Buddhist Legends

An English translation of this complete translation of the Dhammapada Commentary, which relates many events from the life of the Buddha and his disciples (with an embedded reading of part of the text).

Translated from the original Pāli text of the Dhammapada Commentary by

Eugene Watson Burlingame

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; sometime Harrison Fellow for Research, University of Pennsylvania, and Johnston Scholar in Sanskrit, Johns Hopkins University; Lecturer on Pāli (1917-1918) in Yale University

Part 1–3: Translation of Books 1 to 26
Volumes 28 and 29 and 30

Originally copyright, 1921
Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
Now Public Domain

first scanned and ocr-ed by the Internet Archive with a grant from Microsoft Corporation

originally proof-read by

Ven. Khemaratana

finally proof-read and prepared for digital publication by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(Ver. 1.5, April, 2020)

Editor’s Note

In preparing this work for digital publication I have made a few minor changes which I will outline here. I have occasionally added notes to the translation, when I thought something needed explaining or a reference was occasional missed by the translator. To distinguish them from Burlingame’s own notes they are prefaced as ‘Ed. note:’.

The original publication quoted only the first few words of the verse(s) that the story is attached to; it is the same in the original Pāḷi text which is being translated. Here, though, as I think it helps to know the verse(s) in advance, I have in most cases included a full quotation of the verse(s) at the top of the story, except when the story is so short it hardly makes a difference.

The pagination of the translation is included in square brackets, so that for instance [28.145] means Vol. 28 of the Harvard Oriental Series, pg. 145. The pagination of the text of the Pāḷi Text Society is included in curly brackets. It was released in 4 volumes, so that {2.138} means Vol. 2, pg. 138. For aesthetic reasons I have normally placed the pagination after the title, and before the text, though the page of course begins with the title.

There are html, pdf, epub and mobi The Introduction is missing from the epub and mobi files because of the difficulty in reproducing the tables well in those formats. 01 versions of this text, but unlike my normal practice I have not yet recorded all the audio.

In September, 2015, I have added in the very useful Introduction by the learned Burlingame, which greatly helps, particularly for those interested in comparative studies.

In April, 2020, I have added the Pāḷi story titles, and assembled the pdf, epub and mobi documents into one, which makes searching, etc. easier.

Anandajoti Bhikkhu
April, 2020.






