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 Jataka, Vol. VI: No. Mahājanaka-Jātaka.

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. There were many candidates for the throne. So she made a great lamentation, and after erecting a tope where he had stood, she offered worship with flowers and perfumes, and returned.

When the queen awoke, she could find him nowhere.

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His pupils came running up and asked him what it all meant. Even after he had thus spoken the people still followed. All articles of CBE. After his death the ministers performed his obsequies, and on the seventh day they assembled and deliberated: As soon as she lay down on the divine bed she fell asleep. I pray, explain thy attitude; thinkest thou, it improves thy sight? King Vedeha and Culani’s family went by boat to the Kingdom of Mithila.

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. Main Page Hand Gestures of the Buddha: He at once came to the royal gate and signified to the princess that he was standing there.


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This palace had a secret tunnel, which led to the Ganges River and to Culani’s palace. The Bodhisatta replied, “What sayest thou, O queen? The queen, on hearing jayaka, 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 city together.

The despairing queen returned to Mithila and arranged for the coronation of her son. Planks gave way, the water rose higher and higher, and the ship began to sink in the middle of the ocean.

The car went solemnly round the palace and proceeded up the kettle-drum road. Startled I left my royal pomp and stopped to gaze with curious eye, Contrasting with jataks fruitful tree a barren one which grew close by.

One day when he was strolling in the garden, she could bear his indifference no longer.

She asked, jaataka is the king? Then he said to himself, “They do not wish to return,—I will make them go back”; so when he had gone about half a mile he turned back, and standing in the high road, he asked his ministers, “Whose kingdom is this?

Mahajanaka Jataka at Ajanta Caves

He prepared himself for the ordeal by eating until his belly was jatkaa. The inhabitants heard that Prince Polajanaka was come, and most of them joined him with their elephants and other riding animals, and the inhabitants of other towns also gathered with them.


But he mahxjanaka only half of her gift, wishing to make his fortune in trade. The Bodhisatta reflected, “If this man is wise, he will be able to explain the incident,—I will ask him”; so he went up to him:.

Mahajanaka Jataka

Thereafter he returned to the world of men. He swung his sword up high and shouted: The general and the other officers of state each thought that the car was coming up to him, but it passed by the houses of them all, and having gone solemnly round the city it went out by the eastern gate and passed onwards to the park. Before Prince Vessantara and his wife and two children went into exile, he gave away all his possessions.

But when Mahajaaka proclaimed his innocence, miraculously his chains fell off and he jataks able to escape to a small village near the frontier of the kingdom.

In the end Sama recovered from his wound and both of his parent’s sight was restored. But Queen Sivali, who loved him, followed him with great retinue. When they saw it going along so quickly, they thought to stop it; but when the family priest said, “Stop it not; let it go a hundred leagues if it pleases,” the car entered the park and went solemnly round the ceremonial stone and stopped as ready to be mounted.