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Story of a Buffalo, Ajanta
Inflicting grief on others -
To overcome one’s own discomfort
Is no virtue:
As the result of such acts
Shall not bear the fruits of true happiness.
Yet, he added that one day the monkey would have his lesson; but then he would be saved from the guilt of inflicting any pain on the other.
Monkey riding the gentle buffalo
Indeed, a few days later, when the gentle buffalo was away, a savage buffalo came and stood on the same spot. The wicked monkey thinking him to be the same buffalo jumped on his back and tried the same games. The other buffalo in no time shook him off on the ground and pierced the horns straight into his heart and trampled him with his hoofs.
The monkey was thus killed in no time.
The agressive buffalo throws the monkey down before killing him.
Mark the expression of aggression in the eyes of the buffalo
See Mahisa Jataka, Jataka
Pali N0..278; Jatakamala
No.33; Chariyapitaka 2.5
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