Html Table of Contents

Editor’s Note



Html Table of Contents

Chapter I

I. 1. “If Thine Eye Offend Thee, Pluck It Out”
Cakkhupālattheravatthu (1)

I. 2. Why Cry for the Moon?
Maṭṭhakuṇḍalivatthu (2)

I. 3. Tissa the Fat
Thullatissattheravatthu (3-4)

I. 4. “Not Hatred for Hatred”
Kāḷiyakkhinīvatthu (5)

I. 5. The Quarrelsome Monks of Kosambi
Kosambakavatthu (6)

I. 6. Kāḷa Junior and Kāḷa Senior
Cullakāḷa-Mahākāḷavatthu (7-8)

I. 7. Devadatta Wears an Unbecoming Robe
Devadattavatthu (9-10)

I. 8. The Chief Disciples
Aggasāvakavatthu (11-12)

I. 9. Nanda the Elder
Nandattheravatthu (13-14)

I. 10. Cunda the Pork-Butcher
Cundasūkarikavatthu (15)

I. 11. The Righteous Lay Brother
Dhammikaupāsakassa vatthu (16)

I. 12. Devadatta’s Career
Devadattassa vatthu (17)

I. 13. Lady Sumanā
Sumanādeviyā vatthu (18)

I. 14. Two Brethren
Dvesahayakabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (19-20)


Chapter II

II. 1. Story-Cycle Of King Udena Or Udayana
Sāmāvatīvatthu (21-23)

II. 2. The Voice Of A Rich Man
Kumbhaghosakavatthu (24)

II. 3. Little Wayman
Cullapanthattheravatthu (25)

II. 4. Simpletons’ Holiday
Bālanakkhattaghuṭṭhavatthu (26-27)

II. 5. Kassapa The Great
Mahākassapattheravatthu (28)

II. 6. Two Brethren
Pamattāpamattadvesahāyakabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (29)

II. 7. How Magha Became Sakka
Mahālipañhavatthu (30)

II. 8. A Monk Attains Arahatship
Aññatarabhikkhussa vatthu (31)

II. 9. Tissa of the Market-Town
Nigamavāsitissattheravatthu (32)


Chapter III

III. 1. Elder Meghiya
Meghiyattheravatthu (33-34)

III. 2. The Mind-Reader
Aññatarabhikkhussa vatthu (35)

III. 3. A Discontented Monk
Ukkaṇṭhitabhikkhussa vatthu (36)

III. 4. Nephew Saṅgharakkhita
Bhāgineyyasaṅgharakkhitavatthu (37)

III. 5. Elder Thought-Controlled
Cittahatthattheravatthu (38-39)

III. 6. Monks and Tree-Spirits
Pañcasatavipassakabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (40)

III. 7. Cruelty a Cause of Boils
Pūtigattatissattheravatthu (41)

III. 8. Nanda the Herdsman
Nandagopālavatthu (42)

III. 9. Mother of Two and Father of Two
Soreyyattheravatthu (43)


Chapter IV

IV. 1. The Soil of the Heart
Paṭhavikathāpasutapañcasatabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (44-45)

IV. 2. A Monk Attains Arahatship
Marīcikammaṭṭhānikattherassa vatthu (46)

IV. 3. Viḍūḍabha Wreaks Vengeance on the Sākiyas
Viḍūḍabhavatthu (47)

IV. 4. Husband-Honorer
Patipūjikāyavatthu (48)

IV. 5. Niggardly Kosiya
Macchariyakosiyavatthu (49)

IV. 6. Pāṭhika the Naked Ascetic
Pāṭhikājīvakavatthu (50)

IV. 7. The King and the King of Kings
Chattapāṇiupāsakassa vatthu (51-52)

IV. 8. Marriage of Visākhā
Visākhāya vatthu (53)

IV. 9. Elder Ānanda’s Question
Ānandattherassa pañhāvatthu (54-55)

IV. 10. Sakka Gives Alms to Kassapa the Great
Mahākassapattherassa piṇḍapātadinnavatthu (56)

IV. 11. Godhika Attains Nibbāna
Godhikattherassa parinibbānavatthu (57)

IV. 12. Sirigutta And Garahadinna
Garahadinnavatthu (58-59)


Chapter V

V. 1. The King and the Poor Man with a Beautiful Wife
