Kukkura Jataka, aka: Kukkura-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Kukkura Jataka (No 22) - Because his carriage straps, left in the rain, are gnawed by his own dogs, the king of Benares orders all dogs except his own to be killed indiscriminately. The Bodhisatta, who is the leader of the pack of dogs in the cemetery, visits the king, points out to him his iniquity, and reveals the truth by causing an emetic to be administered to the kings dogs. Having convinced the king, the Bodhisatta teaches him the ten stanzas of Righteousness found in the Tesakuna Jataka (dhamman cara maharaja, etc.) (J.v.123). Great are the benefactions made to dogs thereafter. The Bodhisattas teaching lasted for ten thousand years under the name of Kukkurovada.

The king is identified with Ananda (J.i.175ff). The occasion for the story is given in the Bhaddasala Jataka.

2. Kukkura Jataka - See Kakkara.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Kukkura, (Sk. kurkura, or is it ku-krura? Cp. kurūra) a dog. usually of a fierce character, a hound A. III, 389; V, 271; J. I, 175 sq.; 189; Pv III, 7Q; Sdhp. 90. In similes: S. IV, 198; M. I, 364; A. IV, 377.—f. kukkurinī Miln. 67.

—vatika (adj.) imitating a dog, cynic M. I, 387 (+dukkara kāraka; also as k°-vata, °sīla, °citta, °ākappa); D. III, 6, 7; Nett 99 (+govatika; —saṅgha a pack of hounds A. III, 75. (Page 218)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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