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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.256 Jaruudapaana Jaataka | Jarudapaana Jaataka The bodhisatva was once travelling with a large caravan. In a wood they came across a disused well and needing water, dug it deeper. There they came across buried treasure, but the men, not satisfied, dug deeper, in spite of the Bodhisatva’s warning. A naga king who lived there was roused and slew all except the Bodhisatva. The story was related in reference to some arahants of Savatthi, who, on their way back from there, after having entertained the Buddha, saw the same well and found treasure there. They, however, were satisfied with their find and reported it to the Buddha. 58/046 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.294ff. satisfaction

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