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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.370 Palaasa Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a golden goose living in Cittaguta. On his way to and fro from the Himalaya, he rested in a palasa-tree and a friendship sprang up between himself and the residing tree-sprite. One day a bird dropped a banyan seed in the fork of the palasa-tree from which a sapling sprang. The goose advised the sprite to remove it, but the sprite paid no heed and, eventually the banyan grew and destroyed the palasa. The story was related by the Buddha to the monks in order to illustrate that defilements should be uprooted however small they may be. 58/841 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.208ff. seeing danger in small things

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