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J.308 Javasaku.na Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a woodpecker and coming across a lion with a bone stuck in his throat, he removed the bone, after having propped the lionís mouth open with a stick to prevent him biting off the woodpeckerís head. Later, he saw the lion eating the carcase of a buffalo and asked for a boon. The lion refused, saying that it was already enough for him to have escaped death after putting his head into the lionís mouth. The lion was identified with Devadatta and the Jataka related in reference to his ingratitude. 58/481 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.025ff. ingratitude


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