Mahājanaka Jātaka (No. ). Mahājanaka, king of Mithilā in Videha, had two sons, Aritthajanaka and Polajanaka. On his death, the elder. The Jataka, Vol. VI, tr. by E.B. Cowell, [], full text etext at The tale of the Mahajanaka Jataka is among the most popular Buddhist fables, retold as far East as Thailand. In Cave 1 of the Ajanta Caves.

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The gardener carried out these instructions and told the king, and he, seated on a royal elephant and surrounded by his retinue, entered at the garden-gate. After his death the ministers performed his obsequies, and on the seventh day mahajabaka assembled and deliberated: The queen met him on the stairs, but did not recognise him in his mahajanakq garb. At that time King Piliyakkha of Benares in his great desire for venison, also came to the river and at last reached the spot where Sama stood.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The car went solemnly round the palace and proceeded up the kettle-drum road.

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On a full moon day, even though he was being tossed about by the waves, he undertook to follow the 8 Precepts. He asked the rules of good behaviour with respect to parents, teachers, wives, children, the elderly, the Brahmins, the army and his people.

The moment the mango touched the end of his tongue, a divine flavour seemed to arise and he thought to himself, “When I return I will eat several more”; but when once it was known that the king had eaten of the first jataks of the. The King thought to himself, “I have done evil to such a holy being; how can I comfort him?

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For seven days the Bodhisatta slept, his body wet with the salt spray and thrilled with the heavenly contact. High thoughts of self, low thoughts of self,—nor this, nor that befits the sage; Be virtue, knowledge, and the law the guardians of thy pilgrimage.


He grew into a strong and sturdy child. The queen, on hearing him, bade him take the better path to the right, while she chose the left; but after going a little way, being unable to restrain her grief, she again came to him, and she and the king entered the mauajanaka together.

Angati was king of the Kingdom of Videha. Mahajanaka accepted the invitation and performed the coronation ceremony in Mithila. Explaining this, the Master said: He had two sons, Aritthajanaka and Polajanaka. Despite Mahosadha’s warning, King Vedeha began to plan his journey to Culani’s kingdom. The inhabitants heard that Prince Polajanaka was come, mahajsnaka most of them joined him with their elephants and other riding animals, and the inhabitants of other towns also gathered with them.

The family priest beheld the Bodhisatta lying there and addressed the ministers, “Sirs, I see someone lying on the stone; we know not whether he has wisdom worthy of the white umbrella or not; if he is a being of holy merit he will not look at us, but if he is jataak creature of ill omen he will start up in alarm and look at us trembling; sound forthwith all the musical instruments.

I will eat it “; so taking out his own earthen dish and seizing the meat he wiped it, and, putting it on the dish, went to a jatka spot where there was some water and ate it. The news of the king’s death caused a universal confusion in the whole city. When the old king died, the elder brother, Aritthajanaka, became king, and the younger brother his viceroy.

The fruitful tree stood there forlorn, its leaves all stripped, its branches bare, The barren tree stood green jataaka strong, its foliage waving in the air. Jataa then sent for a barber and made him cut jztaka hair and beard; he put on one yellow robe as the under dress, another as the upper, and the third he wrapped over his shoulder, and, having put his vessel in a bag, he hung it on his shoulder; then, taking his walking-stick, he walked several times backwards jwtaka forwards on the top-story with the triumphant step of a pacceka-buddha.


This is not right which thou hast done,—shame on thee, shame, I say, O king; Eating the leavings of a dog, thou hast done a most unworthy thing.

Adobe Photoshop Elements He set the basket down in the middle of the marketplace and ordered the Naga prince to come out. There were many candidates for the throne. Princess Siwalee tested his wisdom in different ways to see if Mahajanaka had the adility to govern as Pholajanaka would have wished.

At last the two men swore a sincere friendship. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

After shaving his head and putting on the robes of a hermit, he departed from the palace. The queen also went with him, taking all the army and the animals for riding.

Retrieved from ” https: Each one, in an effort to win Sivali, obeyed her every whim. King Mahajanaka answered the riddles with ease. Mahananaka with short mahajanzka Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles containing Khmer-language text Articles containing Thai-language text.

These render the 10 virtues of mankind, that the enlightenment would reveal. The people cried, “The line-guardians have broken the line,” and they followed where the queen led. She was forced to reveal to him the secret of his birth-that he was the son of the former king mahajajaka Mithila. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

Mhajanaka time passed on the people assembled in the courtyard, and when they saw not the Bodhisatta they said, “He is not like our old king,” and they repeated two stanzas:.