Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Taught at Veḷuvana 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).