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The Jātaka Verses and their Word Commentaries
(Jātakagāthāvaṇṇanā)

A translation of the verses from the first 300 Jātaka stories together with their word commentaries.

translated by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
August 2022

 

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Introduction

Word Definitions

Ja 1 The Story about what is Unquestionable
(Apaṇṇakajātaka)

Ja 2 The Story about the Sandy Waste
(Vaṇṇupathajātaka)

Ja 3 The Story about the Tradesman from Serivā
(Serivavāṇijajātaka)

Ja 4 The Story about the Little Merchant
(Cūḷaseṭṭhijātaka)

Ja 5 The Story about the Measure of Rice
(Taṇḍulanālijātaka)

Ja 6 The Story about having Deva-nature
(Devadhammajātaka)

Ja 7 The Story about the Wood Gatherer
(Kaṭṭhahārijātaka)

Ja 8 The Story about Prince Gāmani
(Gāmanijātaka)

Ja 9 The Story about King Makhadeva
(Makhādevajātaka)

Ja 10 The Story about the One who lives Happily
(Sukhavihārijātaka)

Ja 11 The Story about the Deer named Lakkhaṇa
(Lakkhaṇajātaka)

Ja 12 The Story about the Deer named Nigrodha
(Nigrodhamigajātaka)

Ja 13 The Story about the Dart
(Kaṇḍinajātaka)

Ja 14 The Story about the Wind-Deer
(Vātamigajātaka)

Ja 15 The Story about the Female Deer named Kharādiyā
(Kharādiyajātaka)

Ja 16 The Story about the Deer having Three Postures
(Tipallatthamigajātaka)

Ja 17 The Story about the Wind
(Mālutajātaka)

Ja 18 The Story about Feasts for the Dead
(Matakabhattajātaka)

Ja 19 The Story about the Feasts following a Vow
(Āyācitabhattajātaka)

Ja 20 The Story about Cane Juice
(Naḷapānajātaka)

Ja 21 The Story about the Antelope
(Kuruṅgamigajātaka)

Ja 22 The Story about the Dog
(Kukkurajātaka)

Ja 23 The Story about the Well-Bred Horse
(Bhojājānīyajātaka)

Ja 24 The Story about the Horse that was Bred Well
(Ājaññajātaka)

Ja 25 The Story about the Ford
(Titthajātaka)

Ja 26 The Story about Mahilāmukha the Mad Elephant
(Mahiḷāmukhajātaka)

Ja 27 The Story about Habituation
(Abhiṇhajātaka)

Ja 28 The Story about the Bull Nandivisāla
(Nandivisālajātaka)

Ja 29 The Story about the Bull Blackie
(Kaṇhajātaka)

Ja 30 The Story about the Pig Munika
(Munikajātaka)

Ja 31 The Story about the Nestlings
(Kulāvakajātaka)

Ja 32 The Story about the Dance
(Naccajātaka)

Ja 33 The Story about being in Agreement
(Sammodamānajātaka)

Ja 34 The Story about the Fish
(Macchajātaka)

Ja 35 The Story about the Young Quail
(Vaṭṭakajātaka)

Ja 36 The Story about the Bird
(Sakuṇajātaka)

Ja 37 The Story about the Elder Partridge
(Tittirajātaka)

Ja 38 The Story about the Crane
(Bakajātaka)

Ja 39 The Story about the Slave Nanda
(Nandajātaka)

Ja 40 The Story about the Embers
(Khadiraṅgārajātaka)

Ja 41 The Story about the Unfortunate Monk Losaka
(Losakajātaka)

Ja 42 The Story about the Pigeon
(Kapotajātaka)

Ja 43 The Story about the Viper Veḷuka
(Veḷukajātaka)

Ja 44 The Story about the Mosquito
(Makasajātaka)

Ja 45 The Story about the Slave Rohiṇī
(Rohiṇījātaka)

Ja 46 The Story about Spoiling the Park
(Ārāmadūsakajātaka)

Ja 47 The Story about Spoiling the Drinks
(Vāruṇijātaka)

Ja 48 The Story about the Vedabba Brahmin
(Vedabbajātaka)

Ja 49 The Story about the Constellations
(Nakkhattajātaka)

