The following questions were asked of King Vedeha by the guardian angel living
in his parasol because she wished to restore Mahosadha to the king's favour:
O! King! If someone was to execute others with their arms and legs, but that person
used their arms to execute someone elseís mouth and became endearing as a result
-- who could that person be?
O! King! If someone was to insult others as they wished, but wished those others
to come to no harm, and became endearing as a result, who could that person be?
O! King! If someone was to make false claims to ownership and to object rudely and
become popular because of this, who could that person be?
O! King! If someone was to steal away food, drink, clothes and property but was to
come to be loved by his victim, who could that person be?
Vedeha enquired of all his wise men, but they could give him no solution to the
riddle and he was compelled to send for Mahosadha.This Jaataka is a subsection of
Jaataka | Mahosadha Jaataka (J.546).