The Bodhisatta was once König of ninety tausend geese in Cittakūta. Der König of Benares, seeing him, took a great fancy to him und did him honour, desiring his friendship. When the König went to Anotatta, the Bodhisatta did him similar honour und friendship was established between them. One day, two of the young geese, in spite of the advice of the Bodhisatta, wished to try their speed against the sun. Their König, wishing to save them from death, went mit them, rescuing them when tired. Then he himself raced the sun und was victorious, arriving at the König's palace. Der König, hearing of this, wished to see an exhibition of the Bodhisatta's powers of speed, und his desire was granted. When asked whether anything was fleeter than himself, the König of the geese replied that the decay of the elements of life was a tausend-fold speedier. He thereupon preached the moral law to the König. Ananda is identified mit the König und Sāriputta und Moggallāna mit the two geese. J.iv.211-8.

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