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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.215 Kacchapa Jaataka | Jaataka The story of a tortoise who became friendly with two geese living in the Cittakuta mountain. One day, the geese invited the tortoise to their abode, and when he agreed, made him hold a stick between his teeth, and seizing the two ends, flew away with him. The children of the village, seeing him, started shouting, and the tortoise, being of a talkative nature, opened his mouth to reprimand them and fell near the palace of the king of Benares, being crushed to death. The bodhisatva, who was the king’s minister, seized the opportunity for admonishing his master, who was an inveterate talker, on the virtues of silence. 57/343 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.175ff., DhA.iv.091ff. silence, talkative,

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