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J.329 Kaa.labaahu Jaataka Once the Bodhisatva was a parrot named Radha and his brother was Potthapada. They were captured by a fowler and brought to the court of Dhana~njaya, king of Benares, where they were paid great attention. Later, a monkey, Kalabahu was added to the collection, and the people of the palace lost interest in the parrots, much to the annoyance of Potthapada. Soon, however, the children became frightened of the monkeyís tricks and he was sent away, just as Radha had prophecised to his brother. Ananda was Potthapada and Devadatta was Kalabahu. The story was told in reference to Devadattaís attempt to have Nalagiri to kill the Buddha. 58/577 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.097ff. jealousy

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