Make your own free website on

Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.214 Pu.n.nanadii Jaataka The bodhisatva was once chaplain at the court of Brahmadatta, king of Benares. The king, however, listening to his enemies, sent the bodhisatva away from the court, and he dwelt in a village in Kasi. Later, the king remembered the chaplain’s goodness, composed a verse, wrote it on a leaf, and sent it to him together with cooked crow’s flesh. The bodhisatva understood the message and returned to the court. The story was related in reference to the great wisdom of the Buddha. Ananda is identified with the king. The Jataka derives its name from the first two words of the verse composed by the king. 57/338 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.173ff. wisdom

Previous Page | Contents | Next Page
Last modified on: Sunday, 2 January 2000.