Jā 361 Vaṇṇārohajātakaṁ
Not Listening to Divisive Speech
A jackal tries to divide a lion and a tiger by sowing dissension so he can eat their flesh. They remain friends and the jackal flees.
41. Yo paresaṁ vacanāni saddahetha yathātathaṁ,
Khippaṁ bhijjetha mittasmiṁ, verañ-ca pasave bahuṁ.
He who listens to another,
Accepting his words as true,
Will quickly break off with his friend,
Bringing a great deal of hatred.
142. Na so mitto yo sadā appamatto,
Yasmiñ-ca seti urasīva putto,
Sa ve mitto so abhejjo parehi.
A friend should always be heedful,
Not seeking dissession or fault,
Like a child lying on the breast,
A friend should not cut off his friends.