Preached at Veluvana regarding Devadatta and Kokālika, who were going about singing each other's praises in order to obtain followers.

The story of the past is of a jackal who was eating the carcase of a bull. A crow, seeing him, flattered him, hoping to get some of the flesh.

The jackal and the crow were Devadatta and Kokālika respectively (J.ii.440-1).

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