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J.300 Baka Jaataka | Vaka Jaataka A wolf once lived on a rock near the Ganges. The winter floods came and surrounded the rock, and the wolf, unable to escape, decided to keep the holy day. The bodhisatva who was Sakka, appeared before him in the guise of a billy-goat, and the wolf, forgetting his vow, chased him round and round the rock. unable to catch the goat, the wolf expressed his joy that his holy day had not been violated. Sakka, hovering above him, rebuked him for his weakness. The story was related in reference to some monks, followers of Upasena (Vangantaputta). Being aware of the permission granted by the Buddha to dhutanga monks to visit him even during his periods of solitude, these monks would practice dhutanga for a while and then visit him. However, the visit over, they would at once throw off their rag-robes and don other garments. The Buddha discovered this and related the Jataka. 58/364 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.449ff., Vin.iii.231ff. hypocrisy


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