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Buddhist Folk Tales

Author : Dick de Ruiter
ISBN : 9074597866
Genre : Fiction
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In this book you will find a colorful collection of folk tales populated by mighty kings, handsome princes, crafty magicians, and talking animals. Bearing a striking resemblance to the tales of the Brothers Grimm, they are suffused with Eastern mystery and fantasy images. These tales were handed down in the oral tradition of the people of ancient Ceylon (Sri Lanka). They were first recorded by British colonists and missionaries in the beginning of the 20th century, immortalizing the roots of the ancient Hindu tradition as it developed in Sri Lanka. These age-old narratives take us back to a time when the cultures of Asia were among the world?s most sophisticated, and, with their fairy-tale atmosphere, give us an abundance of impressions so characteristic of Hindu lives in the ancient Far East. -- Amazon.com.
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The Three Boys

Author : Yeshi Dorjee
ISBN : 9780824830793
Genre : Fiction
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A virtuous young woman journeys to the Land of the Dead to retrieve the still-beating heart of a king; a wily corpse-monster tricks his young captor into setting him free; a king falls under a curse that turns him into a cannibal; a shepherd who understands the speech of animals saves a princess from certain death. These are just a few of the wondrous tales that await readers of this collection of Tibetan Buddhist folktales. Fifteen stories are told for modern readers in a vivid, accessible style that reflects a centuries-old tradition of storytelling in the monasteries and marketplaces of Tibet. As a child growing up in a Buddhist monastery, Yeshi Dorjee would often coax the elderly lamas into telling him folktales. By turns thrilling, mysterious, clever, and often hilariously funny, the stories he narrates here also teach important lessons about mindfulness, compassion, and other key Buddhist principles. They will delight readers of all ages, scholars and students, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
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Jataka Tales

Author : Buddha
ISBN : 9781907256202
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Jatakas, or birth-stories, form one of Buddhism's sacred books. They relate the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences. Carved railings around the relic shrines of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh indicate that the birth-stories were widely known in the third century B.C. These Jataka Tales contain deep truths, and are calculated to impress lessons of great moral beauty. Tales like The Merchant of Seri, who gave up all that he had in exchange for a golden dish, embodies much the same idea as the New Testament's parable of the priceless pearl. The Tale of the Measures of Rice illustrates the importance of a true estimate of values. The Tale of the Banyan Deer, which offered its life to save a roe and her young, illustrates self-sacrifice of the noblest sort. The Tale of the Sandy Road is one of the finest in the collection. While some of the stories are based in Buddhist ideology, many are age-old fables, the flotsam and jetsam of folk-lore that have appeared under various guises throughout the centuries. At times they have been used merely as merry tales, and at other times they're used as literature, as by Chaucer, who unwittingly puts a Jataka story into the mouth of his Pardoner when he tells the tale of The Ryotoures Three. Captivate yourself with the charm of these 18 Jataka Tales. Let their quaint humour and gentle earnestness teach you the wholesome lessons of the Buddhist ideology, among them the duty of kindness to animals. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to raising funds for Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education High School in Mandalay, Myanmar
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Thai Tales

Author : Supaporn Vathanaprida
ISBN : 1563080966
Genre : Social Science
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Gathers fairy tales, humorous tales, animal tales, and stories told by Buddhist monks to illustrate their teachings
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The Story Of The Three Buddhist Monks

Author : Jing Jing Ding
ISBN : 1554886635
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A story of three Buddhist monks based on a traditional Chinese folk tale about cooperation. Without cooperation, one monk can fetch two buckets of water, two monks will only be able to fetch one bucket of water, and three monks will fetch no water at all.
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J Taka Tales

Author : Eric Van Horn
ISBN : 9798646221149
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The Jātaka Tales are the Buddhist equivalent of Aesop's Fables. They are morality stories. In the Buddhist cultures of that time, these were the stories that children grew up hearing. They were the popular entertainment of their time. Families would gather together in the evening after the day's work was done and share these tales. And it is from these stories that people learned about the standards of conduct for followers of the Buddha. Like Aesop's Fables, the main characters in these stories can be a king, a merchant, a craftsperson, or an animal. This collection contains stories 201-250 of the 547 total stories. There are a number of stories about respect for one's elders. Jātaka 202 even finds Sakka the God terrorizing a King who has mistreated elders. Jātaka 237 repeats the story of Jataka 68 in which the Buddha tenderly shows respect for his parents from previous lives.The longest story in this collection is Jātaka 234 in which a musician takes care of his blind parents. It has a lovely scene in which the musician asks to be paid for his music by hearing the stories of devas who have been reborn in heaven due to their kindness.And, of course, there are many stories involving monkeys! In some of these the monkey is a villain, but they can also be the heros. In Jātaka 222 it is the Buddha himself who is a self-sacrificing monkey and who tries to save his mother from a hunter.In all, these stories represent the breadth the human experience. What we see is that in 2500 years, the spectrum of experiences has not changed at all.
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J Taka Tales

