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Jaataka Index[ed1]

The entire collection of The Pali Text Society translation of the Jataka Stories edited by Professor E.B. Cowell is available on this site. This collection is in the Public Domain and has been previously made available in 5 PDF files from Internet Sacred Text Archives. The collection here has been re-formatted and proofed correcting a few errors ... mostly problems with footnotes. The stories here are each on separate html files which will facilitate different organizations of collections of these stories for text-readers. Not all these stories are sutable or of interest to all audiences.
The primary value of this collection is the vast volume of 'lore' that it contains. Fascinating descriptions of magic powers and potions, customs and rituals and the manner in which tasks of ordinary life at the time were conducted.
Another value, not to be under-estimated, is the inspiration these stories can give to both adults and children. There is here a treasure trove of stories that will instill values such as courage, perserverance, resourcefulness, honesty, generosity, wisdom, learning, self-sacrifice, performance of duty for those in rule and for all to their parents, and many other high values.
It should be remembered, however, that these stories, even where they are very likely genuinely uttered by Gotama, represent the values held by Gotama prior to his having become a Buddha. Most of the stories represent high values acceptable both in the world and for the Buddhist renunciate, but there are exceptions and it should be remembered that what is being suggested by these stories pertains to worldly existence. Doctrines held by characters in these stories should not be used to support arguments concerning what is taught in the Dhamma except where they are in accordance with the Suttas.



PTS Edition Volumes I & II

Volume I

Book [I]

Volume II

Books [II] [III]

PTS Edition Volumes III & IV

Volume III

Books [IV] [V] [VI] [VII] [VIII] [IX]

Volume IV

Books [X] [XI] [XII] [XIII] [XIV] [XV]

PTS Edition Volumes V & VI

Volume V

Books [XVI] [XVII] [XVIII] [XIX] [XX] [XXI]

Volume VI

Book [XXII]

The individual Jataka files referenced below were originally scanned and proofed by John Bruno Hare, Sacred Texts.com. For the book format, visit his site. They have been reformatted for reproduction here.



Book I. - Ekanipaata


Title Page, Preface

1. Apa.n.nakavagga


No. 1. Apa.n.naka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 95

PTS: Apa.n.naka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 1

Two merchants travel with caravans across a desert. One, beguiled by goblins, throws away his drinking-water in the desert and is devoured with all his people and cattle; the other completes his journey safely.

No. 2. Va.n.nupatha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 106

PTS: Va.n.nupatha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 9

Travelling across a desert, a caravan through mistake throws away its water, etc In their despair the leader has a well dug, till far down water is found, and perseverance saves the caravan from death.

No. 3. Serivaa.nija-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 110

PTS: Serivaa.nija-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 12

Two hawkers are successively offered by its unwitting owners a golden bowl. The greedy hawker over-reaches himself, whilst the honest one is richly rewarded.

No. 4. Cullaka-Se.t.thi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 114

PTS: Cullaka-Se.t.thi-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 14

A young man picks up a dead mouse which he sells, and works up this capital till he becomes rich.

No. 5. Ta.n.dulanaali-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 123

PTS: Ta.n.dulanaali-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 21

An incompetent valuer declares 500 horses worth a measure of rice, which measure. of rice in turn he is led to declare worth all Benares.

No. 6. Devadhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 126

PTS: Devadhamma-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 23

Two princes going down to a haunted pool are seized by an ogre; the third, by correctly defining 'godlike,' saves his brothers.

No. 7. Ka.t.thahaari-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 133

PTS: Ka.t.thahaari-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 27

A king refuses to recognize his son by a chance amour; the mother throws the child into the air, praying that, if he be not the king's son, he may be killed by his fall. The child rests in mid-air, and the king recognizes him as his son.

No. 8. Gaamani-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 136

PTS: Gaamani-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 29

No. 9. Makhaadeva-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 137

PTS: Makhaadeva-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 30

A king, finding a grey hair in his head, renounces his throne to prepare as a hermit for death.

No. 10. Sukhavihaari-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 140

PTS: Sukhavihaari-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 32

A king who becomes a Brother proclaims the happiness he has found.

2. Siilavagga

No. 11. Lakkha.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 142

PTS: Lakkha.na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 34

Two stags; one through stupidity loses all his following, whilst the other brings his herd home in safety.

No. 12. Nigrodhamiga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 145

PTS: Nigrodhamiga-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 36

Deer in a royal park, to avoid being hunted, decide that lots shall be cast to select a daily victim. The lot having fallen on a doe big with young, the king of the deer offers himself as a substitute at the block and saves not only his own life but also the lives of all living creatures.

No. 13. Ka.n.dina-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 153

PTS: Ka.n.dina-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 42

A mountain-stag, enamoured of a doe, is by her allowed to fall prey to a hunter; the doe escapes.

No. 14. Vaatamiga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 156

PTS: Vaatamiga-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 44

By a bait of honeyed grass a wild antelope is lured by slow degrees into a palace.

No. 15. Kharaadiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 159

PTS: Kharaadiya-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 46

A deer which would not come to be taught the ruses of deer, is caught in a trap.

No. 16. Tipallattha-Miga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 160

PTS: Tipallattha-Miga-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 47

A deer which had learnt the ruses of deer, being caught in a snare, effects its escape.

No. 17. Maaluta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 164

PTS: Maaluta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 50

A tiger and a lion dispute whether it is the dark or the light half of the month which is cold.

No. 18. Matakabhatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 166

PTS: Matakabhatta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 51

A goat, which was to be sacrificed by a brahmin, shows signs of great joy and of great sorrow. It explains the reason for each emotion.

No. 19. Aayaacitabhatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 169

PTS: Aayaacitabhatta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 53

Offering sacrifice to get release from a vow, is not true 'Release.'

No. 20. Na.lapaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 170

PTS: Na.lapaana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 54

Thirsty monkeys came to a pool haunted by an ogre. Their leader miraculously blows the knots out of canes and with these the monkeys safely slake their thirst.

3. Kuru~ngavagga

No. 21. Kuru'nga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 173

PTS: Kuru'nga-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 57

A hunter up a tree throws down fruits to lure a deer within aim. The deer detects the artifice and escapes.

No. 22. Kukkura-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 175

PTS: Kukkura-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 58

Carriage-straps having been gnawed by palace dogs, a king orders all other dogs to be killed. The leader of a pack of dogs reveals the truth by causing an emetic to be applied to the royal dogs of the palace.

No. 23. Bhojaajaaniiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 178

PTS: Bhojaajaaniiya-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 61

A charger falls wounded when his rider has captured six out of seven kings. Seeing that a hack is being saddled in his place, the charger asks to be saddled again, makes a last effort and dies in the hour of victory.

No. 24. Aaja~n~na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 181

PTS: Aaja~n~na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 63

A story similar to the above about two chariot horses, one of whom is wounded and is about to be replaced by a sorry beast.

No. 25. Tittha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 182

PTS: Tittha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 64

A royal charger refuses to take his bath because a hack had bathed at the spot.

No. 26. 185 Mahilaamukha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp.

PTS: Mahilaamukha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 67

An elephant listening to robbers' talk, kills his mahout; by listening to virtuous converse he becomes good again.

No. 27. Abhi.nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 188

PTS: Abhi.nha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 69

An elephant, missing his playmate, the dog, refuses to eat until the dog is restored to him.

No. 28. Nandivisaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 191

PTS: Nandivisaala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 71

How by incivil words to his bull a brahmin lost a bet, which by civility to the animal he afterwards won.

No. 29. Ka.nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 193

PTS: Ka.nha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 73

How a bull drew 500 carts in order to earn money for his poor mistress.

No. 30. Mu.nika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 196

PTS: Mu.nika-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 75

A hard-worked ox is discontented with his own hard fare, when he sees a lazy pig being fattened up. Another ox explains that the pig is being fattened to be eaten; and the discontented ox accepts his position.

4. Kulaavakavagga

No. 31. Kulaavaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 198

PTS: Kulaavaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 76

Through the practice of goodness tending to the diminution of crime in his village, a man is falsely accused by the headman and sentenced to be trampled to death by elephants. The elephants refuse to harm him. Being released, he builds a caravansery, in which good work (against his wish) three out of four of his wives take part: At death he is reborn as Sakka. His three good wives are reborn in heaven. He seeks out the fourth and exhorts her to goodness. As a crane she refuses to eat a fish which shewed signs of life; reborn a woman, she is eventually born a Titan and espoused by Sakka.

No. 32. Nacca-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 206

PTS: Nacca-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 83

The animals choose kings. The daughter of the king of the birds the Golden Mallard chooses the peacock for her husband. In dancing for joy the peacock exposes himself and is rejected.

No. 33. Sammodamaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 208

PTS: Sammodamaana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 85

Quails caught in a net, rise up in a body with the net and escape several times. After a time they quarrel and are caught.

No. 34. Maccha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 210

PTS: Maccha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 87

An uxorious fish being caught, fears his wife may misconstrue his absence. A brahmin sets him free.

No. 35. Va.t.taka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 212

PTS: Va.t.taka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 88

A baby-quail is about to be engulfed in a jungle-fire, when by an 'Act of Truth' he quenches the flames round him.

No. 36. Saku.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 215

PTS: Saku.na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 91

A tree in which birds dwell is grinding its boughs together and beginning to smoke. The wise birds fly away; the foolish ones are burnt.

No. 37. Tittira-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 217

PTS: Tittira-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 92

A partridge, a monkey and an elephant living together, decide to obey the senior. To prove seniority each gives his earliest recollection.

No. 38. Baka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 220

PTS: Baka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 95

A crane by pretending that he was taking them to a big lake, devours all the fish of a pond. A wise crab nips the bird's head off.

No. 39. Nanda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 224

PTS: Nanda-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 98

How a slave was made to tell where his master's father had buried his hoard.

No. 40. Khadira'ngaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 226

PTS: Khadira'ngaara-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 100

In order to stop a Treasurer from giving alms to a Pacceka Buddha, Maara interposes a yawning gulf of fire. Undaunted, the Treasurer steps forward, to be borne up by a lotus from which he tenders his alms to Maara's discomfiture.

5. Atthakaa,avagga

No. 41. Losaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 234

PTS: Losaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 105

How a Brother through jealous greed was condemned to rebirths entailing misery and hunger. Finally, when reborn a man, he is deserted by his parents and brings suffering on those around him. On board ship, he has to be cast overboard; on a raft he comes to successive island palaces of goddesses, and eventually to an ogre-island where he seizes the leg of an ogress in form of a goat. She kicks him over the sea to Benares, and he falls among the king's goats. Hoping to get back to the goddesses, he seizes a goat by the leg, only to be seized as a thief and to be condemned to death.

No. 42. Kapota-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 241

PTS: Kapota-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 112

A pigeon lives in a kitchen. A greedy crow makes friends with him, and, being also housed in the kitchen, plans an attack on the victuals. The crow is tortured to death, and the pigeon flies away.

No. 43. Ve.luka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 244

PTS: Ve.luka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 114

A man rears a viper, which in the end kills its benefactor.

No. 44. Makasa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 246

PTS: Makasa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 116

A mosquito settles on a man's head. To kill it, his foolish son strikes the man's head with an axe with fatal effect.

No. 45. Rohi.nii-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 248

PTS: Rohi.nii-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 117

Like the last; a pestle takes the place of the axe.

No. 46. Aaraamaduusaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 249

PTS: Aaraamaduusaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 118

Monkeys employed to water a pleasaunce pull up the trees in order to judge by the size of the roots how much water to give. The trees die.

No. 47. Vaaru.ni-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 251

PTS: Vaaru.ni-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 120

Seeing customers whet their thirst with salt, a young potman mixes salt in the spirits for sale.

No. 48. Vedabbha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 252

PTS: Vedabbha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 121

Captured by robbers, a brahmin makes treasure rain from the sky; a second band kills him because he cannot repeat the miracle. Mutual slaughter leaves only two robbers with the treasure. One poisons the other's food and is himself slain by his fellow.

No. 49. Nakkhatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 257

PTS: Nakkhatta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 124

A chaplain thwarts a marriage on the ground that the day fixed is unlucky. The bride is given to another.

