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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.001 Apa.n.naka Jaataka The five hundred friends of Anathapindika had previously been converted to Buddhism by the Buddha. Later, in the Buddhaís absence, they reverted to their former faiths. They met again with the Buddha at Savatthi. The Jataka concerns two merchants, who travel with caravans across a desert. One, beguiled by a yaksa, throws away his drinking water and is devoured with all his people and cattle. The other, not believing the yaksa, makes his journey in safety. The morale of the story is that the followers of false teachers are led astray. The foolish merchant was Devadatta. This Jataka will be among the last to be forgotten when the Dhamma disappears from the world at the end of the world era. 55/001 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.095ff. leadership


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