Author : Eric K Van Horn
ISBN : 1088990959
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The Jātaka Tales are the Buddhist equivalent of Aesop's Fables. They are morality stories. In the Buddhist cultures of that time, these were the stories that children grew up hearing. They were the popular entertainment of their time. Families would gather together in the evening after the day's work was done and share these tales. And it is from these stories that people learned about the standards of conduct for followers of the Buddha.Like Aesop's Fables, the main characters in these stories can be a king, a merchant, a craftsperson, or an animal. This collection contains stories 101-150 of the 547 total stories. Jātaka 124 tells a lovely story a monk whose selflessness leads to prosperity for his monastery, and in the past how he devoted himself tirelessly to providing water for animals during a drought. Jātaka 105 shows a tree fairy who calms an elephant's fears. Jātaka 107 is a funny story about a priest who makes his king crazy by talking too much, and how the king enlists the help of a cripple who is deadly accurate with a pea shooter to cure him!There are a number of stories about monks behaving badly. To a Westerner this may sound strange. But in a Buddhist culture there are bound to be people who ordain as monks - often with good intentions - but who find the monastic life too challenging. Jātaka 146 tells the story of three older men who find a pretty cushy way to live as monks.In all these stories represent the breadth the human experience. What we see is that in 2500 years, the spectrum of humanity has not changed at all.
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Jataka Tales

Author : Eric K. Van Horn
ISBN : 179077179X
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The Jātaka Tales are the Buddhist equivalent of Aesop's Fables. They are morality stories. In the Buddhist cultures of that time, these were the stories that children grew up hearing. They were the popular entertainment of their time. Families would gather together in the evening after the day's work was done and share these tales. And it is from these stories that people learned about the standards of conduct for followers of the Buddha.Like Aesop's Fables, the main characters in these stories can be a king, a merchant, a craftsperson, or an animal. This collection contains stories 51-100 of the 547 total stories. Jātaka 68 tells the lovely story about the Buddha and an old couple who - seemingly confused - turn out to have been his parents in many previous lives. Jātaka 72 brings back the Buddha's nemesis - Devadatta - in a story about ingratitude. The Mud Pie Friends - Jātaka 83 - tells a touching story about the great benefactor Anāthapiṇḍika and his childhood friend with whom he made mud pies.A common theme of the Buddha's was the folly of superstition. This is the main topic of Jātakas 87 and 97. And in Jātaka 76 we hear the profound message of how by caring for our own bodies and minds, we also care for others.In all these stories represent the breadth the human experience. What we see is that in 2500 years, the spectrum of humanity has not changed at all.
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A Buddhist Fairy Tale

Author : E. Raymond & Janet V. Rock
ISBN : 1718046790
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The wisdom of Buddhism comes alive in this compelling tale about a King who forsakes his empire to find the key to infinity. The King's battles are your battles. The King's questions are your questions. The King's triumphs are your triumphs.From the depths of a self-made hell to the immensity of the Infinity he found within, he never failed to be true to himself, and this was his secret to persevere. Be careful however. Even innocently reading about the key has been known to seduce men and women into eventually turning their backs on everything, once they taste that immeasurable Infinity within.And once Infinity is tasted the thirst begins, and there is no going back. What the key reveals becomes far too seductive, more enthralling than the million pleasures of the world. What is this key? How do we find it? These questions the King asked as well, but with no one to turn to, he had no choice but to rely on his own instincts and follow his own heart.
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Buddhist Legends

Author : Charles Rockwell Lanman
ISBN : 8120820703
Genre : Tipiṭaka
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The Dhammapada commentary is in the main a compilation of Buddhist legends and tales ascribed to Buddhaghosa.
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108 Buddhist Parables And Stories

Author : Olga Gutsol
ISBN : 9785041638283
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This book is a collection of the most beloved stories, teachings and parables attributed to Gautama Buddha, enlightened teacher and sage who lived and taught in the northeastern part of ancient India. Since the narrative of the Buddha’s life was retold across cultures and across times, it is only natural that the facts mingled with various legends and folk stories, thus creating an invaluable source of wisdom that is not only inspirational, but also utterly entertaining.
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Jataka Tales Of The Buddha Volume I

Author : Visakha Kawasaki
ISBN : 1681723107
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"This set of three volumes includes 217 (of 547) Jataka tales lovingly retold by Ken and 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 Jatakas. 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 Jatakas, 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 Jatakas accessible even to young readers and to those for whom English is not their first language." (Note: This title was previously published under ISBN 9781681721033 . Due to technical issues a new ISBN had to be assigned. Rest assured that both versions of this title are exactly the same.)
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The Barefoot Book Of Buddhist Tales

