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About Mittavindaka, and how he was punished for covetousness.
How an ascetic made wise choice of boons offered him by Sakka.
441. CATU POSATHIKA JĀTAKA9
How a gift to a Pacceka Buddha was plenteously rewarded, and of the magic ship.
How an ascetic was free from all passion, and how he explained to a king the nature of passion.
Of a number of persons who confessed their secret faults, and of the virtue of an Act of Truth.
How a low-born man became king by eating of a cock's flesh, and of the gratitude and ingratitude of friends shown according to their kind.
How an ungrateful son planned to murder his old father, but when his own son overhearing showed him an object-lesson of his own ugliness, he was put to shame.
How a father refused to believe that his son was dead, because it was not the custom of his family to die young: this was the result of good living through many generations.
How a falcon pretended to make friends with a fowl, but the other was not deceived.
How one who mourned for his son was comforted.
How a niggard was cured by holy beings who pretended to choke at his food.
Of a crow and two ruddy geese, how they discoursed each of his own food, and what was the cause of their colours.
Of the vanity of omens, and how goodness and kindness are omens of the best.
How a girl was kept prisoner in a tower that she might wed no one, and how the attempt was defeated, of the magic city which was guarded by an ass, of the wild deeds of the Ten Slave Brethren, who became kings by right of conquest, and finally perished, and how a king was consoled for the loss of his beloved son.
How an elephant, too virtuous to resist, was captured, and how the king released him, touched by the love this elephant bore to his mother.
How a prince made a promise which he fulfilled when he came into his kingdom.
How Right and Wrong argued each his cause, and how Wrong had the worst of it.
How a king and queen had continence in wedlock, and how Sakka put the queen to the test, and how she was justified.
How a villager stole water from his fellow-labourer's pot, and by meditating upon it became a Pacceka Buddha; and how others, pondering upon their sins, attained to the like result.
How a prince, by seeing the dewdrops, was led to meditate on the impermanency of all things, and retired from the world.
How two princes with their sister went abroad to be out of harm's way, and dwelt in the mountains; how they bore the news of their father's death; how the eldest prince sent his slippers to take his own place on the throne, and how they gave token of displeasure if any wrong judgement were given.
How a prince by seeming modesty made friends of all manner of people, and the device whereby he pacified his brothers, who would have made war on him.
How a blind mariner was made the king's assessor and valuer, and how he was pilot to a vessel, which traversed the perilous seas of fairy land.
How a sacred tree was to be cut down for a pillar, and the spirit of the tree appeared to the king, and by his unselfishness turned the king's purpose.
How a body of carpenters settled in a certain island, and the island deities determined to overwhelm them with a flood; how the wise were saved, but the foolish remained and were all lost.
How a prince declined to be his father's viceroy, and proceeded to the frontier, which he won over by doing the people services, and then demanded the kingdom; and how Sakka gave him a lesson on his greed.
Ten points of wisdom explained to a prince.
How Sakka changed Mātali into a black hound, and sent him to frighten the world out of its evil ways.
471. MEṆḌAKA JĀTAKA115
How a queen tempted her step-son to sin, and on being refused pretended that he had tempted her, and how he was justified and the woman put to shame.
The signs of a friend and of a foe.
How a man learnt a charm for growing fruit out of due season, and how he forgot it because he was false to his teacher.
Of a lion which plotted to get a tree cut down, and how he was outwitted by the deity of the tree.
476. JAVANA HAṀSA-JĀTAKA132
How a royal goose and a human king made fast friends; how the goose saved two foolish geese which flew a race with the sun, and of other his marvellous feats.
How an ascetic was tempted in the flesh, and how his father guided him by good counsel.
How a pupil got gold to pay his teacher withal by meditating upon a river bank.
Of a prince who dwelt in a forest, and how he fell in love with a lady by seeing flowers which she dropt into a river; how the prince became universal monarch, and what befel him at the great bo-tree.
How a king distributed all his treasure in alms, and with his sister retired to the forest; how he went further, and his sister sought him.
