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The Sensible Enemy

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]here was once a prince who made friends with a merchant’s son and the son of a man of learning.Every day the three found entertainment in various diversions, flirtations...

The Monk Who Left His Body Behind

In the Koshala country is a city called Unassailable. In it ruled a king named Fine-Chariot, over whose footstool rippled rays of light from the diadems of uncounted vassal princes. One day a forest ranger came with this report: “Master, all...

Smart, the Jackal

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]In[/su_dropcap] a part of a forest lived a lion named Thunder-Fang, in company with three counsellors, a wolf, a jackal, and a camel, whose names were Meat-Face, Smart, and Spike-Ear. One day...

Forethought, Ready-Wit, and Fatalist

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]In[/su_dropcap] a great lake lived three full-grown fishes, whose names were Forethought, Ready-wit, and Fatalist. Now one day the fish named Forethought overheard passers-by on the bank and...

Swan and the Owl

Within a certain forest was a broad expanse of lake. There lived a king-swan named Passion, who spent his days in a great variety of pastimes. One day death, fatal death, visited him in the person of an owl. And the swan said: “This is a...

The Ungrateful Man

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]In[/su_dropcap] a certain town lived a Brahman whose name was Sacrifice. Every day his wife, chafing under their poverty, would say to him: “Come, Brahman! Lazybones! Stony-Heart...

KUKKURA JĀTAKA ~ The Dog who turned Preacher.

KUKKURA JĀTAKA ~ The Dog who turned Preacher Once upon a time, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, the Bodisat, in consequence of an act which would have that effect, came to life as a dog, and lived in a great cemetery attended by a troop of...

KURUNGA-MIGA JĀTAKA ~ The Wily Antelope

KURUNGA-MIGA JĀTAKA ~ The Wily Antelope Once upon a time, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, the Bodisat became A KURUNGA ANTELOPE and lived in his forest home, feeding on fruits. And at one time he was eating the Sepaṇṇi fruit on a heavily...

Jataka Story: NAḶAPĀNA JĀTAKA ~ The Monkeys and the Demon

NAḶAPĀNA JĀTAKA ~ The Monkeys and the Demon “He saw the marks of feet,” etc.—This the Teacher told about the Naḷa-canes, when he was living at the Ketaka wood, hard by the Lake of Naḷaka-pāna, after he had come to the village of that name on his...

On Offering Food to the Dead

On Offering Food to the Dead Once upon a time, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, a Brāhman, a world-famous teacher, accomplished in the Three Vedas, had a goat brought, with the intention of giving the Feast of the Dead, and said to his...

The Cunning Deer

The Cunning Deer Once upon a time there was a king of Magadha reigning in Rājagaha. At that time the Bodisat came to life as a stag, and lived in the forest, attended by a herd of deer. Now his sister brought her son to him, saying, “Brother...

The Greedy Antelope

The Greedy Antelope(VĀTA-MIGA JĀTAKA) Once upon a time Brahma-datta, the king of Benares, had a gardener named Sanjaya. Now a swift antelope who had come to the garden took to flight as soon as it saw Sanjaya. But Sanjaya did not frighten it away;...

The Dart of Love.

The Dart of Love. Long ago a king of Magadha was reigning in Rājagaha, in the country of Magadha. At the season of harvest the deer suffered much at the hands of the people of Magadha. So they were wont to go away to the forest at the foot of the...

The Banyan Deer

The Banyan Deer Long ago, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, the Bodisat came to life as a deer. When he was born he was of a golden colour; his eyes were like round jewels, his horns were white as silver, his mouth was red as a cluster of...

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