Author : Sherab Chödzin
ISBN : 1846868246
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A collection of thirteen retold Buddhist tales from all over Asia, illustrating various aspects of Buddhist thought.
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Buddhist Birth Stories Jataka Tales The Oldest Collection Of Folk Lore Extant Being The Jatakatthavannana Volume I

Author : Thomas William Rhys Davids
ISBN : 9354049958
Genre : History
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
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Buddha Stories

Author : Demi
ISBN : 1250294088
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A collection of fables and teachings from the Buddha, compiled and illustrated with gold ink by award-winning picture book author Demi—now in paperback for the first time A golden goose demonstrates the wealth of kindness. A rabbit learns not to believe everything he hears. Throughout the ages, moral tales have been passed down from one generation to the next. Centuries ago in China, hundreds of parables were told by the Buddha to his devoted followers. His messages became widespread through fables adapted by famous storytellers like Aesop and La Fontaine. In this collection, the author has chosen ten of the most engaging classic tales from the Buddha's works. Compiled and illustrated by Demi, this wonderful collection of stories is sure to draw young readers into the ancient teachings of the Buddha, teachings that are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago.
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Kalmykian And Mongolian Traditional Fairy Tales 39 Kalmyk And Mongolian Children S Stories

Author : Anon E. Mouse
ISBN : 9788834175163
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Herein are 39 Kalmyk-Mongolian children’s fairy and folktales which are Mongolian in origin. Herein you wind stories like: The Saga Of The Well-And-Wise-Walking Khan The Woman Who Sought Her Husband In The Palace Of Erlik-Khan The Gold-Spitting Prince Five To One The Fortunes Of Shrikantha The Use Of Magic Language The Wife Who Loved Butter Bhîxu Life The Saga Of Ardschi-Bordschi And Vikramâditja’s Throne The Boy-King Schalû the Wolf-boy Vikramâditja acquires another Kingdom The Voice-charmer How Naran Gerel swore falsely and yet told the Truth ….plus many, many more. Kalmyk folklore, fairy tales, omens and sayings are a little-researched genre of folklore. Since early times the Kalmyk people, surveyed nature, animals, and the birds around them, from which they created tales, legends, myths, songs, proverbs, and sayings that are notable for their keen observation, which, over time, have been infused with a healthy dose of deep wisdom, which is highly complementary to their commonly held practise of Tengric Bhuddism, or Mongolian Buddhism. The Kalmyk people are members of the Oirat clan which is Mongolian in origin. The Kalmyks (also spelled Kalmouk) migrated 3,700km/2,300miles from the steppes of southern Siberia on the banks of the Irtysh River to the Lower Volga region, bordering on the northern Caspian sea, arriving in about 1630AD. The most compelling reason was to escape the growing dominance of the neighboring Dzungar Mongol tribe. Along the route of their migration, the Kalmyks would have met and mixed with pagans and shamans, the Jewish Khazars, Islam from the Alans and Nogais, and Christianity from the Russians and other Slavic tribes. As such their folklore and fairytales are interwoven with elements of all these cultures creating a rich and diverse tapestry of lore which is reflected in this volume. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Kalmykian, Mongolian, folklore, fairytales, Ananda, ancient, ape, Ardschi-Bordschi, ARDSCHI, BORDSCHI, arrows, ass, barley-corns, beasts, beautiful, birdcatcher, bird, catcher, Bodhisattva, bones, Boy-king, Buddha, Buddhist, butter, capital, caravan, chief, children, children’s books, children’s stories, Churmusta, companions, cunning, dancing, demons, eight, endowed, enemy, feathers, fifteenth century, 15th C., free, friends, Gandharva, garuda-bird, Gerel, grandparents with children, gratitude, Hermit, honour, horse, India, jewel, Khan, Khanin, King, kingdom, Kun-dgah, Lama, lioness, love, magicians, magnanimous, maiden, majesty, mango tree, marry, Massang, Master, merchandize, merchandise, merchant, Minister, Moonshine, mother-o’-pearl, mothers to be, mothers with children, mountain, Nâgârg′una, Naran, Naran-Dâkinî, Naran Dâkinî, noble, oxen, palace, parents to be, parents with children, parrot, peace, possessed, Prince, Princess, Queen, reading to children, sacred, sacrifice, Schimnu, Schimnu Khan, Schimnus, Serpent, Serpent king, seventy-one, Shanggasba, Siddhi-kür, soothsayer, Ssaran, Sunshine, Suta, tales, talisman, Teacher, temple, thousand, throne, token, transform, treasure, Vikramâditja, water, Well-and-wise-walking, Well and wise walking, weep, wisdom, wise, wolves, wood-carver, wood carver, youth
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