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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.111 Gadrabhapa~nhaa Jaataka One of the problems set by King Vedeha to Mahosadha in order to test him at the instigation of the kingís ministers. The king sent word to Mahosadha that while he was on his way to see him his horse had broken its leg. Would Mahosadha therefore be able to send him a more excellent horse? Mahosadha, understanding the significance of the message, went to the palace, sending his father on before him. When Mahosadha entered, he found his father seated, but as had been pre-arranged, he obliged his father to get up and offer him a seat. On this there was great uproar, all saying that he had slighted his father. However, Mahosadha convinced the king that he was a more excellent man than his father, giving proof of this by producing before the king an ass which he had brought with him, and making the king acknowledge that a colt born of an ass through a Sindh mare would be more valuable than the coltís father. See also Mahosadha Jaataka (J.546). 56/425 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.424ff. nature, nurture

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