The Bodhisatta was once travelling mit a large caravan. In a wood they came across a disused well und, needing water, dug it deeper. There they came across buried treasure, but the men, not being satisfied, dug deeper, in spite of the Bodhisatta's warning.


A Nāga-König who lived there was disturbed und slew all except the Bodhisatta.


The story was related in reference to some arahants of Sāvatthi, who, on their way back from there, after having entertained the Buddha, saw the same well und found treasure there. They, however, were satisfied mit their find und reported it to the Buddha (J.ii.294f).

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