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J.143 Virocana Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a lion and lived in Ka~ncanaguha. He granted a jackal the favour informing him of potential prey in return for a portion of the resulting meat obtained by the lion. In time the jackal grew strong and begged to be allowed to kill an elephant. The lion reluctantly agreed to this, but the jackal, in his attempts to leap on the elephant, missed his aim and was crushed to death. The Jataka was related in reference to Devadattaís attempt to imitate the Buddha, and in his failure to do so, having received a kick in the chest from Kokalika. The jackal is identified with Devadatta. 56/569 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.490ff. arrogance


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