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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.152 Sigaala Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a lion with six brothers and one sister. When the lions were away hunting, a jackal who had fallen in love with the lioness told her of his love. She was greatly insulted and resolved to tell her brothers and then die. The jackal slunk away and hid in a cave. One by one, the lions came in and when their sister told them of the insult, they tried to reach the jackal by leaping upwards but perished in the attempt. At last came the bodhisatva -- being wise he roared the lionís roar (siihanaada) three times and the jackal died. He then consoled his sister. The Jataka was told to a barber in Vesali who served the kingís household. His son used to go with him to the palace and having fallen in love with a Licchavi girl, died of a broken heart because he could not have her. The barber, who was a pious follower of the Buddha, visited the Buddha some time later and told him of what had happened. The jackal was the barberís son, the lioness the Licchavi girl and the six young lions the Chabbaggiya. 57/010 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.005ff. love

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