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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.379 Neru Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a golden swan living on Cittakuta with his brother. One day, while flying homewards, they saw Mount Neru and settled down there. All the birds there looked golden by virtue of the lustre of the mountain, and no one paid particular respect to the bodhisatva or his brother -- so they flew away. The story was related in reference to a monk of a frontier village. At first he was honoured by the people who, however, later transferred their favours elsewhere. But the monk, although very unhappy, contrived to stay on. When the Buddha heard of this, he rebuked the monk for remaining where he was not appreciated. 59/045 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.246ff. appreciation

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