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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.459 Paaniiya Jaataka The story of how six persons became paccekabuddhas by feeling remorse for sins committed and by developing supernatural insight. The Jataka derives its name from the first of these, who was a villager in Kasi. He went with his friend to the fields each carrying a flask of water. From time to time they drank, but the first drank out of the otherís flask, wishing to save the water in his own. In the evening, remorse seized him, and as he stood reflecting on his wickedness, he became a paccekabuddha. The paccekabuddhas met at Mandamulapabbhara and together visited the king of Benares who was the bodhisatva. On hearing their stories, he renounced the world, and, in spite of the efforts of his consort to stop him, became an ascetic. The story was related in reference to five-hundred householders of Savatthi who became monks. They lived in the monastery but indulged in thoughts of sin. The Buddha sent Ananda to summon them saying that no matter how small a sin it was, it must be checked. The queen consort of the story was Rahulamata. 60/051 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.113ff. unwholesomeness leading to wholesomeness

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