No. 50. Dummedha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 259

PTS: Dummedha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 126

To put a stop to sacrifices of living creatures, a king vows to offer a holocaust of such as take life, etc Sacrifices cease.

6. Aasi.msavagga

No. 51. Mahaasiilava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 261

PTS: Mahaasiilava-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 128

A good king meets evil with good. Refusing to sanction war, he is captured and buried alive in a charnel-grove. How he escapes the jackals, acts as umpire for ogres, and regains his sovereignty.

No. 52. Cuu.la-Janaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 268

PTS: Cuu.la-Janaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 133

No. 53. Pu.n.napaati-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 268

PTS: Pu.n.napaati-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 134

Rascals drug spirits for purposes of robbery. Their intended victim discovers the plot because they do not drink the liquor themselves.

No. 54. Phala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 270

PTS: Phala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 135

How in defiance of warnings greedy fellows ate a poisonous fruit. How their leader knew it must be poisonous though it looked exactly like a mango.

No. 55. Pa~ncaavudha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 272

PTS: Pa~ncaavudha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 137

How Prince Five-weapons fought the ogre Hairy-grip, and, though defeated, subdued the ogre by fearlessness.

No. 56. Ka~ncanakkhandha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 276

PTS: Ka~ncanakkhandha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 140

A farmer finds a heavy nugget of gold. By cutting it up into four pieces, he is able to carry it away.

No. 57. Vaanarinda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 278

PTS: Vaanarinda-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 142

How the crocodile lay on a rock to catch the monkey, and how the latter outwitted the crocodile.

No. 58. Tayodhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 280

PTS: Tayodhamma-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 144

A monkey gelds all his male offspring. One escapes; the father, seeking to kill him, sends his son to an ogre-haunted pool. By cleverness the son escapes death.

No. 59. Bherivaada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 283

PTS: Bherivaada-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 146

A drummer by too much drumming is plundered by robbers in a forest.

No. 60. Sa.mkhadhamana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 284

PTS: Sa.mkhadhamana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 147

A similar story about a conch blower.

7. Itthivagga

No. 61. Asaatamanta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 285

PTS: Asaatamanta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 147

The wickedness of women shewn by the endeavour of a hag to kill her good son in order to facilitate an intrigue with a youth.

No. 62. A.n.dabhuuta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 289

PTS: A.n.dabhuuta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 151

Another story of the innate wickedness of women. A girl is bred up from infancy among women only, without ever seeing any man but her husband. The story of her intrigue with a lover and of her deceits toward her husband.

No. 63. Takka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 295

PTS: Takka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 155

A wicked princess seduces a hermit who devotes himself to her. Being carried off by a robber chief, she lures the hermit to her new home in order that he may be killed. His goodness saves him and her ingratitude destroys her.

No. 64. Duraajaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 299

PTS: Duraajaana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 158

Wives a bar to the higher life.

No. 65. Anabhirati-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 301

PTS: Anabhirati-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 160

Women common to all.

No. 66. Mudulakkha.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 302

PTS: Mudulakkha.na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 161

How a hermit fell in love and was cured.

No. 67. Uccha'nga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 306

PTS: Uccha'nga-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 164

A woman's husband, son and brother are condemned to death. Being offered a choice which she will save, she chooses her brother and gives the reason.

No. 68. Saaketa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 308

PTS: Saaketa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 166

Why a Brahmin and his wife claimed the Buddha as their son.

No. 69. Visavanta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 310

PTS: Visavanta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 167

A viper bites a man and refuses under threat of death to suck out the poison.

No. 70. Kuddaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 311

PTS: Kuddaala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 168

Private property a bar to the higher life. Conquest over self the highest conquest. Sakka builds a monastery for a sage and a converted people.

8. Vara.navagga

No. 71. Vara.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 316

PTS: Vara.na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 172

How a lazy fellow, who picked green boughs for firewood, hurt himself and inconvenienced others.

No. 72. Siilavanaaga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 319

PTS: Siilavanaaga-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 174

The story of the good elephant and the ungrateful man.

No. 73. Sacca.mkira-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 322

PTS: Sacca.mkira-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 177

The ingratitude of a prince, and the gratitude of. a snake, a rat and a parrot.

No. 74. Rukkhadhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 327

PTS: Rukkhadhamma-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 181

Union is strength, among trees as among men.

No. 75. Maccha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 329

PTS: Maccha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 183

How the good fish ended a drought And saved his kinsfolk.

No. 76. Asa.mkiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 332

PTS: Asa.mkiya-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 185

A caravan is saved by a wakeful hermit from being looted.

No. 77. Mahaasupina-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 334

PTS: Mahaasupina-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 187

Sixteen wonderful dreams and their interpretation.

No. 78. Illiisa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 345

PTS: Illiisa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 195

How a miser was cured by his father reappearing on earth and distributing the son's wealth in the exact semblance of the son.

No. 79. Kharassara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 354

PTS: Kharassara-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 202

A village headman privily incites robbers to carry off the taxes collected for the king.

No. 80. Bhiimasena-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 355

PTS: Bhiimasena-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 203

A valiant dwarf and a cowardly giant. The dwarf does the work, and the giant gets the credit. The giant's growing pride is brought low in the face of danger; the dwarf is honoured.

9. Apaayimhavagga

No. 81. Suraapaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 360

PTS: Suraapaana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 206

The effects of strong drink on hermits.

No. 82. Mittavinda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 363

PTS: Mittavinda-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 209

See No. 41.

No. 83. Kaalaka.n.ni-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 364

PTS: Kaalaka.n.ni-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 209

Not the name but the heart within makes the man.

No. 84. Atthassadvaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 366

PTS: Atthassadvaara-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 211

The paths to spiritual welfare.

No. 85. Kimpakka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 367

PTS: Kimpakka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 212

Like No. 54.

No. 86. Siilaviima.msana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 369

PTS: Siilaviima.msana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 213

The brahmin who stole in order to see whether he was esteemed for goodness or otherwise. The good cobra.

No. 87. Ma.mgala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 371

PTS: Ma.mgala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 215

The folly of superstitious belief in omens and the like.

No. 88. Saarambha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 374

PTS: Saarambha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 217

No. 89. Kuhaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 375

PTS: Kuhaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 218

The hypocritical hermit who stole the gold, but punctiliously returned a straw which was not his.

No. 90. Akata~n~nu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 377

PTS: Akata~n~nu-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 220

A merchant is befriended by a merchant in another country, but refuses to return the service. The revenge taken by the good merchant's servants.

10. Littavagga

No. 91. Litta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 379

PTS: Litta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 221

A sharper swallows dice which had been poisoned in order to teach him a lesson.

No. 92. Mahaasaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 381

PTS: Mahaasaara-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 222

A queen's jewels are stolen by monkeys. Certain innocent persons confess to the theft. How the monkeys are proved to be the real culprits, and how the jewels are recovered.

No. 93. Vissaasabhojana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 387

PTS: Vissaasabhojana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 227

A lion's fatal passion for a doe.

No. 94. Lomaha.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 389

PTS: Lomaha.msa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 229

The futility of ascetic self-mortification.

No. 95. Mahaasudassana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 391

PTS: Mahaasudassana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 230

How King Sudassana died.

No. 96. Telapatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 393

PTS: Telapatta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 232

A prince wins a kingdom by resisting the fascinations of lovely ogresses. A king who yields, is eaten, with all his household.

No. 97. Naamasiddhi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 401

PTS: Naamasiddhi-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 237

Discontented with his name, a youth travels till he learns that the name does not make the man.

No. 98. Kuu.tavaa.nija-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 494

PTS: Kuu.tavaa.nija-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 239

A rogue is hidden in a hollow tree, to feign to be the Tree-sprite who is to act as umpire in a dispute. A fire lighted at the bottom of the tree exposes the cheat.

No. 99. Parosahassa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 405

PTS: Parosahassa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 240

A brahmin dies and states his spiritual attainments in a formula which only one of his pupils understands.

No. 100. Asaataruupa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 407

PTS: Asaataruupa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 243

A beleaguered city is captured by cutting off supplies of water and firewood.

11. Parosattavagga

No. 101. Parosata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 410

PTS: Parosata-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 243

= No. 99.

No. 102. Pa.n.nika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 411

PTS: Pa.n.nika-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 244

To test his daughter's virtue, a man makes love to her.

No. 103. Veri-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 412

PTS: Veri-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 245

A merchant rejoices that he has outstripped robbers and reached his home in safety.

No. 104. Mittavinda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 413

PTS: Mittavinda-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 246

An additional fragment of No. 41.

No. 105. Dubbalaka.t.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 414

PTS: Dubbalaka.t.tha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 246

An elephant, having escaped from the trainer's goad, lives in constant dread.

No. 106. Uda~ncani-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 416

PTS: Uda~ncani-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 248

A young hermit, seduced by a girl, is disenchanted by the number of errands she makes him run.

No. 107. Saalittaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 418

PTS: Saalittaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 249

A skilful marksman reduces a talkative brahmin to silence by flicking pellets of goat's dung down the latter's throat.

No. 108. Baahiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 420

PTS: Baahiya-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 251

Occasional decency a passport to greatness.

No. 109. Ku.n.dakapuuva-Jaataka,Fausboll, ed., pp. 422

PTS: Ku.n.dakapuuva-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 252

A Tree-sprite, whose worshipper feared his gift was too mean, asks for the gift and rewards the poor man by revealing the site of a buried hoard of money.

No. 110. Sabbasa.mhaaraka-Pa~nhaFausboll, ed., pp. 424

PTS: Sabbasa.mhaaraka-Pa~nha, Chalmers, trans., pp. 254

12. Ha.msivagga

No. 111. Gadrabha-Pa~nhaFausboll, ed., pp. 424

PTS: Gadrabha-Pa~nha, Chalmers, trans., pp. 254

No. 112. Amaraadevii-Pa~nhaFausboll, ed., pp. 424

PTS: Amaraadevii-Pa~nha, Chalmers, trans., pp. 254

No. 113. Sigaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 424

PTS: Sigaala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 255

Being belated in a city, a jackal, by a lying promise to reveal buried treasure, induces a brahmin to carry him safely out of the city. The greedy brahmin reaps only indignities from the ungrateful beast.

No. 114. Mitacinti-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 426

PTS: Mitacinti-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 256

Of three fishes, two through folly are caught in a net; the third and wiser fish rescues them.

No. 115. Anusaasika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 428

PTS: Anusaasika-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 257

A greedy bird, after cunningly warning other birds against the dangers of the high road on which she found food, is herself crushed to death by a carriage on that road.

No. 116. Dubbaca-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 430

PTS: Dubbaca-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 259

Being in liquor, an acrobat undertakes to jump more javelins than he can manage, and is killed.

No. 117. Tittira-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 431

PTS: Tittira-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 260

A busybody is killed for his chatter by a jaundiced man; and the piping of a partridge attracts the hunter who kills it.

No. 118. Va.t.taka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 432

PTS: Va.t.taka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 261

A quail, being caught by a fowler, starves itself till no one will buy it, and in the end escapes.

No. 119. Akaalaraavi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 435

PTS: Akaalaraavi-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 263

A cock which crowed in and out of season has its neck wrung.

No. 120. Bandhanamokkha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 437

PTS: Bandhanamokkha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 264

A queen, who had committed adultery with sixty-four footmen and failed in her overtures to the chaplain, accuses the latter of rape. He reveals her guilt and his own innocence.

13. Kusanaa.livagga

No. 121. Kusanaa.li-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 441

PTS: Kusanaa.li-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 267

A grass-sprite and a tree-sprite are friends. The former saves the latter's tree from the axe by assuming the shape of a chameleon and making the tree look full of holes.

No. 122. Dummedha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 444

PTS: Dummedha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 269

Being jealous of his elephant, a king seeks to make it fall over a precipice. The elephant flies through the air with its mahout to another and more appreciative master.

No. 123. Na'ngaliisa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 446

PTS: Na'ngaliisa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 271

A stupid youth, being devoted to his teacher, props up the latter's bed with his own leg all night long. The grateful teacher yearns to instruct the dullard and tries to make him compare things together. The youth sees a likeness to the shaft of a plough in a snake, an elephant, sugar-cane and curds. The teacher abandons all hope.

