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Kāmavilāpa Jātaka (No.297)

The story is similar to that of the Puppharatta Jātaka (q.v.) As the man stood impaled he looked up, and seeing a crow flying through the air, hailed him and sent a message to his wife, informing her where his possessions lay concealed and asking her to enjoy them (J.ii.443 f; cp. Nos.34 and 216). In the introduction to the Jātaka it is said that the story of the present (paccuppannavatthu) is given in the Puppharatta Jātaka and the story of the past (atītavatthu) in the Indriya Jātaka. There seems to be an error here, for the first story of the Indriya Jātaka (J.iii.461 ff) (unless another story is meant) bears no resemblance to the Kāmavilāpa Jātaka.

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