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J.269 Sujaataa Jaataka The bodhisatva was once king of Benares. His mother was a passionate woman, harsh and ill-tongued and the bodhisatva waited for an opportunity of admonishing her. One day, as he accompanied her to the park, a blue jay screeched and the courtiers stopped their ears saying ‘What a scream! Stop it!’ On another day, they heard a cuckoo singing and stood listening eagerly. The bodhisatva pointed this out to his mother and left her to draw her own inference. She understood and reformed herself. The story was related to Anathapindika’s daughter in law, Sujata, who is identified with the queen-mother. 58/147 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.347ff. harsh speech

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