No. 124. Amba-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 449

PTS: Amba-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 273

In time of drought, a hermit provides water for the animals, who in gratitude bring him fruit enough for himself and 500 others.

No. 125. Ka.taahaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 451

PTS: Ka.taahaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 275

A slave, educated beyond his station, manages by forging his master's name to marry a rich wife in another city. He gives himself airs till his old master comes, who, while not betraying the slave, teaches the wife verses whereby to restrain her husband's arrogance.


No. 126. Asilakkha.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 455

PTS: Asilakkha.na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 277

Effects of two sneezes. One lost a sword-tester his nose, whilst the other won a princess for her lover.

No. 127. Kala.n.duka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 458

PTS: Kala.n.duka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 280

A slave like the one in No. 125 is rebuked for arrogance to his wife by a parrot who knew him at home, The slave is recaptured.

No. 128. Bi.laara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 460

PTS: Bi.laara-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 281

A jackal, under guise of saintliness, eats rats belonging to a troop with which he consorts. His treachery is discovered and avenged.

No. 129. Aggika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 461

PTS: Aggika-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 283

A similar story about rats and a jackal whose hair had all been burnt off except a top-knot which suggested holiness.

No. 130. Kosiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 463

PTS: Kosiya-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 284

The alternative of the stick or a draught of nauseous filth cures a wife of feigned illness.

14. Asampadaanavagga

No. 131. Asampadaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 465

PTS: Asampadaana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 286

A benefactor is repulsed by the man he had befriended. Hearing of this ingratitude, the king gives all the ingrate's wealth to the benefactor, who refuses to take back more than his own.

No. 132. Pa~ncagaru-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 469

PTS: Pa~ncagaru-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 288

Like No. 96. The king is thankful to have passed through great perils to great dominion.

No. 133. Ghataasana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 471

PTS: Ghataasana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 290

Because the waters of his lake were befouled by birds roosting in an overhanging tree, a Naga darts flames among the boughs. The wise birds fly away; the foolish stay and are killed.

No. 134. Jhaanasodhana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 473

PTS: Jhaanasodhana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 291

Like No. 99.

No. 135. Candaabha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 474

PTS: Candaabha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 292

Like No. 99.

No. 136. Suva.n.naha.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 474

PTS: Suva.n.naha.msa-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 292

The father of a family dies, leaving his family destitute. Being reborn a bird with golden plumage, and discovering the condition of his family, the father gives them a feather at a time to sell. The widow in her greed plucks all his feathers out, only to find that they are gold no more.

No. 137. Babbu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 477

PTS: Babbu-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 294

A mouse caught by successive cats buys them off by daily rations of meat. In the end, the mouse, ensconced in crystal, defies the cats, who dash themselves to pieces against the unseen crystal.

No. 138. Godha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 480

PTS: Godha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 297

A hermit tries in vain to catch a lizard to eat.

No. 139. Ubhatobha.t.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 482

PTS: Ubhatobha.t.tha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 298

A fisherman, having hooked a snag, and thinking it a monster fish, wishes to keep it all to himself. How he lost his clothes and his eyes, and how his wife was beaten and fined.

No. 140. Kaaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 484

PTS: Kaaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 300

A wanton crow having befouled the king's chaplain, the latter prescribes crows' fat for the burns of the king's elephants. The leader of the crows explains to the king that crows have no fat and that revenge alone prompted the chaplain's prescription.


No. 141. Godha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 487

PTS: Godha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 302

A chameleon betrays a tribe of iguanas to a hunter.

No. 142. Sigaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 489

PTS: Sigaala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 304

In order to catch a jackal, a man pretends to be dead. To try him, the jackal tugs at the man's stick and finds his grip tighten.

No. 143. Virocana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 490

PTS: Virocana-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 305

A jackal, after attending a lion in the chase, imagines he can kill a quarry as well as the lion. In essaying to kill an elephant, the jackal is killed.

No. 144. Na'ngu.t.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 493

PTS: Na'ngu.t.tha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 307

No. 145. Raadha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 495

PTS: Raadha-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 309

A brahmin asks two parrots to keep an eye on his wife during his absence. They observe her misconduct and report it to the brahmin, without essaying the hopeless task of restraining her.

No. 146. Kaaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 497

PTS: Kaaka-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 310

A hen crow having been drowned in the sea, other crows try to bale the sea out with their beaks.

No. 147. Puppharatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 499

PTS: Puppharatta-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 312

In order to have smart holiday attire, a wife makes her husband break into the royal conservatories. Being caught and impaled, he has only the one grief that his wife will not have her flowers to wear.

No. 148. Sigaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 501

PTS: Sigaala-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 314

A jackal eats his way into a dead elephant's carcass and cannot get out.

No. 149. Ekapa.n.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 504

PTS: Ekapa.n.na-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 316

By the analogy of a poisonous seedling, a wicked prince is reformed.

No. 150. Sa~njiiva-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 508

PTS: Sa~njiiva-Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 319

A youth, who has learnt the charm for restoring the dead to life, tries it on a tiger, with fatal effects to himself.




Book II. - Dukanipaata


Title Page, Preface

1. Da.lhavagga

No. 151. Raajovaada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 1

PTS: Raajovaada-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 1

Two kings, both wise and good, meet in a narrow way, and a dispute arises who is to give place. Both are of the same age and power. Their drivers sing each his master's praises. One is good to the good, and bad to the bad; the other repays evil with good. The first acknowledges his superior, and gives place.

No. 152. Sigaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 5

PTS: Sigaala-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 4

The Bodhisatta is a young lion, one of seven brothers; a Jackal proposes love to his sister. Six of the brothers set out to kill the jackal, but seeing him as he lies in a crystal grotto, imagine him to be in the sky, leap up and kill themselves. The Bodhisatta roars, and the jackal dies of fear.

No. 153 Suukara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 9

PTS: Suukara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 7

A boar challenges a lion to fight; and then in fear wallows amid filth until he smells so foul that the lion will not come near him, but owns himself vanquished rather than fight with him.

No. 154. Uraga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 12

PTS: Uraga-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 9

A Garu.la chases a serpent, which taking the form of a jewel, fixes himself upon an ascetic's garment, and by this means wins safety.

No. 155. Gagga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 15

PTS: Gagga-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 11

How a goblin had power over all people who did not wish each other well at a sneeze, and how he was foiled.

No. 156. Aliinacitta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 17

PTS: Aliinacitta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 13

An elephant runs a thorn into its foot; it is tended by some carpenters, and serves them out of gratitude. His young one takes his place afterwards, and is bought by the king for a large sum. How on the king's death, it routs a hostile host, and saves the kingdom for the king's infant son.

No. 157. Gu.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 23

PTS: Gu.na-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 17

A jackal rescues a lion, who out of gratitude makes him a friend. The lioness is jealous of the she-jackal; then the whole matter is explained, and maxims given in praise of friendship.

No. 158. Suhanu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 30

PTS: Suhanu-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 21

Two savage horses, that maltreat all other of their kind, strike up a sudden friendship with each other, thus illustrating the proverb, 'Birds of a feather.'

No. 159. Mora-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 33

PTS: Mora-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 23

How a peacock kept itself safe by reciting spells; how its mind was disturbed by hearing the female's note, and it was caught; how the king desired to eat it, but the peacock discoursed such good divinity that he was stayed; and finally the bird was set free again to return to the mountains.

No. 160. Viniilaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 38

PTS: Viniilaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 26

A bird, the offspring of a goose with a crow, is being carried by his father's two other sons to see him, but is arrogant and compares them to horses that serve him; so he is sent back again.

2. Santhavagga

No. 161. Indasamaanagotta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 41

PTS: Indasamaanagotta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 28

How a man kept a fat elephant, which turned against him and trampled him to death.

No. 162. Santhava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 43

PTS: Santhava-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 29

How a man had his house burnt by reason of the great offerings which he made to his sacred fire.

No. 163. Susiima-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 45

PTS: Susiima-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 31

How a lad whose hereditary right it was to manage a festival, journeyed 2000 leagues in a day, learnt the ceremonial, and returned in time to conduct the ceremony.

No. 164. Gijjha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 50

PTS: Gijjha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp.

About a merchant who succoured some vultures, and they in return stole cloths and other things and brought to him; how one was caught, and the king learnt the story, and all the goods were restored.

No. 165. Nakula-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 52

PTS: Nakula-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 36

How a mongoose and a snake were friends, and distrusted each other nevertheless; and how they were made at one.

No. 166. Upasaa.lha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 54

PTS: Upasaa.lha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 37

How a certain man was particular in choice of burying-grounds, and how he was shown that there is no spot free of taint from some dead body.

No. 167. Samiddhi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 56

PTS: Samiddhi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 39

How a nymph tempted the saint to love, and he resisted, since no man knows the time of death.

No. 168. Saku.nagghi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 58

PTS: Saku.nagghi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 40

How a quail beat a falcon by fighting on his own ground.

No. 169. Araka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 60

PTS: Araka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 42

How the Buddha forsook the world, and discoursed on charity.

No. 170. Kaka.n.taka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 63

PTS: Kaka.n.taka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 43

(See Mahaa-ummagga.)

3. Kalyaa.nadhammavagga

No. 171. Kalyaa.na-Dhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 63

PTS: Kalyaa.na-Dhamma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 44

How a certain man became a recluse all because of a lucky greeting.

No. 172. Daddara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 65

PTS: Daddara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 45

How a jackal amongst lions betrayed himself by his tongue.

No. 173. Makka.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 68

PTS: Makka.ta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp.

How a monkey disguised himself as an ascetic, and was found out.

No. 174. Duubhiya-Makka.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 70

PTS: Duubhiya-Makka.ta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 48

How the Bodhisatta drew water for a monkey, and all he got for his pains was a grimace and an insult.

No. 175. Aadiccupa.t.thaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 72

PTS: Aadiccupa.t.thaana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 50

How a rascally monkey made havoc in the settlement, and the people took him for a holy being.

No. 176. Kalaaya-Mu.t.thi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 74

PTS: Kalaaya-Mu.t.thi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 51

How a monkey threw away a handful of peas to find one.

No. 177. Ti.n.duka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 76

PTS: Ti.n.duka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 53

How a troop of monkeys entered a village by night, and were surrounded by the villagers; and the device by which they were saved.

No. 178. Kacchapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 79

PTS: Kacchapa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 55

How a tortoise came to grief because he loved his home too much.

No. 179. Satadhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 82

PTS: Satadhamma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 57

How a proud young brahmin ate the leavings of a low-caste man, and then felt ashamed of himself.

No. 180. Duddada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 85

PTS: Duddada-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 59

Where faith is, no gift is small.

4. Asadisavagga

No. 181. Asadisa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 86

PTS: Asadisa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 60

Of a clever archer, and his feats.

No. 182. Sa.mgaamaavacara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 92

PTS: Sa.mgaamaavacara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 63

How a noble elephant obeyed the word of command.

No. 183. Vaalodaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 95

PTS: Vaalodaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 65

He that is noble keeps a steady brain even though he drain most potent liquor dry.

No. 184. Giridanta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 98

PTS: Giridanta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 67

Evil communications corrupt good manners.

No. 185. Anabhirati-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 99

PTS: Anabhirati-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 68

On serenity of mind.

No. 186. Dadhi-Vaahana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 101

PTS: Dadhi-Vaahana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 69

The Magic Razor-axe, Milk-bowl, and Drum.

No. 187. Catuma.t.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 106

PTS: Catuma.t.ta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 73

How a jackal was reproved for intruding.

No. 188. Siihako.t.thuka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 108

PTS: Siihako.t.thuka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 75

How a mongrel cub among lions was betrayed by its voice.

No. 189. Siihacamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 109

PTS: Siihacamma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 76

The ass in the lion's skin.

No. 190. Siilaanisa.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 111

PTS: Siilaanisa.msa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 77

How a virtuous barber saved another man by his merit.

5. Ruhakavagga

No. 191. Ruhaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 113

PTS: Ruhaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 79

How a wicked wife fooled her husband, and sent him prancing down the street in horse-trappings.

