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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...

Lacknose

Lacknose There was once a Gardener who had no nose, and he had a very nice garden full of beautiful flowers: roses, and pinks, and lilies, and violets, and all the prettiest flowers you can imagine. Three little boys thought they would like a bunch...

The Goblin City

The Goblin City Long, long ago, in the island of Ceylon, there was a large city full of nothing but Goblins. They were all She-goblins, too; and if they wanted husbands, they used to get hold of travellers and force them to marry; and afterwards...

The Lion and the Boar

The Lion and the Boar Once upon a time there was a Lion who lived in the mountains, and he used to drink water out of a beautiful lake. It so happened that, as he was drinking there one day, he saw a Boar feeding over on the opposite bank. Now he...

The Jackal Would A-Wooing Go

The Jackal Would A-Wooing Go is a Jataka story.Once upon a time there was a family of Lions that lived in the Himalaya Mountains in a Golden Cave. They were three brothers and one sister. Near by was a silver mountain with a Crystal Cave, and in...

The Bold Beggar

The bold beggar is a story about a man who had often see the king eat and thought he would like a taste of the King’s choice food. And this is what he did.

Pride Must Have a Fall

Pride Must Have a Fall Once upon a time there was a beautiful wild Goose that lived in the mountains; he was King of the Geese, and he had a mate and two or three fine young ones. But it had happened once that this Goose, in his travels about the...

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