Aññatarapurisavatthu (60)

V. 2. The Rebellious Pupil
Mahākassapattherassa saddhivihārikavatthu (61)

V. 3. A Jonah in the House
Ānandaseṭṭhivatthu (62)

V. 4. The Pickpocket
Gaṇṭhikabhedakacoravatthu (63)

V. 5. The Wise Fool
Udāyittheravatthu (64)

V. 6. From Vice to Virtue
Tiṁsamattapāṭheyyakabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (65)

V. 7. A Leper is Tempted to Deny his Faith
Suppabuddhakuṭṭhivatthu (66)

V. 8. A Farmer is Unjustly Accused of Theft
Kassakavatthu (67)

V. 9. Sumana the Gardener
Sumanamālakāravatthu (68)

V. 10. Rape of Uppalavaṇṇā
Uppalavaṇṇattherīvatthu (69)

V. 11. Jambuka The Naked Ascetic
Jambukajīvakavatthu (70)

V. 12. The Snake-Ghost and the Crow-Ghost
Ahipetavatthu (71)

V. 13. The Sledge-Hammer Ghost
Saṭṭhikūṭapetavatthu (72)

V. 14. Citta and Sudhamma
Cittagahapativatthu (73-74)

V. 15. A Seven-Year-Old Novice Wins All Hearts
Vanavāsitissattheravatthu (75)


Chapter VI

VI. 1. A Poor Man wins Spiritual Treasure
Rādhattheravatthu (76)

VI. 2. The Insolent Monks
Assajipunabbasukānaṁ vatthu (77)

VI. 3. Channa, Elder
Channattheravatthu (78)

VI. 4. Kappina the Great, Elder

VI. 5. Paṇḍita The Novice
Paṇḍitasāmaṇeravatthu (80)

VI. 6. Unshaken as a Rock
Lakuṇṭakabhaddiyattheravatthu (81)

VI. 7. After the Storm, Calm
Kāṇamātāvatthu (82)

VI. 8. A Pack of Vagabonds
Pañcasatabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (83)

VI. 9. Husband and Wife
Dhammikattheravatthu (84)

VI. 10. “Few There Be That Find It”
Dhammassavanavatthu (85-86)

VI. 11. Abandon the Dark State
Pañcasata-āgantukabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (87-89)


Chapter VII

VII. 1. The Tathāgata Suffers Not
Jīvakapañhavatthu (90)

VII. 2. Free from Attachment
Mahākassapattheravatthu (91)

VII. 3. A Monk stores Food
Belaṭṭhasīsattheravatthu (92)

VII. 4. The Monk and the Goddess
Anuruddhattheravatthu (93)

VII. 5. Sakka honors a Monk
Mahākaccāyanattheravatthu (94)

VII. 6. A Fancied Slight
Sāriputtattheravatthu (95)

VII. 7. The Loss of an Eye
Kosambivāsitissasāmaṇeravatthu (96)

VII. 8. Not by the Faith of Another
Sāriputtattherassa Pañhavissajjanavatthu (97)

VII. 9. Elder Revata of the Acacia Forest
Khadiravaniyarevatattheravatthu (98)

VII. 10. A Courtezan Tempts a Monk
Aññatara-itthīvatthu (99)


Chapter VIII

VIII. 1. A Public Executioner
Tambadāṭhikacoraghātakavatthu (100)

VIII. 2. Conversion of Bāhiya Dārucīriya
Bāhiyadāruciriyattheravatthu (101)

VIII. 3. The Maiden who Married a Thief
Kuṇḍalakesittherīvatthu (102-103)

VIII. 4. Gain and Loss
Anatthapucchakabrāhmaṇavatthu (104-105)

VIII. 5. Sāriputta’s Uncle
Sāriputtattherassa mātulabrāhmaṇavatthu (106)

VIII. 6. Sāriputta’s Nephew
Sāriputtattherassa bhāgineyyavatthu (107)

VIII. 7. Sāriputta’s Friend
Sāriputtattherassa sahāyakabrāhmaṇavatthu (108)

VIII. 8. The Lad whose Years Increased
Dīghāyukumāravatthu (109)

VIII. 9. Saṁkicca the Novice
Saṁkiccasāmaṇeravatthu (110)

VIII. 10. The Monk and the Thieves
Khāṇukoṇḍaññattheravatthu (111)

