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J.043 Ve.luka Jaataka The bodhisatva was once at the head of 500 hermits, one of whom had a pet viper which was called Veluka because it was kept in a stick of bamboo. The bodhisatva warned the ascetic against keeping the snake, but his warning was unheeded. The hermit thus came to be called Velukapita. One day the hermits went into the forest and were away for a few days. When Velukapita touched the snake on his return, the animal, hungry and angry, bit him dead. The story was told in reference to a headstrong monk who is identified with Velukapita. 56/022 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.245ff. stubborn, danger in small things


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