How a brahmin's wife was of lewd behaviour, and the husband would have killed her paramour, by sacrificing him in the foundation of a gate; how by talking too soon he nearly met this fate himself, but was admonished by a pupil who told him stories; of a young man who was ill entreated in a brothel, of a bird which came to grief by interfering in others' business, of four men who were killed in trying to save another, of a goat which found the knife that was to kill her, of two fairies who knew when to be silent. After these tales were told he saved the man's life.
Of a rich spend-all who cast himself away in the Ganges; how a deer saved him, and he repaid the service by betraying the deer to capture, but his aim was frustrated, and safety proclaimed for all deer.
How a king went hunting, and in chasing after a stag which passed him fell into a pit and by the very stag was rescued; and how a chaplain put two and two together and made twenty.
How a flock of parrots used to devour the rice crops, and how their king being caught in a snare, forbore to cry out until they had eaten, and what persuasion was used by which he got free again.
Two fairies that dwelt on a beautiful hill, and how the husband was wounded and the wife made lament, until Sakka came to the rescue.
Of the value of friends, as shown in the story of a hawk whose nestlings were saved by the aid of an osprey, a lion, and a tortoise.
How a wise sage instructed a king what it is makes the true brahmin.
Of a number of ascetics, and how Sakka tested them.
Two friends promise to wed their children together, if they should have one a daughter and the other a son; how the pair was childless, and the queen gave her lord sixteen thousand wives who had never a child among them; how Sakka rewarded the queen's virtue by granting a son to her; how Sakka built this prince a magical palace; how the prince could not laugh until a juggler did a merry trick before him.
Of a pigeon, a snake, a jackal, and a bear, which took on them the vows for subduing of desires; and an ascetic being unable for his pride to induce the mystic trance, reviled a Pacceka Buddha, but then in remorse took the vow for subduing pride, and was much edified by the pigeon, the snake, the jackal, and the bear.
Of a holy peacock, gold-coloured, which chanted a hymn morning and evening, and how he was taken prisoner by yielding to fleshly desire, and how he discoursed to a queen and was set free.
Of a clever boar which worked for a number of carpenters, and how he outwitted a tiger.
How some merchants found a magic tree, and what wonders came out of the branches: a lesson to eschew greed.
Of the effect of merit, and how it brings men to high felicity, and how it is gained.
The marks by which you may know a good brahmin, and who are not rightly so called; and of the flowers which were thrown into the air, and fell on the Pacceka Buddhas in Himalaya.
Of precedence in gifts.
How a high and mighty maiden turned up her nose at a Caṇḍāla, but he by persistence got her to wife; how their son gave alms in a wrong spirit, and by what means he was brought to his right mind; also of an ascetic who was well schooled by the Caṇḍalā man; and the Caṇḍāla's glorious death.
498. CITTA -SAMBHŪTA-JĀTAKA244
Of two men who were fast friends through many births: as Caṇḍālas, who pretended to be brahmins, but were betrayed by their speech; as young deer on the mountains; as a couple of ospreys by the Nerbudda; as lads of high birth in Uttarapañcāla, when one recognized the other by a hymn he sung.
How a prince gave his own eyes as a gift, and his reward.
Of a golden deer, who being caught in a trap, would not cry out for fear of scaring his fellows; how his friends stood by him; how he preached before the queen; and how he was set free.
Of a golden goose which discoursed of the law, how he was caught, how the hunter's heart was softened to set him free, how he went before the king and prevailed with him also.
Evil communications corrupt good manners: a tale of two parrots of which one was good and one bad according to the company they kept.
Of two fairies, who could not cease grieving for one night they had been parted from each other, and how they were at length consoled.
How a sham ascetic traded upon knowledge which be gained by accident, and how he was found out by the king's son; of the device he used to calumniate the prince.
Of a puissant serpent king, who left all his magnificence on the fast-days; how a serpent-charmer caught him, and made him dance for show.
How prince Woman-hater was tempted to fall by a woman, and finally renounced the world.
How a king and his chaplain agreed that, if either of them had a son, he should be as a son to the other; how the chaplain had four sons, who grew up rough fellows and robbers, but finally in spite of all attempts to make each king in turn, they renounced the world.
How a queen lost two sons devoured up by a goblin, and how the third was protected by being kept in an iron house, and why he renounced the world.