Ja 50 The Story about the Unintelligent
(Dummedhajātaka)

Ja 51 The Story about One with Great Virtue
(Mahāsīlavajātaka)

Ja 52 The Small Story about King Janaka
(Cūḷajanakajātaka)

Ja 53 The Story about the Liquor Dish
(Puṇṇapātijātaka)

Ja 54 The Story about the Fruit
(Phalajātaka)

Ja 55 The Story about Prince Pañcāvudha
(Pañcāvudhajātaka)

Ja 56 The Story about the Block of Gold
(Kañcanakkhandhajātaka)

Ja 57 The Story about the Lord of the Monkeys
(Vānarindajātaka)

Ja 58 The Story about the Three Things
(Tayodhammajātaka)

Ja 59 The Story about the Drummer
(Bherivādajātaka)

Ja 60 The Story about the Conch Blower
(Saṅkhadhamanajātaka)

Ja 61 The Story about the Disagreeable Charms
(Asātamantajātaka)

Ja 62 The Story about being Inexperienced
(Aṇḍabhūtajātaka)

Ja 63 The Story about the Wise Buttermilk Salesman
(Takkajātaka)

Ja 64 The Story about what is Difficult to Know
(Durājānajātaka)

Ja 65 The Story about Discontent
(Anabhiratijātaka)

Ja 66 The Story about Queen Mudulakkhaṇā
(Mudulakkhaṇajātaka)

Ja 67 The Story about the Lap
(Ucchaṅgajātaka)

Ja 68 The Story about the City of Sāketa
(Sāketajātaka)

Ja 69 The Story about the Poisonous Snake
(Visavantajātaka)

Ja 70 The Story about the Wise Kuddāla
(Kuddālajātaka)

Ja 71 The Story about the Temple Tree
(Varaṇajātaka)

Ja 72 The Story about the Virtuous Elephant
(Sīlavanāgajātaka)

Ja 73 The Story about the Assertion of Truth
(Saccaṅkirajātaka)

Ja 74 The Story about the Way of Trees
(Rukkhadhammajātaka)

Ja 75 The Story about the Fish
(Macchajātaka)

Ja 76 The Story about the Doubtless
(Asaṅkiyajātaka)

Ja 77 The Story about the Great Dreams
(Mahāsupinajātaka)

Ja 78 The Story about the Selfish Wealthy Man Illisa
(Illisajātaka)

Ja 79 The Story about the Beating Drum
(Kharassarajātaka)

Ja 80 The Story about the Useless Giant Bhīmasena
(Bhīmasenajātaka)

Ja 81 The Story about Liquor
(Surāpānajātaka)

Ja 82 The Story about the Merchant Mittavindaka
(Mittavindajātaka)

Ja 83 The Story about the Unlucky Man
(Kālakaṇṇijātaka)

Ja 84 The Story about the Doors to Welfare
(Atthassadvārajātaka)

Ja 85 The Story about the Kimpakka
(Kimpakkajātaka)

Ja 86 The Story about the Enquiry into Virtue
(Sīlavīmaṁsanajātaka)

Ja 87 The Story about the Omens
(Maṅgalajātaka)

Ja 88 The Story about the Ox Sārambha
(Sārambhajātaka)

Ja 89 The Story about the Cheat
(Kuhakajātaka)

Ja 90 The Story about Ingratitude
(Akataññujātaka)

Ja 91 The Story about what is Smeared with Posion
(Littajātaka)

Ja 92 The Story about the Rich Man
(Mahāsārajātaka)

Ja 93 The Story about Using Things on Trust
(Vissāsabhojanajātaka)

Ja 94 The Story about the Bristling Hair
(Lomahaṁsajātaka)

Ja 95 The Story about King Mahāsudassana
(Mahāsudassanajātaka)

Ja 96 The Story about the Bowl of Oil
(Telapattajātaka)

Ja 97 The Story about the Lucky Name
(Nāmasiddhijātaka)

Ja 98 The Story about the Cheating Merchant
(Kūṭavāṇijajātaka)

Ja 99 The Story about More than a Thousand Fools
(Parosahassajātaka)

Ja 100 The Story about the Form of the Disagreeable
(Asātarūpajātaka)

Ja 101 The Story about More than a Hundred Fools
(Parosatajātaka)

