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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.168 Saku.nagghi Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a quail and was seized by a falcon. The quail lamented saying that if he had remained in the feeding ground of his own people he would not have suffered thus. The falcon hearing this, let him go, boasting that he could catch the quail no matter where he was. The quail flew back and perched on an immense clod, whence he called the falcon. The falcon swooped down, but the quail just turned over and the falcon was dashed to pieces against the clod. The Jataka was related on the occasion of teaching the Sakunovada Sutta (S.v.146ff.) 57/113 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.058ff. arrogance

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