[III. The Miracles at Uruvelā]

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[29: The Mango Miracle]

Then the yogi Uruvelakassapa, with the passing of that night, approached the Gracious One, and after approaching he announced the time, (saying): “It is time, Great Ascetic, the meal is ready.” “You go ahead, Kassapa, I am coming.” After sending away the yogi Uruvelakassapa, picking a fruit from a Mango (tree) not far from the Rose-Apple (tree), (after which) the Rose-Apple Island is named, and arriving earlier, he sat down in the sacrificial firehouse.

The yogi Uruvelakassapa saw the Gracious One sitting in the sacrificial firehouse, and after seeing (him), he said this to the Gracious One: “By what path, Great Ascetic, did you come, I set out earlier than you, (but) you, arriving earlier, are (already) sitting down in the sacrificial firehouse.” “Here, Kassapa, after sending you away, picking a fruit from a Mango (tree) not far from the Rose-Apple (tree), (after which) the Rose-Apple Island is named, and arriving earlier, I sat down in the sacrificial firehouse. This is the Mango fruit, Kassapa, endowed with (good) colour, scent, and taste, if you wish, you can eat (it).”

“Enough, Great Ascetic, you surely brought it, you should surely eat it.”

Then this occurred to the yogi Uruvelakassapa: “Powerful and majestic is this Great Ascetic, since after sending me away earlier, picking a fruit from a Mango (tree) not far from the Rose-Apple (tree), (after which) the Rose-Apple Island is named, and arriving earlier, he can sit down in the sacrificial firehouse, but he is surely not a Worthy One like I am.” Then the Gracious One, having eaten the yogi Uruvelakassapa's food, dwelt on in that very jungle thicket.