|Story||Tales of the Buddha's Former Births|
|1||Apaṇṇaka-Jātaka: Praised be the Blessed One, the Arahat, the Perfect Buddha.|
Two merchants travel with caravans across a desert. One, beguiled by goblins, throws away his drinking-water in the desert and is devoured with all his people and cattle; the other completes his journey safely.
|2||Vaṇṇupatha-Jātaka: Untiring, deep they dug|
Travelling across a desert, a caravan through mistake throws away its water, etc In their despair the leader has a well dug, till far down water is found, and perseverance saves the caravan from death.
|3||Serivāṇija-Jātaka: "If in this faith."|
Two hawkers are successively offered by its unwitting owners a golden bowl. The greedy hawker over-reaches himself, whilst the honest one is richly rewarded.
|4||Cullaka-Seṭṭhi-Jātaka: "With humblest start."|
A young man picks up a dead mouse which he sells, and works up this capital till he becomes rich.
|5||Taṇḍulanāli-Jātaka: "Dost ask how much a peck of rice is worth?"|
An incompetent valuer declares 500 horses worth a measure of rice, which measure. of rice in turn he is led to declare worth all Benares.
|6||Devadhamma-Jātaka: "Those only 'godlike' call."|
Two princes going down to a haunted pool are seized by an ogre; the third, by correctly defining 'godlike', saves his brothers.
|7||Kaṭṭhahāri-Jātaka: "Your son am I."|
A king refuses to recognize his son by a chance amour; the mother throws the child into the air, praying that, if he be not the king's son, he may be killed by his fall. The child rests in mid-air, and the king recognizes him as his son.
|8||Gāmani-Jātaka: "Their heart’s desire."|
|9||Makhādeva-Jātaka: "Lo! these grey hairs."|
A king, finding a grey hair in his head, renounces his throne to prepare as a hermit for death.
|10||Sukhavihāri-jātaka: "The man who guards not."|
A king who becomes a Brother proclaims the happiness he has found.
|11||Lakkhaṇa-jātaka: "The upright man."|
Two stags; one through stupidity loses all his following, whilst the other brings his herd home in safety.