Ja 102 The Story about the Greengrocer
(Paṇṇikajātaka)

Ja 103 The Story about Enemies
(Verijātaka)

Ja 104 The Story about the Merchant Mittavindaka
(Mittavindajātaka)

Ja 105 The Story about the Rotten Wood
(Dubbalakaṭṭhajātaka)

Ja 106 The Story about the Bucket
(Udañcanijātaka)

Ja 107 The Story about the Sling
(Sālittakajātaka)

Ja 108 The Story about the Foreigner
(Bāhiyajātaka)

Ja 109 The Story about the Rice-Cake
(Kuṇḍakapūvajātaka)

Ja 110 The Story about the Compilation of Questions
(Sabbasaṁhārakapañha)

Ja 111 The Story about the Question about the Ass
(Gadrabhapañha)

Ja 112 The Story about the Question of Lady Amarā
(Amarādevīpañha)

Ja 113 The Story about the Deceitful Jackal
(Siṅgālajātaka)

Ja 114 The Story about the Thoughtful Fish
(Mitacintijātaka)

Ja 115 The Story about One who gave Warnings
(Anusāsikajātaka)

Ja 116 The Story about the Disobedient One
(Dubbacajātaka)

Ja 117 The Story about the Noisy Partridge
(Tittirajātaka)

Ja 118 The Story about the Starving Quail
(Vaṭṭakajātaka)

Ja 119 The Story about the Cock Crying at the Wrong Time
(Akālarāvijātaka)

Ja 120 The Story about Freedom from Bondage
(Bandhanamokkhajātaka)

Ja 121 The Story about the Grass Devatā
(Kusanāḷijātaka)

Ja 122 The Story about the Fool
(Dummedhajātaka)

Ja 123 The Story about the Plough-Shaft
(Naṅgalīsajātaka)

Ja 124 The Story about the Mangoes
(Ambajātaka)

Ja 125 The Story about the Deceitful Secretary Kaṭāhaka
(Kaṭāhakajātaka)

Ja 126 The Story about the Sword Fortune-Teller
(Asilakkhaṇajātaka)

Ja 127 The Story about the Slave Kalaṇḍuka
(Kalaṇḍukajātaka)

Ja 128 The Story about the Cat Vow
(Biḷārajātaka)

Ja 129 The Story about the Brahmin Aggika
(Aggikajātaka)

Ja 130 The Story about the Adulteress Kosiyā
(Kosiyajātaka)

Ja 131 The Story about the Miser
(Asampadānajātaka)

Ja 132 The Story about the Five Teachers
(Pañcagarujātaka)

Ja 133 The Story about the Fire
(Ghatāsanajātaka)

Ja 134 The Story about the Purification of Meditation
(Jhānasodhanajātaka)

Ja 135 The Story about Moonlight
(Candābhajātaka)

Ja 136 The Story about the Golden Goose
(Suvaṇṇahaṁsajātaka)

Ja 137 The Story about the Cats
(Babbujātaka)

Ja 138 The Story about the Iguana
(Godhajātaka)

Ja 139 The Story about Falling Both Ways
(Ubhatobhaṭṭhajātaka)

Ja 140 The Story about the Crow
(Kākajātaka)

Ja 141 The Story about the Iguana
(Godhajātaka)

Ja 142 The Story about the King of the Jackals
(Sigālajātaka)

Ja 143 The Story about Shining Forth
(Virocanajātaka)

Ja 144 The Story about the Ox Tail
(Naṅguṭṭhajātaka)

Ja 145 The Story about the Parrot Rādha
(Rādhajātaka)

Ja 146 The Story about the Crows emptying the Sea
(Kākajātaka)

Ja 147 The Story about the Red Flower
(Puppharattajātaka)

Ja 148 The Story about the Greedy Jackal
(Sigālajātaka)

Ja 149 The Story about One Leaf
(Ekapaṇṇajātaka)

Ja 150 The Story about the Young Brahmin Sañjīva
(Sañjīvajātaka)

Ja 151 The Story about the Advice to a King
(Rājovādajātaka)

Ja 152 The Story about the Jackal (who was in Love)
(Siṅgālajātaka)

Ja 153 The Story about the Boar
(Sūkarajātaka)

