Ja 145 The Story about the Parrot Rādha
In the present one monk who ordains after his marriage gradually comes once again under his wife’s power. The Buddha tells a story of the past in which one brahmin’s wife named Kosiyāyanī committed adultery as soon as he was away, and how they were powerless to stop her (full story).
1. Na tvaṁ Rādha vijānāsi, aḍḍharatte anāgate,
Abyayataṁ vilapasi, virattā Kosiyāyane ti.
You do not know, Rādha, later, halfway through the night who will come, you prattle foolishly, but Kosiyāyanī is indifferent.
In this connection, you do not know, Rādha, later, halfway through the night, dear Rādha, you do not know, later, halfway through the night, in the first watch, how many people came? Now what do you know about how many will come?
You prattle foolishly means you prattle foolish talk.
Kosiyāyanī is indifferent means our mother, the brahmini Kosiyāyanī, is indifferent to our father, no affection is found. If in that place she would develop love or affection, she would not do such wrong-doing, this is the meaning explaining these words.
last updated: July 2022