Ja 115 The Story about One who gave Warnings
In the present one greedy nun receives dainties from a certain quarter of town, and warns the other nuns off from that area, telling them how dangerous it is. One day a ram breaks her leg on the alms round. The Buddha tells how she was a bird called Sāsikā in the past who employed a similar tactic, and was cut in two (full story).
1. Yā-y-aññam-anusāsati, sayaṁ loluppacārinī,
Sāyaṁ vipakkhikā seti hatā cakkena Sāsikā ti.
She who gave advice to others, lived in a greedy way herself, staying there Sāsikā, with her wings destroyed, was killed by the wheel.
In this connection, lived in a greedy way herself means she was herself living in a greedy way.
Staying … with her wings destroyed, she had her wings destroyed, while staying on the highway.
Sāsikā … was killed by the wheel means the female bird Sāsikā was killed by the vehicle’s wheel.
last updated: July 2022