List of the One Hundred Stories | Jataka Stories Main Page Subjects, Topics & Types: Jataka Tales Explanation & List (below) – Jataka Stories Main Page. The Jataka tales are stories that the Buddha told of his previous lifetimes as a The Pali work, called simply ‘The Jataka’, contains stories arranged in Interpreter’s Introduction • From the Storyteller to the Listeners. • Demons in the Desert [The Correct Way of Thinking] • Finding a New Spring [Perseverance].

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The Tortoise That Wanted to Fly. Thank You for Your Contribution! And now I fear she may have gone to the naga world and told some lie to my friend, destroying his goodwill to me.

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The king hearing his words said, “King of goats, you will surely act for my advantage. So said he to his father, and then went and summoned his mother. Such a benefactress I am to you. A certain hare lived here beneath a palm sapling, at the foot of a vilva tree.


The Brahmin cared for them as if they were his children. Books may be borrowed only by members of the Society resident in the UK. And the thought struck him, “If this earth should be destroyed, what would become of me?

Then jaaka goat said, “King, to all animals no one is dearer than self. The queen thought again, “What has he seen that he laughs?

Link to similar tales: Gold Colored King And it chanced that one of them, a bald gray-haired man, was planing away at some wood with his head glistening like a copper bowl, when a mosquito settled on his scalp and stung him with its dart like sting. Then as I was digging for clay, I broke his shell with my big spade, and turned him out on the ground in the belief that he was a large lump of clay.

The Talkative Tortoise The Jataka Tales Once on a time Brahmadatta was king of Benares, and the Bodhisatta, being born to one of the king’s court, grew up, and became the king’s adviser in all things human and divine.


King of Shibi The Worldly Joy I have a plan. The Tortoise sgories to cry out: The monkey trusted him, and agreed. A second issue came in Chinese, Jatakaor Khmer stories may be performed. Then he called to mind what he had done, lamented his fate in two verses of poetry, and expired.

This work is in the public domain. The Bodhisatta began to talk pleasantly with him.

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In his agony the creature thought, “Here I am, dying, all because I was too fond of my home to leave it! An Eight Week Course Autumn course start: First Day of Term Monday, 7th January at Then said he, “Wretch, what is that you say? The Jataka stories are interesting from two perspectives: