Monthly Archives: March 2014

THE JATAKA TALES – LIST

1

A Partridge, A Monkey, and An Elephant

2

Brammadatta And The Park-Keeper

3

Eating A Sword

4

Ending Battle Without Fight

5

Father Testing The Daughter

6

Greed of Merchants

7

Husband, Son Or Brother

8

Importance Of Virtue Compared With Learning

9

Kalinga the Great

10

Kassapa And Good Company

11

Lust Of Taste

12

Maha Pingala – The Tyrant

13

Mittavindaka In Hell

14

Nandhi – Visala

15

One Grey Hair

16

One Man’s Goodness

17

Prince Brahmadatta And His Greed

18

Sacrifice

19

Setaketu And The Ascetics

20

Shaft Of A Plough

21

Silence and Speaking

22

Snake-Charmer And The Monkey

23

Teaching Moral Law Against Wishes

24

The Archer And His Wife

25

The Ascetic And The Dead Elephant

26

The Ascetic And The Deer

27

The Ascetic With Pride

28

The Ass With The Lionskin

29

The Bodhisataa And Prince Samvara

30

The Bodhisataa – As A Master Mariner

31

The Bodhisatta – Act of Truth

32

The Bodhisatta – And Sense-lacking Maid

33

The Bodhisatta – As a Bird

34

The Bodhisatta – As A Blacksmith

35

The Bodhisatta – As A Crow

36

The Bodhisatta – As A Deer

37

The Bodhisatta – As a dog

38

The Bodhisatta – As A Drummer

39

The Bodhisatta – As a Fairy – Deer Couple

40

The Bodhisatta – As A Flying Horse

41

The Bodhisatta – As A Garuda King

42

The Bodhisatta – As A God

43

The Bodhisatta – As a Golden deer

44

The Bodhisatta – As A Golden Goose

45

The Bodhisatta – As A Golden Peacock

46

The Bodhisatta – As A Golden Stag

47

The Bodhisatta – As A Hermit

48

The Bodhisatta – As A Jackal who ate elephant

49

The Bodhisatta – As A Jackal

50

The Bodhisatta – As A Lion And The Jackal Club

51

The Bodhisatta – As A Lion Who Saved Animals

52

The Bodhisatta – As A Lion with Jackal

53

The Bodhisatta – As A Lion

54

The Bodhisatta – As A Lizard

55

The Bodhisatta – As A Man Born On Low Caste

56

The Bodhisatta – As A Marsh Crow

57

The Bodhisatta – As A Monkey

58

The Bodhisatta – As A Parrot

59

The Bodhisatta – As A Pig

60

The Bodhisatta – As A Pigeon

61

The Bodhisatta – As a Quil

62

The Bodhisatta – As A Robber

63

The Bodhisatta – As A Royal Peacock

64

The Bodhisatta – As A Singila Bird

65

The Bodhisatta – As A Spirit Of The Air

66

The Bodhisatta – As A Sprite Of Kusa Grass

67

The Bodhisatta – As A Stone Cutter

68

The Bodhisatta – As A Teacher

69

The Bodhisatta – As A Vulture feeding Parents

70

The Bodhisatta – As A Vulture

71

The Bodhisatta – As A Wise Parrot

72

The Bodhisatta – As A Woodpecker

73

The Bodhisatta – As A Young Hare

74

The Bodhisatta – As A Young Quail

75

The Bodhisatta – As A Young Vulture

76

The Bodhisatta – As An Acrobat

77

The Bodhisatta – As An Antelope

78

The Bodhisatta – As An Elephant

79

The Bodhisatta – As An Iguana

80

The Bodhisatta – As Antelope

81

The Bodhisatta – As Asadisa Kumara

82

The Bodhisatta – As Atthisena

83

The Bodhisatta – As Dwarf Brahmin

84

The Bodhisatta – As Elephant Trainer

85

The Bodhisatta – As King Of Gandhara

86

The Bodhisatta – As Monkey Chief

87

The Bodhisatta – As Prince Dighavu

88

The Bodhisatta – As Prince Five Weapons

89

The Bodhisatta – As Sakka, King Of The Gods

90

The Bodhisatta – As Sakka

91

The Bodhisatta – As Serpant Prince

92

The Bodhisatta – As Snake Charmer

93

The Bodhisatta – As The Black Bull

94

The Bodhisatta – As The King’s Horse

95

The Bodhisatta – As The White Elephant

96

The Bodhisatta – As Trained White Elephant

97

The Bodhisatta – Deer’s Tactics

98

The Bodhisatta – Desert Voyage

99

The Bodhisatta – Goodness

100

