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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.285 Ma.nisuukara Jaataka The bodhisatva lived in the Himalayas as an ascetic, and near his hut was a crystal cave in which lived thirty boars. A lion used to range near the cave in which his shadow was reflected. This so terrified the boars that one day they fetched mud from a neighbouring pool with which they rubbed the crystal. However, because of the boars’ bristles, the more they rubbed, the brighter grew the crystal. In despair they consulted the Bodhisatva who told them that a crystal could not be sullied. The story was told in reference to an unsuccessful attempt by the heretics to accuse the Buddha of having seduced Sundari and then the brought about her death. 58/284 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.415ff. true purity

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