Ja 114 Mitacintijātaka
The Story about the Thoughtful (Fish)

In the present two old monks procrastinate about going to see the Buddha. When he hears about it, the Buddha tells how a thoughtful fish saved his friends from certain death with his wisdom.

⏑⏑−−¦−⏑−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑− Siloka ravipulā
1. Bahucintī Appacintī, ubho jāle abajjhare,
Thoughtful and Thoughtless, both are caught up in the net,

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑− Siloka pathyā
Mitacintī pamocesī, ubho tattha samāgatā ti.
Measured Thought frees them, both of them assemble there.

Tattha, {1.428} Bahucintī ti,
In this connection, Thoughtful,

bahucintanatāya vitakkabahulatāya evaṁladdhanāmo.
because of thinking a lot, because of having a lot of thoughts, he received this name.

Itaresu pi dvīsu ayam-eva nayo.
The same method applies to the others.

Ubho tattha samāgatā ti
Both of them assemble there means

Mitacintiṁ nissāya laddhajīvitā,
because of Measured Thought they received their lives,

tattha udake puna ubho pi janā
there, in the water both of them

Mitacintinā saddhiṁ samāgatā, ti attho.
assembled together with Measured Thought, this is the meaning.