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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.249 Saalaka Jaataka A snake-charmer had a monkey called Saalaka whom he trained to play with a snake. By this means the man earned his living. During a feast he entrusted his monkey to his friend the bodhisatva born as a merchant. When he returned seven days later, he beat the monkey and took him away. When the man was asleep, the monkey escaped and refused to be enticed back. The story was related to an elder who ill-treated a novice ordained by him. Several times the novice returned to the lay-life, but came back at the elder’s request. However, in the end, he refused to be persuaded. The novice was the monkey. 57/518 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.266ff. discouragement


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