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Jatakas: Birth Stories of the Bodhisatta
By: Sarah Shaw

Jatakas: Birth Stories of the Bodhisatta  <br> By: Sarah Shaw

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Author: Sarah Shaw
Format: Paperback
ISBN: May 2007
Publication Date: 014306200X 9780144001477

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Product Code: 13373

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Associated with the living traditions of folk tale, drama and epic, the Jatakas recount the development of the Bodhisatta the being destined to become the present Buddha in his final life not just through the events of one lifetime but of hundreds. Written in Pali, the language of the Theravada Buddhist canon, the Jatakas comprise one of the largest and oldest collections of stories in the world dating from the fifth century BCE to the third century CE. Generations in South and South-East Asia have grown up with these tales.

This volume contains twenty-six stories drawn from various ancient sources, and each story reflects one of the ten perfections--giving, restraint, renunciation, wisdom, strength, acceptance, truthfulness, resolve, loving kindness and equanimity. A detailed introduction elaborates on the ten perfections, explains the forms of enlightenment as well as the structure, and the historical and geographical contexts of the stories. Sarah Shaw brings to life the teachings of Buddhism for the scholar and lay reader alike.

Jatakas: Birth Stories of the Bodhisatta, Sarah Shaw, Penguin India, Paperback, 339 Pages, $16.00

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