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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.114 Mitacintii Jaataka There were once three fishes (Appacinti, Bahucinti and Mitacinti) who left their usual haunts and came to the dwelling place of men. Mitacinti (the bodhisatva) saw the dangers and warned the other two, but they would not listen and were caught in a net. Mitacinti, however, splashed around, deceiving the fishermen into thinking that the other two had escaped. They thereupon raised the net by one corner and the other two really escaped. The story is told in reference to two aged monks who spent the rainy season in the forest, wishing to go to the Buddha. However, they constantly postponed their visit, and it was not until three months after the end of the rains that they finally arrived in Jetavana. The two monks are identified with the thoughtless fish. 56/431 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.426ff. provarication

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