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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.133 Ghataasana Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was king of the birds and lived with his subjects in a giant tree whose branches spread over a lake. The naga-king of the lake, Canda, enraged by the constant rain of bird droppings, caused flames to dart up from the water to the tree. The Bodhisatva, perceiving the danger, flew away with his flock. The Jataka was told to a monk whose hut was burned by fire. The villagers undertook to build him another, but there was a delay of three months during which the monk, with no shelter, could not proceed with his meditation. The Buddha rebuked him for not seeking another shelter. See also Jataka (J.036). 56/525 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.471ff. fire, amenable location

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