The Bodhisatta was once an ox named Mahālohita and his brother was Cūḷalohita. They both belonged to a village family, and when the girl of the family grew up and was married, a pig, called Sālūka, was fattened for the feast. Cūḷalohita, saw this and coveted the food which was being given to the pig, but when he complained to his brother, it was explained to him that the pig’s lot was an unhappy one.
The introductory story is given in the Cūḷanārada Jātaka. Sālūka is identified with the love-