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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.277 Romaka Jaataka | Roma Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born as king of a flock of pigeons. For a long time they paid regular visits to a good ascetic who lived in a nearby cave. One day the ascetic departed and was replaced by a sham ascetic. The pigeons continued their visits until, one day, villager served the ascetic with pigeon meat, and liking the flavour he plotted to kill the pigeons. The bodhisatva, suspecting his intentions, warned his followers and charged the ascetic with hypocrisy. See also the Godha Jataka (J.325). 58/215 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.382ff. hypocrisy

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