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J.136 Suva.n.naha.msa Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a brahmin who had three daughters. After death he was reborn as a golden goose, and remembering his past birth, flew to where his wife and daughters lived and gave them one of his golden feathers. This happened several times until the wife planned to pluck out all his feathers. Her intention turned his golden feathers back into normal feathers like a crane -- and she discovered the fact only when she had already plucked him bare. She flew him in a barrel and fed him there. Later white feathers grew on him and he flew away never to return. The Jataka was told in reference to Thullanandaa. One day she went to a bailiffís house for some garlic, as he was in the habit of giving this to nuns. However, as his supply had finished, she asked to help herself from the garlic in the field. She went there and took away a large quantity, making the bailiff angry. Thullanandaa is identified with the greedy woman and her three sisters with the three daughters. 56/536 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.474ff. greed

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