Karmic Retribution of Longevity–The Story of a Novice Monk Saving the Lives of a Group of Ants

This is a story about the karmic retribution of extending one’s life by saving the lives of other sentient beings, taught by the Buddha in the Sutra of Miscellaneous Precious Deposits (Saṃyukta-ratna-piṭaka-sūtra), Volume 4.