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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.428 Kosambii Jaataka | Kosambiya Jaataka The introductory story relates how the monks of Kosambii quarrelled and brought about great dissension among themselves because one of their number had left in a vessel, the surplus water for rinsing the mouth. When the Buddha found he could not induce the monks to live together in harmony, he related to them the story of Dighiti, king of Kosala, and when that failed to produce the desired effect, he uttered ten stanzas, standing poised in mid-air, and went away from Kosambii, leaving the monks to their fate. This Jataka contains only a small portion of the story of King Dighiti, scarcely more than an allusion to it. The Dighiti Kosala Jataka (J.371) contains more details, but even when the two are taken together, the story is not complete. The full story is at Vin.i.342ff. 59/614 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.486ff. monastic conduct, harmony


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