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J.403 A.t.thisena Jaataka Some monks in Alavi were begging everywhere for materials and aid to build houses for themselves. People were annoyed by their solicitations and avoided them. When Mahakassapa came to Alavi, people ran away from him thinking he too was one of those monks. On enquiry, he learned the reason and told it to the Buddha, who was then at Aggalavacetiya. The Buddha rebuked the monks saying that formerly samanas and recluses, even though offered their choice by kings, never asked for alms, holding that begging from others was neither agreeable or pleasant. 59/286 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.352ff. monastic conduct

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