The Shrewd Old Goose

In a part of a forest was a fig tree with massive branches. In it lived a flock of wild geese. At the root of this tree appeared a creeping vine of the species called Koshambi. Thereupon the grandpa goose said: “This vine that is climbing our fig tree may become harmful for us. By means of it, someone might perhaps climb up here someday and kill us. Take it away while it is still slender and...
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The Three Fishes

In a great lake lived three fishes named Anagatavidhata (meaning Fore Thought), Pratyutpannamati (meaning Ready Wit), and Yadbhavishya (meaning Fatalist). One day Anagatavidhata overheard passers-by on the bank and the fishermen were discussing: “There are plenty of fish in this pond. Let us come here for fishing tomorrow.” On hearing this, Anagatavidhata reflected: “This looks bad. Tomorrow or...
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