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J.013 Ka.n.dina Jaataka A mountain stag fell in love with a doe who had gone into the forest from the village during the time of the ripening of the corn. When the time came for the doe to return to the village, the stag, in his love, accompanied her. The people of the village, knowing of the deersí return lay in ambush. The doe, seeing a huntsman, sent the stag on ahead and he was consequently killed and eaten. The doe escaped. The bodhisatva, who was a forest-deva, seeing the incident, preached to the other forest-dwellers on the three infamies: to cause anotherís death, to let a woman govern the land, men who yield to a womanís dominance. The circumstances in which the story was related are given in the Indriya Jataka. 55/246 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.153ff. passion, women

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