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The Birth Of Majapahit
Some centuries ago a cruel king reigned in Central Java. He was called Prabu Mundang Wangi. One day the king went to see an astrologer. He was a yogi. He told the king he will one day have three sons. Alas, the king will be killed someday bay his eldest son.
The king was exceedingly annoyed and upset to hear these words. He shivered. He could hardly speak. Then with a hoarse voice he turned to his men. "Is that a thing to say!" he said. "Kill this yogi at once." But none of the guards moved to obey the king's order. None could dare kill a yogi. The king grew red in his face. He thundered at the yogi: "I order you to leave my country at once. Immediately. I don't care where you go. Now for the rest of my life I will be thingking that I will bear a son who will have to be killed. Get out of my sight. Get out." The king had no sleep whatever after hearing what the yogi predicted. He could think of nothing but the dreadful foreboding of the yogi. His queen was expecting a baby but he had lost all the joy in it.
2.   Sangkuriang
 Long ago, The King Sungging Perbangkara go hunting. In the middle of the woods of the King dispose of urine deposited in caring leaves (taro forest). A female pig named Wayung who was meditated for being human, had to drink urine. Wayungyang pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby. Beautiful baby was taken to the palace by his father and named Dayang Sumbi or Rarasati. Many kings who wanted to propose Dayang Sumbi, but no one has accepted. They fought each other to get Dayang Sumbi love. Dayang Sumbi even at its own request, went into exile in the hill accompanied by a male dog named Tumang. As she weaves, toropong (torak) which was used to weave cloth fell down. Because Dayang Sumbi feel lazy, flew without thought before speech, he promised to anyone who get torak to fall when he was a man, will be her husband. Tumang get the torak and given to Dayang Sumbi. Dayang Sumbi eventually gave birth to a baby boy named Sangkuriang. When Sangkuriang hunting in the forest he sent Tumang's to pursue a female pig (Wayungyang). Because Tumang's not according to, Sangkuriang killed Tumang. Tumang's heart was given to Dayang Sumbi by sangkuriang, then cooked and eaten. After Dayang Sumbi know that she ate is the hearts of Tumang's, Dayang Sumbi very angry, and struck Sangkuriang's head with a spoon made ​of coconut shell so that he wound. Sangkuriang go wandering around the world. After a long walk to the east finally arrived in his hometown again and unconsciously arrive back where Dayang Sumbi lives. Sangkuriang not recognize that beautiful princess she found, is Dayang Sumbi - his mother. Accidentally, Dayang Sumbi know that Sangkuriang is his son, with a wound in his head. However Sangkuriang still forced to marry her. Dayang Sumbi requested that Sangkuriang make the boat and the lake, which must be completed overnight, to stem the Citarum river. Sangkuriang menyanggupinya. Then, Sangkuriang make a boat from a tree that grows in the east, the tree stump turned into a mountain Bukit Tanggul. Branches piled on the west and became Mount Burangrang. With the help of guriang (genie), the dam was almost completed. But Dayang Sumbi beg to Sang Hyang Tunggal so that Sangkuriang purpose did not materialize. Dayang Sumbi spread the slice ​​boeh rarang (white cloth she made), at the same time, the dawn appeared on the eastern horizon. Sangkuriang became angry, at the top of his anger, the dam is located in Sanghyang Tikoro ruined. The plug of Citarum river tossed to the east, and turned into Mount Manglayang. The water of Bandung lake became subsided. Boats are made ​​with pains kicked by Sangkuriang to the north and turned into Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Sangkuriang continue to pursue Dayang Sumbi, who suddenly dissapeared on Putri Mountain and turns into a flower Jaksi. And Sangkuriang after arriving at the place called the Ujung Berung finally disappeared into the invisible realm (ngahiyang).
3.   Baturraden
 Suta is a servant in a kingdom in Central Java. His duty is to look after the king's horses. Suta likes to take a walk after doing his chores. One day, when Suta is walking near a lake, he hears a woman screaming. So, Suta hurries to find the source of the scream. Finally, he arrives near a big tree. He sees the king's daughter screaming. Above her, there's a giant snake about a strike. Suta was afraid, but he is worried about the princess. So he takes a big stick and hit the snake in its head. The snake hisses in pain and finally dies. "Thank you, Suta. You've saved my life," says the princess. " 255);">No needed for that princess. It's my duty as your father's servant to help you." Since that day, Suta and the princess become good friends. They even fall in love with each other. So, the princess tells Suta to go to her father and ask his permission to marry her. The king is furious to hear about their plans. "Suta is just a servant while you are my daughter, the princess. It is unacceptable for you to marry a servant." The princess is sad to hear her father's answer, especially after her father throws Suta in jail for having the nerve to ask her to marry him. In jail, Suta is not given anything to eat or drink. Hearing that, the princess makes a plan to break her lover out of jail. They succeed and they run far away. They rest near the river. There they get married and start a family. The place where Suta and the princess raise their family is called Baturraden. Batur means servant while raden means noble. Nowadays, Baturraden is very interesting tourism spot. It's located at the foothill of Mount Slamet in Purwokerto, Central Java.