Ja 154 The Story about the Snake
(Uragajātaka)

Ja 155 The Story about (the Bodhisatta’s Father) Gagga
(Bhaggajātaka)

Ja 156 The Story about Prince Alīnacitta
(Alīnacittajātaka)

Ja 157 The Story about Virtue
(Guṇajātaka)

Ja 158 The Story about (the Horse) Suhanu
(Suhanujātaka)

Ja 159 The Story about the Peacock
(Morajātaka)

Ja 160 The Story about the Crossbreed
(Vinīlakajātaka)

Ja 161 The Story about (the Seer) Indasamānagotta
(Indasamānagottajātaka )

Ja 162 The Story about (Good and Bad) Company
(Santhavajātaka)

Ja 163 The Story about (King) Susīma
(Susīmajātaka)

Ja 164 The Story about the Vulture (who supported his Mother)
(Gijjhajātaka)

Ja 165 The Story about the Mongoose
(Nakulajātaka)

Ja 166 The Story about (the Brahmin) Upasāḷhaka
(Upasāḷakajātaka)

Ja 167 The Story about (the Monk) Samiddhi
(Samiddhijātaka)

Ja 168 The Story about the Falcon
(Sakuṇagghijātaka)

Ja 169 The Story about (the Teacher) Araka
(Arakajātaka)

Ja 170 The Story about (the Proud) Chameleon
(Kakaṇṭakajātaka)

Ja 171 The Story about the Beautiful
(Kalyāṇadhammajātaka)

Ja 172 The Story about (the Jackal’s) Roar
(Daddarajātaka)

Ja 173 The Story about (the Wild) Monkey
(Makkaṭajātaka)

Ja 174 The Story about the Treacherous Monkey
(Dūbhiyamakkaṭajātaka)

Ja 175 The Story about Worshipping the Sun
(Ādiccupaṭṭhānajātaka)

Ja 176 The Story about the Fistful of Peas
(Kalāyamuṭṭhijātaka)

Ja 177 The Story about the Ebony Tree
(Tiṇḍukajātaka)

Ja 178 The Story about the Turtle
(Kacchapajātaka)

Ja 179 The Story about (the Proud Brahmin) Satadhamma
(Satadhammajātaka)

Ja 180 The Story about the Difficulty of (Giving) Gifts
(Duddadajātaka)

Ja 181 The Story about (Prince) Asadisa
(Asadisajātaka)

Ja 182 The Story about the Entry into Battle
(Saṅgāmāvacarajātaka)

Ja 183 The Story about (the Sorry) Drink
(Vālodakajātaka)

Ja 184 The Story about (the Horse Trainer) Giridanta
(Giridantajātaka)

Ja 185 The Story about Discontent
(Anabhiratijātaka)

Ja 186 The Story about (King) Dadhivāhana
(Dadhivāhanajātaka)

Ja 187 The Story about being Polished in Four Ways
(Catumaṭṭajātaka)

Ja 188 The Story about the Lion and the Jackal
(Sīhakoṭṭhukajātaka)

Ja 189 The Story about the Lion’s Skin
(Sīhacammajātaka)

Ja 190 The Story about the Advantages of Virtue
(Sīlānisaṁsajātaka)

Ja 191 The Story about (the Family Priest) Ruhaka
(Ruhakajātaka)

Ja 192 The Story about Good Luck
(Sirikāḷakaṇṇijātaka)

Ja 193 The Shorter Story about (King) Paduma
(Cūḷapadumajātaka)

Ja 194 The Story about the Jewel Thief
(Maṇicorajātaka)

Ja 195 The Story about the Valley
(Pabbatūpattharajātaka)

Ja 196 The Story about the Cloud-Horse
(Valāhassajātaka)

Ja 197 The Story about Friends and Foes
(Mittāmittajātaka)

Ja 198 The Story about (the Parrot) Rādha
(Rādhajātaka)

Ja 199 The Story about the Householder
(Gahapatijātaka)

Ja 200 The Story about Good Precepts
(Sādhusīlajātaka)

Ja 201 The Story about the Prison
(Bandhanāgārajātaka)

Ja 202 The Story about Mocking
(Keḷisīlajātaka)