No. 192. Siri-Kaa.laka.n.ni-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 115

PTS: Siri-Kaa.laka.n.ni-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 80

(See Mahaa-ummagga.)

No. 193. Culla-Paduma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 115

PTS: Culla-Paduma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 81

Of a wicked wife, who tried to murder her husband, and finally with her paramour was brought for trial before her husband, then become king.

No. 194. Ma.nicora-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 121

PTS: Ma.nicora-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 85

Of the plot devised by a king to take the wife of another man; and how Sakka caused him to change bodies with his victim, and so to be executed himself.

No. 195. Pabbatuupatthara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 125

PTS: Pabbatuupatthara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 88

How the Bodhisatta advised a king to condone an intrigue.

No. 196. Valaahassa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 127

PTS: Valaahassa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 89

How some shipwrecked mariners escaped from a city of goblins by aid of a flying horse.

No. 197. Mittaamitta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 130

PTS: Mittaamitta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 91

How to tell friend from foe.

No. 198. Raadha-JaatakaFausboll, ed., pp. 132

PTS: Unnamed, Rouse, trans., pp. 92

How a parrot told tales of his mistress, and had his neck wrung.

No. 199. Gahapati-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 134

PTS: Gahapati-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 94

How a wife tried to trick her husband, and was found out.

No. 200. Saadhusiila-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 137

PTS: Saadhusiila-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 96

How a father chose a husband for his daughters.

6. Nata.mda.lhavagga

No. 201. Bandhanaagaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 139

PTS: Bandhanaagaara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 97

The real fetters are those of desire.

No. 202. Ke.li-Siila-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 142

PTS: Ke.li-Siila-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 98

How Sakka rebuked an irreverent king.

No. 203. Khandha-Vatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 144

PTS: Khandha-Vatta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 100

How to win the goodwill of snakes.

No. 204. Viiraka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 148

PTS: Viiraka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 103

How a crow tried to steal meat, and was plucked.

No. 205. Ga'ngeyya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 151

PTS: Ga'ngeyya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 104

How two fish disputed which should be the more beautiful, and a tortoise answered that he was more beautiful than either.

No. 206. Kuru'nga-Miga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 152

PTS: Kuru'nga-Miga-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 106

How a woodpecker and a tortoise rescued their friend the antelope from a trap.

No. 207. Assaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 155

PTS: Assaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 108

How a king was cured of love for his dead wife by a revelation of her present condition.

No. 208. Su.msumaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 158

PTS: Su.msumaara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 110

How a crocodile wanted the heart of a monkey, and how the monkey pretended that it was hanging on a fig-tree.

No. 209. Kakkara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 160

PTS: Kakkara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 112

How a fowler tried to stalk a bird by covering himself with branches.

No. 210. Kandagalaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 162

PTS: Kandagalaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 113

How a woodpecker struck a tree too hard for it, and perished.

7. Biira.natthambhakavagga

No. 211. Somadatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 164

PTS: Somadatta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 115

How a foolish man gave when he meant to crave.

No. 212. Ucchi.t.tha-Bhatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 167

PTS: Ucchi.t.tha-Bhatta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 117

How a husband found out his wife's intrigue by the state of the rice.

No. 213. Bharu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 169

PTS: Bharu-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 118

How the king of Bharu made two bands of hermits to quarrel.

No. 214. Pu.n.na-Nadii-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 172

PTS: Pu.n.na-Nadii-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 121

How a king sent a riddling message to his former preceptor.

No. 215. Kacchapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 175

PTS: Kacchapa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 123

How a tortoise was conveyed through the air, biting with his teeth upon a stick; and how he answered to a taunt, and fell.

No. 216. Maccha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 178

PTS: Maccha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 125

How a fish being captured lamented for loss of his wife, and was set at liberty.

No. 217. Seggu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 179

PTS: Seggu-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 126

How a pious greengrocer tested his daughter's virtue.

No. 218. Kuu.ta-Vaa.nija-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 181

PTS: Kuu.ta-Vaa.nija-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 127

How a man deposited ploughshares with a friend, and the friend protested that they had been eaten by rats; and of the clever device by which the man's guilt was brought home to him.

No. 219. Garahita-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 184

PTS: Garahita-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 129

How a monkey had been a captive of men, and escaped, and his censure upon mankind.

No. 220. Dhammaddhaja-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 186

PTS: Dhammaddhaja-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 131

How impossible tasks were set to a good man, who did them all by aid of Sakka.

8. Kaasaavavagga

No. 221. Kaasaava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 196

PTS: Kaasaava-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 138

How a man disguised himself in holy robes, and killed elephants; and how he was put to shame.

No. 222. Cuula-Nandiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 199

PTS: Cuula-Nandiya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 140

How two monkeys sacrificed their lives to save their mother, and what befel the hunter.

No. 223. Pu.ta-Bhatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 202

PTS: Pu.ta-Bhatta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 142

How a harsh husband was rebuked.

No. 224. Kumbhiila-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 206

PTS: Kumbhiila-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 145

No. 225. Khanti-Va.n.nana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 206

PTS: Khanti-Va.n.nana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 145

How two sinners were made to amend their ways.

No. 226. Kosiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 208

PTS: Kosiya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 146

How an owl came to grief through sallying forth untimely.

No. 227. Guutha-Paa.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 209

PTS: Guutha-Paa.na-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 147

How an intoxicated beetle challenged an elephant, and was ignominiously destroyed.

No. 228. Kaamaniita-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 212

PTS: Kaamaniita-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 149

How a king was cured of greed.

No. 229. Palaayi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 216

PTS: Palaayi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 151

How a king was frightened away by the mere sight of a city gate.

No. 230. Dutiya-Palaayi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 219

PTS: Dutiya-Palaayi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 153

How a hostile king was frightened away by the sight of the Bodhisatta, and the hearing of his threats.

9. Upaahanavagga

No. 231. Upaahana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 221

PTS: Upaahana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 154

How a pupil tried to outdo his teacher, and was worsted.

No. 232. Vii.naa-Thuu.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 224

PTS: Vii.naa-Thuu.na-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 156

How a girl thought a humpback was a right royal man, and how she was undeceived.

No. 233. Vika.n.naka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 227

PTS: Vika.n.naka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 157

How some fish came to feed at the sound of a drum; and how a malevolent crocodile was speared.

No. 234. Asitaabhuu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 229

PTS: Asitaabhuu-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 158

How a man, enamoured of a sprite, lost his wife by this lust.

No. 235. Vaccha-Nakha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 231

PTS: Vaccha-Nakha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 160

How a Brother was tempted to return to the world, and the evil of a worldly life shown forth.

No. 236. Baka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 233

PTS: Baka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 161

How a crane shammed sleep, in order to catch fish; and how he was exposed.

No. 237. Saaketa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 234

PTS: Saaketa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 162

(As No. 68.)

No. 238. Ekapada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 236

PTS: Ekapada-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 163

Of a precocious boy who asked a philosophical question; and the answer to the same.

No. 239. Harita-Maata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 237

PTS: Harita-Maata-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 164

A water-snake that fell into a fish-trap, and how the fish all fell upon him; with a moral.

No. 240. Mahaapi'ngala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 239

PTS: Mahaapi'ngala-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 165

How the porter mourned when his tyrannical master died, lest he should prove too much for the King of Death, and should be sent back to earth again.

10. Sigaalavagga

No. 241. Sabbadaa.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 242

PTS: Sabbadaa.tha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 168

How a jackal learnt the spell 'Of subduing the world,' and by it collected a great army of wild beasts; and how he was discomfited.

No. 242. Sunakha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 246

PTS: Sunakha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 170

How a dog gnawed through his leash, and escaped from servitude.

No. 243. Guttila-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 248

PTS: Guttila-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 172

How a great musician played by aid of Sakka to the delight of all that heard.

No. 244. Viiticcha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 257

PTS: Viiticcha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 178

How a certain man tried to catch the Master with phrases.

No. 245. Muula-Pariyaaya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 259

PTS: Muula-Pariyaaya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 180

How the Master discomfited some would-be clever youths.

No. 246. Telovaada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 262

PTS: Telovaada-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 182

That there is no harm in eating meat, but only in taking life.

No. 247. Paada~njali-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 263

PTS: Paada~njali-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 183

How a fool was found out.

No. 248. Ki.msukopama-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 265

PTS: Ki.msukopama-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 184

How four lads saw a tree, and each described it differently.

No. 249. Saalaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 266

PTS: Saalaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 186

How soft words failed to bring down a monkey from a tree.

No. 250. Kapi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 268

PTS: Kapi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 187

How a monkey disguised himself as an ascetic, and was found out.




Book III. - Tikanipaata


1. Sa.mkappavagga

No. 251. Sa.mkappa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 271

PTS: Sa.mkappa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 189

How an ascetic was tempted by lust, and how he was saved.

No. 252. Tila-Mu.t.thi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 277

PTS: Tila-Mu.t.thi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 193

How a teacher chastised a pupil, and the pupil meditated revenge, but was appeased.

No. 253. Ma.ni-Ka.n.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 282

PTS: Ma.ni-Ka.n.tha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 197

How a serpent and an ascetic were friends, and how the ascetic got rid of the serpent.

No. 254. Ku.n.daka-Kucchi-Sindhava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 286

PTS: Ku.n.daka-Kucchi-Sindhava-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 199

Of a high-bred foal; how he knew his own worth, and what he could do for a marvel.

No. 255. Suka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 291

PTS: Suka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 203

Of a parrot that used to bring food oversea for his parents, and how he ate too much, and was drowned.

No. 256. Jarudapaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 294

PTS: Jarudapaana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 205

How some men won a treasure by digging, and by digging too much lost it again.

No. 257. Gaama.ni-Ca.n.da-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 297

PTS: Gaama.ni-Ca.n.da-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 207

How a prince's wisdom was tried. Also how a man was haled to the king's tribunal for injuries done unwittingly, and the judgements of the king thereupon; and of certain problems propounded to him by those he met. [Several stories in one.]

No. 258. Mandhaatu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 310

PTS: Mandhaatu-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 216

How a king could not win contentment, not though he ruled as King of Heaven.

No. 259. Tirii.ta-Vaccha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 314

PTS: Tirii.ta-Vaccha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 218

How a king's life was saved, and the gratitude which he showed to his deliverer.

No. 260. Duuta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 318

PTS: Duuta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 221

How a man got a meal by calling himself 'Belly's Messenger.'

2. Kosiyavagga

No. 261. Paduma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 321

PTS: Paduma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 222

How some boys tried to wheedle a noseless gardener that he might give them a bunch of lotus.

No. 262. Mudu-Paa.ni-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 323

PTS: Mudu-Paa.ni-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 224

Love will find a way; and the nature of womankind.

No. 263. Culla-Palobhana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 328

PTS: Culla-Palobhana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 227

How the Bodhisatta is tempted by a woman, and succumbs.

No. 264. Mahaa-Panaada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 331

PTS: Mahaa-Panaada-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 229

(Incomplete: as No. 489.)

No. 265. Khurappa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 335

PTS: Khurappa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 231

How one brave man saved a caravan from robbers.

No. 266. Vaatagga-Sindhava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 337

PTS: Vaatagga-Sindhava-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 233

How a she-ass fell in love with a fine horse, and by coquetry lost him.

No. 267. Kakkataa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 341

PTS: Kakkataa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 235

How an elephant, by aid of his faithful mate, destroyed an immense crab.

No. 268. Aaraama-Duusa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 345

PTS: Aaraama-Duusa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 237

How some monkeys were left to water a garden, and how they pulled up the trees to proportion the water to the length of the roots.

No. 269. Sujaata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 347

PTS: Sujaata-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 239

How the shrew was tamed by observation of a cuckoo and a jay.

No. 270. Uluuka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 351

PTS: Uluuka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 242

How the owl was proposed as king of the birds, but because of his sour looks, not taken.

3. Ara~n~navagga

No. 271. Udapaana-Duusaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 354

PTS: Udapaana-Duusaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 243

The vile nature of jackals.

No. 272. Vyaggha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 356

PTS: Vyaggha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 244

How a sprite drove away from its wood a lion and tiger, and how men came and cut the trees down.

