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J.141 Godha Jaataka The bodhisatva was once king of the iguanas, leader of many others. His son became intimate with a young chameleon, whom he used to clip and embrace. The bodhisatva warned his son against such unnatural intimacy, but finding his advice of no avail, and knowing that danger would come to them through the chameleon growing tired of his friendship with the iguana, he prepared an escape burrow in case the need should arise. The chameleon, growing tired of the friendship, showed a trapper the home of the iguanas. The trapper blocked the entrance to the burrow and smoked out the iguanas, killing them as they tried to escape. The bodhisatva escaped to safety via the escape route he had prepared. The Jataka was told concerning a treacherous monk, identified with the young iguana. For details see the Mahilamukha Jataka (J.026). 56/561 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.487ff. associating with fools


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