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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.037 Tittira Jaataka There were once three friends, a partridge (tittira), a monkey and an elephant. Discovering that the partridge was the oldest of them, they honoured him as their teacher and he gave them counsel. Their conduct came to be known as ëtittiriya-brahmacariyaí. The Bodhisatva was the partridge, Moggallana the elephant and Sariputta the monkey. The story was related in reference to the failure of the Chabbaggiyas to show due respect to Sariputta. Once when he visited them in company with the Buddha, they refused to provide him with lodging and he had to sleep under a tree. 55/349 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.217ff., Vin.ii.161 seniority, respect

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