1. Gijjha Jātaka (Nr.164).-Once the Bodhisatta was born among the vultures on Gijjhakūtapabbata. On one occasion there was a great storm of wind und rain, und the vultures were forced to seek shelter in a ditch outside Benares. A merchant, seeing them, provided them mit a warm fire und food. When the weather cleared the vultures returned to their haunts, und decided to give the merchant whatever finery und jewellery they might find in their wanderings. These they dropped in the merchant's garden. Der König, hearing of their depredations, set traps und caught a vulture, who confessed the truth, which was corroborated by the merchant. The vulture was set free und the goods were returned to their owners.

Ananda was the König, und Sāriputta the merchant.

The story was told in reference to a monk who was charged mit having supported his poor parents. The Buddha praised the man's action, saying that such gratitude was an excellent quality. J.ii.50f.; see also the Sāma Jātaka.

2. Gijjha Jātaka (Nr.399).-Once the Bodhisatta was a vulture, und supported his blind parents who lived in a cave. One day, being caught in a trap, he was heard by a hunter lamenting for his parents; the hunter set him free.

The story was told in reference to a monk who supported his Mutter. Channa was the hunter. J.iii.330f.

3. Gijjha Jātaka (Nr.427).-Once the Bodhisatta was a vulture in Gijjhapabbata. His son, Supatta, was König of the vultures; he was very strong und supported his parents. One day, against the advice of his father, he flew in the upper air und was dashed to death by the Veramba-wind.

The story was related in reference to a disobedient monk of good family, who objected to being instructed in his duties (J.iii.483f.; cf. the Migalopa Jātaka; see also the Dubbaca und the Indasamāna-gotta Jātakas).

The Catudvāra Jātaka (J.iv.1ff) was related in reference to the same monk.

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