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Monks, their hospitalization and their medical treatment

I am fairly certain there is a jataka where a monk with worms is given medicine causing him to vomit. Didn't take note of the reference.
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Killing a bigger animal causes more bad karma than killing a smaller animal?

According to the Bhikkhu Patimokkha (quoted below), which are rules for monks, killing a human is grounds for immediate and irreversible dismissal from the monastic order (parajika). However, ...
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Killing a bigger animal causes more bad karma than killing a smaller animal?

Buddhaghosa, an influential 5th-century Theravada commentator, states: With regard to animals it is worse to kill large ones than small. Because a more extensive effort is involved. Even where the ...
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