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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.011 Lakkha.na Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a deer and had two sons, Lakkha.na and Kala. When the time came for gathering the crops, he told his sons to take their respective herds and seek refuge in the mountain tracts. They agreed, but Kala, being ignorant, manoevred his deer early and late in the day and discovered by the men, most of his herd was destroyed. Lakkha.na, however, manoevred his flock only in the dead of night. and reached the forest without losing any of his herd. The same thing happened on their return four months later and the bodhisatva praised Lakkha.naís intelligence. The story was related in reference to Devadatta and Sariputta. Devadatta had persuaded 500 monks to separate from the Buddha and go with him instead, but Sariputta visited them and brought them all back. Devadatta is identified with Kala and Sariputta with Lakkhana. 55/228 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.142ff., DhA.i.122. leadership


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