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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.036 Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a bird, leader of a large flock. He lived in a tree, and noticing that two of the boughs were grinding against one another and producing smoke, he warned his flock of the risk of fire and left for elsewhere. The wiser birds followed him, but some remained behind and were burned to death. The story was related to a monk whose cell was burned down. He told the villagers of this, and they continually promised to build him a new one, but failed to do so. As a result the monk lived in discomfort and his meditations were fruitless. When he reported this, the Buddha blamed him for not going elsewhere. 55/346 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.215ff. fire, amenable location, appreciation

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