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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.366 Kumbiya Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a merchant of Benares and led a caravan of five hundred carts through the forest. He warned his men that they should not eat anything found in the forest without first consulting him. On the way, they came across leaves strewn in the forest covered with honeycomb. These had been put there by a yakkha named Gumbiya, who had put poison in the honey. Some of the men ate the honey while others, remembering the warning of the Bodhisatva, just tasted it. Those who ate, died. Those who had just tasted it, were given emetics and recovered. The story was related to a monk who, fascinated by a womanís charm, wished to disrobe. Sensuous pleasures are like honey sprinkled with deadly poison, said the Buddha. The monk became a sotapanna. See also Kimpakka Jataka (J.085). 58/820 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.200ff. disobedience, wisdom, mindfulness

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