When you read through the story, one thing very interesting. Throughout so many lifes, there are not many "players" at all. There usually be Ananda gain big help from Buddha, Devadatta play his usually bad guy, occasionally adding Sariputta as a wise and virtuous person or god.... Mogallana show up only once! And Buddha's wife was his wife in the past, and very beautiful again.
Not sure if it is because of the story selection or what. It makes me feel that we are muddling with the same pool of people again and again, from life to life.......Continua