Ja 85 The Story about the Kimpakka
In the present a monk is overcome by lust for a woman. The Buddha advises him, that though indulgence is enjoyed at the time, it leads to destruction in the future. He then tells a story of how in a past life he saved his caravan by warding off the consumption of a poisonous fruit from the Kimpakka tree (full story).
1. Āyatiṁ dosaṁ nāññāya, yo kāme paṭisevati,
Vipākante hananti naṁ, Kiṁpakkam-iva bhakkhitan-ti.
Not knowing the fault in the future, he enjoys sensual pleasures, when they ripen they destroy him, like the Kimpakka when eaten.
In this connection, not knowing the fault in the future, not knowing the fault in the future, not knowing it, this is the meaning.
He enjoys sensual pleasures means he enjoys both the objects of sensuality and the defilements of sensuality.
When they ripen they destroy him, when that person’s sensual pleasures ripen, and in the end he is reborn in hell, being fettered by various sufferings, they destroy him.
How? Like the Kimpakka when eaten, just like at the time of enjoying there is the pleasureable colour, smell and taste of the Kimpakka fruit, but not seeing the fault in the future, when eaten it killed him at the end, it brought about the destruction of his life.
last updated: July 2022