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The Complete Jataka Tales (Extended Annotated Edition) Ellen C. Babbitt

The Complete Jataka Tales (Extended Annotated Edition)

Ellen C. Babbitt

Published February 6th 2012
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120 pages
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This is the extended and annotated edition including* an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids* an interactive table-of-contents* perfect formatting forMoreThis is the extended and annotated edition including* an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids* an interactive table-of-contents* perfect formatting for electronic reading devicesThe Jatakas, or Birth-stories, form one of the sacred books of the Buddhists and relate to the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences, the best character in any story being identified with the Master. These legends were continually introduced into the religious discourses of the Buddhist teachers to illustrate the doctrines of their faith or to magnify the glory and sanctity of the Buddha, somewhat as medieval preachers in Europe used to enliven their sermons by introducing fables and popular tales to rouse the flagging interest of their hearers.This edition contains both Jataka books by Mr. Babbitt, The Jataka Tales and More Jataka Tales.Contents:THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILEHOW THE TURTLE SAVED HIS OWN LIFETHE MERCHANT OF SERITHE TURTLE WHO COULDNT STOP TALKINGTHE OX WHO WON THE FORFEITTHE SANDY ROADTHE QUARREL OF THE QUAILSTHE MEASURE OF RICETHE FOOLISH, TIMID RABBITTHE WISE AND THE FOOLISH MERCHANTTHE ELEPHANT GIRLY-FACETHE BANYAN DEERTHE PRINCES AND THE WATER-SPRITETHE KINGS WHITE ELEPHANTTHE OX WHO ENVIED THE PIGGRANNYS BLACKIETHE CRAB AND THE CRANEWHY THE OWL IS NOT KING OF THE BIRDSTHE GIRL MONKEY AND THE STRING OF PEARLSTHE THREE FISHESTHE TRICKY WOLF AND THE RATSTHE WOODPECKER, TURTLE, AND DEERTHE GOLDEN GOOSETHE STUPID MONKEYSTHE CUNNING WOLFTHE PENNY-WISE MONKEYTHE RED-BUD TREETHE WOODPECKER AND THE LIONTHE OTTERS AND THE WOLFHOW THE MONKEY SAVED HIS TROOPTHE HAWKS AND THEIR FRIENDSTHE BRAVE LITTLE BOWMANTHE FOOLHARDY WOLFTHE STOLEN PLOWTHE LION IN BAD COMPANYTHE WISE GOAT AND THE WOLFPRINCE WICKED AND THE GRATEFUL ANIMALSBEAUTY AND BROWNIETHE ELEPHANT AND THE DOG