Kukkuta Jataka, Kukkuṭa-jātaka: 1 definition


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kukkuta Jataka in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Kukkuta Jataka (No.383) - The story of a cat who tried to deceive a cock - with the idea of eating him - by offering to become his wife. Her efforts failed. The cock was the Bodhisatta.

The story was told to a monk who was tempted by the sight of a woman (J.iii.265f).

This Jataka is illustrated in the Bharhut Stupa. Cunningham: Pl.xlvii.5.

2. Kukkuta Jataka (No.448) - The Bodhisatta was once the chief of a large flock of fowls. A falcon, by means of engaging speech, tried to become friendly with him in order to eat him, but his attempts failed. There could be no friendship between fowl and falcon, said the Bodhisatta. The story was related in reference to Dedavattas attempts to kill the Buddha. v.l. Kukkuha. J.iv.55ff

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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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