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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.094 Lomaha.msa Jaataka The bodhisatva was once an Ajivaka and practised all manner of austerities in order to test the efficiency of his asceticism, enduring the extremes of heat and cold. He realized the errors of his ways as he lay dying and was reborn in the deva world. The Jataka was told in reference to Sunakkhatta, who, having left the Order and joining Korakkhattiya, went about Vesali vilifying the Buddha and declaring that his doctrines did not lead to the destruction of suffering. When Sariputta reported this to the Buddha, he said that he had already tested the efficacy of self-mortification ninety kappas ago and found it wanting. 56/343 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.389ff. self-mortification


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