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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.430 Cullasuka Jaataka | Cullasukaraaja Jaataka The bodhisatva was once king of the parrots and lived in a fig-tree grove in the Himalayas. After some time, the fruits on which they lived were exhausted, but he still lived there eating bark, shoots or whatever else could be found. Sakkaís throne was heated, and Sakka, assuming the form of a goose and accompanied by Suja, visited the parrot and asked why he did not go elsewhere. The parrot answered that he did not wish to forsake old friends, and Sakka, pleased with the answer, granted him a boon. The parrot asked that the fig-tree be made fruitful again and this Sakka did. The story was told in reference to the Buddhaís visit to Vera~nja where for three months of the rainy season, he had to live on water and a modicum of the ground flour of roots because of the evil influence of Maara. The Sakka of the story is identified with Anuruddha. 59/639 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.494ff. loyalty, friendship, starvation


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