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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.296 Samudda Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a sea-spirit and heard a water-crow flying about trying to check shoals of fish and flocks of birds by saying ‘don’t drink too much sea water, be careful of emptying the sea’. The sea-spirit, seeing his greediness, assumed a terrible shape and frightened him away. The story was related in reference to the great greediness of Upananda the Sakyan. He is identified with the water-crow. 58/344 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.441ff. greed

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