Canca the daughter of a Brahmin in the Lankavatara Sutra

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Canca the daughter of a Brahmin in the Lankavatara Sutra

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What story or stories is the Lankavatara Sutra alluding to in the chapter on transformations when it mentions Canca the daughter of a Brahmin, Sundari the daughter of a mendicant, and an empty bowl?
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Re: Canca the daughter of a Brahmin in the Lankavatara Sutra

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Red Pine's commentary has some more detail than Suzuki. He uses the more common translation of the name of the first: Ciñcā.
Cinca Manavika accused the Buddha of being the father of her unborn child, which turned out to be nothing but rags tied around her stomach. Sundari also made false accusations against the Buddha. Some texts say for sexual impropriety, others say that she killed her own daughter, buried the body where the Buddha was staying, and accused the Buddha of the murder.

[The empty begging bowl] refers to an occasion when the residents of a village where the Buddha was begging refused to give him any food.
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Re: Canca the daughter of a Brahmin in the Lankavatara Sutra

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Thank you for your help. With you help, I was able to locate the Jataka Tale that relates the story of
Cinca.

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/j4/j4036.htm
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