Monthly Archives: February 2014

205. The Bodhisatta And The Ogress

Once upon a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisatta was the youngest of the King’s hundred sons. He grew up to manhood. Now in those days there Pacceka Buddhas who used to come to take their meals at the palace, and the Bodhisatta ministered to them.

204. The Bodhisatta And The Nymph

Once upon a time, when Brahmadatta was king in Benares, the Bodhisatta became a brahmin’s son in a village of Kasi. Coming of years, he attained perfection in all his studies, and embraced the religious life; and he lived in Himalaya, hard by a natural lake, cultivating the Faculties and the Attainments.

203. The Bodhisatta And The Nothingness Of Things

Once upon a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisatta was born a Brahmin and perfected his education at Takkasila. Putting Lusts from him and renouncing the world for the hermit’s life, he won the Five Knowledges and the Eight Attainments, and lived in the Himalayas, where five hundred hermits gathered round him. One rainy season, his chief disciple went with half the hermits to the people to get salt and vinegar. And that was the time when the Bodhisatta should die. And his disciples, wishing to know his spiritual attainment, said to him, “What excellence have you won?”

202. The Bodhisatta And The Naughty Monkey

Once upon a time, when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisatta was born in a brahmin family of Kasi. Coming of years, he went to Takkasila, and there completed his education. Then he embraced the religious life, cultivated the Faculties and the Attainments, and becoming the preceptor of a large band of pupils he spent his life in Himalayas.

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