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The Fouth Paramita — Diligence (Virya)

The Story of the Nine-Colored Deer

Countless eons ago, there lived a Deer King covered with a fur of nine colors, rare and unique in the world. One day, he rescued a drowing man from a river. The man was so thankful to the Deer King that he said, “I vow to offer you grass and water, and I shall serve you for the rest of my life.”…

The Parrot Who Extinguished a Forest Fire

The Buddha was teaching in a village and told the following story.Once a bamboo forest was on fire, and it spread quickly due to the strong and dry wind. The flames swallowed up everywhere in the mountain jungle, and was about to swipe away all lives there….

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