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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
Vikannaka Jātaka:The Bodhisatta was once king of Benares,and,one day,while dallying near a lake in his park,he noticed that fishes and tortoises flocked to him.He learnt,on enquiry,that these animals were attracted by his music,and ordered that they should be fed regularly.On finding that some of them failed to appear,he made arrangements for a drum to be sounded at the feeding time.Later,finding that a crocodile came and ate some of the fish,the king ordered him to be harpooned.The crocodile escaped capture,but died soon after.

The story was related to a backsliding monk.Desire always leads to suffering,said the Buddha; it was desire that caused the death of the crocodile.J.ii.227f.

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