The Prince Wiping Off the Dust and Washing
Away the Dirt, the Shepherdess Offering Rice Milk.
After six years of painful cultivation, the prince still
had not found the truth. He realized that body and mind
are one, and only when the mind is pure will liberation
become possible. He arose from where he had been sitting
and walked into the Nairanjana River. He washed away all
the dirt on his body and finally fell because he was too
frail. The shepherdess Sujata and her slave girl Punna
saw this and offered rice milk to the prince. He accepted
the milk and upon drinking some of it found his strength
return. He continued to seek the truth.
Thirty-Two lmages in a Glance