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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.195 Pabbatuupatthara Jaataka Once Brahmadatta, king of Benares, discovered one of his courtiers intriguing in the harem. Being fond of both the man and the woman concerned, he asked the advice of his counsellor, the bodhisatva, in a riddle -- a pretty lake at the foot of the hill was being used by a jackal, while the lion lay quiet through it all. The counsellorís answer was that all creatures drink at will of a mighty river, yet the river is a river for all that. The king understood the advice and advised both those concerned. The story was related to the king of Kosala who had detected a similar happening in his court. 57/246 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.125ff. adultery

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