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J.219 Garahita Jaataka Once the Bodhisatva was a monkey in the Himalayas, and having been captured by a forester, was given to the king. The king grew fond of him, and the monkey learned the ways of men. The king set him free, and when his fellows saw him, they insisted on hearing from him how men lived. He told them of the menís greed for possessions, and how in each house there were two masters, one of them beardless, with long breasts and plaited hair. The monkeys, hearing of this folly, stopped their ears and went elsewhere, saying that they could not bear to live in a place where they had heard such unseemly things! That place came thereafter to be called the Garahitapittipasana. The story was told in reference to a discontented monk. 57/360 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.184ff. human folly


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