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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.280 Puu.taduusaka Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a householder and one day, on going to the park, he saw the gardener picking large leaves and throwing them on the ground for pottles. The chief monkey, who lived in the park, destroyed the leaves as they fell. The monkey, on being questioned, said it was his nature to destroy these things -- thereupon, the bodhisatva drove him away. The Jataka was told in relation to the young son of a gardener of Savatthi. The owner of the garden invited the monks to his park, and there they saw the gardener picking leaves for pottles and his son tearing them up. The monkey is identified with the boy. 58/234 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.390ff. wastefulness

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