No. 273. Kacchapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 359

PTS: Kacchapa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 246

How a monkey insulted a tortoise, and how he was punished.

No. 274. Lola-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 361

PTS: Lola-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 248

How a crow lost his life through greed.

No. 275. Rucira-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 365

PTS: Unnamed, Rouse, trans., pp. 250

(As No. 274.)

No. 276. Kurudhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 365

PTS: Kurudhamma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 251

How there was a drought, and by observance of virtue the rain was made to come.

No. 277. Romaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 382

PTS: Romaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 260

How a sham ascetic tried to kill a bird, and failed.

No. 278. Mahisa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 385

PTS: Mahisa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 262

Of a wicked monkey, that was killed for his vileness; and of the patience of the Bodhisatta.

No. 279. Satapatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 387

PTS: Satapatta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 264

How a man did not know his friend from his enemy; and how the Bodhisatta was a robber.

No. 280. Pu.ta-Duusaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 390

PTS: Pu.ta-Duusaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 266

Of a monkey who thought to please a gardener by destroying the potties which he made.

4. Abbhantaravagga

No. 281. Abbhantara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 392

PTS: Abbhantara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 267

How a queen longed for a 'middle mango'; and how a pet parrot procured one.

No. 282. Seyya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 400

PTS: Seyya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 273

How a marauding monarch was conquered by kindness.

No. 283. Va.d.dhaki-Suukara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 403

PTS: Va.d.dhaki-Suukara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 275

How a boar drilled an army of boars to conquer a tiger; and how a sham ascetic was done to death.

No. 284. Siri-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 409

PTS: Siri-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 279

How luck came of eating the flesh of certain birds.

No. 285. Ma.nisuukara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 415

PTS: Ma.nisuukara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 283

How some boars tried to sully crystal by rubbing it, and only made it shine the more.

No. 286. Saaluuka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 419

PTS: Saaluuka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 285

How an ox envied the fatted pig.

No. 287. Laabha-Garaha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 420

PTS: Laabha-Garaha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 287

Of the evil of a worldly life.

No. 288. Macch-Uddaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 423

PTS: Macch-Uddaana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 288

How a parcel of money was lost in the river, and restored by the river-spirit in the belly of a fish.

No. 289. Naana-Cchanda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 426

PTS: Naana-Cchanda-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 290

How a king fell into the hands of thieves, and a brahmin saw it; and what were the boons he asked.

No. 290. Siila-Viima.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 429

PTS: Siila-Viima.msa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 292

How a man tried his own reputation for virtue.

5. Kumbhavagga

No. 291. Bhadra-Gha.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 431

PTS: Bhadra-Gha.ta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 293

The Wishing-Bowl, with a moral ending.

No. 292. Supatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 433

PTS: Supatta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 295

How a queen of the crows desired some meat, and a brave crow got it for her.

No. 293. Kaaya-Vicchinda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 436

PTS: Kaaya-Vicchinda-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 297

Of a sick man who on his recovery became religious, to his own great advantage.

No. 294. Jambu-Khaadaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 438

PTS: Jambu-Khaadaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 299

The Fox and the Crow, with a difference.

No. 295. Anta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 440

PTS: Anta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 300

Similar to the last, but vice versa.

No. 296. Samudda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 441

PTS: Samudda-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 301

Of a crow that feared the sea might be drunk dry.

No. 297. Kaama-Vilaapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 443

PTS: Kaama-Vilaapa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 302

How desire is stronger than pain.

No. 298. Udumbara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 444

PTS: Udumbara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 303

Old birds cannot be caught with chaff.

No. 299. Komaaya-Putta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 447

PTS: Komaaya-Putta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 305

Upon the reformation of a mischievous monkey.

No. 300. Vaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 449

PTS: Vaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 306

How a wolf kept a holy day service.




Book IV. - Catukknipaata


1. Vivaravagga

No. 301. Cullakaali'nga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 1

PTS: Cullakaali'nga-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 1

A king, being eager to fight, finds occasion to quarrel with another king. Misled by a prophecy of victory and neglecting the omens, he is defeated by his adversary.

No. 302. Mahaaassaaroha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 8

PTS: Mahaaassaaroha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 6

A king, being defeated by rebels, finds a hospitable shelter with a poor countryman, and rewards his benefactor with the half of his kingdom.

No. 303. Ekaraaja-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 13

PTS: Ekaraaja-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 9

A king is taken prisoner and tortured, and by his patience under suffering wins his enemy to repentance.

No. 304. Daddara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 15

PTS: Daddara-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp.10

How two brothers were driven from their father's kingdom, and how their pride was humbled by the contumely they suffered in their exile.

No. 305. Siilaviima.msana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 18

PTS: Siilaviima.msana-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 12

A teacher tests the virtue of his pupils by tempting them to steal. The only youth, that stands the test, is rewarded by marrying his master's daughter.

No. 306. Sujaata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 20

PTS: Sujaata-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 13

How the daughter of a fruiterer became a queen, and by her pride nearly lost her position.

No. 307. Palaasa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 23

PTS: Palaasa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 15

A brahmin pays honour to a tree-spirit and is rewarded by the discovery of a buried treasure.

No. 308. Javasaku.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 25

PTS: Javasaku.na-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 17

The story of the woodpecker and the ungrateful lion.

No. 309. Chavaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 27

PTS: Chavaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 18

How a pariah, who stole mangoes, ventured to reprove a king for allowing a priest to teach him from a lower seat.

No. 310. Sayha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 30

PTS: Sayha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 20

How a brahmin refused to give up the ascetic life in order to become family priest to a king.

2. Pucimandavagga

No. 311. Pucimanda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 33

PTS: Pucimanda-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 22

How a nimb-tree spirit frightened away a robber whose presence endangered the safety of the tree.

No. 312. Kassapamandiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 36

PTS: Kassapamandiya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 24

A father and son in journeying together fall out by the way, and the old man is reproved for his want of self-restraint.

No. 313. Khantivaadi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 39

PTS: Khantivaadi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp.

How a wicked king cruelly maltreated an ascetic, and how the patience of the holy man endured to the end, and the king was cast into Hell.

No. 314. Lohakumbhi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 43

PTS: Lohakumbhi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 29

A king is terrified by hearing awful cries in the night and is urged by his family priest to avert the evil omen by the sacrifice of living creatures. A young brahmin interprets the sounds to be the cries uttered by lost souls in Hell, and the king takes comfort and forbids the sacrifice.

No. 315. Ma.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 48

PTS: Ma.msa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 32

How four young merchants tried to wheedle a hunter out of his venison, and how one alone by his cunning address succeeded.

No. 316. Sasa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 51

PTS: Sasa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 34

How a hare, in default of other food, offered its own flesh to be eaten, and was rewarded by having its form supernaturally impressed on the face of the moon.

No. 317. Matarodana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 56

PTS: Matarodana-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 38

How a youth, when his brother died, demonstrated the folly of grieving for the dead.

No. 318. Kanavera-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 58

PTS: Kanavera-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 39

How a courtezan rescued a robber by betraying her lover to death, and how she was afterwards punished for her treachery.

No. 319. Tittira-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 64

PTS: Tittira-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 43

A decoy-partridge is troubled with scruples of conscience.

No. 320. Succaja-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 66

PTS: Succaja-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 44

How a prince requited his wife's devotion with base ingratitude, until he was brought to a better mind by the admonition of his minister.

3. Ku.tiduusakavagga

No. 321. Ku.tiduusaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 71

PTS: Ku.tiduusaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 47

How a monkey, through envy, destroyed a bird's nest.

No. 322. Daddabha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 74

PTS: Daddabha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 49

Of the timid hare and the flight of the beasts.

No. 323. Brahmadatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 78

PTS: Brahmadatta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 52

Of the ascetic who for twelve years had not the courage to ask for a trifling boon.

No. 324. Cammasaa.taka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 82

PTS: Cammasaa.taka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 55

Of a foolish mendicant who met his death by mistaking the butting of a ram for a respectful salutation.

No. 325. Godha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 84

PTS: Godha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 56

How a greedy ascetic was outwitted by a lizard.

No. 326. Kakkaaru-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 86

PTS: Kakkaaru-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 58

How a wicked priest was punished for assuming virtues to which he had no claim.

No. 327. Kaakaati-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 90

PTS: Kaakaati-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 60

How a roc carried off a king's wife to his island home, and was afterwards outwitted by the king's minstrel.

No. 328. Ananusociya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 92

PTS: Ananusociya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 62

The story of the holy man who found a wife by means of a golden image, and how on her death he neither fasted nor wept.

No. 329. Kaalabaahu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 97

PTS: Kaalabaahu-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 65

The story of the parrots and the black monkey, and how the monkey fell into disgrace and the parrots regained the king's favour.

No. 330. Siilaviima.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 100

PTS: Siilaviima.msa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 66

Of the man who tested the power of virtue and of the moral lessons he learned from the hawk and the piece of meat and from the slave-girl to whom loss of hope alone brought peace.

4. Kokilavagga

No. 331. Kokaalika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 102

PTS: Kokaalika-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 68

How a talkative king was admonished by the fate of the young bird that cried "cuckoo" too soon.

No. 332. Rathala.t.thi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 104

PTS: Rathala.t.thi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 69

Of the priest and the carters and the danger of giving judgment before hearing both sides.

No. 333. Godha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 106

PTS: Godha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 71

How a roasted lizard ran away and how a king was convicted of ingratitude to his wife.

No. 334. Raajovaada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 110

PTS: Raajovaada-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 73

A king is taught by the parable of the sweet and bitter fig how his realm is affected by a just or unjust rule.

No. 335. Jambuka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 112

PTS: Jambuka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 74

Of the fate of the jackal that presumed to play the part of the lion.

No. 336. Brahaachatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 115

PTS: Brahaachatta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 76

How a prince by means of a spell discovered buried treasure and substituted grass for gold.

No. 337. Pii.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 118

PTS: Pii.tha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 78

The duty of hospitality inculcated by the story of the merchant and the ascetic.

No. 338. Thusa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 121

PTS: Thusa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 80

How a king was saved from being killed by his son, through the repetition of a spell at critical moments.

No. 339. Baaveru-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 126

PTS: Baaveru-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 83

How a crow was ousted from a position of favour when a peacock appeared.

No. 340. Visayha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 128

PTS: Visayha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 85

How a rich merchant, after he was reduced to beggary, continued to exercise charity.

5. Cullaku.naavagga

No. 341. Ka.n.dari-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 132

PTS: Ka.n.dari-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 87

(See Kunuula-Jaataka, No. 523.)

No. 342. Vaanara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 133

PTS: Vaanara-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 87

The crocodile outwitted by the monkey.

No. 343. Kuntani-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 134

PTS: Kuntani-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 89

The heron's revenge for the loss of her young ones.

No. 344. Ambacora-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 137

PTS: Ambacora-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 90

How a false ascetic robbed a mango orchard and charged some innocent maidens with the theft.

No. 345. Gajakumbha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 139

PTS: Gajakumbha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 92

Of a slothful king admonished by the example of a lazy tortoise.

No. 346. Kesava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 141

PTS: Kesava-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 93

The sick hermit and his friend, or love the best physician.

No. 347. Ayakuu.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 145

PTS: Ayakuu.ta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 96

How a king who had forbidden the sacrifice of living creatures was shielded by a god from the vengeance of a goblin.

No. 348. Ara~n~na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 147

PTS: Ara~n~na-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 98

Of a virtuous youth led astray by evil communications.

No. 349. Sandhibheda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 149

PTS: Sandhibheda-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 99

A jackal by slanderous words brings about a fatal quarrel between a lion and a bull.

No. 350. Devataapa~nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 152

PTS: Devataapa~nha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 101

(See Ummagga-Jaataka.)




Book V. - Pa~ncanipaata


1. Ma.niku.n.dalavagga

No. 351. Ma.niku.n.dala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 153

PTS: Ma.niku.n.dala-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 102

(Same as No. 303.).

No. 352. Sujaata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 155

PTS: Sujaata-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 103

A father is cured of inordinate grief by the feigned madness of his son.

No. 353. Dhonasaakha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 157

PTS: Dhonasaakha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 105

How a king, who was guilty of gross cruelty, met with fitting retribution.

