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J.033 Sammodamaana Jaataka | Va.t.taka Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a quail. There was a fowler who enticed quails by imitating their cry and then throwing a net over them. The bodhisatva suggested that when the fowler did this, they should all fly away with the net. This they did, day after day, the fowler returned empty handed until eventually his wife grew angry. One day, two of the quails started quarrelling and the bodhisatva, hearing their wrangling, decided to go elsewhere with his following. When the fowler came again and spread the net, the two quails started quarrelling and he was able to capture them. This was one of the Jatakas related at the time of the quarrel (cumba.takalaha) between the Sakyans and the Koliyans. See also the introductory story of the Ku.naala Jataka (J.536). 55/335 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.208ff. unity, harmony

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