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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.365 Ahigu.n.dika Jaataka The story of a snake charmer in Benares who also had a tame monkey. Once during a festival, he left the monkey with a corn-factor (the bodhisatva) and set out to make money by making sport with the snake. The monkey was well-looked after by the bodhisatva. Seven days later, the snake-charmer returned drunk and ill-treated the monkey. When the man was asleep, the monkey escaped and refused to come back in spite of his former ownerís fine words. The story is told with reference to a novice who was ordained by a distiguished elder. The elder ill-treated the lad, who in exasperation left the Order. The Elder persuaded him to return, but when the same happened to him twice again, the lad refused to come back. The novice is identified with the novice of the story. 58/814 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.197ff. loyalty

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