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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.265 Khurappa Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a forester and the head of 500 others. They hired themselves out to guide others through the forest. One day, when pilotting a caravan, robbers attacked. All but the bodhisatva fled. He remained and drove the robbers off. When asked how he could do this, he replied that he who would do heroic deeds must condemn life. The story was related in reference to a monk who had lost energy in his duties. 58/123 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.335ff. courage, leadership

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