Ja 203 The Story about (Protecting) the Constituent Parts
(Khandhavattajātaka )

Ja 204 The Story about (the Hero Crow) Vīrika
(Vīrakajātaka)

Ja 205 The Story about the Ganges (Fish)
(Gaṅgeyyajātaka)

Ja 206 The Story about the Antelope
(Kuruṅgamigajātaka)

Ja 207 The Story about (King) Assaka
(Assakajātaka)

Ja 208 The Story about the (Murderous) Crocodile
(Suṁsumārajātaka)

Ja 209 The Story about the Chicken
(Kakkarajātaka)

Ja 210 The Story about (the Woodpecker) Kandagalaka
(Kandagalakajātaka)

Ja 211 The Story about (the Clever Son) Somadatta
(Somadattajātaka)

Ja 212 The Story about the Left-Over Rice
(Ucchiṭṭhabhattajātaka)

Ja 213 The Story about (the King of) Bharu
(Bharujātaka)

Ja 214 The Story about the Full River
(Puṇṇanadījātaka)

Ja 215 The Story about the (Talkative) Turtle
(Kacchapajātaka)

Ja 216 The Story about the (Lamenting) Fish
(Macchajātaka)

Ja 217 The Story about (Daughter) Seggu
(Seggujātaka)

Ja 218 The Story about the Cheating Merchant
(Kūṭavāṇijajātaka)

Ja 219 The Story about Blaming
(Garahitajātaka)

Ja 220 The Story about (the Family Priest) Dhammaddhaja
(Dhammaddhajajātaka)

Ja 221 The Story about the Renunciant’s Robe
(Kāsāvajātaka)

Ja 222 The Story about (the Monkey) Little Nandiya
(Cūḷanandiyajātaka)

Ja 223 The Story about the Parcel of Rice
(Puṭabhattajātaka)

Ja 224 The Story about the Crocodile
(Kumbhilajātaka)

Ja 225 The Story in Praise of Patience
(Khantivaṇṇanajātaka)

Ja 226 The Story about the (Impatient) Owl
(Kosiyajātaka)

Ja 227 The Story about the Muckworm
(Gūthapāṇajātaka)

Ja 228 The Story about being Guided by Sensuality
(Kāmanītajātaka)

Ja 229 The Story about (the King) who Fled
(Palāyijātaka)

Ja 230 The Second Story about (the King) who Fled
(Dutiyapalāyijātaka)

Ja 231 The Story about the Shoes
(Upāhanajātaka)

Ja 232 The Story about the (Broken) Lute
(Vīṇāthūṇajātaka)

Ja 233 The Story about the Barb
(Vikaṇṇakajātaka)

Ja 234 The Story about (Princess) Asitābhū
(Asitābhujātaka)

Ja 235 The Story about (the Wanderer) Vacchanakha
(Vacchanakhajātaka)

Ja 236 The Story about the (Deceitful) Heron
(Bakajātaka)

Ja 237 The Story about (the Brahmin) Sāketa
(Sāketajātaka)

Ja 238 The Story about One Word
(Ekapadajātaka)

Ja 239 The Story about the Green Mother (Frog)
(Haritamātajātaka)

Ja 240 The Story about (the Unjust King) Mahāpiṅgala
(Mahāpiṅgalajātaka)

Ja 241 The Story about (the Jackal) Sabbadāṭha
(Sabbadāṭhajātaka)

Ja 242 The Story about (the Gnawing) Dog
(Sunakhajātaka)

Ja 243 The Story about (the Heavenly Musician) Guttila
(Guttilajātaka)

Ja 244 The Story about the Desireless One
(Vīticchajātaka)

Ja 245 The Story about the Root Discourse
(Mūlapariyāyajātaka)

Ja 246 The Story concerning the Advice about Oil
(Telovādajātaka)

Ja 247 The Story about (Prince) Pādañjali
(Pādañjalijātaka)

Ja 248 The Story about the Flame of the Forest
(Kiṁsukopamajātaka)

Ja 249 The Story about the Brother-in-Law
(Sālakajātaka)

Ja 250 The Story about the (Disguised) Monkey
(Kapijātaka)

Ja 251 The Story about having (Lustful) Thoughts (Saṅkapparāgajātaka)

