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J.324 Cammasaa.taka Jaataka Once a religious mendicant clad in a leather garment, saw a ram backing up before him, and imagining that the animal was showing him respect, uttered its praises. The bodhisatva, who was a merchant, hearing this, warned the ascetic that the ram was only preparing to attack him -- and even as he was speaking, the animal charged the mendicant and knocked him to the ground. The Jataka was related in reference to a monk of Savatthi, to whom a similar thing happened while he was wearing a leather jerkin. 58/545 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.082ff. appearances

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