You So Stupid?"
The lion smiled at this and said to the king, "0 king how very surprising this is!
the king of this whole world. And you have all wealth with you. Your subjects love you.
Are you giving up all that because of this small matter? Are you so stupid? If you die out
of pity for this animal, what survives is only a cow. But if you remain, you can look
after all your people like a father. If your teacher is likely to become angry at the loss
of a cow, it is possible for you to pacify him by giving him a crore of cows, each of
which can yield a pitcherfull of milk. Instead of that, why do you wish to die? First
protect your own body. You are equal to the Lord of Heaven, Indra, in wealth."