Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Volume I)

Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Volume I)
Title Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Volume I) PDF eBook
Author Ken and Visakha Kawasaki
Publisher Pariyatti Publishing
Total Pages 489
Release 2018-02-15
Genre Fiction
ISBN 168172104X

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Whereas Western intellectuals seek the essence of Buddhism in its doctrines and meditation practices, the traditional Buddhists of Asia absorb the ideas and values of their spiritual heritage through its rich narrative literature about the Buddha and his disciples. The most popular collection of Buddhist stories is, without doubt, the Jatakas. These are the stories of the Buddha's past births, relating his experiences as he passed from life to life on the way to becoming a Buddha. At times he takes the form of a bird, at times he is born as a hare, a monkey, a prince, a merchant, or an ascetic, but in each case he uses the challenges he meets to grow in generosity, virtue, patience, wisdom, and compassion.This anthology of Jatakas, ably told by Ken and Visakha Kawasaki, remains faithful to the original yet presents the stories in clear and simple language. It thereby makes the Jatakas accessible even to young readers and to those for whom English is not their first language.

The Jātaka

The Jātaka
Title The Jātaka PDF eBook
Author Edward Byles Cowell
Publisher
Total Pages 362
Release 1895
Genre Buddhas
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Jataka Tales Re-told

Jataka Tales Re-told
Title Jataka Tales Re-told PDF eBook
Author Ellen C. Babbitt
Publisher Hayes Barton Press
Total Pages 120
Release 1912
Genre Animals
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Collects eighteen fables from the Jatakas of India.

Jātaka Tales

Jātaka Tales
Title Jātaka Tales PDF eBook
Author Henry Thomas Francis
Publisher
Total Pages 528
Release 1916
Genre Buddhism
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Endless Path

Endless Path
Title Endless Path PDF eBook
Author Rafe Martin
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Total Pages 289
Release 2010-09-28
Genre Religion
ISBN 1556439326

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***WINNER, 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award – Best Storytelling Collection The jataka tales—stories of the Buddha’s past lives (in both human and animal form)—were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali Canon. From this wealth of folklore, award-winning author and storyteller Rafe Martin has chosen ten tales that illustrate the ideals of the Buddhist paramitas, or “perfections” of character: giving, morality, forbearance, vitality, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate skillful means, resolve, strength, and knowledge. Artist and designer Richard Wehrman helps bring the spirit of these stories alive with rich illustrations that open each chapter. Endless Path presents these ancient stories, usually reduced to children’s tales in the West, for adults, reconnecting modern seekers with the more imaginative roots of Buddhism. The jatakas help readers see their own lives, their failures and renewed efforts, in the same light as the challenges the Buddha faced—not as obstacles but as opportunities for developing character and self-understanding. Endless Path demonstrates the relevance of these tales to Buddhist lay practitioners today, as well as to those more broadly interested in Buddhist teaching and the ancient art of storytelling.

Jataka Tales of the Buddha

Jataka Tales of the Buddha
Title Jataka Tales of the Buddha PDF eBook
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Total Pages 438
Release 2012
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The Jātaka

The Jātaka
Title The Jātaka PDF eBook
Author Edward Byles Cowell
Publisher
Total Pages 334
Release 1907
Genre Buddha (The concept)
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