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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.030 Mu.nika Jaataka The bodhisatva was once an ox called Mahalohita, in a householderís family where his brother Cullalohita did all the work. When their masterís daughter was about to be married, a pig named Mu.nika, was brought and fattened on all kinds of delicacies. Cullalohita protested to his brother, but the latter warned him of Mu.nikaís fate. Soon afterwards, Mu.nika was killed and eaten. The origin of the story is the same as that of the Cullanaradakassapa Jataka (J.477). The passion tossed monks was Munika and Ananda the younger ox. See also Saaluka Jaataka (J.286). 55/318 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.196ff. greed

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