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J.198 Radha Jaataka The Bodhisatva was once born as a parrot, brother to Potthapada. They were both brought up by a brahmin in Benares. When the brahmin went away, he told the birds to watch his wife and report any misconduct. However, Potthapada, in spite of his brotherís warning, admonished the woman, who, in a rage, while pretending to fondle him, wrung his neck and threw him in the fire. When the brahmin returned, Radha said he did not want to suffer the same fate and flew away. Potthapada is identified with Ananda. The Jataka was told in reference to a monk who became a backslider owing to a woman. see also Kalabahu Jataka (J.329). 57/262 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.132ff. adultery

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