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JATAKA TALES - DEER STORIES
The gentle wisdom of the Jataka
All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. The Buddha was no exception. Legend has it that several lifetimes as a Bodhisattva went into the making of the Buddha, the Enlightened One.
The Bodhisattva came in many forms - man, monkey, deer, elephant. Whatever his mortal body, he spread the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion. This wisdom - the wisdom of right thinking and right living - is preserved in the Jataka tales.
The Jataka tales, retold in this selection, will keep you amused while they show you how good ultimately triumphs over evil. This title is from the ACK Jataka tales collection.