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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.271 Udapaanaduusaka Jaataka The bodhisatva once dwelled as an ascetic with a body of followers at Isipatana. A jackal was in the habit of fouling the well from which the ascetics obtained their water. One day the ascetics caught the jackal and led him before the bodhisatva. When questioned, the jackal said he merely obeyed the ‘law’ of his race which was to foul the place where they had drunk. The bodhisatva warned him not to repeat the offence. The story was related concerning the fouling of the water at Isipatana by a jackal. When the incident was reported to the Buddha, he said it was caused by the jackal which had been guilty of the same offence in the Jataka. 58/162 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.354ff. antisocial customs

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