BWV 062: Ungratefulness gets its Just Deserts

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Jā 516 Mahākapijātakaṁ
Ungratefulness gets its Just Deserts

A man lost in a forest is saved by a monkey, the Bodhisatta, who, tired out, lies down to rest. The man, who is hungry, tries to kill him with a rock but fails. He is struck with leprosy, dies and is reborn in hell.

126. Kuṭṭhī kilāsī bhavati yo mittānaṁ idhaddubhi,
Kāyassa bhedā mittaddu Nirayaṁ so upapajjati.

He who betrays his friends
Will become an outcaste,
And after that cheat dies
He is reborn in Hell.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses


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