[The] Sūtra [Of A] Hundred Parables
 Parable [Of The] Camel [And] Urn Together Lost
[In the] past, [there] was a person, first within [an] urn filling grain. [His] camel’s head [then] entered [the] urn within, not again getting out. Thereupon, not [able to] get [it] out, [he was] with this worried.
[There] was an old person, [who] came [and] spoke [to] him, saying, ‘You [do] not [have to] worry. I [will] teach you [how to get it] out. [If] you listen [to] my words, [you] will definitely get [it] out quickly. You should cut [the] head [to] naturally get it out.’
Then listening [to] his words, with [a] knife cutting [the] head, killing [the] camel, and also breaking [the] urn.
Like this ignorant person, that [is by the] world laughed [at], ordinary foolish persons [are] likewise thus. [With this] wish [in] mind, [the] Bodhi aspiration seeking [the] Three Vehicles, [they] should uphold [the] prohibitive precepts [to] guard [and] protect against all evils. However, with [the] five desires destroying [the] pure precepts. Thereupon, [having] violated [the] prohibitions already, abandoning [the] Three Vehicles. At will indulging [with] all [of one’s] heart, without evils not created, [with the] vehicles and pure precepts together abandoned, [they are] like that foolish person [with his] camel [and] urn together lost.
[Note 1: The Bodhi aspiration is the Bodhi Mind (菩提心), the wish to lead one and all to realise Buddhahood (佛果).]
[Note 2: The Three Vehicles (三乘) are the Voice-Hearer (Śrāvaka) Vehicle (声闻乘) (or the Arhat Vehicle (阿罗汉乘), Pratyekabuddha Vehicle (辟支佛乘) and Bodhisattva Vehicle (菩萨乘).]
[Note 3: The five desires (五欲) are for (i) wealth (财), (ii) sex (色) (and other sensual pleasures), (iii) fame (名), (iv) food (食) and (v) sleep (睡).]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
 The Parable Of Ordinary Beings Who Have Left The Household Life Greedy For Gains
 The Parable Of The Ploughman Longing For The King’s Daughter
All Hundred Parables: