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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.414 Jaagara Jaataka Once the bodhisatva was a brahmin who, having studied in Takkasila, became an ascetic in the Himalaya region, living only in the standing and walking positions. One day a tree sprite appeared to him and asked a riddle about waking and sleeping which he solved to his satisfaction. The Jataka was related in reference to a certain layman who was a sotapanna. He was once travelling with a caravan along a forest road. When the caravan halted for the night, it was attacked by robbers. But seeing the layman walking to and fro all night, they stopped their attack and reported the matter to their leader. The layman was subsequently greatly honoured and on arriving at Savatthi, told the Buddha of it. The tree-sprite is identified with Uppalavanna. 59/409 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.403ff. walking meditation, watchfulness

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