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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.454 Ghata Jaataka | Ghatapa.n.dita Jaataka The bodhisatva, was born as the ninth of ten Andhakavenhudasaputta (notorious outcasts). When the son of his brother Vasudeva died, Vasudeva lamented beyond all measure and Ghata, wishing to cure him, feigned madness and went about Dvaravati asking for the hare in the moon. When Vasudeva heard of this from his courtier Rohineyya, he hastened to Ghata and argued with him about the ridiculousness of his quest. The plan succeeded and Vasudeva was cured of his grief. The introductory story resembles that of the Matthakundali Jataka. Rohineyya is identified with Ananda and Vasudeva with Sariputta. 59/961 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.081ff. mourning, bereavement

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