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J.319 Tittira Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a brahmin ascetic and Rahula a decoy partridge used by a village fowler. When the patridge uttered a cry, other partridges would flock to him and they were killed by the fowler. The partridge was filled with remorse, fearing that he was doing wrong. One day he met the bodhisatva who set his doubts to rest. The story was told in reference to Rahulaís readiness to profit from instruction. it was related by Moggaliputta-Tissa to Asoka, to prove to him that an action becomes a crime only when performed with bad intention. 58/506 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.064ff. intention, self-discipline

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