yet Anathapindika refused. And Seniya Bimbisara, King of Magadha, provided likewise and was once refused. Then, while that evening used to be over, Anathapindika had strong nutrition of assorted varieties ready on the product owner's apartment, and he had the time introduced to the Blessed One: "It is time, Lord, the meal is prepared. " It now being morning, the Blessed One dressed, and taking his bowl and outer gown, he went observed through the Sangha of bhikkhus to the product owner's condo, and he sat down at the seat made prepared there. Then the householder Anathapindika served along with his personal fingers the Sangha headed via the Buddha and happy them with other kinds of fine nutrition. while the Blessed One had eaten and now not had the bowl in his hand, Anathapindika sat down at one aspect. He stated to the Blessed One: "Lord, allow the Blessed One with the Sangha of bhikkhus consent to live with me at Savatthi for the Rains. " "Perfect Ones have fun with rooms which are void, householder. " "I understand, Blessed One; i do know, chic One. " Then, whilst the Blessed One had prompt and advised and roused and inspired Anathapindika with speak at the Dhamma, he rose from his seat and went away. at the moment Anathapindika had many neighbors and neighbors to welcome him. whilst he had entire his enterprise in Rajagaha, he set out for Savatthi. at the means he directed humans: "Sirs, make gardens, construct dwellings, organize presents of nutrients. A Buddha has seemed on the planet. He has been invited by means of me. he'll come by means of this highway. " Then these humans did as he had directed them. while Anathapindika arrived at Savatthi, he appeared all around the urban for an appropriate position, an appropriate retreat till he observed Prince Jeta's excitement park, which had the entire needful features. He went to Prince Jeta and acknowledged: "Sir, provide me your park to exploit. " "The park isn't to accept with out the sum of 100000 unfold over it. " "The park is taken, sir. " "The park isn't taken, householder. " ANATHAPINDIKA ninety one They requested arbitrating officials even if it was once taken or no longer. The arbitrators stated: "As quickly as you place a cost on it, sir, it used to be taken. " Then Anathapindika had gold introduced in carts, and he had Jeta's Grove coated with 100000 gold cash unfold over it. The gold they introduced firstly was once now not sufficient to accomplish it and there has been a small house close to the gate that used to be left exposed. Anathapindika ordered humans to head and fetch gold to hide the distance. Then it occured to Prince Jeta: "This may be no traditional topic in view that Anathapindika is spending quite a bit gold. " He advised Anathapindika : "Enough, householder, don't disguise that area.