4.   Queen Aji Bidara Putih
 Muara Kaman county lies along the Mahakam River, in eastern Borneo. In the past the county was a kingdom, ruled by Queen Aji Bidara Putih. She was a typical queen of myths: beautiful, wise, and sensitive. Many princes and kings proposed her but she always refused them because she concerned more about ruling her country and guarding her people. One day, a Chinese junk came to eastern Borneo. First the people thought it was a merchant ship but the ship was loaded with trade goods and highly trained soldiers. Their envoys brought gold antiques and porcelains to announce the proposal from Prince of China. The queen didn't refuse instantly and replied that she had to ponder first. After the envoys left the palace, the queen called a court officer and ordered him to infiltrate the Chinese junk to gather information on the prince. When the night fell, the officer sneaked into the junk, got through behind every guards, and finally found the prince's room. The large door was opened and he couldn't find any peek hole. So the officer put his ear to the wall, trying to catch sounds from inside. He heard that the prince was having his dinner and the noise of his chewing and slurping surprised the officer. It was like a boar which once he heard when he was hunting. He quickly left the boat and returned to the palace. He reported that the prince must have been a phantom, not a human. He believed that the phantom could be in a human's form only during the daytime. The queen was so surprised and got angry. On the next day, she refused his proposal. The enraged prince ordered his troops to raid Muara Kaman. The battle was won by the huge troops of China, and they got close to the palace. Queen Aji Bidara Putih chewed a leaf of betel vine and sang a mantra (spell) while holding it. When she threw it to the Chinese troops, it turned to giant centipedes. The Chinese troops started to retreat but three centipedes chased them and sank the junks. The site of the sunk ship is now known as Danau Lipan, Lake of Centipede, with Chinese treasures hidden on the lake's bed.
5.   Tailless Dassie.
Long ago, the Lion was the only animal with a tail. One day he decided that all animals should have a tail like him and got tails made for all the animals in his kingdom. When the tails were ready he summoned all his subjects to his cave palace so that he could hand out the appendages. All the animals went except the dassie. The dassie felt too lazy to go and asked a monkey going by to fetch his tail for him. The Lion had selected a small furry tail for the dassie. When the monkey explained that the dassie could not come and had asked him to bring the tail, the Lion gave it to him. The monkey had been given a nice long tail but as he was going home it occurred to him that the tail would look better if it were a bit furry towards the end. So he attached the dassie's tail to it. The Tailless Dassie The dassie was very disappointed when he learnt that the monkey had kept his tail for himself. But he was too lazy to pursue the monkey to try to get his tail back and that is why he remains tailless to this day.
6.  A Handful of Answers.
A young student of Zen was going to the market to buy vegetables for the monastery where he was studying. On the way he met a student from another monastery. “Where are you going?" asked the first student. “Wherever my legs take me," replied the other. The first student pondered over the answer as he was sure it had some deep significance. When he returned to the monastery, he reported the conversation to his teacher, who said: “You should have asked him what he would do if he had no legs." The next day the student was thrilled to see the same boy coming towards him. “Where are you going?" he asked and without waiting for a reply continued, “Wherever your legs take you, I suppose. Well, let me ask you . . ." “You’re mistaken," interrupted the other boy. “Today I’m going wherever the wind blows." This answer so confused the first boy that he could not think of anything to say. When he reported the matter to his teacher, the old man said: “You should have asked him what he would do if there were no wind." Some days later the student saw the boy in the market again and rushed to confront him, confident that this time he would have the last word. “Where are you going?" he asked. “Wherever your legs take you or wherever the wind blows? Well, let me ask you . . . . " “No, no," interrupted the boy. “Today I’m going to buy vegetables."
7.  The Bonded Donkey
In a small village, there lived a potter. He had a donkey. Everyday his donkey would carry soil from the field to his house. Since the field was quite far off, the potter would rest under a tree midway, tying his donkey nearby. One day, the potter forgot to take the rope with which he tied the donkey everyday. When he reached the tree, he thought, “How do I tie this donkey today? He might run away if I sleep. “The potter decided to tie down holding the donkey’s ears so that the donkey would not run away. But this way neither the donkey was comfortable nor the potter was able to take rest. A saint, who happened to be passing by, saw the potter holding on to the donkey’s ears. Then the saint wanted to know what the problem of the potter was. When the potter told the saint what the problem was, the wise saint said, “Take the donkey to the place where you tie him everyday. Pretend to tie him using an imaginary rope. I assure you he won’t run away." The potter did what the saint had said. He left the donkey and went to take a nap. When he woke up, to his surprise and relief, he found the donkey standing in the same place. Soon the potter prepared to leave for home. But the donkey did not move. “What is wrong with this donkey!" exclaimed the potter in frustration. Luckily, the potter saw the wise saint again. He ran up to the saint and told him about the donkey’s strange behavior. The saint said, “You tied up the donkey, but did you untie him?" Go and pretend to untie the rope with which you had tied the donkey." The potter followed the saint’s advice. Now the donkey was ready to leave for home. The potter understood that donkey was the bonded donkey. The potter thanked the wise saint and went home happily with his donkey.
