SN.19.16. Asīsakasutta ("A Headless Trunk")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Just now, reverend, as I was descending from Vulture’s Peak Mountain I saw a headless trunk flying through the air. Its eyes and mouth were on its chest. Vultures, crows, and hawks kept chasing it, pecking and clawing as it screamed in pain. …” …

“That being used to be an executioner called Hārika right here in Rājagaha. …”

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