Part Two: Life of the Buddha

EXERCISE 13. The Tragedy of King Bimbisara

  1. Whose son was Prince Ajatasattu?
  2. Why did he try to kill his father?
  3. What was his father’s response to his murder attempt?
  4. How did his mother try to give food to King Bimbisara?
  5. How did Ajatasattu kill his father?
  6. What thought came to Ajatasattu’s mind when he heard that a son was born to him?
  7. Describe the love extended by King Bimbisara towards Ajatasattu.
  8. What did Ajatasattu realise after listening to his mother?