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Mandūka

A deva. In his previous birth he was a frog on the banks of the Gaggarā, and, hearing the Buddha teach, was attracted by his voice. A cowherd, who stood leaning on a stick, drove it unwittingly into the frog’s head and it died immediately, to be reborn in Tāvatiṃsa in a palace twelve leagues in extent. Having discovered his previous birth, he appeared before the Buddha, revealed his identity and worshipped him. The Buddha taught him, and the deva became a Stream-winner. Eighty-four thousand others realised the Truth. Vv.v.1; VvA.216 ff; Vism.208 f; Sp.i.121; Mil.350.

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