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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.255 Suka Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a parrot. When he grew old his eyes became weak and he was looked after by his son. The son once discovered a special sort of mango on an island and having tasted some himself, brought some home for his parents. The bodhisatva recognized the mango type and warned that parrots visiting that island were shortlived. However, the son took no heed and one day, while flying back from the island, he fell asleep from weariness and was eaten by a fish. The Jataka was related in reference to a monk who died of over-eating. The parrot is identified with him. 58/040 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.291ff. overeating, greed

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