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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.177 Tinduka Jaataka | Ti.n.duka Jaataka The bodhisatva was once the leader of 80,000 monkeys. Near their dwelling place was a village where a tinduka tree grew, from which the monkeys took the sweet fruits as their food. When people built a village near to the tree, the monkeys could no longer dared to take the fruit. The monkeys entered the village by night and started to eat the fruit from the tree, but a villager raised the alarm and all the monkeys were put in mortal danger by the coming of dawn. However, the bodhisatva kept his subjects in good humour until they were rescued by his nephew Senaka who set fire to the village, distracting the attention of the people until the monkeys could all escape. The Jataka was an illustration of the bodhisatvaís sagacity. Senaka is identified with Mahanama the Sakyan. 57/141 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.076ff. wisdom, leadership

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