Ja 98 The Story about the Cheating Merchant

In the present one merchant tries to cheat his partner out of the proceeds of their joint partnership. When the Buddha hears of it he shows how the same thing happened in a past life, and how the honest merchant prevailed (full story).

1. Sādhu kho Paṇḍito nāma, na tveva Atipaṇḍito,
Atipaṇḍitena puttena, manamhi upakūḷito ti.

Wise is certainly good, but not so Superwise, The first is a popular name, but I have only seen the second here, and it is probably not a real name, but used to make a point. through my son Superwise, I am well-nigh roasted.

In this connection, Wise is certainly good, being endowed with wisdom in this world, the person who knows what are causes and what are not causes is good, beautiful.

Superwise means this deceitful person Superwise is not noble merely through the name.

I am well-nigh roasted means I am a little scorched, half-scorched, this is the meaning.