008 (Wat Jong Klang)
Concertina book written in shan script
Shan text descriptor: Alaung Rhyming system: sāmʻ kivʻ Introduction: yes
Story a Bodhisatta who ate worms, as both his parents died when he was still a baby. His father died first, then his mother died soon afterwards. When his mother died, he didn't know it, he kept having breast milk from her dead mother until worms came out of his dead mother's breast and he continued to have the milk including the worms. As the house was far outside the village, no one knew about it. The story goes on to tell that the Baby had to eat the worms because his previous Karma, when he was a king, he asked others to eat worms.
Subject: non canonical jataka
Work ID: W290
Appearance (paper): white
Covers: yes Cover colour: natural Cover material: papier mache
Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era
Date of copying (year): 1352
Provenance and Acquisition
Former owner: Wat Jong Klang.
Present copy's donor: meʻ thavʻ caṅʻʺ ṇūvʻ (Mother of Ven. Vicitta, abbot of Wat Jong Klang) Present copy information: introduction
Place name for present copy: Wat Jong Klang, Maehongson.