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J.278 Mahisa Jaataka The bodhisatva was once born as a buffalo in the Himavanta forest. One day, as he stood under a tree, a monkey fouled on him and taking hold of his horns pulled him about. The buffalo, however, showed no resentment. This happened several times, and on being asked by the spirit of the tree why he endured it, the buffalo answered that it was by virtue of his goodness. Later the monkey tried the same thing on another buffalo and was killed by him. The story was told in reference to a monkey who, in the same way, fouled an elephant of Savatthi and escaped unhurt owing to the patience of the elephant. One day, a fierce elephant came from the stables and the monkey was trampled to death. 58/221 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.385ff. forgiveness

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