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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.367 Saaliya Jaataka Once a village doctor saw a snake lying in the fork of a tree. He asked a village boy (the bodhisatva) to put his hand in the hollow of the tree, saying that a hedgehog lived there. The boy did so, but, feeling the snake, with great presence of mind, he seized it firmly by the neck and flung it away from him. The snake fell on the doctor and bit him so severely that he died. The Jataka was told in reference to Devadattaís attempt to kill the Buddha. Elsewhere, however (DhA.iii.031ff.)the story is told in reference to the hunter Koka with whom the doctor is identified. See also Tacasaara Jaataka (J.368). 58/826 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.202ff. retribution

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