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J.438 Daddara Jaataka Once in Benares was a famous teacher who retired into the forest. Men came from all parts to learn from him and brought him many presents. He had in his house a tame partridge, who, by listening to the teacherís exposition, learnt three vedaís by heart. A tame lizard and a cow were given as presents to the teacher. When the teacher died, his students were in despair, but were re-assured by the partridge who taught them what he knew. One day a wicked ascetic came to the hermitage and, in the absence of the students, killed the partridge, the young lizard and the cow. The partridge had two friends, a lion and a tiger who killed the murderer. The ascetic was Devadatta, the lizard Kisagotami, the tiger Moggallana, the lion Sariputta, the teacher MahaKassapa and the partridge the Bodhisatva. The Jataka was related in reference to Devadattaís attempts to kill the Buddha. 59/742 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.536ff. ingratitude


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