Ja 252 The Story about the Fistful of Sesame Seeds (Tilamuṭṭhijātaka)

Ja 253 The Story about (the Nāga-King) Maṇikaṇṭha (Maṇikaṇṭhajātaka)

Ja 254 The Story about Rice Powder and the Sindh Horse (Kuṇḍakakucchisindhavajātaka)

Ja 255 The Story about the (Greedy) Parrot (Sukajātaka)

Ja 256 The Story about the Old Well (Jarudapānajātaka)

Ja 257 The Story about (the ex-Minister) Gāmaṇicanda (Gāmaṇicaṇḍajātaka)

Ja 258 The Story about (the King) Mandhātu (Mandhātujātaka)

Ja 259 The Story about (the Brahmin) Tirīṭavaccha (Tirīṭavacchajātaka)

Ja 260 The Story about (Belly’s) Messenger (Dūtajātaka)

Ja 261 The Story about (Begging for) Lotuses (Padumajātaka)

Ja 262 The Story about the Soft Hand (Mudupāṇijātaka)

Ja 263 The Short Story about Enticement (Cūḷapalobhanajātaka)

Ja 264 The Story about (the King of Mithilā) Mahāpanāda (Mahāpanādajātaka)

Ja 265 The Story about the Arrow (Khurappajātaka)

Ja 266 The Story about the Thoroughbred Horse Vātagga (Vātaggasindhavajātaka)

Ja 267 The Story about (the Immense) Crab (Kakkaṭajātaka)

Ja 268 The Story about (the Ones) Spoiling the Park (Ārāmadūsakajātaka)

Ja 269 The Story about (Visākhā’s Sister) Sujātā (Sujātajātaka)

Ja 270 The Story about (the Sour-Looking) Owl (Ulūkajātaka)

Ja 271 The Story about Spoiling the Well (Udapānadūsakajātaka)

Ja 272 The Story about the Tiger (Byagghajātaka)

Ja 273 The Story about (the Biting) Turtle (Kacchapajātaka)

Ja 274 The Story about the Greedy (Crow) (Lolajātaka)

Ja 275 The Story about the Pretty (Crane) (Rucirajātaka)

Ja 276 The Story about the Righteousness of the Kurus (Kurudhammajātaka)

Ja 277 The Story about the Feathered One (Romakajātaka)

Ja 278 The Story about (the Virtuous King of) the Buffalos (Mahiṁsarājajātaka)

Ja 279 The Story about the Woodpecker (Satapattajātaka)

Ja 280 The Story about Spoiling the Basket (Puṭadūsakajātaka)

Ja 281 The Story about the Middle (Fruit) (Abbhantarajātaka)

Ja 282 The Story about the Best (Seyyajātaka)

Ja 283 The Story about the Carpenter’s Boar (Vaḍḍhakīsūkarajātaka)

Ja 284 The Story about (Good) Luck (Sirijātaka)

Ja 285 The Story about the Jewel and the Pigs (Maṇisūkarajātaka)

Ja 286 The Story about (the Pig) Sālūka (Sālūkajātaka)

Ja 287 The Story about the Reproach of Gains (Lābhagarahajātaka)

Ja 288 The Story about a String of Fish (Macchuddānajātaka)

Ja 289 The Story about Various Desires (Nānacchandajātaka)

Ja 290 The Story about the Enquiry into Virtue (Sīlavīmaṁsakajātaka)

Ja 291 The Story about the Lucky Cup (the Cup of Liquor) (Surāghaṭajātaka)

Ja 292 The Story about (the Crow) Supatta (Supattajātaka)

Ja 293 The Story about cutting off (being Wearied of) the Body (Kāyanibbindajātaka)

Ja 294 The Story about eating Jambu Plums (Jambukhādakajātaka)

Ja 295 The Story about those that are Inferior (Antajātaka)

Ja 296 The Story about the Sea (Samuddajātaka)

Ja 297 The Story about Idle Talk concerning Sensuality (Kāmavilāpajātaka)

Ja 298 The Story about the Figs (Udumbarajātaka)

Ja 299 The Story about (the Brahmin’s Son) Komāyaputta (Komāraputtajātaka)

Ja 300 The Story about the Wolf (Vakajātaka)