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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.130 Kosiya Jaataka A brahmin of Benares had a bad wife who lay in bed by day feigning illness and spent her nights in enjoyment. The husband worked so hard to supply her with dainties that he had no time to visit his teacher who was the Bodhisatva. When the latter discovered the truth, he advised the brahmin to prepare a mess of cow-dung and other things and insist that his wife either take it as medicine or get up and work. She then knew that her shamming was discovered and abandoned her evil ways. The Jataka is told to a brahmin of Savatthi, a pious follower of the Buddha, whose wife behaved in a similar way. The couple is identified as identical to the one in the Jataka. 56/508 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.463ff. laziness

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