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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.170 Kaka.n.taka Jaataka The story mentioned in the Mahaummaga Jataka (J.546) of the chameleon to whom the king gave one half-pennyís worth of meat a day for having shown him deference. On the fast day there was no meat to be had, and the man who supplied it tied the money round the chameleonís neck. The next time the animal saw the king it refused to salute him, because it felt itself to be his equal on account of the wealth round its neck. 57/122 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.061ff. arrogance, ingratitude

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