Jataka Tales


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Jataka Tales

(ˈdʒɑːtəkə)
pl n
(Buddhism) a body of literature comprising accounts of previous lives of the Buddha
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Thus, while the Vessantara Jataka text which underlies this ceremony is known throughout the Buddhist world (25) and may be "the most famous of all Jataka tales," (26) different cultures deal with it differently.
Antecedents of the Sindbad stories can be found, as he shows, in a number of story-cycles from the subcontinent, from a Nepali Sanskrit version of the Brhat-katha (great story) called the Brhat-katha-sloka-samgraha (collection of verses from the Brhat-katha) featuring a merchant named Sanudasa, to the Tamil Manimekhalai, and even one of the Buddhist Jataka tales (the Valahassa-Jataka).
Several Buddhist texts including Jataka tales mention Saint Agastya, whom many consider to be the father of Tamil language.
A great option for Zen beginners, the book playfully works with sutras (teachings), Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and jataka tales (parables).
Hussain's popular writings include Basti, Hindustan Se Aakhri Khat, Agay Samander hai, Shehr-e-Afsos, Jataka Tales, Janam Kahanian and Wo Jo Kho Gaye.
In what follows I first survey jatakas found in early discourse literature, arguably the earliest strata of jataka tales attested in Buddhist literature, in order to provide a background for evaluating the Ekottarika-agama discourse that reports a past life of the Buddha as a woman.
In the Jataka Tales, stories about the Buddha's life before he was Buddha, there is a story about a parrot and a fig tree that demonstrates the joy that comes from this deep acceptance of both sides of our lives.
Drawn from three well known books--the Hitopadesha Tales, Jataka Tales and Panchatantra Tales--she has taken each story and refashioned them in her distinctive graphic style.
They have been taken from the thousand year old Sanskrit Hitopadesha Tales, the Buddhist Jataka Tales, first told in the Pali language, and the equally ancient Panchatantra Tales.
Geodesic's subsidiary Chandamama India Limited made its foray in the animation industry by launching its first set of short animated films allowing viewers to enjoy 10 Jataka Tales, Kaaga - the greedy crow, learns from Lola, the pigeon in 'Greed Never Pays' and 'Pray Preach Not' on iPad and iPhone.
McDermott wraps up his series of six picture books, based on the ancient Buddhist Jataka tales, with this story of a clever monkey who outwits a dim-headed crocodile.
She started writing stories for children and in 1939 her first book, Twenty Jataka Tales, was published.