The Bodhisatta – Nimb-Tree Spirit

101

The Bodhisatta – On Luck, Omens And Dreams

102

The Bodhisatta – Prince Mahimsasa

103

The Bodhisatta – Prince of Benares

104

The Bodhisatta – Refused To Become Chaplain

105

The Bodhisatta – The Acrobat

106

The Bodhisatta – The Chaplain

107

The Bodhisatta – The Goat and The Brahmin

108

The Bodhisatta – The Lion and The Tiger

109

The Bodhisatta – The Monkey At The Palace

110

The Bodhisatta – The Monkey King

111

The Bodhisatta – The Wise Carpenter

112

The Bodhisatta – The Stag

113

The Bodhisatta – Treasurer

114

The Bodhisatta – Utensil Merchant

115

The Bodhisatta Admonishing Kassapa

116

The Bodhisatta And A Clear, Serene Mind

117

The Bodhisatta And A Lie

118

The Bodhisatta And Asanka

119

The Bodhisatta And Change Of Name

120

The Bodhisatta And Charity

121

The Bodhisatta And Doctrine Of Patience

122

The Bodhisatta And Eight Worldly Conditions

123

The Bodhisatta And Fire God

124

The Bodhisatta And Foolish Merchant

125

The Bodhisatta And His Chaplain

126

The Bodhisatta And His Correspondent

127

The Bodhisatta And His Cunning Brother

128

The Bodhisatta And His Daughter-In-Law

129

The Bodhisatta And His Friendship

130

The Bodhisatta And His Grandfather

131

The Bodhisatta And His Passion

132

The Bodhisatta And His Pupil

133

The Bodhisatta And His Sacrifice

134

The Bodhisatta And His Six Brothers

135

The Bodhisatta And His Slave

136

Paths Leading To Spiritual Welfare

137

The Bodhisatta And His Son’s Lust

138

The Bodhisatta And His Teachings On Deeds

139

The Bodhisatta And His Ungrateful Wife

140

The Bodhisatta And His Wife

141

The Bodhisatta And Kaccani

142

The Bodhisatta And King Mallika

143

The Bodhisatta And Omen Problem

144

The Bodhisatta And Parantapa

145

The Bodhisatta And Prince Brahmadatta

146

The Bodhisatta And Single-Soled Shoes

147

The Bodhisatta – Spell For Raising The Dead To Life

148

The Bodhisatta And Sujata

149

The Bodhisatta And Sweet Fig

150

The Bodhisatta – The Ascetic With Long Matted Hair

151

The Bodhisatta And The Baniyan Tree

152

The Bodhisatta And The Barber

153

The Bodhisatta And The Brahmadatta

154

The Bodhisatta And The Carpenter

155

The Bodhisatta And The Cock

156

The Bodhisatta And The Cripple

157

The Bodhisatta And The Crocodile

158

The Bodhisatta And The Crow

159

The Bodhisatta And The Deer Hunter

160

The Bodhisatta And The Dew

161

The Bodhisatta And The Dog

162

The Bodhisatta And The Drunken Horses

163

The Bodhisatta And The Effect Of Liquor

164

The Bodhisatta And The Eight Sounds

165

The Bodhisatta And The Elephant Festival

166

The Bodhisatta And The Elephant

167

The Bodhisatta And The Fair Trial

168

The Bodhisatta And The False Ascetic

169

The Bodhisatta And The Fire God

170

The Bodhisatta and the fisherman

171

The Bodhisatta And The Foal

172

The Bodhisatta And The Foolish Prince

173

The Bodhisatta And The Four Brothers

174

The Bodhisatta And The Four Monks

175

The Bodhisatta And The Garuda King

176

The Bodhisatta And The Geese

177

The Bodhisatta And The Goblin

178

The Bodhisatta And The Golden Bar

179

The Bodhisatta And The Greedy Crow

180

The Bodhisatta And The Grey Hair

181

The Bodhisatta And The Grief

182

The Bodhisatta And The Horses

183

The Bodhisatta And The Hunter

184

The Bodhisatta And The Impermanence Of Things

185

The Bodhisatta And The Jackal

186

The Bodhisatta And The King Dhananjaya

187

The Bodhisatta And The Lady Wicked

188

The Bodhisatta and The Lamenting Fish

189

The Bodhisatta And The Life Of Ascetic

190

The Bodhisatta And The Limping Horse

191