VIII. 11. On the Razor’s Edge
Sappadāsattheravatthu (112)

VIII. 12. Paṭācārā is Bereft of all her Family
Paṭācārātherīvatthu (113)

VIII. 13. Kisā Gotamī Seeks Mustard Seed to Cure her Dead Child
Kisāgotamīvatthu (114)

VIII. 14. The Widow Bahuputtikā and her Ungrateful Children
Bahuputtikattherīvatthu (115)


Chapter IX

IX. 1. The Brahman with a Single Robe
Cullekasāṭakabrāhmaṇavatthu (116)

IX. 2. A Discontented Monk
Seyyasakattheravatthu (117)

IX. 3. Goddess and Monk
Lājadevadhītāvatthu (118)

IX. 4. Anāthapiṇḍika and the Goddess
Anāthapiṇḍikaseṭṭhivatthu (119-120)

IX. 5. The Monk who failed to keep his Requisites in Orders
Asaññataparikkhārabhikkhuvatthu (121)

IX. 6. Treasurer Catfoot
Biḷālapādakaseṭṭhivatthu (122)

IX. 7. Merchant Great-Wealth
Mahādhanavāṇijavatthu (123)

IX. 8. The Enchanted Hunters
Kukkuṭamittavatthu (124)

IX. 9. The Hunter who was devoured by his own Dogs
Kokasunakhaluddakavatthu (125)

IX. 10. The Jeweler, the Monk, and the Heron
Maṇikārakulūpagatissattheravatthu (126)

IX. 11. Three Parties of Monks
Tayojanavatthu (127)

IX. 12. Suppabuddha Insults the Teacher
Suppabuddhasakkavatthu (128)


Chapter X

X. 1. The Band of Six
Chabbaggiyānaṁ vatthu (129)

X. 2. The Band of Six
Chabbaggiyānaṁ vatthu (130)

X. 3. A Company of Boys
Sabbahulakumāravatthu (131-132)

X. 4. The Monk and the Phantom
Kuṇḍadhānattheravatthu (133-134)

X. 5. Visākhā and her Companions keep Fast-Day
Visākhādīnaṁ Uposathikānaṁ Uposathakammavatthu (135)

X. 6. The Boa-Constrictor Ghost
Ajagarapetavatthu (136)

X. 7. Death of Moggallāna the Great
Mahāmoggallānattheravatthu (137-140)

X. 8. The Monk of many Possessions
Bahubhaṇḍikabhikkhuvatthu (141)

X. 9. Santati the King’s Ministers
Santatimahāmattavatthu (142)

X. 10. The Monk and the Ragged Garment
Pilotikatheravatthu (143-144)

X. 11. Sukha the Novice
Sukhasāmaṇeravatthu (145)


Chapter XI

XI. 1. Visākhā’s Companions Intoxicate Themselves
Visākhāya sahāyikānaṁ vatthu (146)

XI. 2. The Teacher Cures A Monk of Love
Sirimāvatthu (147)

XI. 3. The Aged Nun
Uttarittherīvatthu (148)

XI. 4. A Company of Over-Confident Monks
Sambahulaadhimānikabhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (149)

XI. 5. The Nun and the Phantom
Janapadakalyāṇirūpanandattherīvatthu (150)

XI. 6. Queen Mallikā and her Dog
Mallikādevivatthu (151)

XI. 7. The Monk who always said the Wrong Thing
Lāḷudāyittheravatthu (152)

XI. 8. Elder Ānanda’s Stanzas
Ānandattherassa Udānavatthu (153-154)

XI. 9. Great-Wealth, the Treasurer’s Son
Mahādhanaseṭṭhiputtavatthu (155-156)


Chapter XII

XII. 1. Prince Bodhi and the Magic Bird
Bodhirājakumāravatthu (157)

XII. 2. The Greedy Monk
Upanandasakyaputtattheravatthu (158)

XII. 3. “Be Ye Doers of the Word”
Padhānikatissattheravatthu (159)

XII. 4. “And Hate not his Father and Mother”
Kumārakassapamātuttherīvatthu (160)

XII. 5. Killing of Mahā Kāla
Mahākālaupāsakavatthu (161)

XII. 6. Devadatta seeks to slay the Tathāgata
Devadattavatthu (162)

XII. 7. Devadatta seeks to cause a Schism in the Order
