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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.161 Indasamaanagotta Jaataka A hermit called Indasamanagotta lived, with a large number of other anchorites in the Himalayas. He had a young elephant which he had reared, being headstrong and rough in speech, he would not listen to the warning of his teacher, the Bodhisatva, that it was dangerous to have such a pet. Once while the hermits were away, the elephant was seized with a frenzy, and when its master returned, it killed him. The jataka was told with reference to an unruly monk, who is identified with the hermit of the story. See also the Gijjha Jataka (J.427). 57/076 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.041ff. disobedience, seeing danger in small things

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