No. 547. VESSANTARA-JĀTAKA.

No. 547. VESSANTARA-JĀTAKA. [479] “Ten boons,” etc. This story the Master told while dwelling near Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Grove, about a shower of rain. When the Master turning the precious Wheel of the Law came in due course to Rājagaha, where he spent the winter, with Elder Udāyi leading the way, and attended by … Read moreNo. 547. VESSANTARA-JĀTAKA.

No. 546. THE MAHĀ-UMMAGGA-JĀTAKA

No. 546. THE MAHĀ-UMMAGGA-JĀTAKA [1]. “King Brahmadatta of Pañcāla,” etc. The Teacher, while dwelling at Jetavana, told this about the perfection of knowledge. One day the Brethren sat in the Hall of Truth and described the Buddha’s perfection of knowledge: “Brethren, the omniscient Buddha whose wisdom is vast, ready, swift, sharp, crushing heretical doctrines, after … Read moreNo. 546. THE MAHĀ-UMMAGGA-JĀTAKA

No. 545. VIDHURAPAṆḌITA-JĀTAKA.

No. 545. VIDHURAPAṆḌITA-JĀTAKA. “Thou art pale and thin and weak,” etc. The Master told this tale while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning the Perfection of Wisdom. One day the Brethren raised a discussion in the Hall of Truth, saying, “Sirs, the Master has great and wide wisdom, he is ready and quick-witted, he is sharp and … Read moreNo. 545. VIDHURAPAṆḌITA-JĀTAKA.

No. 544. MAHĀNĀRADAKASSAPA-JĀTAKA.

No. 544. MAHĀNĀRADAKASSAPA-JĀTAKA. “There was a king of the Videhas,” etc. This story was told by the Master, while dwelling in the Laṭṭhivana pleasure garden, in relation to the conversion of Uruvela-Kassapa. Now the Teacher by whom the glorious reign of law was begun, [220] after converting the ascetics Uruvela-Kassapa and the rest, came to … Read moreNo. 544. MAHĀNĀRADAKASSAPA-JĀTAKA.

No. 543. BHŪRIDATTA-JĀTAKA.

No. 543. BHŪRIDATTA-JĀTAKA. “Whatever jewels there may be,” etc. This story the Master told, while dwelling at Sāvatthi, about some lay-brethren who kept the fast-days. On a fast-day, it is said, they rose early in the morning, took upon them the fasting vows, gave alms, and after their meal took perfumes and garlands in their … Read moreNo. 543. BHŪRIDATTA-JĀTAKA.

No. 542. THE KHAṆḌAHĀLA-JĀTAKA.

No. 542. THE KHAṆḌAHĀLA-JĀTAKA. “In Pupphavatī once there reigned,” etc. The Teacher, while dwelling on the Gijjhakūṭa mountain, related this story concerning Devadatta. Its substance is contained in the section relating to the sin of causing schisms in the community; it is to be fully known by studying the Tathāgata’s conduct from his first becoming … Read moreNo. 542. THE KHAṆḌAHĀLA-JĀTAKA.