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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.331 Kokaalika Jaataka King Brahmadatta was very talkative, and his minister, the Bodhisatva, sought an opportunity of admonishing him. The opportunity occurred when they were watching a crowís nest in which a cuckoo had laid an egg. The crow watched over it and fed the young cuckoo after it had hatched. One day the cuckoo cried before it was grown up and the crow killed it and disposed of the body. The king inquired of the Bodhisatva the reason for this -- and he explained that the garrulous talk of those who talk out of turn will lead them to a similar fate -- The king was thus cured of his bad habit. The Jataka was told in reference to Kokalika who is identified with the young cuckoo. 58/588 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.102ff. talking at an inappropriate time

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