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    ††pūrvasmin ††kāle†† gaṅgāyā:†† tīre†† andha:†† gṛdhra:†† avasat/

†††††††††† in-a-previous-time††† of-Gangeson-bank†† blindvulturedwelled

 

    ††yata:sa:andha:†† abhavat†† tata:†† tasya†† jīvanāya

††††††††† whenceheblindwas†† thence††††for-his-live††

†††† ††††††vihagā:†† tasmai†† pratyaham†† āhāram†† ayacchan/

††††††††††††††† birds†† to-him†††daily††† ††††††food†††††††† gave

 

    ††atha ††kadācid†† kaścid†† mārgāra:†† teām†† vihagānām

††††††††††††††††††††† one-day†† some cat†††† ††††††††of-those-birds

†† ††††††††śāvakān††† bhakayitum†† tatra†† āgata:/

†††††††††††††† young-birdscause-to-eat†† there††† having-come

    ††tam ††mārjāram†† dṛṭvā†† eva†† sarvai:†† vihagai:

†††††††††††† the cat†† having-seen††††† ††††††by-all-birds

††††† tasmāt ††bhayena†† āviṭai:†† kolāhala:†† kṛta:/

††††††††† from-that-with-fearfilled-with†† confused-noise†† was-made

 

    ††tam ††kolāhalam†† śrutvā†† tena†† andhenagṛdhreṇa†† uktam/

†††††††††† that sound†† having-heard††† by-the-blind-vulture†††††† uttered

 

    ††ka:†† ayam†† āgacchati†† iti/

††††††††††† who is thiswhoiscoming

 

    ††sa:†† mārjāra:tamgṛdhram†† avalokya†† hata:†† asmi†† iti

†††††††††† the cat†† ††††the vulture†† having-looked-at,††† ††† iím††† killed††††

††††† bhayena ††cintayitvā†† savinayam†† abhyabhāata/

††††††††† with-fear†† having-thought††† politely††††† said-to

 

    ††mārjāra:†† aham/†† tvām†† abhivande†† iti/

††††††††††† cat††††††††† I ††††††††††††you†††† i-greet

 

    ††evam ††uktvā†† sa:gṛdhrasya†† samīpam

††††††††††† thus†† having-uttered††† he††† of-vulture††† near

†††† upagamya ††taro:†† pāde†† tatra†† eva†† atiṭhat/

†††††††† having-approached††† of-tree†† at-foot††††† stood

 

    ††yadi ††tvam†† mārjāra:†† bhavasi

†††††††††† if†††† you†††† cat††††††††† are

††††† tadā ††dūram†† satvaram†† apagaccha/

††††††††† then††† far††† immediately†††††† let-you-go-away

 

    ††na ced†† tvām†† haniāmi†† itisa:gṛdhra:†† avadat/

†††††††††† if†† no†††† you†††† i-will-kill†††††††† the vulture††† said

 

    ††kuta:†† mām†† hantum†† icchasi/

†††††††††† whence†† me††† to-kill†††† you-want

 

    ††kim ††mama†† mārjāratvena†† evamām†† haniyasi/

†††††††††††† merelydo-to-my-catness†††††† me††† you-want-to-kill

 

    ††aham ††mama†† jātyā†† evaniścitam†† tvayānavadhya:/

††††††††††† i ††by-my-birth-caste†††††† surely††† by-you††† no†† to-be-killed

 

    ††aparam caahimsā†† parama:†† dharma:†† iti†† vadanti†† sādhava:/

†††††††††† and†† other†† non-injury††† foremost†† dharma†††† saygood-people

 

    ††anyeām†† himsāyā:†† nivṛttā:

†††††††††††† of-othersfrom-injury†† ††desisting-from

††† te†† svargam†† gacchanti†† iti†† dharmaśāstreu†† mayā†† śrutam/

†††††††† thy†† heaven†† go†††††††††† Hindu-law†††††† by-me††† have-heard

 

    ††anyad cakim†† araye†† apigṛham†† āgatāya†† ātiśyamnayacchasi/

†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††for-enemy†† even†† home†† for-coming ††hospitalitynoyou-give

 

    ††candra: ††cāṇālagṛhāt†† api†† jyotsnāmnasamharate/

†††††††††† moon†† from-cāṇāla-house†† even†† moon-light††† nowithholds

 

    ††āsu ††matiu†† gurava:navivadante†† iti†† manye††

††††††††† ††††††in-opinions†† gurus††† no†† argue†††††††† i-think

†††† itisa:mārjāra:†† tamgṛdhram†† pratyabhāata/

†††††† †††††thecat††††††††the vulture†† ††††††††said-to-answered

 

    ††evam ††viśvāsyasa:mārjāra:†† gṛdhrasya†† anujŮayā††

††††††††††† thus††† having-inspired-confidence†† the cat†† with-vultureís-approval

†††††††††† taro:†† koṭaram†† tasya†† vasatim†† praviśṭa:/

†††††††††††††† of-tree††† hollow††† hisdwelling†† having-entered

 

    ††tata:†† katipayeu†† dineu†† atīteu†† mārjāreṇa ††††††śāvakā:†† ekaikaśa:††

††† thence†† in-a-few-days-gone-by††††††††† by-cat†† young-birds††† one-by-one

†† pratyaham†† ākramya†† koṭaram†† ānīya†† vyāpāditā:†† khāditā:†† ca/

†††† dailyhaving-come-upon†† hollowhaving-brought††† the-killed†† and ate

 

 

    ††anyai:†† vihagai:†† jijŮāsāyām†† ārabdhāyām††

†††††††††† by-other-birds††† in-desire-to-know-begun

†††† sa:†† mārjāra:†† koṭaram†† tyaktvā†† apasṛta:/

†††††††† thecat†† hollow †††having-abandoned†††† went-away

 

    ††bahūnām ††śāvakānām†† kaṅkālai:†† pūrṇam†† koṭaram†† dṛṭva

†† ††††††of-many-young-birdswith-skeletons†† ††fullhollowhaving-seen

†††† anena ††eva†† bhakitā:†† itiniścitya†† tai:†† vihagai:

†††††††††††† by-thisvulture†††† were-eaten ††having-determined††† by-those-birds

††† sa:†† gṛdhra:†† tatraeva†† sahasā†† vyāpādita:/

†††††† thevulture†† there††† straightway†††† perished