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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.451 Cakkavaaka Jaataka A guilty crow, whose heart was full of fear and sin because of the evil done in past lives, 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 wicked ever to be beautiful. The story was told in reference to a greedy monk who always went around looking for invitations. The monk is identified with the crow. 59/931 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.070ff. greed, appearances

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