Saṅghabhedaparisakkanavatthu (163)

XII. 8. The Jealous Monk
Kālattheravatthu (164)

XII. 9. Courtezans save a Layman’s Life
Cullakālaupāsakavatthu (165)

XII. 10. By Righteousness Men honor the Buddha
Attadatthattheravatthu (166)


Chapter XIII

XIII. 1. A Young Girl Jests with a Young Monk
Aññataradaharabhikkhuvatthu (167)

XIII. 2. The Buddha visits Kapila
Suddhodanavatthu (168-169)

XIII. 3. Five Hundred Monks attain Insight
Pañcasatavipassakabhikkhuvatthu (170)

XIII. 4. Prince Abhaya loses his Nautch-Girl
Abhayarājakumāravatthu (171)

XIII. 5. The Monk with a Broom
Sammuñjanittheravatthu (172)

XIII. 6. Conversion of the Robber Finger-Garland
Aṅgulimālattheravatthu (173)

XIII. 7. The Weaver’s Daughters
Pesakāradhītāvatthu (174)

XIII. 8. Thirty Monks
Tiṁsabhikkhuvatthu (175)

XIII. 9. Ciñcā falsely accuses the Buddha
Ciñcamāṇavikāvatthu (176)

XIII. 10. Gifts beyond Compare
Asadisadānavatthu (177)

XIII. 11. Virtue Bought and Paid For
Anāthapiṇḍakaputtakālavatthu (178)


Chapter XIV

XIV. 1. The Buddha has naught to do with Women
Māgandiyavatthu (179-180)

XIV. 2. The Twin Miracle
Yamakapāṭihāriyavatthu (181)

XIV. 3. The King of the Dragons and his Daughters
Erakapattanāgarājavatthu (182)

XIV. 4. How did the Seven Buddhas keep Fast-Day?
Ānandattherauposathapañhavatthu (183-185)

XIV. 5. The Buddha cures a Monk of Discontent
Anabhiratabhikkhuvatthu (186-187)

XIV. 6. The Monk and the Dragon
Aggidattabrāhmaṇavatthu (188-192)

XIV. 7. Whence come Men of Noble Birth?
Ānandattherapucchitapañhavatthu (193)

XIV. 8. What is the Pleasantest Thing in the World?
Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu (194)

XIV. 9. Honor to whom Honor is Due
Kassapadasabalassa suvaṇṇacetiyavatthu (195-196)


Chapter XV

XV. 1. A Quarrel among Brethren
Ñātikalahavūpasamanavatthu (197-199)

XV. 2. Māra possesses Villagers
Māravatthu (200)

XV. 3. Defeat of the King of Kosala
Kosalarañño parājayavatthu (201)

XV. 4. “Look not on a Woman to lust after Her”
Aññatarakuladārikāvatthu (202)

XV. 5. The Buddha feeds the Hungry
Aññatara-upāsakavatthu (203)

XV. 6. On Moderation in Eating
Pasenadikosalavatthu (204)

XV. 7. By Righteousness Men honor the Buddha
Tissattheravatthu (205)

XV. 8. Sakka Ministers to the Buddha
Sakkupaṭṭhānavatthu (206-208)


Chapter XVI

XVI. 1. Mother and Father and Son
Tiṇṇaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (209-211)

XVI. 2. The Buddha comforts the Afflicted
Aññatarakuṭumbikavatthu (212)

XVI. 3. The Buddha comforts the Afflicted
Visākhāvatthu (213)

XVI. 4. The Licchavi Princes and the Courtezan
Licchavīvatthu (214)

XVI. 5. The Golden Maiden
Anitthigandhakumāravatthu (215)

XVI. 6. Set not your Heart on Worldly Possessions
Aññatarabrāhmaṇavatthu (216)

XVI. 7. Kassapa wins a Basket of Cakes
Pañcasatadārakavatthu (217)

XVI. 8. The Elder who had attained the Fruit of the Third Path
Anāgāmittheravatthu (218)

XVI. 9. Nandiya attains Heavenly Glory
Nandiyavatthu (219-220)


Chapter XVII

XVII. 1. How Anger marred a Maiden’s Looks
