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J.227 Jaataka | Guuthapaa.naka Jaataka A dung-beetle drank some liquor dropped by merchants staying in a rest-house and returned to his dung-heap intoxicated. An elephant who came up and smelled the dung was disgusted with the beetle and went away. The beetle thought he had frightened the elephant away and called after him challenging him to a fight. The elephant returned, and urinating and defecating on the beetle, killed him. The Jataka was told in reference to a monk who quelled the pride of a troublemaker. The latter used to molest monks who went for alms to a village near Jetavana, asking them insolent questions and insulting them so much that monks were reluctant to go there. One day, a monk, stronger than the rest, enticed the man out of the village, felled him with one blow, and threatened to teach him another lesson if he did not cease pestering the monks. After that the man fled at the sight of a monk. 57/410 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.209ff. alcohol, insulting monks

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