Ja 129 The Story about the Brahmin Aggika
In the present one monk shows himself a deceitful person. The Buddha tells the story of a jackal called Aggika who tricked the rat population and ate them up one by one till he was discovered (full story).
1. Nāyaṁ sikhā puññahetu, ghāsahetu ayaṁ sikhā,
Nāṅguṭṭhagaṇanaṁ yāti, alaṁ te hotu aggikā ti!
That topknot is not caused by merit, that topknot was caused by food, the finger-count does not proceed well, enough of you, Aggika!
In this connection, the finger-count does not proceed well, finger count, finger counting Literally it seems to be thumb-counting, but presumably in this meaning. is said, finger counting of this pack of rats does not go well, does not come, does not fulfil, it is going to destruction, this is the meaning.
Enough of you, Aggika! He speaks calling to the jackal by name. This is sufficient for you, from here on do not eat the rats. This is enough of our living together with you, now we will not dwell together with you, this is also the meaning.
The rest is the same as before. This is not very clear. It seems to suggest that the first two lines have been commented on previously, but this is not the case in the edition we have now.
last updated: July 2022