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J 275
{Sutta: J ii 365|J 275|J 275} {Vaṇṇanā: atta. J 275|atta. J 275}
Rucira-Jataka (Rucirajātakaṃ)
translated form Pali into English by
W.H.D. Rouse
edited by
E. B. Cowell
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No. 275.

[365] "Who is this pretty Crane," etc.--This story the Master told at Jetavana about some greedy Brother. The two stories are just the same as the last. And these are the verses:--

[§_] "Who is this pretty Crane, and why Does he in my Crow's basket lie? An angry bird, my friend the Crow! This is his nest, I'd have you know!"
[§_] "Do you not know me, friend, indeed? Together we were used to feed! I would not do as I was told, So now I'm plucked, as you behold"
[§_] "You'll come to grief again, I know-- It is your nature to do so. When people make a dish of meat ’Tis not for little birds to eat."

As before, the Bodhisatta said--"I can't live here any more," and flew away some whither.

When this discourse was ended, the Master declared the Truths and identified the Birth:--at the conclusion of the Truths, the greedy Brother attained the Fruit of the Third Path:--"The greedy Brother was the Crow, and I was the Pigeon."

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