Source of Buddhist story

Harry Spier harryspier at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 10 01:42:24 UTC 1999

Dear list members:

A colleague has asked me to forward the following two questions.

1)What is the reference in the Buddhist canon to the story of the Buddha who
converts a cobra to ahimsa and then comes back later and finds the snake all
beaten and battered and tells him that he didn't tell him not to hiss.  Is
there a similar story in the Hindu literature?

2) What would be the most appropriate sanskrit word for "trust" or
"foundation" in the sense of a non-profit organization performing a service
for the public welfare?

Many thanks in advance,

Harry Spier
371 Brickman Rd.
Hurleyville, New York
USA 12747

Get Your Private, Free Email at

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list