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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.128 Bi.laara Jaataka | Muusika Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born as a big rat, leader of a troop of rats. A roving jackal, wishing to eat them, took up his stand near their home, poised on one leg, feigning great holiness. Impressed by his holiness, the Bodhisatva and his troop worshipped him, and each day the jackal ate the rearmost rat when they turned to leave him. Seeing the number diminish, the Bodhisatva suspected the reason, and when one day he was the last, the jackal pounced on him. The bodhisatva sprang at the jackalís throat and killed him, the other rats eating the body. The Jataka was told in reference to a hypocritical monk. 56/501 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.460ff. hypocrisy

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