Rohinīkhattiyakaññāvatthu (221)

XVII. 2. The Tree-Spirit and the Monk
Aññatarabhikkhuvatthu (222)

XVII. 3. The Poor Man and his Daughters
Uttarāupāsikāvatthu (223)

XVII. 4. Do Trifling acts of Merit lead to Heaven?
Mahāmoggallānattherapañhavatthu (224)

XVII. 5. A Brahman greets the Buddha as his Son
Sāketabrāhmaṇavatthu (225)

XVII. 6. It is the Giver that makes the Gift
Puṇṇāyavatthu (226)

XVII. 7. Nothing, too much, and too little
Atulaupāsakavatthu (227-230)

XVII. 8. The Band of Six
Chabbaggiyavatthu (231-234)


Chapter XVIII

XVIII. 1. The Cow-Killer and his Son
Goghātakaputtavatthu (235-238)

XVIII. 2. Little by Little
Aññatarabrāhmaṇavatthu (239)

XVIII. 3. The Louse that would have his Own
Tissattheravatthu (240)

XVIII. 4. Pride goeth before a Fall
Lāḷudāyittheravatthu (241)

XVIII. 5. The Wickedness of Women
Aññatarakulaputtavatthu (242-243)

XVIII. 6. Courtesy and Rudeness
Cullasārivatthu (244-245)

XVIII. 7. All of the Precepts are Hard to Keep
Pañcasata-upāsakavatthu (246-248)

XVIII. 8. The Fault-Finding Novice
Tissadaharavatthu (249-250)

XVIII. 9. The Inattentive Laymen
Pañcaupāsakavatthu (251)

XVIII. 10. Treasurer Ram
Meṇḍakaseṭṭhivatthu (252)

XVIII. 11. The Fault-Finding Monk
Ujjhānasaññittheravatthu (253)

XVIII. 12. Is there a Path through the Air?
Subhaddaparibbājakavatthu (254-255)


Chapter XIX

XIX. 1. The Unjust Judges
Vinicchayamahāmattavatthu (256-257)

XIX. 2. The Band of Six
Chabbaggiyavatthu (258)

XIX. 3. Not therefore is a Man praised for his much Speaking
Ekuddānattheravatthu (259)

XIX. 4. Can a Young Monk be an “Elder”?
Lakuṇḍakabhaddiyattheravatthu (260-261)

XIX. 5. What is an accomplished Gentleman?
Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu (262-263)

XIX. 6. It is not Tonsure that makes the Monk
Hatthakavatthu (264-265)

XIX. 7. What is it that makes the Monk?
Aññatarabrāhmaṇavatthu (266-267)

XIX. 8. It is not Silence that makes the Sage
Titthiyavatthu (268-269)

XIX. 9. Noble is as Noble does
Ariyabālisikavatthu (270)

XIX. 10. Be not puffed up
Sambahulasīlādisampannabhikkhuvatthu (271-272)


Chapter XX

XX. 1. The Eightfold Path is the best of Paths
Pañcasatabhikkhuvatthu (273-276)

XX. 2. Impermanence
Aniccalakkhaṇavatthu (277)

XX. 3. Suffering
Dukkhalakkhaṇavatthu (278)

XX. 4. Unreality
Anattalakkhaṇavatthu (279)

XX. 5. Do not postpone until To-morrow
Padhānakammikatissattheravatthu (280)

XX. 6. The Pig-Ghost
Sūkarapetavatthu (281)

XX. 7. Poṭhila the Empty-Head
Poṭhilattheravatthu (282)

XX. 8. The Old Monks and the Old Woman
Sambahulamahallakattheravatthu (283-284)

XX. 9. “The Grass withereth, the Flower fadeth”
Suvaṇṇakārattheravatthu (285)

XX. 10. Thou shalt surely Die
Mahādhanavāṇijavatthu (286)

XX. 11. The Bereaved Mother and the pinch of Mustard-Seed
Kisāgotamīvatthu (287)

XX. 12. The Woman who was bereft of all her Family
Paṭācārāvatthu (288-289)


Chapter XXI

XXI. 1. The Ascent of the Ganges
Gaṅgārohaṇavatthu (290)

XXI. 2. “Not Hatred for Hatred”
Kukkuṭaaṇḍakhādikāvatthu (291)