The Bodhisatta And The Liquor

192

The Bodhisatta And The Mango Tree

193

The Bodhisatta And The Medicine

194

The Bodhisatta And The Men Of Proper Observances

195

The Bodhisatta And The Merchant

196

The Bodhisatta And The Mitta Vindaka

197

The Bodhisatta And The Monkey Ascetic

198

The Bodhisatta And The Monkey Drop

199

The Bodhisatta And The Monkey Who Lost Pea

200

The Bodhisatta And The Monkey

201

The Bodhisatta And The Naga King

202

The Bodhisatta And The Naughty Monkey

203

The Bodhisatta And The Nothingness Of Things

204

The Bodhisatta And The Nymph

205

The Bodhisatta And The Ogress

206

The Bodhisatta And The Old Elephant

207

The Bodhisatta And The Pacceka-Buddhas

208

The Bodhisatta And The Pilgrim

209

The Bodhisatta And The Poisoned Dice

210

The Bodhisatta And The Poisonous Mango Tree

211

The Bodhisatta And The Prince Yava

212

The Bodhisatta And The Proud Pupils

213

The Bodhisatta And The Pure Place

214

The Bodhisatta And The Quail

215

The Bodhisatta And The Queen Gentle Heart

216

The Bodhisatta And The Queen

217

The Bodhisatta And The Queen’s Pearl-Haram

218

The Bodhisatta And The Ram

219

The Bodhisatta And The Robbers

220

The Bodhisatta and The Royal Elephant

221

The Bodhisatta and The Royal Horse

222

The Bodhisatta and the secret charm

223

The Bodhisatta And The Secret Spell

224

The Bodhisatta And The Serpent-King

225

The Bodhisatta And The Seven Brothers

226

The Bodhisatta And The Seven Pacceka Buddhas

227

The Bodhisatta And The Sin

228

The Bodhisatta And The Sinners

229

The Bodhisatta And The Old Doctor

230

The Bodhisatta And The Snake

231

The Bodhisatta And The Snakes

232

The Bodhisatta And The Tailor’s Son

233

The Bodhisatta And The Tavern-Keeper

234

The Bodhisatta And The Teacher’s Fee

235

The Bodhisatta And The Ten Questions

236

The Bodhisatta And The Thought Of Death

237

The Bodhisatta And The Indolent King

238

The Bodhisatta And The Tortoise

239

The Bodhisatta and the Treasure

240

The Bodhisatta And The Treasure-Pots

241

The Bodhisatta And The Tree Deity

242

The Bodhisatta And The Tree-Fairy

243

The Bodhisatta And The Two Deities

244

The Bodhisatta And The Ungrateful Prince

245

The Bodhisatta And The Usurper

246

The Bodhisatta And The Wicked Prince

247

The Bodhisatta And The Wizard

248

The Bodhisatta And The Worm

249

The Bodhisatta And The Yakkha Makhadeva

250

The Bodhisatta And The Yakkha

251

The Bodhisatta And Tree-Spirit

252

The Bodhisatta And Unfinished Roof

253

The Bodhisatta And Virtue

254

The Bodhisatta And Woman Entering Fire

255

The Bodhisatta As A Bird

256

The Bodhisatta As A Fairy

257

The Bodhisatta As A God Living In Sal Tree

258

The Bodhisatta As A Golden Mallard

259

The Bodhisatta As A Monkey Prince

260

The Bodhisatta As A Swift Goose

261

The Bodhisatta As A Tree Sprite

262

The Bodhisatta As A White Elephant

263

The Bodhisatta As A Wild Hen

264

The Bodhisatta As Candala

265

The Bodhisatta As Carpenter’s Boar

266

The Bodhisatta As Chaplain

267

The Bodhisatta As Dhamma

268

The Bodhisatta As Dhammapala

269

The Bodhisatta As Golden Deer

270

The Bodhisatta As Kappa

271

The Bodhisatta As Kassapa

272

The Bodhisatta As King Bhallatiya

273

The Bodhisatta As King Sadhina

274

The Bodhisatta As King Sivi

275

The Bodhisatta As Lion

276

The Bodhisatta As Matanga

277

The Bodhisatta As Naked Ascetic

278

The Bodhisatta As Parrot King

279

The Bodhisatta As Peacock

280

The Bodhisatta As Prince Somanassa

281

The Bodhisatta As Rama-Panditha

282

The Bodhisatta As Sage Kanha

283

The Bodhisatta As Sailor

