No. 510. AYOGHARA-JĀTĀKA. “Life once conceived, etc.” This story the Master told about the Great Renunciation. Here again he said, “This is not the first time, Brethren, that the Tathāgata has made the Great Renunciation, for he did the same before.” And he told them a story of the past. Once upon a time, when
the former life of sakyamuni buddha
No. 509. HATTHI-PĀLA JĀTAKA. “At last we see,” etc.—This story the Master told, while dwelling at Jetavana, about the Renunciation. Then with these words,—”It is not the first time, Brethren, that the Tathāgata made the Renunciation, but it was so before,”—the Master told them a story of the past. Once upon a time there reigned
No. 508. PAÑCA-PAṆḌITA JĀTAKA. The Birth of the Five Wise Men will be given in the Mahā-ummagga 1.
No. 507. MAHĀ-PALOBHANA-JĀTAKA. “From Brahma’s heaven,” etc.—This story the Master told while dwelling in Jetavana, about the defilement of the sanctified. The circumstances have already been given. Here again said the Master, “Women cause defilement even in sanctified souls,” and then told this story of the past. p. 291  Once upon a time in
No. 506. CAMPEYYA-JĀTAKA. “Who is it like,” etc.—This story the Master told while dwelling in Jetavana, about the fast-day vows. The Master said, “It is well done, lay Brethren, that ye have taken upon you the fast-day vows. Wise men of old likewise even renounced the glory of being a Serpent King, and lived under
No. 505. SOMANASSA-JATAKA. “Who does thee harm, etc.”—This story the Master told while dwelling at Jetavana, how Devadatta went about to slay him. Then the Master said, “This is not the first time, Brethren, that Devadatta has sought to slay me, but he did the same thing before.” Then he told them a story of