jjSb-dpJ-jjSb-dbla-xp-jjxc-LS-raygs jlok-dK-Sbk-doJa-wkf-eYv-Wm-Hch jjthc-DI-Dbk-cbk-Soa-jls-Cu-ePa-dPa-Dka.
Smg-xk-xuJ-raygs qcd-raU-dkn-xk-jria-Fygs-jlpJa-Ckx-cbk: “tYs-jjxc-jlpn! jVia-rnis-tYs-Fygs-vmg-HV-Eld-BUb-rk-dPa-jjfb?”
jjxc-Slv-cbk: “jjSb-dbla-tYs-Hfh-dPa-raU-jVia-lk-rka, Hfh-ehks-vkv-ehks-dI-xk-rtkn-jjthc, SiJs-jjSb-apJ-Smg-HV-tYs-FK-vmg-dPa-EpJa, dPa-Vk-jVia-lpd-jjthc. tYs-FK-dPa-jjSb-Qid, dPa-rnhk, dPa-ramg-Hxh jjtK-FK-Cu-ePa-dPa-Dka. jxugl-jc-tk-Skn FK-vmg-Hfh-xp-jca-xp-dI-div-GQ-lpd-Ga-Ekf-rahk jjtK-FK-vmg-Hfh-HV-Sod rxmJ-aK-tod.”
One time, long ago, a cat tore the bottom out of a basket. Then he put the basket around his neck, and pretended that he was meditating.
The next day, some mice walked by. “Uncle Cat,” asked one mouse, “why don’t you go out and find food to eat?”
The cat answered, “I used to eat mice, but that was wrong. From now on, I’ll never eat meat or fish again. I’ll only eat vegetables, grass, and bamboo shoots. I’ll follow the rules of Buddhism, and do good things every day. When I die, I will not have bad karma when I’m reborn, and I won’t go to hell.”
jxugl-raU-Hfh-zis-jjac-aiJa-dmg-Wyf-cbk: jjxc-Cu-ePa-dPa-Dka-jjDh, Fygs-Fif-ZNa-dia-xk-voc-tK-vif-Rid-ek, jdiv-Qid-rid-ramg jjtK rnhk-xk-Shla-xk-Zkd-jjxc-DYd-cia.
rtkn-cia-Smg-xk jjxc-vmg-ek-xkf-dPa-jjSb-Qid jjSb-ramg jjSb-rnhk-Sks-EpJa, Sks-Vk-Hfh Fygs-tid-Fiv-raU-Dpg-xk-voc-tK-vif-Rid-ek-Ga-jjSb-tK-cia-jVia-lk-rka xuJ-tK-LS els-LS-Skx-jjSb-Ll-dkf-lI-acn.
When the mice heard this, they believed that Uncle Cat would do as he said, so they agreed to take turns caring for him. Every day, a mouse brought him vegetables, sprouts, and grass to eat.
Many days passed. But Uncle Cat could not eat only vegetables, bamboo shoots, and grass instead meat and fish. So instead, every day when a new mouse came to bring food and to take care of him, Uncle Cat caught the mouse and ate it.
figs-aiJa Smg-xk-vmg-foa aiv-jjSb-raU-Hfh-qov-VK Gdh-EPf-SPf-jjDf-div-jjxc VK-dof-cbk FI-aca-raU Hfh rtYf-ahln-tos. Sod-xk-xuJ-raygs-qcd-raU-Dpg-lld-HV-rk-dPa-Skx-jjWx-Vbk Hfh-jria-wpJ-jjxc-jSix-HV-fhcn woa-raU. raU-Fygs-RUh-cbk-jjxc-vmg-Hfh-Cu-ePa-dPa-Dka-jjDh jjxc-jVia-QUh-rtld-tcs. jjSb-aiJa-xk jjxc-Fygs-Wcif-fPa-Cox-wpJ-Soa-jls jqugl-vmg-Grh-raU-jria. ebca-raU-dmg-Wcif-RU-BUb-Skx-jjCc-Vbk-jqugl-tpJ-jjxc. jjxc jjtK-raU Fygs-vmg-qov-VK-jVia-jqugla-eK-rkn-dia-Foa-jCPs-DYd-cia-apJ.
Before they talked to the cat and starting taking him food, there had been many mice. But after a while, the mice noticed that there were fewer mice before. One day, they went to the forest to find food. They saw that the cat’s droppings were full of mouse fur.
Now the mice knew the cat was not following his promise. He had lied. After that, the cat dug a hole and buried its droppings to hide them from the mice. But the mice dug a hole too, where they could live safely, without fear of the cat.
That is why cats and mice have never again been friends.