No. 354. Uraga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 162

PTS: Uraga-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 107

How, when a brahmin lost his son, neither he nor any of his family lamented or wept, and of their exceeding great reward.

No. 355. Ghata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 168

PTS: Ghata-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 111

(Same as No. 303.).

No. 356. Kaara.n.diya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 170

PTS: Kaara.n.diya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 113

A teacher is taught by his pupil the folly of preaching to unwilling hearers.

No. 357. La.tukika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 174

PTS: La.tukika-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 115

How a quail brought about the destruction of an elephant that had killed her young ones.

No. 358. Culladhammapaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 177

PTS: Culladhammapaala-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 117

A king, being jealous of his queen's affection for her child, has the boy mutilated and killed, and is punished by being cast into Hell.

No. 359. Suva.n.namiga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 182

PTS: Suva.n.namiga-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 120

How a stag caught in a snare was released from death by the devotion of his doe.

No. 360. Sussondi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 187

PTS: Sussondi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 123

(Same as No. 327.).

2. Va.n.naarohaavagga

No. 361. Va.n.naaroha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 191

PTS: Va.n.naaroha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 126

The jackal as calumniator tries in vain to set a lion and a tiger at variance.

No. 362. Siilaviima.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 193

PTS: Siilaviima.msa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 128

How a man tried his own reputation for virtue.

No. 363. Hiri-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 196

PTS: Hiri-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 129

(Imperfect. Same as Akata~n~nu-Jaataka, No. 90.).

No. 364. Khajjopanaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 197

PTS: Khajjopanaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 130

(See Mahaaummagga. ).

No. 365. Ahigu.n.dika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 197

PTS: Ahigu.n.dika-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 130

How a monkey that had been beaten was not to be cajoled by soft words.

No. 366. Gumbiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 200

PTS: Gumbiya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 132

How a merchant warned the members of his caravan against eating strange food, and how those that neglected his warning were poisoned by an evil spirit.

No. 367. Saaliya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 202

PTS: Saaliya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 133

The biter bit, or the story of the knavish doctor who was killed by the snake which he pretended was harmless.

No. 368. Tacasaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 204

PTS: Tacasaara-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 134

The same story as the preceding one, to which is added how certain lads were acquitted of the charge of having caused the death of the doctor.

No. 369. Mittavinda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 206

PTS: Mittavinda-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp.136

(A fragment of No. 41.).

No. 370. Palaasa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 208

PTS: Palaasa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 137

How a Judas tree was destroyed by the parasitic growth of a banyan shoot.

3. A.d.dhavagga

No. 371. Diighitikosala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 211

PTS: Diighitikosala-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 139

A prince spares the life of the king who had slain his father and thereby wins him to repentance.

No. 372. Migapotaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 213

PTS: Migapotaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 140

An ascetic is admonished against excessive grief for the loss of a pet deer.

No. 373. Muusika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 215

PTS: Muusika-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 142

A king by repeating a spell at critical moments baffles the attempts of his heir to kill him.

No. 374. Culladhanuggaha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 219

PTS: Culladhanuggaha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 144

A woman who betrayed her husband to death, and was afterwards deserted by her lover, has her folly brought home to her by witnessing the fate of a greedy jackal.

No. 375. Kapota-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 224

PTS: Kapota-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 148

How a greedy crow was made ridiculous and tortured to death.




Book VI. - Chanipaata


1. Avaariyavagga

No. 376. Avaariya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 228

PTS: Avaariya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 151

How a foolish ferryman behaved when offered good advice instead of his fare.

No. 377. Setaketu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 232

PTS: Setaketu-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 153

How caste and feigned sanctity were foiled.

No. 378. Dariimukha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 238

PTS: Dariimukha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 156

How a king renounced his kingdom on the advice of an old friend, who had become a paccekaBuddha.

No. 379. Neru-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 246

PTS: Neru-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 159

How royal birds avoid a golden mountain which makes all birds appear alike.

No. 380. Aasa'nka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 248

PTS: Aasa'nka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 161

How a king spent three years in finding out the name of his future queen.

No. 381. Migaalopa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 255

PTS: Migaalopa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 164

How a disobedient vulture perished.

No. 382. Sirikaalaka.n.ni-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 257

PTS: Sirikaalaka.n.ni-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 165

How precedence was settled by a good merchant between the goddesses of Good and Ill Fortune.

No. 383. Kukku.ta-Jaataka,Fausboll, ed., pp. 265

PTS: Kukku.ta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 168

How a cat failed to deceive a cock.

No. 384. Dhammaddhaja-JaatabaFausboll, ed., pp. 267

PTS: Dhammaddhaja-Jaataba, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 170

How a hypocritical crow was put to death.

No. 385. Nandiyamiga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 270

PTS: Nandiyamiga-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 171

How a good deer brought blessings to his kindred and to all animals.

2. Senakavagga

No. 386. Kharaputta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 275

PTS: Kharaputta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 174

How a king got a charm from a naaga by which he understood the sounds of all animals: his queen tried to get the charm from him, but was foiled through some advice given by Sakka, disguised as a goat.

No. 387. Suuci-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 281

PTS: Suuci-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 178

How a young smith made a marvellous needle, and thereby won to wife the daughter of a head-smith.

No. 388. Tu.n.dila-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 286

PTS: Tu.n.dila-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 180

How a pig explained to his younger brother that death is not to be feared.

No. 389. Suva.n.nakakka.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 293

PTS: Suva.n.nakakka.ta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 183

How a farmer was saved by a good crab from being killed by a snake in league with a crow: the two latter were themselves killed.

No. 390. Mayhaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 299

PTS: Mayhaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 186

How a greedy, murdering uncle was compared to a certain bird, and so converted.

No. 391. Dhajavihe.tha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 303

PTS: Dhajavihe.tha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 189

How a wicked person, disguised as a Brother, caused the expulsion of Brethren from a kingdom, and the spiritual ruin of the people: Sakka interfered and saved the kingdom.

No. 392. Bhisapuppha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 307

PTS: Bhisapuppha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 191

How a brahmin was accused of stealing the smell of a flower.

No. 393. Vighaasa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 310

PTS: Vighaasa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 193

How certain self-indulgent monks were warned by a parrot.

No. 394. Va.t.taka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 312

PTS: Va.t.taka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 195

How a quail explained to a crow how to get fat.

No. 395. Kaaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 314

PTS: Kaaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 195

How a greedy crow was made ridiculous and put to death.




Book VII. - Sattanipaata


1. Kukkuvagga

No. 396. Kukku-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 317

PTS: Kukku-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 197

How a king was converted by certain parables.

No. 397. Manoja-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 321

PTS: Manoja-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 199

How a lion was enticed to his death by the counsel of a jackal.

No. 398. Sutano-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 324

PTS: Sutano-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 201

How a king, falling into the power of a man-eating goblin, sent people daily to be eaten: a young man got the better of the goblin and converted him.

No. 399. Gijjha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 330

PTS: Gijjha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 204

How a good young vulture was loosed from a snare by a hunter.

No. 400. Dabbhapuppha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 332

PTS: Dabbhapuppha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 205

How two otters, who had caught a fish, were cheated by a jackal.

No. 401. Dasa.n.naka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 336

PTS: Dasa.n.naka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 207

How a king was cured of a sickness, born of longing for his wife, by seeing a man swallowing a sword.

No. 402. Sattubhasta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 341

PTS: Sattubhasta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 210

How an old brahmin was sent away by his wife to beg: a snake got into his meal-bag unperceived: a young brahmin preacher guessed that the snake was there, and then exposed the wife's wickedness.

No. 403. A.t.thisena-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 351

PTS: A.t.thisena-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 216

How a brahmin explains to a king why he makes no petition.

No. 404. Kapi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 355

PTS: Kapi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 218

How a naughty monkey brought ruin on his kindred.

No. 405. Baka-Brahma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 358

PTS: Baka-Brahma-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 219

How an angel was converted from heresy.

2. Gamdjaaravagga

No. 406. Gandhaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 363

PTS: Gandhaara-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 221

How two kings became ascetics, and one was admonished in a fault by the other.

No. 407. Mahaakapi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 369

PTS: Mahaakapi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 225

How a monkey saved his followers at the cost of his own life.

No. 408. Kumbhakaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 375

PTS: Kumbhakaara-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 228

How four kings became ascetics through observing a mango-tree, a bracelet, a flock of birds, and same bulls respectively: a potter and his wife separately follow their example.

No. 409. Da.lhadhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 384

PTS: Da.lhadhamma-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 233

How a she-elephant, forgotten by the king in her old age, was restored to honour.

No. 410. Somadatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 388

PTS: Somadatta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 235

How an ascetic was comforted for the loss of a young elephant.

No. 411. Susiima-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 391

PTS: Susiima-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 237

How a king became an ascetic on being shewn a grey hair by his chief queen.

No. 412. Ko.tisimbali-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 397

PTS: Ko.tisimbali-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 239

How a tree-spirit was frightened by a bird and comforted by a roc-king.

No. 413. Dhuumakaari-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 400

PTS: Dhuumakaari-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 241

How a king neglected old friends for new ones: his case illustrated by a story of a brahmin goatherd and some deer.

No. 414. Jaagara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 403

PTS: Jaagara-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 243

How an ascetic kept vigil at nights.

No. 415. Kummaasapi.n.da-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 405

PTS: Kummaasapi.n.da-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 244

How a king and queen declared the merits in former births that brought about their birth in royal rank.

No. 416. Parantapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 414

PTS: Parantapa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 249

How a prince understood the speech of jackals: and how a king's son discovered and avenged his father's murder after many years.




Book VIII. - A.t.thanipaata


1. Kaccaanivagga

No. 417. Kaccaani-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 422

PTS: Kaccaani-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 253

How an old woman, expelled from her son's house owing to her daughter-in-law, thought that Right was dead: and how the whole family became reconciled.

No. 418. A.t.thasadda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 428

PTS: A.t.thasadda-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 256

How eight sounds that had frightened a king were explained to him harmlessly.

No. 419. Sulasaa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 435

PTS: Sulasaa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 260

How a man who would have killed his wife was killed by her.

No. 420. Suma'ngala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 439

PTS: Suma'ngala-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 263

How a king would not decide a case till his anger was over.

No. 421. Ga'ngamaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 444

PTS: Ga'ngamaala-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 266

How a willing servant was reborn as a king: how he shared his kingdom for a time with a poor water-carrier who had shown himself an honest fellow: how a barber got from the king the explanation of his birth in the kingly rank, and became a paccekaBuddha, honoured by the king.

No. 422. Cetiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 454

PTS: Cetiya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 271

How a king, who told a lie in the golden age, sank into the earth and so down to Hell.

No. 423. Indriya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 461

PTS: Indriya-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 276

How a tempted ascetic was warned by the story of a miserable hunter.

No. 424. Aaditta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 469

PTS: Aaditta-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 280

How seven paccekaBuddhas came and received gifts from a king.

No. 425. A.t.thaana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 474

PTS: A.t.thaana-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 282

How an ascetic repulsed a woman who had once behaved harshly to him.

No. 426. Diipi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 479

PTS: Diipi-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 285

How a panther ate a she-goat for all her politeness.




Book IX. - Navanipaata


No. 427. Gijjha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 483

PTS: Gijjha-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 287

How a vulture perished, through attempting too bold a flight.

No. 428. Kosambii-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 486

PTS: Kosambii-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 289

(Imperfect - with a reference to the story in No. 371.)

No. 429. Mahaasuka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 490

PTS: Mahaasuka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 291

How a grateful parrot refused to leave a barren fig-tree.

No. 430. Cullasuka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 494

PTS: Cullasuka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 294

The same story as the preceding one.

No. 431. Haarita-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 496

PTS: Haarita-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 295

Of an ascetic who would not tell a lie to conceal his sin.

No. 432. Padakusalamaa.nava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 501

PTS: Padakusalamaa.nava-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 298

A boy receives, as a gift from a goblin mother, the power of recognizing footsteps even in the air, and a king, to test the boy's skill, steals his own jewels and then sets the boy to catch the thief. When the boy by a number of pointed stories convicts him of theft, the king is put to death by his own subjects and the boy becomes king.

