I get what you mean. As they say in America, beats me. (shrug)
If you start a topic on this in DW (under Classical Theravada), you
might get an answer. Members there are less orthodox.
tharpachozang wrote thus at 08:29 AM 13-07-13:
>Thank you, Bhante, I appreciate your response. What seems to make
>the Jatakas different from all of the other books in the Sutta
>Pitaka, is that most of the verses seem to *demand*
>commentary. That is, the verses contain references to proper names,
>and so they are unintelligible by themselves. Different than say,
>the verses in the Dhammapada, which have tremendous Dhammic value
>and do not seem to require commentary. So much so, that it is
>difficult to read the Jataka verses systematically without knowing
>the background stories.
>Do you have any thoughts on what this means, why the verses in the
>Jatakas contain proper names and do not seem to stand by themselves,
>unlike all of the other books in the Sutta Pitaka?
>I appreciate the invitation to DhammaWheel. I have not checked it
>out yet, but one thing I like about this group is that because it
>has Pali in the name it seems to get a higher level of discussion
>than you sometimes get in other Buddhist groups.