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Anusāsika Jātaka (No.115)

Taught at Jetavana regarding a gluttonous bhikkhuṇī, who sought alms in quarters not visited by other bhikkhuṇīs. In order to keep these areas for herself she warned others of dangers lurking there. One day, while begging for alms, her leg was broken by a cart, and her secret discovered.

The story of the past is of a greedy bird, which, after warning others of the dangers of a road in which it found food, is crushed to death by a cart on the same road.

The gluttonous bhikkhuṇī is identified with the bird. (J.i.429.)

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