Lesson EleVen 289 - ༢༨༩
ནི་དཔེ་བསགས་འདུག། ད་ཇི་ལྟར་བྱས་ན་ལེགས་ 19 དེའི་འདྲའི་ནོར་བུའི་ཕང་ས་པ་ལ་ཨང་20 ཞེས་བཤད་ནས་ག་བྱེད་འདི་
Il.20. I.2 Translation
The Urine of the Precious Gem
i̅ Fornlerly, in the area in southern Tibet cal]ed ། Nedong, therewasakingcalled
King NedongwhohadaveryintelligentministercalledÑijösauŋbo. OnedayÑijösauŋbo
said to the king, "King Rimpoche, others take out their precious gems and make them
sparkle in the light. A s for that, it is a grand aund fame—producingthing. Leavingour
precious gems in our storeroom is senseless." The king said, "If that is so, then take out
our most precious gem andyou, Ñijösauŋbo, make it shine in the light tomorrow."
i̅ The next day, early, at the time the sun rose, Ñijösauŋbo took out the king"s most
precious gem frorn the treasuury and took it to his house and buried it there. After this, he
immediately went to the bank of ariver, broke off a piece of ice, and (went) up the side
ofa hi]l tothe west of the king"spalaceandleftit standing up there. At the time when the
sun"s rays hit that, there really was a great glittering. At that time, Ñijösauŋbo quicklyi̅went
ruunning to the king and said, "King Rimpoche, bring a te]escope. Come to see a g]orious
glittering gem from the roof of the pa]ace."
The king hurried, taking along al] hisretinue and ministers. When they looked
from the roof of the palacethe king thought in his mind, "The gem"s g]itter isreally
shining, " and wasi̅extremely happy. He even ate his noon meal on the roof, (staying)
looking all day. Finally, in the late afternoonwhenthesunwasclosetosetting, because
the glitter from the gem was getting less and less, (the king) said, "v ou go quickly over
there to lookl" Accordingly, Ñijösauŋbo went tolook andafterwards came ruunning back
and said, "Oh my goodness. The gem has urinated gem—urine and fledaway. King
Rimpoche, go at oncei̅to the place where the gem was ]eft to see." The king went to look
as soon as he head this.
When he arrived over there, hereally saw only (nothing other than) the wetness
ofthemeltedice. He saidatthattime, "Now, ohmygoodness. Nowwhatisbettertodo?
Oh, what a shame (to lose) a gem such as this." A nd there was nothing he could do.