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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As is common especially with the Jataka tales, these animals are acting essentially in the same manner as virtuous human beings.
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.
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.
The teachings are found not only in the Pali Canon or the Tipitaka (San: Tripitaka; "Three Baskets," the entire collection of Buddhist writings and scriptures) and Sutta Pitaka (Discourses of the Buddha), but also in such religious literatures as the Jataka Tales (chronicles and myths of the Buddha's previous incarnations).
The entrance of the pavilion has a carving of the Tree of Life inspired by the Sidi Saiyad Mosque of Ahmedabad and the exterior walls depict Jataka Tales, depicting stories of Buddha's previous life.
Airtel's "Comics Portal" provides subscribers with WAP-enabled handsets to access more than 300 Indian and international comic characters including Doga, Nagraj, Akbar, Birbal, Tenaliraman, Jataka Tales, Love Is, BC, Animal Crackers and Dick Tracey as well as comics supplied by Amar Chitra Katha.
7) The Jataka tales postulate a definite break in the relationship between philosophy and narrative and narrative and ethics.
If plants are pained by injury, then surely animals are as well--as is clearly shown in several of the Jataka tales.
Here, using ambiguous, oracular language, the poet conjures up what seem to be, at first reading, animal stories reminiscent of the Buddhist Jataka Tales.