XXI. 3. The Monks who were given to Vanities
Bhaddiyabhikkhuvatthu (292-293)

XXI. 4. The Monk who had Killed his Mother and Father
Lakuṇṭakabhaddiyattheravatthu (294-295)

XXI. 5. The Youth and the Demons
Dārusākaṭikaputtavatthu (296-301)

XXI. 6. The Vajjian Prince who became a Monk
Vajjiputtakabhikkhuvatthu (302)

XXI. 7. Citta the Faithful Layman
Cittagahapativatthu (303)

XXI. 8. Cullā Subhaddā the Virtuous
Cullasubhaddāvatthu (304)

XXI. 9. The Solitary Monk
Ekavihārittheravatthu (305)


Chapter XXII

XXII. 1. Murder of Sundarī
Sundarīparibbājikāvatthu (306)

XXII. 2. The Skeleton-Ghost
Duccaritaphalānubhāvasattavatthu (307)

XXII. 3. Magic for Meat
Vaggumudātīriyabhikkhuvatthu (308)

XXII. 4. The Man whom Women Loved
Khemavatthu (309-310)

XXII. 5. The Presumptuous Monk
Dubbacabhikkhuvatthu (311-313)

XXII. 6. The Jealous Woman
Issāpakata-itthivatthu (314)

XXII. 7. Fortify yourself like a City
Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu (315)

XXII. 8. Degrees of Nakedness
Nigaṇṭhānaṁ vatthu (316-317)

XXII. 9. Children visit the Buddha
Titthiyasāvakavatthu (318-319)


Chapter XXIII

XXIII. 1. The Sectaries insult the Buddha
Attānaṁ ārabbha kāthikavatthu (320-322)

XXIII. 2. The Monk who had been an Elephant-Trainer
Hatthācariyabhikkhuvatthu (323)

XXIII. 3. The Old Brahman and his Sons
Parijiṇṇabrāhmaṇaputtavatthu (324)

XXIII. 4. On Moderation in Eating
Pasenadikosalavatthu (325)

XXIII. 5. The Novice and the Ogress
Sānusāmaṇeravatthu (326)

XXIII. 6. An Elephant sticks fast in the Mud
Baddherakahatthivatthu (327)

XXIII. 7. An Elephant waits upon the Buddha
Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu (328-330)

XXIII. 8. Māra tempts the Buddha
Māravatthu (331-333)


Chapter XXIV

XXIV. 1. Redfish
Kapilamacchavatthu (334-337)

XXIV. 2. The Young Sow
Sūkarapālikāyavatthu (338-343)

XXIV. 3. The Renegade Monk
Vibbhantabhikkhuvatthu (344)

XXIV. 4. The Prison-House
Bandhanāgāravatthu (345-346)

XXIV. 5. Beauty is but Skin-Deep
Khemātherīvatthu (347)

XXIV. 6. The Youth who married a Female Acrobat
Uggasenavatthu (348)

XXIV. 7. Young Archer the Wise
Culladhanuggahapaṇḍitavatthu (349-350)

XXIV. 8. Māra seeks in vain to frighten Rāhula
Māravatthu (351-352)

XXIV. 9. The Skeptical Ascetic
Upakājīvakavatthu (353)

XXIV. 10. The Summum Bonum
Sakkapañhavatthu (354)

XXIV. 11. Treasurer Childless
Aputtakaseṭṭhivatthu (355)

XXIV. 12. The Greater and the Lesser Gift
Aṅkuravatthu (356-359)


Chapter XXV

XXV. 1. Guard the Doors of the Senses
Pañcabhikkhuvatthu (360-361)

XXV. 2. The Goose-Killing Monk
Haṁsaghātakabhikkhuvatthu (362)

XXV. 3. The Monk who failed to hold his Tongue
Kokālikavatthu (363)

XXV. 4. By Righteousness Men honor the Buddha
Dhammārāmattheravatthu (364)

XXV. 5. The Traitor Monk
Vipakkhasevakabhikkhuvatthu (365-366)

XXV. 6. The Brahman who gave the Gifts of First-Fruits
Pañcaggadāyakabrāhmaṇavatthu (367)

XXV. 7. The Conversion of a Pack of Thieves
Sambahulānaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ vatthu (368-376)

