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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.307 Palaasa Jaataka Once a poor brahmin paid great honour to a judas-tree (palasa) hoping thereby to get some benefit. One day, the resident tree sprite appeared before him in disguise and asked why he honoured the tree. Pleased with his answer, the sprite revealed treasure which lay buried under the tree. The story was related to Ananda as he stood weeping leaning against the lintel when the Buddha was dying. The Buddha sent for him and told him not to grieve as his services to the Buddha would not be fruitless. Ananda is identified with the poor brahmin. 58/419 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.023ff. praise, respect

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