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This site is online Pāḷi Dictionary (Pāli to Chinese, Pāli to English, Pāli to Japanese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese). The source of the dictionaries come from Pali Canon E-Dictionary Version 1.94 (PCED). The source code of this website is at pali repository on GitHub, and the data of this website is at data repository on GitHub. Any suggestion or questions? Welcome to contact me.

Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kañcanakkhandha Jātaka:The Bodhisatta was once born as a farmer and,while ploughing his field,came upon a nugget of gold,four cubits long and as thick as a man’s thigh,which had been buried by a merchant in bygone days.Finding it impossible to remove the gold as a whole,he cut it into four and carried it home easily.

The story was related in reference to a monk who wished to leave the Order because he was frightened by all the rules his teachers asked him to learn and obey.The Buddha gave him three rules - to guard voice,body and mind - and the monk won arahantship.Even a heavy burden becomes light if carried piece by piece.J.i.276-8.

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