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237. The Bodhisatta And The indolent King

Once upon a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisatta became his minister. The king of Benares was of a slothful disposition, and the Bodhisatta went about considering some means to rouse the king. Now one day the king went to his garden, accompanied by his minister, and while wandering about there he saw a slothful tortoise. Lazy creatures like these, they say, though they are in motion a whole day, move only just an inch or two.

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