was very conceited, and was jealous of the two chief disciples
of the Buddha. So he left the Sangha (the community of monks
and nuns) and made friends with the crown-prince Ajatasattu,
son of King Bimbisara. The prince built a private monastery
for Devadatta. Devadatta then persuaded the prince to kill
his father, King Bimbisara, and make himself king. The prince
followed Devadatta's evil scheme and starved his father to
death so he could become king.