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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.070 Kuddaala Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a gardener in Benares and because his only possession was a spade (kuddala), he was known as Kuddhala Pandita. Later he became a recluse, but six times thoughts of his spade drew him back into the lay life. The seventh time he threw the spade into the river and shouted for joy, attaining insight. The king of Benares heard his shouts, and on learning the reason, joined Kuddala as a hermit. The story was told in reference to Cittaha (Cittahatthisariputta). 56/166 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.311ff. renunciation, ordaining, disrobing

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