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Jataka Tales of the Buddha: An Anthology Vols. I–III

By:  Ken & Visakha Kawasaki

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 Jātakas. 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 Jātakas, 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 Jātakas accessible even to young readers and to those for whom English is not their first language.

"I hope that this collection of Jātaka stories—entertaining, uplifting, absorbing, at times amusing, but always fascinating—will enable the modern reader to appreciate the impressive literary heritage of Buddhism and the simple beauty of its basic teachings.”

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodh

Jataka Tales of the Buddha: An Anthology Vols. I–III

Catalogue No.  02003244  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Cultural Centre
Type: Book  Category:  No category assigned
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ISBN:  978 955 663 386 3  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  1324
Size:  140 x 213 mm
Price: $20.00     Rs. 2500

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