284

The Bodhisatta As Sarabhanga

285

The Bodhisatta As Stag

286

The Bodhisatta As Vidhura

287

The Bodhisatta As Yakka’s Son

288

The Bodhisatta At The Deathbed Of King

289

The Bodhisatta Eating Alone

290

The Bodhisatta In Heaven

291

The Bodhisatta In The Form Of Goblin

292

The Bodhisatta Murdered By His Father

293

The Bodhisatta On Bad Company

294

The Bodhisatta On Friendship

295

The Bodhisatta Preventing Sacrifice Of Animals

296

The Bodhisatta Was A Tree Sprite

297

The Bodhisatta, Owl And Crow

298

The Bodhisatta, The Lion And The Dove

299

The Bodhisatta, The Mongoose And The Snake

300

The Bodhisatta’s Son – As A Parrot

301

The Bodhisatta’s Thanksgiving

302

The Bodisatta And The Partridge

303

The Bothisatta And His Son

304

The Brahmadatta And Three Kingdoms

305

The Brahmin And The Black Snake

306

The Brammadatta And His Minister

307

The Courtier Who Tresspassed Harem

308

The Crane and The Crab

309

The Crane And The Fishes

310

The Crocodile And The Fishes

311

The Crocodile And The Monkey

312

The Crow And The Quail

313

The Elephant And The Beetle

314

The Fowler And The Bird

315

The Fox And The Greedy Brahmin

316

The Frog And The Snake

317

The Gardener Who Threw Away His Spade

318

The Gardening Monkeys

319

The Geese And The Tortoise

320

The Golden Geese And The Crow

321

The Golden Mallard and The Peacock

322

The Jackal And The Rats

323

The Judas Tree

324

The King Who Did Not Honour The Queen

325

The King Who Saw Sixteen Dreams

326

The Lion And The Boar

327

The Lion And The Cow

328

The Lion And The Jackal Friend

329

The Lion And The Jackal

330

The Lion And The Tiger

331

The Lust Of A Woman

332

The Man With Four Virtues

333

The Marks Of An Enemy

334

The Monkey And The Crocodile

335

The Otters And The Jackal

336

The Oxen and The Pig

337

The Patridge And The Chattering Brother

338

The Ploughshares Eaten By Mice

339

The Prince Who Kidnapped The Princess

340

The Real Happiness

341

The Recluse And The Snake

342

The Roc And The Snake

343

The Royal Elephant and The Dog

344

The Sakka And The Greedy Son

345

The Snake And The Garula

346

The Snake, The Crow And The Turtle

347

The Three Fishes

348

The Tiger And The She-Goat

349

The Tree-Deity And The Black Lion

350

The Virtuous Queen

351

The Young Lion And The Jackal

352

The Wise And The Fools

353

Tortoise And The Two Fishes

354

Value Of a Measure Of Rice

355

What can mere stars achieve?

THE JATAKA TALES PART 2

355. What can mere stars achieve?

Once upon a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, some townsfolk had asked a country-girl in marriage and had named the day. Having already made the arrangement, they asked their family ascetic whether the stars were propitious for the ceremony on that day. Piqued at their having fixed the day to suit themselves without first taking counsel with him, the ascetic made up his mind to thwart their marriage festivities for that day; and accordingly he made answer that the stars were not favourable for that day, and that if they persisted, grave misfortune would be the result.

354. Value Of a Measure Of Rice

Once upon a time Brahmadatta was ruling Benares in Kasi. He used to value horses, elephants, and the like; and jewels, gold, and the like; and he used to pay over to the owners of the goods the proper price, as he fixed it.

But the king was greedy and his greed suggested to him this thought: “This valuer with his style of valuing will soon exhaust all the riches in my house; I must get another valuer.”

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