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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.116 Dubbaca Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a very skilled acrobat and travelled about with his teacher who knew the dance of the four javelins. One day the teacher, in a fit of drunken boasting, announced that he would do the dance of the five javelins -- which he did not know -- and insisted on doing it against the advice of the Bodhisatva. The result was that the boaster was impaled on the fifth javelin. For the introductory story see the Gijjha Jataka (J.042). 56/439 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.430ff. boasting, alcohol

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