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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.393 Vighaasa Jaataka Once seven brothers of a Kasi village renounced the world and lived as ascetics in Mejjhara~n~na, but they were given up to various amusements. The bodhisatva, who was Sakka, saw this and, assuming the form of a parrot, visited them and sang the praises of the ascetic life. They expressed their joy at being thus praised, but the parrot went on to make them understand that their lives were useless -- they were mere refuse-eaters and not ascetics. The Jataka was related in reference to the monks mentioned in the Pasadakampana Sutta. The monks are identified with the seven ascetics. 59/187 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.310ff. monastic conduct

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