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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.349 Sandhibheda Jaataka | Sa"nghabheda Jaataka The bodhisatva was once king of Benares. One day a cowherd inadvertently left behind a cow that was in calf and a friendship sprang up between her and a lioness. The cow bore a calf and the lioness a cub and these two young ones became playmates. A forester seeing them together, reported the matter to the king, who wished to be informed if a third animal should appear on the scene. A jackal, seeing the calf and the cub, and hoping for food, became friendly with them and soon managed to make them quarrel. The king was informed of this, but he intervened too late to save the lives of the calf and cub. The story was related to the Chabbaggiya as a warning against divisive speech. 58/698 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.149ff. divisive speech

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