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J.031 Kulaavaka Jaataka The Bodhisatva was born in Macala under the name of Magha. He spent his time with the heads of the twenty-nine families in the village, engaged in various forms of social service. The headman, finding his gains diminished, made a false accusation against the king, who ordered Magha and his friends to be put to death by being trampled by elephants. However, by the virtue of Maghaís metta, they could not be killed and thereafter, the king showed them great favour. After death they were all born in Tavatimsa with Magha as Sakka. At that time the Asuras shared ownership of heaven with the devas. However, war broke out between the two and battles ensued, with Sakka being the eventual victor. The Jataka was told in reference to a monk who had drunk water without first straining it because the only strainer available was with another monk, a travelling companion, with whom he was not on speaking terms. 55/320 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.198ff. volunteer, service, unity

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