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Mahiṃsarāja Jātaka (No.278)

v.l. Mahisa Jātaka.– The Bodhisatta was once born as a buffalo in the Himavā. One day, as he was eating under a shady tree, a monkey came down from the tree, sat on his back, swung from his horns and tail, and dropped dung on his back, but the buffalo did nothing. When asked by the tree deity why he was so patient, the buffalo replied that the monkey would soon do the same to one less patient, and so he would be rid of him without incurring blame. The following day, another buffalo stood in the same place, and the monkey did as before. The other buffalo trampled the monkey and gored him through the chest. (J.ii.385)

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