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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.081 Suraapaana Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born as an udicca brahmin and became a hermit with 500 pupils. One day his pupils went, with his leave, to Benares in order to collect salt and vinegar. The king welcomed them and invited them to stay in the royal park for four months. During this time a drinking festival was held in the city and the people, thinking to give the hermits a rare gift, entertained them to the best they had. The hermits became drunk and behaved with undue hilarity. When they emerged from their stupor and realized what they had done, they left the city and hastened back to their teacher. The Jataka was related in reference to the occasion on which Saagata Thera got drunk. 56/273 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.360ff. alcohol

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