The Bodhisattva was once born as a king-hearted prince named Great Gift. One day, the prince went to a nearby village and saw the sufferings of his poor subjects. Moved with pity, he offered them riches. But it wasn’t enough to rid everybody’s poverty. So he decided to get the Wish-fulfilling Gem for them and set out on a long voyage to the fountain on Jewel Island.
But he was an unwelcome guest on the Jewel Island. The inhabitants did not welcome the prince, who was a stranger to them. But Prince Great Gift did not lose heart. He helped the king of the island to guard the castle where the Wish-fulfilling Gem was kept. Pleased with the prince’s goodness and his services, the king gifted him the Gem. The prince took it home and it brought everyone riches enough to fulfill their needs.
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