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J.160 Viniilaka Jaataka A golden goose mates with a crow and the result is a black-hued son who is called Vinilaka. The geese had two sons, and they, noticing that their father oftern went to Mithila to see Vinilaka, offered to go and fetch him. The perched Vinilaka on a stick and flew with the ends of the stick in their beaks. As they flew over Mithila, Vinilaka saw King Videha (the bodhisatva) riding in his state chariot and boasted that Videha was no better than himself being carried by a pair of golden geese. The geese, in their anger, wished to drop him, but they took him to their father and told him of his sonís words. The goose was very angry on hearing this and sent Vinilaka home to his mother. The story is related in reference to an attempt by Devadatta at Gayasisa to imitate the Buddha when he was visited by Sariputta and Moggallana. Vinilaka is identified with Devadatta. 57/071 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.038ff arrogance

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