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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.339 Baaveru Jaataka | Baaverura.t.tha Jaataka Once some merchants sailed from Benares to Baveru with a crow on board to help them in finding land. There were no birds in Baveru, and the people, marvelling at the sight, bought the bird, after much bargaining, for one-hundred pieces and paid it great honour. On another voyage, the same merchants brought a peacock (the bodhisatva) with them, and the bird, with much reluctance on the part of the merchants, was sold for 1,000 pieces. With the arrival of the peacock, the crow was forgotten and flew away to a refuse heap. The story was told in reference to the fact that from the time the Buddha appeared in the world, the heretics lost all their glory. 58/641 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.126ff., jealousy

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