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J.299 Komaayaputta Jaataka | Komaariyaputta Jaataka Some ascetics in the Himavanta forest failed to take their duties seriously and spent their time eating and making merry. They had a monkey that provided them with amusement. One day when the ascetics went to the plains for salt and condiments, the Bodhisatva, who had been born a brahmin ascetic named Komayaputta, occupied their lodging. When the monkey started to do tricks for him, the Bodhisatva snapped his fingers and admonished the monkey to behave in a way fitting for one living close to an ascetic. The monkey thereby became virtuous and remained virtuous even when the other ascetics returned. The Jataka was told in reference to some quarrelsome and abusive monks who lived in the kutis nearby that of the Buddha. The Buddha asked Moggallana to make their kutis shake in order to frighten them. 58/358 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.447ff. monastic conduct

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