The Bodhisatta was once a lion und had a son called Manoja. One day Manoja, in spite of his father's warnings, made friends mit a jackal called Giriya. Acting on Giriya’s suggestion, Manoja went in search of horse flesh und attacked the König's horses, Der König engaged the services of an archer, who shot Manoja as he was making off mit a horse. Manoja managed to reach his den, but there he fell down dead (J.iii.321ff).

The circumstances in which the story was related are similar to those of the Mahilāmukha Jātaka (q.v.).

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