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J.205 Ga"ngeyya Jaataka Two fish, one from Ganga, the other from Yamuna, once met at the confluence of the rivers and disputed as to their relative beauty. They appealed to a tortoise who was there to adjudicate. The tortoise said that neither fish were beautiful by comparison to himself. The story was told in reference to two monks who bragged of their good looks and quarrelled about them. The appealed to an older monk to adjudicate, who gave the same answer as the tortoise in the story. 57/296 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.151ff. boasting, arrogance

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