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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.016 Tipallatthamiga Jaataka | Sikkhaakaama Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was born as a stag, leader of a herd of deer. Rahula was his sisterís son and was entrusted to him, that he might learn the ëdeer tricksí. The young stag followed his instruction diligently and one day, being caught in a net, he feigned death and so made his escape. The Jataka was told in reference to Rahula. Once, at the Aggalavacetiya, the Buddha noticing that monks were in the habit of sleeping in the sight of novices in the preaching hall after the sermon, he passed a rule making this a pacittiya offence. As a result, Rahula could find no lodging and spent the night in the Buddhaís toilet, not wishing to transgress the rule. The Buddha, discovering this, assembled the monks and blamed them for their thoughtlessness, for if they thus treated his son, what might they not do to the other novices? The rule about lodgings was thereupon modified. The Jataka was related to show Rahulaís diligence in following rules 55/258 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.160ff., JA.1876, p.516 obedience, stubborness, education

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