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J.074 Rukkhadhamma Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a tree-sprite in a sala-grove. A new king Vessavana was appointed by Sakka and the king gave orders to the tree sprites to choose their abodes The bodhisatva advised his kinsmen to choose trees near his own. Some did not follow his advice and dwelt in lone trees. A tempest came and uprooted the lone trees leaving the trees in the grove unscathed. This story was one of those related by the Buddha to the Sakyans and Koliyans who fought for the waters of the Rohini He wished to show the value of unity. 56/199 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.327ff. unity

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