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J.054 Phala Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a caravan leader and while travelling along a road which led through a forest advised his followers to eat neither fruit, flower nor leaf, without first obtaining his leave. Near a village, on the outskirts of the forest, grew a kimpakka-tree which in every respect resembled a mango tree. Some of the men ate its fruits, and the leader realizing, gave them medicine which cured them. The next day the villagers rushed up to the tree hoping to find all the members of the caravan dead like the previous ones -- so that they could help themselves to the goods. They were amazed to find the caravan members still alive. The Jataka was told in reference to a gardener employed by a squire in Savatthi. He took some monks round the garden and was amazed that they could tell the condition of a mango just by looking at the tree. 56/079 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.270ff. observation, disobedience

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