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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.312 Kassapamandiya Jaataka Once the Bodhisatva, on the death of his mother, gave away all the wealth in the house and, together with his father and younger brother, lived as an ascetic in the Himalayas. During the rains, the three returned to the populated area, but at the end of the rainy season they would return to their hermitage. The Bodhisatva went ahead in order to prepare the hermitage. The brother, finding the fatherís progress slow, tried to hurry him, but only succeeded in annoying the latter. The two quarrelled, and thus were so late that the Bodhisatva had to go and look for them. On hearing what had happened, he told his father, who was called Kassapa, that the old must have patience with the young. The story was told in reference to a nobleman of Savatthi who became a monk, and on his motherís death, was joined by his father and younger brother. All three went to a village retreat to collect robes, and the past repeated itself. As a result, it was not until the next day that they could pay their respects to the Buddha, who, hearing what had happened, related the Jataka. 58/450 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.036ff. old must have patience for the young

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