8.   The Holy Snake
Long ago, in a small village lived Vishnudutta, a poor Brahmin farmer. He worked hard but was not able to earn much. His son, Somadutta was always asking for more money. “Be satisfied with what you have, my son," Vishnudutta would say. One day, Vishnudutta was resting in his field after work. Suddenly, he noticed a snake on the nearby mount. On seeing Vishnudutta, the snake coiled and sat up with a raised hood. “It looks so calm and peaceful. May be it is a deity," thought Vishnudutta. He brought a bowl of milk from his house and offered it to the snake. Next morning, when Vishnudutta came to collect the bowl, he found a gold coin in it. “I am sure this is a holy snake," he thought. After that it became a regular practice for him to offer prayers and milk to the snake. And every morning he got a gold coin in the bowl near the mount. This made Vishnudutta a rich man. Once, while Vishnudutta was away, his son Somadutta had to keep the bowl of milk near the snake. As usual, after some time, there was a gold coin in the bowl near the mount. Somadutta thought. “I guess there is a treasure of gold coins beneath this mount. If I can kill this snake and dig under the mount, I will get all the gold!" With gold on his mind, Somadutta tried to kill the snake. The snake bit Somadutta and managed to escape. When Vishnudutta returned, his wife told him everything. “I always warned you against greed," said Vishnudutta to his son. Then he ran towards the holy snake. With folded hands, he asked for forgiveness and offered milk to the holy snake. But this time the holy snake did not accept it. “I spared your son’s life because of your kindness. You will have to pay for his greed. I shall not help you any more," said the snake and disappeared. 

9.   The Golden Egg
Haria, a poor barber lived alone in his small hut. He was dedicated to his work. And whatever he earns was enough to fulfill his needs. One evening, after returning from work, Haria was hungry. “What shall I cook tonight?" he thought. Just then he heard a hen clucking outside his hut. “That hen would make a great feast for me," thought Haria and prepared to catch the hen. With a little effort he was able to catch the hen. As he was about to kill the hen, it squeaked, “Please do not kill me, O kind man! I will help you." Haria stopped. Though he was surprised that the hen spoke, he asked, “How can you help me?" “If you spare my life, I will lay a golden egg everyday for you," said the hen. Haria’s eyes got widened in delight. Haria was surprised to hear this promise. “A golden egg! That too everyday! But why should I believe you? You might be lying," said Haria. “If I do not lay a golden egg tomorrow, you can kill me," said the hen. After this promise, Haria spared the hen and waited for the next day. The next morning, Haria found a golden egg lying outside his hut and the hen sitting beside it. “It is true! You really can lay a golden egg!" exclaimed Haria with great delight. He did not reveal this incident to any one, fearing that others would catch the hen. From that day onwards, the hen would lay a golden egg everyday. In return, Haria took good care of the hen. Very soon, Haria became rich. But he became greedy. He thought, “If I cut open the hen’s stomach, I can get out all the golden eggs at once. I do not have to wait for the hen to lay the golden eggs one by one." That night, he brought the hen to the interior portion of his house and killed the hen. But to his dismay, he found no golden eggs. Not even one. “What have I done? My greed had made me kill the hen," he wailed. But it was too late.
10.   The Golden Swan
Long time ago, there lived a King. He was lazy and liked all the comforts of life. He never carried out his duties as a King. “Our King does not take care of our needs. He also ignores the affairs of his kingdom." The people complained. One day, the King went into the forest to hunt. After having wandered for quite sometime, he became thirsty. To his relief, he spotted a lake. As he was drinking water, he suddenly saw a golden swan come out of the lake and perch on a stone. “Oh! A golden swan. I must capture it," thought the King. But as soon as he held his bow up, the swan disappeared. And the King heard a voice, “I am the Golden Swan. If you want to capture me, you must come to heaven." Surprised, the King said, “Please show me the way to heaven." “Do good deeds, serve your people and the messenger from heaven would come to fetch you to heaven," replied the voice. The selfish King, eager to capture the Swan, tried doing some good deeds in his Kingdom. “Now, I suppose a messenger will come to take me to heaven," he thought. But, no messenger came. The King then disguised himself and went out into the street. There he tried helping an old man. But the old man became angry and said, “You need not try to help. I am in this miserable state because of out selfish King. He has done nothing for his people." Suddenly, the King heard the golden swan’s voice, “Do good deeds and you will come to heaven." It dawned on the King that by doing selfish acts, he will not go to heaven. He realized that his people needed him and carrying out his duties was the only way to heaven. After that day he became a responsible King.

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