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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.097 Naamasiddhi Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a famous teacher of Takkasila, and among his pupilswas one named Papaka. Wishing for a less ill-omened name, consulted his teacher. The bodhisatva agreed that Papaka should travel and search for a more suitable name. He came back a wiser man after discovering that ëJivakasí died and that ëDhanapalisí grovelled in poverty -- a name didnít count for anything. The story was related in reference to a monk called Papaka who wished to change his name. The two were identical. 56/370 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.401ff. whatís in a name?

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