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J.174 Dubbhiyamakka.ta Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born in a brahmin household of Kasi. At that time there was a well by a busy road. Animals could not drink there themselves but needed men to scoop water for them to drink. Around the well was a large forest where many monkeys lived. If no-one came to use the well for two or three days, the forest animals would go thirsty. There was a monkey suffering from thirst which was searching for water around the well. That day the bodhisatva passed by and, seeing the thirsty monkey, scooped some water for him. Once it had drunk, the bodhisatva lay under a tree, but the monkey made faces at him. The bodhisatva commented on the ingratitude of the monkey so the monkey threatened to excrete on his head and did so. The Jataka was related in reference to the ingratitude of Devadatta who was identified with the monkey. 57/139 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.070ff. ingratitude

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