No. 539. MAHĀJANAKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 539. MAHĀJANAKA-JĀTAKA. “Who art thou, striving,” etc. This story the Master, while dwelling at Jetavana, told concerning the great Renunciation. One day the Brethren sat in the Hall of Truth discussing the Tathāgata’s great Renunciation. The Master came and found that this was their subject; so he said “This is not the first time … Read moreNo. 539. MAHĀJANAKA-JĀTAKA.

No. 538. MŪGA-PAKKHA JĀTAKA

BOOK XXII. MAHĀNIPĀTA. No. 538. MŪGA-PAKKHA JĀTAKA [1] [1] “Shew no intelligence,” etc. This story the Master told at Jatavana concerning the great renunciation. One day the Brethren seated in the Hall of Truth were discussing the praises of the Blessed One’s great renunciation. When the Master came and inquired of the Brethren what was … Read moreNo. 538. MŪGA-PAKKHA JĀTAKA

No. 537. MAHĀ-SUTASOMA-JĀTAKA 1.

No. 537. MAHĀ-SUTASOMA-JĀTAKA [1]. “Master of dainty flavours,” etc. This story the Master while dwelling at Jetavana told concerning the Elder, Aṅgulimāla 2. The manner of his birth and admission to the priesthood is to be understood as fully described in the Aṅgulimāla-sutta. Now from the time when by an Act of Truth he saved … Read moreNo. 537. MAHĀ-SUTASOMA-JĀTAKA 1.

No. 536. KUṆĀLA-JĀTAKA.

No. 536. KUṆĀLA-JĀTAKA [1]. “This is the report and the fame thereof” This was a story told by the Master, while dwelling beside lake Kuṇāla, concerning five hundred Brethren who were overwhelmed with discontent. Here follows the story in due order. The Sākiya and Koliya tribes had the river Rohinī which flows between the cities … Read moreNo. 536. KUṆĀLA-JĀTAKA.

No. 535. SUDHĀBHOJANA-JĀTAKA

No. 535. SUDHĀBHOJANA-JĀTAKA [2]. “No huckster I,” etc. This was a story told by the Master, while dwelling at Jetavana, concerning a liberally minded Brother. He was said to be a man of gentle birth, living at Sāvatthi, who after hearing the Law preached by the Master was converted and adopted the religious life. Being … Read moreNo. 535. SUDHĀBHOJANA-JĀTAKA

No. 534. MAHĀHAṀSA-JĀTAKA.

No. 534. MAHĀHAṀSA-JĀTAKA. [1] “There go the birds,” etc. This story the Master, while residing in the Bamboo Grove, told concerning the elder Ānanda’s renunciation of life. The introductory story is exactly like one already given, but on this occasion the Master in telling a story of the past related the following tale. Once upon … Read moreNo. 534. MAHĀHAṀSA-JĀTAKA.

No. 533. CULLAHAṀSA-JĀTAKA.

BOOK XXI. ASĪTINIPĀTA. No. 533. CULLAHAṀSA-JĀTAKA. [1] [333] “All other birds, etc.” This was a story told by the Master, while dwelling in the Bamboo Grove, as to how the venerable Ānanda renounced his life. For when archers were suborned to slay the Tathāgata, and the first one that was sent by Devadatta 2 on … Read moreNo. 533. CULLAHAṀSA-JĀTAKA.

No. 532. SONA-NANDA-JĀTAKA.

No. 532. SONA-NANDA-JĀTAKA. “Angel or minstrel-god,” etc. This was a story told by the Master, while living at Jetavana, about a Brother who supported his mother. The circumstance which led up to it was the same as that related in the Sāma 1 Birth. But on this occasion the Master said, “Brethren, do not take … Read moreNo. 532. SONA-NANDA-JĀTAKA.

No. 530. SAṀKICCA-JĀTAKA.

No. 530. SAṀKICCA-JĀTAKA. “At sight of Brahmadatta,” etc. This story the Master, while dwelling in the mango grove of Jīvaka 1, told concerning the murder of his own father by Ajātasattu. For owing to Devadatta [262] and at his instigation he had his father put to death. But when sickness arose in the schismatic congregation … Read moreNo. 530. SAṀKICCA-JĀTAKA.