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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.474 Amba Jaataka The story of a brahmin youth who learned a charm from a wise untouchable. The charm had the power of making lovely and fragrant mangoes grow out of season. The youth exhibited his skills before the king, but when asked the name of his teacher, said he lied saying had been taught in Takkasila. Immediately the charm escaped his memory and all his power deserted him. At the king’s suggestion, he went back to the teacher to ask his forgiveness and to learn the charm anew. However, the teacher would have nothing to do with him and the youth wandered away into the forest and died there. The story is told in reference to Devadatta who had repudiated the Buddha as his teacher and as a result was born in Aveci hell. The youth was a former birth of Devadatta. 60/210 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.200ff. ingratitude, teacher

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