Pali-Thai. Name of one of the ten
i.e. life stories of the previous incarnations of
which are known in Thai
In this story, the
is born as a son of a hermit and his wife, who were both blind as a result of
As a result, the boy, who had a golden skin, had a look after his blind parents.
One day, on his way back from fetching some water for his parents, Suwannasahm
−who was accompanied by a deer that carried the water for him− was
shot by Kabilayakkaraja (กบิลยักขราช), the king of Benares, who was hunting for venison. Yet, he
could subdue his anger, showed kindness to the king and preached him the
Before his last breath, he asked the king to take care of his blind parents. His
loving kindness impressed the gods so much that they saved the boy's life and restored his
parents' eyesight. Also spelled Suwannasaam, Suwannasam, Suvannasam, Suwannasama and Suvannasama. Prince Suwannasahm,
as well as the jataka, is also known as Sama and Sama Jataka, respectively,
while King Kabilayakkaraja is also referred to as King Piliyakkha.
See also POSTAGE STAMPS.