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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.286 Saaluka Jaataka The bodhisatva was once an ox named Mahaalohita and his brother was Cullalohita. They both belonged to a village family and when the girl of the family was due to be married, a pig called Saaluuka was fattened for the feast. Cullalohita saw this and coveted the food which was being given to the pig, but when he complained to his brother, it was explained to him that the pig’s lot was an unhappy one. The introductory story is given in the Culla Naaradakassapa Jaataka (J.477). Saaluuka is identified with the love-sick monk of that story and Cullalohita with Aananda. See also Mu.nika Jaataka (J.030). 58/292 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.419ff. greed

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