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J.117 Tittira Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a leader of five-hundred ascetics. One day a talkative ascetic approached a jaundiced colleague who was chopping wood and worried him by giving him directions on how to do it. The ill man killed him with one blow of the axe. Soon afterwards, a partridge who used to sing on an anthill nearby, was killed by a fowler. The bodhisatva pointed out to followers how the death of both were due to their talking too much. The story was told in reference to Kokalika who is identified with the chattering ascetic. 56/442 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.431ff. idle chatter

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