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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.045 Rohi.nii Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was born as the Lord High Treasurer of Benares and he had a slave woman called Rohini. One day, when Rohini was pounding rice, her mother lay down near her and flies settled on her and stung her. When she asked her daughter to drive them away, the latter lifted the pestle and hit her with it, thinking thus to kill the flies. Instead of killing the flies, she killed her mother. The story was related to Anathapindika in reference to a slave girl of his also named Rohini who killed her mother in the same way. The mother and the daughter are the same in both stories.For a tale in similar circumstances see Makasa Jaataka (J.044). 56/030 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.248ff. folly

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