XXV. 8. “The Grass withereth, the Flower fadeth”
Pañcasatabhikkhuvatthu (377)

XXV. 9. The Monk whose Mother was a Lioness
Santakāyattheravatthu (378)

XXV. 10. The Monk and the Ragged Garment
Naṅgalakulattheravatthu (379-380)

XXV. 11. “Whosoever beholds the Law, he beholds Me”
Vakkalittheravatthu (381)

XXV. 12. The Novice and the Dragon
Sumanasāmaṇeravatthu (382)


Chapter XXVI

XXVI. 1. Brahman Great-Joy
Pasādabahulabrāhmaṇavatthu (383)

XXVI. 2. What are the “Two States”?
Sambahulabhikkhuvatthu (384)

XXVI. 3. What is the “Far Shore”?
Māravatthu (385)

XXVI. 4. What is a Brahman?
Aññatarabrāhmaṇavatthu (386)

XXVI. 5. The Buddhas shine both Day and Night
Ānandattheravatthu (387)

XXVI. 6. What is a Monk?
Aññatarapabbajitavatthu (388)

XXVI. 7. The Patient subdues the Violent
Sāriputtattheravatthu (389-390)

XXVI. 8. Mahā Pajāpatī Gotamī receives the Precepts
Mahāpajāpatigotamīvatthu (391)

XXVI. 9. Reverence to whom Reverence is due
Sāriputtattheravatthu (392)

XXVI. 10. What is a Brahman?
Jaṭilabrāhmaṇavatthu (393)

XXVI. 11. The Trickster Brahman
Kuhakabrāhmaṇavatthu (394)

XXVI. 12. Kisā Gotamī, Wearer of Refuse-Rags
Kisāgotamīvatthu (395)

XXVI. 13. What is a Brahman?
Ekabrāhmaṇavatthu (396)

XXVI. 14. Uggasena the Acrobat
Uggasenavatthu (397)

XXVI. 15. A Tug of War
Dviṇṇaṁ brāhmaṇānaṁ vatthu (398)

XXVI. 16. The Patient subdues the Insolent
Akkosabhāradvājavatthu (399)

XXVI. 17. Sāriputta is reviled by his Mother
Sāriputtattheravatthu (400)

XXVI. 18. Are not the Arahats creatures of Flesh and Blood?
Uppalavaṇṇattherīvatthu (401)

XXVI. 19. A Slave lays down his Burden
Aññatarabrāhmaṇavatthu (402)

XXVI. 20. Khemā the Wise
Khemābhikkhunīvatthu (403)

XXVI. 21. The Monk and the Goddess
Pabbhāravāsitissattheravatthu (404)

XXVI. 22. The Monk and the Woman
Aññatarabhikkhuvatthu (405)

XXVI. 23. The Four Novices
Catunnaṁ Sāmaṇerānaṁ vatthu (406)

XXVI. 24. Did Big Wayman yield to Anger?
Mahāpanthakattheravatthu (407)

XXVI. 25. The Force of Habit
Pilindavacchattheravatthu (408)

XXVI. 26. The Monk who was accused of Theft
Aññatarattheravatthu (409)

XXVI. 27. Sāriputta is Misunderstood
Sāriputtattheravatthu (410)

XXVI. 28. Moggallāna is Misunderstood
Mahāmoggallānattheravatthu (411)

XXVI. 29. Renounce both Good and Evil
Revatattheravatthu (412)

XXVI. 30. Elder Moonlight
Candābhattheravatthu (413)

XXVI. 31. Seven Years in the Womb
Sīvalittheravatthu (414)

XXVI. 32. A Courtezan tempts the Monk Ocean-of-Beauty
Sundarasamuddattheravatthu (415)

XXVI. 33. Jotika and Jaṭila
Jaṭilattheravatthu (416)

XXVI. 34. Ajātasattu attacks Jotika’s Palace
Jotikattheravatthu (416)

XXVI. 35. The Monk who was once a Mime
Naṭapubbakattheravatthu (417)

XXVI. 36. The Monk who was once a Mime
Naṭapubbakattheravatthu (418)

XXVI. 37. The Skull-Tapper
Vaṅgīsattheravatthu (419-420)

XXVI. 38. Husband and Wife
Dhammadinnattherīvatthu (421)

XXVI. 39. Aṅgulimāla the Fearless
Aṅgulimālattheravatthu (422)

XXVI. 40. It is the Giver that makes the Gift
Devahitabrāhmaṇavatthu (423)