Author: A SelectionPublisher: Manoj PublicationsYear: 2014Language: EnglishPages: 80ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788131018866
The Jataka Tales are a vast Collection of Buddhist Literature. These tales tell about the previous lives of the Buddha in both human and animal form. These tales are dated between 300 BC and 400 AD. Many of the tales are set in or near Benaras, now called Varanasi, a city in North Central India on river Ganga. These tales impart moral conduct and good behavior. They advise the reader on how to correct his ways. They play a very important role in the cultivation of peace and prosperity among the masses, for our readers’ convenience we have collected 151 Jataka tales which are sure to leave an ever lasting impression on each an every reader due to their easy language and four-color illustrations.
Contents1. The Varying Seasons2. The Clever Merchant and the Not Tree3. The Mosquito and the Foolish Son4. The Farmer and the Gold5. The King’s Grey Hair6. The Lazy Student7. The Calves and the Pig8. The Clever Jackal9. The Crow Couple and the Sea10. The Drunken Beetle11. The Wise Crab and the Crane12. The Snake Charmer and the Monkey13. The Miser14. The Priest’s Revenge15. The Values of Life16. The Goose with Golden Feathers17. The Hare’s Sacrifice18. The Mouse and the Stone-Cutter19. The Quail’s Revenge20. The Disciple’s Faith21. The Pigeon and the Crow22. The Silly Argument23. The Sage Who Sacrificed Himself24. The Lean Cat25. The Clever Wolf26. The Selfish Ascetic27. The Kind Tortoise28. The Goat and the Priest29. The Drummers30. The Kind Ape31. The Talking Deer32. The Serpent King and the Saint33. The Ascetic Who Brought a River34. The Pigeons and the Fake Hermit35. The Three Princes and the Fairy36. The Disobedient Student37. The Water Spring38. The Brave Prince39. The Man with a Golden Heart40. The King and the Ascetic41. Generosity Defeats Death42. Land of Chaos43. The Disciple’s Wife44. The Brahmin and the Wise Ascetic45. The King’s Sacrifice46. The King and the Disciple47. The Rogue Sage48. The Two Gamblers49. The Clever Turtle50. The Tempting Nymph51. The Prince and the Monster52. The Wise Advice53. The Foolish Servant54. The Deer Who Changed the King55. The Mice Which Ate the Plough56. Soma’s Heart57. The Ascetic and the Baby Elephant58. No Thing59. The Merchants and the Demons60. The Prince and the Demon61. The King Minister62. Justice is Served63. The Brahmin Who Lied64. The Sea-Goddess and the Sack of Gold65. The Traders and the Demon66. The Promise67. The Honest Man68. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap69. The Greedy Salesman70. The Clever Antelope71. The Minister and the Goat’s Dry Dung 72. The Price of Disobedience73. The Great Ascetic74. The Righteous Minister75. The Clever Prince76. The Naga King77. The Fire-God and the Quail78. The True Friend79. The King’s Royal Guests80. The Spell81. Friends in Need82. The Just King83. The King’s Advisors84. The Monk85. The Wise Disciple86. The Greedy Servants87. Bodhisattva and the Monster88. The Kind Deed89. The Brahmin and the Parrot90. The Frog’s Advice91. The King Who Changed His Ways92. The Minister and the King93. The King’s Dream94. The Merchant and His Son95. The Elephants Who Did Not Trample96. The Ugly Prince97. The Sweet Figs98. The Rat, the Parrot, the Snake and the Sage99. The Naga Serpent100. God Tests the Ascetics101. The Bitter Leaf102. The Test103. The Fine Leather Straps104. The Dog and His Debt105. The Dumb Prince106. The Tortoise and His Home107. The Wise Beggar Woman108. A Mother’s Pain109. The Afterlife110. The Ascetic Who Tortured Himself111. The Tree Spirit112. The Wild Elephant113. The Man Who Read Footprints114. The Snake and the Foolish Disciple115. The Mischievous Spirit116. The Royal Horse117. The Ascetic Who Ate the Lizard’s Flesh118. A Boy Helps the Ants119. Never Trust a Chameleon120. Looks Can be Deceptive121. The Devoted Naga Wife122. The Foolish Goat123. The Fox and the Drum124. The Umbrella and the Single-Soled Shoes125. The Gifts126. The Wild Horses127. The Barber’s Son128. The Two Friends129. Forgiveness130. True Love131. The Fox and the Crow132. The Humble Prince133. The Lying Jackal134. The Archer’s Fear135. The Great Archer136. The Good Advice137. Guessing the Name138. The Price of Greed139. Being Good140. The Earth Falling Apart141. The Clever Monkey142. The Faithful Parrot143. Who is the Prettier?144. The Wise Goose145. The Noble Elephant146. The Young Priest147. The Selfish Man148. The Servant and the Treasure149. The Man Who Sold the Dead Mouse150. The Foolish Trees151. The Turtle Who Opened His Mouth