No. 395. KĀKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 395. KĀKA-JĀTAKA. 1 “Our old friend,” etc.—The Master told this tale while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning a greedy Brother. The occasion is as above. Once upon a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisatta was a pigeon and lived in a nest-basket in the kitchen of a p. 196 [paragraph continues] Benares … Read moreNo. 395. KĀKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 394. VAṬṬAKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 394. VAṬṬAKA-JĀTAKA. “Oil and butter,” etc.—The Master told this while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning a greedy Brother. Finding that he was greedy the Master said to him, “This is not the first time you are greedy: once before through greed in Benares you were not satisfied with carcases of elephants, oxen, horses and men; … Read moreNo. 394. VAṬṬAKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 393. VIGHĀSA-JĀTAKA.

No. 393. VIGHĀSA-JĀTAKA. “Happy life is theirs,” etc.—The Master told this tale while dwelling in the East Garden, concerning some Brethren who were given to amusement. The great Moggallāna had shaken their dwelling and alarmed them. The Brethren sat discussing their fault in the Hall of Truth. The Master being told this said to them, … Read moreNo. 393. VIGHĀSA-JĀTAKA.

No. 392. BHISAPUPPHA-JĀTAKA.

No. 392. BHISAPUPPHA-JĀTAKA. “You were never,” etc.—The Master told this tale while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning a certain Brother. The story is that the Brother had left Jetavana and dwelt in the Kosala kingdom near a certain wood: one day he went down into a lotus-pool [308], and seeing a lotus in flower he stood … Read moreNo. 392. BHISAPUPPHA-JĀTAKA.

No. 391. DHAJAVIHEṬHA-JĀTAKA.

No. 391. DHAJAVIHEṬHA-JĀTAKA. “Noble of face,” etc.—The Master told this while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning his going about for the whole world’s good. The occasion will appear in the Mahākaṇha Birth. 1 Then the Master said, “Brethren, this is not the first time the Tathāgata has gone about for the world’s good,” and so told … Read moreNo. 391. DHAJAVIHEṬHA-JĀTAKA.

No. 390. MAYHAKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 390. MAYHAKA-JĀTAKA. [299] “Did we joy,” etc.—The Master told this while dwelling in Jetavana, of a stranger merchant. There was in Sāvatthi a stranger merchant, rich and of great substance: he did not enjoy his wealth himself nor give it to others: if choice food of fine flavours was served he would not eat … Read moreNo. 390. MAYHAKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 389. SUVAṆṆAKAKKAṬA-JĀTAKA.

No. 389. SUVAṆṆAKAKKAṬA-JĀTAKA. “Gold-clawed creature,” etc.—The Master told this tale when dwelling in the Bamboo-grove, of Ānanda’s dying for his sake. The occasion is told in the Khandahāla 1 Birth about the hiring of bowmen, and in the Cullahaṃsa 2 Birth p. 184 about the roar of the elephant Dhanapāla 1. Then they began a … Read moreNo. 389. SUVAṆṆAKAKKAṬA-JĀTAKA.

No. 388. TUṆḌILA-JĀTAKA.

No. 388. TUṆḌILA-JĀTAKA. “Something strange to-day,” etc. The Master told this tale while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning a brother who feared death. He was born in Sāvatthi of good family and was ordained in the Faith: but he feared death and when he heard even a little moving of a bough, or falling of a … Read moreNo. 388. TUṆḌILA-JĀTAKA.

No. 387. SŪCI-JĀTAKA.

No. 387. SŪCI-JĀTAKA. “Quickly threaded,” etc.—The Master told this tale while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning the perfection of wisdom. The occasion of the tale will be given in the Mahāummagga 1. The Master addressed the brethren, “This is not the first time the Tathāgata is wise and skilled in devices,” and so he told an … Read moreNo. 387. SŪCI-JĀTAKA.

No. 386. KHARAPUTTA-JĀTAKA. 1

No. 386. KHARAPUTTA-JĀTAKA. 1 [275] “Goats are stupid,” etc.—The Master told this tale in Jetavana, concerning temptation of a Brother by his former wife. When the Brother confessed that he was longing for the world, the Master said, “Brother, this woman does you harm: formerly also you came into the fire through her and were … Read moreNo. 386. KHARAPUTTA-JĀTAKA. 1