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J.434 Cakkavaaka Jaataka A greedy crow, disatisfied with the fish from the Ganges, flew to the Himalayas and there, seeing two golden-coloured geese (cakkavaka), asked what they fed on that they should be so beautiful. The geese replied that not food, but good character made people comely -- the crow was too greedy ever to be beautiful. The story was told in reference to a greedy monk who went from house to house in search of dainty food, frequenting the dwellings of the rich. The monk is identified with the crow. 58/697 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.520ff. virtue, greed, appearances

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