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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.098 Ku.tavaa.nija Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a merchant named Pandita and entered into partnership with a dishonest man, Atipandita. When the time came for dividing the profits, the latter claimed a larger share, for he, as his name showed, was the ëbrainsí of the business. To settle his dispute, he hid his father in a hollow tree, and feigning to consult a tree-sprite, referred the matter to the Tree. Pandita, suspecting the ruse, lighted a fire at the foot of the tree and thus exposed the deception. The story was related in reference to a cheating merchant of Savatthi who is identified with Atipandita. He tried to rob his honest partner, always putting off his claims, in the hope that he would die from the hardships suffered in a long journey they had undertaken for trade. 56/375 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.404ff. deceit, cheat

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