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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Parosahassa Jātaka:Once the Bodhisatta was an ascetic in the Himālaya,leader of five hundred ascetics.His chief disciple was away at the time of his (the Bodhisatta’s) death,and when his other disciples asked him,just before his death,what excellence he had won,he answered ”Nothing,” meaning,”insight into the nothingness of things.” But they did not understand,and therefore neglected to pay him the customary honours at his cremation.When the chief disciple returned and heard of this,he tried to explain matters to them,but they would not hearken until the Bodhisatta himself appeared from the Brahmaworld and convinced them of their folly.”Far better than a thousand fools,” he said,”is one who,hearing,understands.”

The story was told in reference to Sāriputta’s great wisdom.He is identified with the chief disciple (J.i.406ff).See also Sarabhanga Jātaka.

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