No. 433. Lomasakassapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 514

PTS: Lomasakassapa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 306

How a king promised his daughter in marriage to an ascetic, if he would offer a living sacrifice, and how the ascetic resisted the temptation.

No. 434. Cakkavaaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 520

PTS: Cakkavaaka-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 309

How a crow, through his greediness, could not attain to the beauty of the ruddy goose.

No. 435. Haliddiraaga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 524

PTS: Haliddiraaga-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 311

A youth, who was being led astray by female seductions, is rescued by the sage counsels of his father.

No. 436. Samugga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 527

PTS: Samugga-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 313

How a demon, who swallowed his wife and carried her about in his belly, even so failed to keep her virtuous.

No. 437. Puutima'nsa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 532

PTS: Puutima'nsa-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 316

How a wise she-goat outwitted the jackal that was plotting to kill her.

No. 438. Tittira-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 536

PTS: Tittira-Jaataka, Francis/Neil, trans., pp. 319

How a wicked ascetic killed a learned partridge, and how a lion and a tiger avenged the death of the partridge.




Book X. - Dasanipaata


No. 439. Catu-Dvaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 1

PTS: Catu-Dvaara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 1

About Mittavindaka, and how he was punished for covetousness.

No. 440. Ka.nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 6

PTS: Ka.nha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 4

How an ascetic made wise choice of boons offered him by Sakka.

No. 441. Catu-Posathika-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 14

PTS: Catu-Posathika-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 9

(See Pu.n.naka-jaataka.).

No. 442. Sa'nkha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 15

PTS: Sa'nkha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 9

How a gift to a Pacceka Buddha was plenteously rewarded, and of the magic ship.

No. 443. Culla-Bodhi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 22

PTS: Culla-Bodhi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 13

How an ascetic was free from all passion, and how he explained to a king the nature of passion.

No. 444. Ka.nhadiipaayana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 27

PTS: Ka.nhadiipaayana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 17

Of a number of persons who confessed their secret faults, and of the virtue of an Act of Truth.

No. 445. Nigrodha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 37

PTS: Nigrodha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 22

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.

No. 446. Takka.la-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 43

PTS: Takka.la-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 27

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.

No. 447. Mahaa-Dhamma-Paala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 50

PTS: Mahaa-Dhamma-Paala-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 32

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.

No. 448. Kukku.ta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 55

PTS: Kukku.ta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 35

How a falcon pretended to make friends with a fowl, but the other was not deceived.

No. 449. Ma.t.ta-Ku.n.dali-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 59

PTS: Ma.t.ta-Ku.n.dali-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 37

How one who mourned for his son was comforted.

No. 450. Bi.laari-Kosiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 62

PTS: Bi.laari-Kosiya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 40

How a niggard was cured by holy beings who pretended to choke at his food.

No. 451. Cakka-Vaaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 70

PTS: Cakka-Vaaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 44

Of a crow and two ruddy geese, how they discoursed each of his own food, and what was the cause of their colours.

No. 452. Bhuuri-Pa~nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 72

PTS: Bhuuri-Pa~nha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 46


No. 453. Mahaa-Ma'ngala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 72

PTS: Mahaa-Ma'ngala-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 46

Of the vanity of omens, and how goodness and kindness are omens of the best.

No. 454. Ghata-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 79

PTS: Ghata-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 50

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.




Book XI. Ekadasanipaata


No. 455. Maati-Posaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 90

PTS: Maati-Posaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 58

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.

No. 456. Ju.nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 95

PTS: Ju.nha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 61

How a prince made a promise which he fulfilled when he came into his kingdom.

No. 457. Dhamma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 100

PTS: Dhamma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 64

How Right and Wrong argued each his cause, and how Wrong had the worst of it.

No. 458. Udaya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 104

PTS: Udaya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 66

How a king and queen had continence in wedlock, and how Sakka put the queen to the test, and how she was justified.

No. 459. Paaniiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 113

PTS: Paaniiya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 71

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.

No. 460. Yuva~njaya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 119

PTS: Yuva~njaya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 75

How a prince, by seeing the dewdrops, was led to meditate on the impermanency of all things, and retired from the world.

No. 461. Dasaratha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 123

PTS: Dasaratha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 78

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.

No. 462. Sa.mvara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 130

PTS: Sa.mvara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 82

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.

No. 463. Suppaaraka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 136

PTS: Suppaaraka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 86

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.




Book XII. - Dvaadasanipaata


No. 464. Culla-Ku.naala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 144

PTS: Culla-Ku.naala-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 91


No. 465. Bhadda-Saala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 144

PTS: Bhadda-Saala-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 91

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.

No. 466. Samudda-Vaa.nija-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 158

PTS: Samudda-Vaa.nija-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 98

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.

No. 467. Kaama-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 167

PTS: Kaama-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 104

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.

No. 468. Janasandha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 176

PTS: Janasandha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 109

Ten points of wisdom explained to a prince.

No. 469. Mahaa-Ka.nha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 180

PTS: Mahaa-Ka.nha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 111

How Sakka changed Maatali into a black hound, and sent him to frighten the world out of its evil ways.

No. 470. Kosiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 186

PTS: Kosiya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 115


No. 471. Me.n.daka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 186

PTS: Me.n.daka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 115


No. 472. Mahaa-Paduma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 187

PTS: Mahaa-Paduma-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 116

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.

No. 473. Mittaamitta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 196

PTS: Mittaamitta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 122

The signs of a friend and of a foe.




Book XIII. - Terasanipaata


No. 474. Amba-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 200

PTS: Amba-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 124

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.

No. 475. Phandana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 207

PTS: Phandana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 129

Of a lion which plotted to get a tree cut down, and how he was outwitted by the deity of the tree.

No. 476. Javana-Ha.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 211

PTS: Javana-Ha.msa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 132

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.

No. 477. Culla-Naarada-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 219

PTS: Culla-Naarada-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 136

How an ascetic was tempted in the flesh, and how his father guided him by good counsel.

No. 478. Duuta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 224

PTS: Duuta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 139

How a pupil got gold to pay his teacher withal by meditating upon a river bank.

No. 479. Kaali'nga-Bodhi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 228

PTS: Kaali'nga-Bodhi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 142

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.

No. 480. Akitta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 236

PTS: Akitta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 148

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.

No. 481. Takkaariya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 242

PTS: Takkaariya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 153

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.

No. 482. Ruru-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 255

PTS: Ruru-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 161

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.

No. 483. Sarabha-Miga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 263

PTS: Sarabha-Miga-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 166

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.




Book XIV. - Paki.n.nakanipaata


No. 484. Saalikedaara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 276

PTS: Saalikedaara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 175

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.

No. 485. Canda-Kinnara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 282

PTS: Canda-Kinnara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 179

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.

No. 486. Mahaa-Ukkusa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 288

PTS: Mahaa-Ukkusa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 183

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.

No. 487. Uddaalaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 297

PTS: Uddaalaka-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 188

How a wise sage instructed a king what it is makes the true brahmin.

No. 488. Bhisa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 304

PTS: Bhisa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 192

Of a number of ascetics, and how Sakka tested them.

No. 489. Suruci-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 314

PTS: Suruci-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 198

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.

No. 490. Pa~nc-Uuposatha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 325

PTS: Pa~nc-Uuposatha-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 205

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.

No. 491. Mahaa-Mora-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 332

PTS: Mahaa-Mora-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 210

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.

No. 492. Taccha-Suukara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 342

PTS: Taccha-Suukara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 216

Of a clever boar which worked for a number of carpenters, and how he outwitted a tiger.

No. 493. Mahaa-Vaa.nija-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 350

PTS: Mahaa-Vaa.nija-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 221

How some merchants found a magic tree, and what wonders came out of the branches: a lesson to eschew greed.

No. 494. Saadhiina-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 355

PTS: Saadhiina-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 223

Of the effect of merit, and how it brings men to high felicity, and how it is gained.

No. 495. Dasa-Braahma.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 360

PTS: Dasa-Braahma.na-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 227

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.

No. 496. Bhikkhaa-Parampara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 369

PTS: Bhikkhaa-Parampara-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 232

Of precedence in gifts.




Book XV. - Viisatinipaata


No. 497. Maata'nga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 375

PTS: Maata'nga-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 235

How a high and mighty maiden turned up her nose at a Ca.n.daala, 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 Ca.n.dalaa man; and the Ca.n.daala's glorious death.

No. 498. Citta-Sambhuuta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 390

PTS: Citta-Sambhuuta-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 244

Of two men who were fast friends through many births: as Ca.n.daalas, 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 Uttarapa~ncaala, when one recognized the other by a hymn he sung.

No. 499. Sivi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 401

PTS: Sivi-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 250

How a prince gave his own eyes as a gift, and his reward.

No. 500. Sirimanda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 412

PTS: Sirimanda-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 257


No. 501. Rohanta-Miga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 413

PTS: Rohanta-Miga-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 257

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.

No. 502. Ha.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 423

PTS: Ha.msa-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 264

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.

No. 503. Sattigumba-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 430

PTS: Sattigumba-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 267

Evil communications corrupt good manners: a tale of two parrots of which one was good and one bad according to the company they kept.

No. 504. Bhallaa.tiya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 437

PTS: Bhallaa.tiya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 271

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.

No. 505. Somanassa-Jataka. Fausboll, ed., pp. 444

PTS: Somanassa-Jataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 275

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.

No. 506. Campeyya-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 454

PTS: Campeyya-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 281

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.

No. 507. Mahaa-Palobhana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 468

PTS: Mahaa-Palobhana-Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 290

How prince Woman-hater was tempted to fall by a woman, and finally renounced the world.

No. 508. Pa~nca-Pa.n.dita Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 473

PTS: Pa~nca-Pa.n.dita Jaataka, Rouse, trans., pp. 293


No. 509. Hatthi-Paala Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 473

PTS: Hatthi-Paala Jaataka, Chalmers, trans., pp. 293

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.

No. 510. Ayoghara-Jaataaka. Fausboll, ed., pp. 491

PTS: Ayoghara-Jaataaka, Rouse, trans., pp. 304

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.




Book XVI. - Ti.msanipaata


No. 511. Ki'mchanda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 1

PTS: Ki'mchanda-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 1

A priest who took bribes and gave false judgments is reborn to a state of suffering all day, but because he had kept half a fast-day, he enjoys great glory throughout the night. His king, who had become an ascetic, is transported by a river-nymph to the mango grove where the priest was reborn and hears the story of his alternate misery and bliss.

No. 512. Kumbha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 11

PTS: Kumbha-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 5

How a forester accidentally discovered strong drink and how this led to the ruin of all India, until Sakka appeared on earth and by his exposition of the evils of drink induced a certain king to abstain from its use.

No. 513. Jayaddisa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 21

PTS: Jayaddisa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 11

A female yakkha carries off a royal infant and rears him as her own offspring, teaching him to eat human flesh. In course of time the man-eater captures his royal brother, but sets him free on the condition that he should return as soon as he had redeemed his promise to a brahmin. The king's son surrenders himself as a victim in his father's stead, and the man-eater, who is now recognised as the king's brother, is converted and becomes an ascetic.

No. 514. Chaddanta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 36

PTS: Chaddanta-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 20

A royal elephant had two wives. One of them, owing to an imaginary slight, conceives a grudge against her lord, and afterwards, when she is reborn as the favourite wife of a certain king, she pretends to be sick, and to have seen in a dream an elephant with six tusks; and in order to recover from her sickness, she declares the possession of its tusks must be secured for her. A bold hunter, after crossing vast mountain ranges and encountering many difficulties and dangers, at length finds and slays the elephant, but the queen on receiving the tusks and hearing of the elephant's death is filled with remorse and dies of a broken heart.

No. 515. Sambhava-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 57

PTS: Sambhava-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp.

A king, anxious for a definition of goodness and truth, sends his brahmin chaplain to consult all the sages of India, and finally obtains the solution of his doubts from a boy only seven years old.

No. 516. Mahaakapi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 67

PTS: Mahaakapi-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 31

A husbandman, in looking for his strayed oxen, loses himself in a forest, and falling into a deep pit is rescued by a monkey. The man makes an attempt upon the life of his benefactor, and for his ingratitude is smitten with leprosy.

