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J.490 Pa~ncuposatha Jaataka | Pa~ncuposathika Jaataka Once four animals, a wood pigeon, a snake, a jackal and a bear, lived on friendly terms with the bodhisatva who was an ascetic and their spiritual guide. They all kept the uposatha to get rid of their various sins and desires. The pigeon had yearned too much after his mate (killed by a hawk); the snake had killed a bull (which trod on it); the jackal had lost its hair (during its escape from a dried up elephant carcase); the bear had received many blows when visiting a village for food; the ascetic himself had lost his pride when a paccekabuddha visited him. Anuruddha was the pigeon, Kassapa the bear, Moggallana the jackal and Sariputta the snake. The Jataka was related to 500 laymen to encourage them to observe the uposatha. 60/440 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.325ff. eight precepts

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