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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.115 Anusaasika Jaataka A gluttonous nun seeks alms in places unvisited by other sisters. In order to keep these alms for herself she threatened others with tales of dangers lurking there. One day while seeking alms, her leg was broken by a ram and her secret discovered. The Jataka relates the story of a greedy bird which after cunningly warning others against the dangers of the road on which she found food, is herself crushed to death by a carriage on that same road. The nun is identified with the bird. 56/435 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.428ff. greed

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