No. 517. Dakarakkhasa-Jaataka see MahaaUmmagga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 75

PTS: Dakarakkhasa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 42

No. 518. Pa.n.dara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 75

PTS: Pa.n.dara-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 42

An ascetic worms out from a snake-king the secret wherein his strength lies and betrays him to his enemy, the garu.da-king. The garu.da by means of this secret vanquishes the snake, but through pity sets him free. The snake invokes a curse on the ascetic, who is swallowed up by the earth to be reborn in hell.

No. 519. Sambula-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 88

PTS: Sambula-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 48

A prince is struck with leprosy and retires into a lonely forest, accompanied by his devoted wife, who carefully watches over him. She is rescued by Sakka from an ogre, and though she is suspected by her husband, yet by her virtue and faith she recovers him of his leprosy. He returns to rule over his kingdom but shows no gratitude to his wife, until at the reproof of his father he asks her forgiveness and restores her to her rightful position.

No. 520. Ga.n.datindu-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 98

PTS: Ga.n.datindu-Jaatakas, Francis, trans., pp. 54

An unrighteous king is reproved by a tree-sprite, and, as he travels with his chaplain on a tour of inspection through his dominions, many instances of the evil effects of his unjust rule are brought to his notice. Thenceforth the king rules his kingdom righteously.




Book XVII. - Cattaaliisanipaata


No. 521. Tesaku.na-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 109

PTS: Tesaku.na-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 59

A king finds a nest containing three eggs. When the young birds are hatched from them the king adopts them as his children. They all give him sound advice in the ruling of his kingdom and are promoted to high office in the state.

No. 522. Sarabha'nga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 125

PTS: Sarabha'nga-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 64

An archer displays wonderful feats of skill in shooting. He declines the honours offered him by his king and retires to a forest hermitage. Here he gathers around him a great company of disciples, solves the doubts of three kings as to the fate of certain notorious sinners, and converts them and a host of their followers to the ascetic life.

No. 523. Alambusa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 152

PTS: Alambusa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 79

An ascetic by his great holiness excites the jealousy of Sakka, who sends down a heavenly nymph to seduce him. After a temporary lapse, the saint recovers his virtue and attains to a state of ecstasy.

No. 524. Sa.mkhapaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 161

PTS: Sa.mkhapaala-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 84

After a life of holiness a certain king is reborn in the Naaga world. Growing weary of his state of glory he returns as a snake to earth, and would have perished at the hands of a band of ruffians, had he not been rescued by a rich householder travelling that way with a large retinue. The Naaga king invites his benefactor to his heavenly mansion and keeps him there in great honour for a whole year, when he too wishes to leave the Naaga world, to become an ascetic upon earth. By a recital of all that had happened to him and the Naaga king, he converts the ruler of the land to a life of charity and good works.

No. 525. Culla-Sutasoma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 177

PTS: Culla-Sutasoma-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 91

A king is so affected by the discovery of a grey hair on his head that he resigns his crown and resolves to become an ascetic. In spite of the entreaties of his parents, wife, children, and friends, he persists in his resolution and together with his family and a great number of his subjects enters on the religious life.




Book XVIII. - Pa.n.naasanipaata


No. 526. Na.linikaa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 193

PTS: Na.linikaa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 100

Sakka, jealous of a holy ascetic, appears to the king of the country and declares that the drought from which the land was suffering was due to the action of this ascetic, and that the only way to remedy this evil was to overcome his virtue. To this end the king's daughter visits him, disguised as an ascetic youth, and owing to his simplicity his fall is brought about. When his father returns, he cautions his son against the wiles of womankind and brings about his restoration to his former state of holiness.

No. 527. Ummadantii-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 209

PTS: Ummadantii-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 107

A king is bewitched by the wife of his commander-in-chief. This officer by a ruse makes the king believe that his guilty secret is generally known, and by his wise counsel persuades him to give up his infatuation.

No. 528. Mahaabodhi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 227

PTS: Mahaabodhi-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 116

An ascetic finds favour with a king and is preferred to high honour, thereby exciting the envy of the king's councillors, who slander him to the king and lay a plot to kill him. He is saved by a warning from a dog. Afterwards the ascetic convicts the four wicked councillors of various heresies and brings about their disgrace and exile.




Book XIX. - Cha.t.thinipaata


No. 529. Sonaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 247

PTS: Sonaka-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 127

A king after many years is anxious to see again a friend of his early youth who had become a paccekabuddha, and in the form of a song he offers a reward to anyone that can tell him where he is to be found. His friend teaches a little boy a refrain to the song which he is to sing before the king and to claim the promised reward. So the king finds his friend, and owing to his instruction he abdicates in favour of his son and adopts the religious life.

No. 530. Sa.mkicca-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 261

PTS: Sa.mkicca-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 134

A prince who was eager to succeed to the throne proposes to murder his father. His friend, unable to dissuade him from his purpose, retires from the court and becomes an ascetic. The prince after the murder of his father is filled with guilty fears. His friend at length returns and, after describing all the various hells and the punishments of notorious sinners, by his admonition restores the king's peace of mind.




Book XX. - Sattatinipaata


No. 531. Kusa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 278

PTS: Kusa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 141

A certain king has no heir, but at length, by the favour of Sakka, his chief queen miraculously gives birth to two sons. The elder is ill-favoured but supernaturally wise. He only consents to marry when a princess is found exactly like a golden image which he himself had fashioned. The bride is not to look upon her husband's face by daylight till she has conceived. When she accidentally discovers how ugly he is, she leaves him and returns to her father's kingdom. He follows her there and under a variety of menial disguises tries, but in vain, to win her affections. At length by Sakka's device she incurs the enmity of seven kings and is rescued from imminent death by her despised husband. He returns with her to his own country where they live happily ever after.

No. 532. Sona-Nanda-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 312

PTS: Sona-Nanda-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 164

Two brahmin brothers become ascetics and watch over their aged parents. The younger one persists in supplying them with unripe fruits, and at length is sent away by the elder brother. The younger one by the help of a powerful king, whom he had made victorious over all his rivals, regains his brother's favour and is allowed once more to minister to his father and mother.




Book XXI. - Asiitinipaata


No. 533. Culla-Ha.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 333

PTS: Culla-Ha.msa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 175

A king of wild geese is caught in a fowler's snare and deserted by all except his chief captain, who refuses to leave him. The fowler is so touched by this devotion that he would have released the captive bird, but they insist on being taken before the king of the country, and after preaching the Law to him the two birds are set at liberty and return home to their kith and kin.

No. 534. Mahaa-Ha.msa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 354

PTS: Mahaa-Ha.msa-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 186

A queen has a dream about golden geese and entreats the king to bring her one. The king has a decoy lake constructed and his fowler at length captures the king of the geese. The rest of the story is like the Cullaha.msa-Jaataka.

No. 535. Sudhaabhojana-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 382

PTS: Sudhaabhojana-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 202

A rich miser is seized with a great longing to have some rice porridge, and to escape having to give some to any one else he retires into a forest to cook it for himself. Sakka and other gods appear and claim a share of the porridge. The miser is converted by their admonitions, gives away all his money, and becomes an ascetic. He is afterwards called upon to award the prize of virtue to the best of four heavenly nymphs, the daughters of Sakka. He adjudges the prize to Honour, and on his rebirth in the deva world he is rewarded with the hand of this nymph and enjoys immense power.

No. 536. Ku.naala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 412

PTS: Ku.naala-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 219

A king of birds for the instruction of his friend, a royal cuckoo, relates many instances he had known, to illustrate the deceitfulness, ingratitude, and immorality of womenkind.

No. 537. Mahaa-Sutasoma-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 456

PTS: Mahaa-Sutasoma-Jaataka, Francis, trans., pp. 246

A king, who had been a yakkha in a former birth, develops a taste for human flesh and has his subjects murdered to supply himself with his favourite food. When his guilt is brought home to him, he refuses to give up his cannibalism and is driven out of his kingdom. He now dwells in a forest and preys upon all travellers that pass that way. At length he captures a king who had been his friend and teacher in early youth, but releases him on the condition that he should return after he has fulfilled a promise that he has made to a brahmin. The king returns into captivity, and the man-eater is so pleased with his good faith that he offers to grant him any four boons that he may ask of him. When asked to give up cannibalism he reluctantly consents and is eventually restored to his kingdom.




Book XXII. - Mahaanipaata


No. 538. Muuga-Pakkha-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 1

PTS: Muuga-Pakkha-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 1

A prince pretends to be dumb and incapable. Various means are taken to try to break through his reserve, but fail for sixteen years. At last, as he is about to be buried, he opens his mouth and discourses on religion to the charioteer. He then becomes an ascetic, and is followed by his father.

No. 539. MahaaJanaka-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 30

PTS: MahaaJanaka-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 19

A prince suspected by his brother, without reason, rebels against him and kills him. The king's consort, being with child, flees from the city; her son is brought up without knowledge of his father, but when he learns the truth, goes to sea on a merchant venture. He is wrecked, and a goddess brings him to his father's kingdom, where after answering some difficult questions, he marries the daughter of the usurper. By and by, he becomes an ascetic, and is followed by his wife.

No. 540. Saama-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 68

PTS: Saama-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 38

A hunter's son marries a hunter's daughter, and both become ascetics. The wife becomes pregnant without human intercourse, and bears a son. The parents are both blinded by a snake, and the son attends upon them. A king, coming out to hunt, sees the lad and shoots him with an arrow; but on learning his dutiful affection he repents, and attends upon the parents himself. The boy is miraculously cured and the parents recover their sight.

No. 541. Nimi-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 95

PTS: Nimi-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 53

A king, on the appearance of his first grey hair, becomes an ascetic. Sakka explains to him that holy life is better than giving alms. Sakka's charioteer takes him all round the heavens and the hells, and finally brings him to Sakka.

No. 542. Kha.n.dahaala-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 129

PTS: Kha.n.dahaala-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 68

A king misled by a false judge decrees that all his family shall be put to death in order that he may go to heaven. After various fluctuations Sakka comes to the rescue and saves them.

No. 543. Bhuuridatta-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 157

PTS: Bhuuridatta-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 80

An ascetic is seduced by a Naaga-woman. Afterwards he becomes a king. Scenes in the Naaga country are described. He has four sons, one of whom becomes an ascetic. The feud between the Naagas and the Garu.las. A magic spell, and the adventures of the prince in snake form.

No. 544. MahaaNaaradakassapa-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 219

PTS: MahaaNaaradakassapa-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 114

A king questions an ascetic as to the various moral duties. He is himself devoted to pleasure, but his daughter is virtuous and tries to deliver him from heretical beliefs, which is finally effected by the help of the Buddha.

No. 545. Vidhurapa.n.dita-Jaataka. Fausboll, ed., pp. 255

PTS: Vidhurapa.n.dita-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 126

Four kings, including Sakka, dispute as to which is the most virtuous and they ask a solution from a wise man who decides that they are all equal. The wife of the Naaga king is so enchanted at what she hears that she desires the wise man's heart. The king promises his daughter's hand to a Yakkha if he will bring the heart. The Yakkha visits the court where the wise man is, defeats the king at dice, and claims the wise man. The wise man asks for three days' delay to exhort his family. The Yakkha tries to kill him, but fails. The wise man asks him what he wants, and he tells him. The wise man then wins over the Yakkha and goes to the Naaga king where no harm comes to him.

No. 546. Mahaa-Ummagga-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 329

PTS: Mahaa-Ummagga-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 156

A story of four pretended wise men and one real wise man, of numerous problems which the four failed to solve and the one succeeded, of many attempts of the four to destroy the one and of his final triumph, including wars, battles, sieges, and the description of a wonderful tunnel full of machinery.

No. 547. Vessantara-Jaataka, Fausboll, ed., pp. 479

PTS: Vessantara-Jaataka, Cowell/Rouse, trans., pp. 246

A prince devoted to giving gifts falls into disrepute through giving a magical elephant. He is banished with his family into the forest where he gives away everything he has left, including his two children. Ultimately the children are set free and all ends well.


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