Eastern Stories And Legends


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Eastern stories and legends

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781497992627
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/30/2014
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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THE SPIRIT THAT LIVED IN A TREE THE SPIRIT THAT LIVED IN A TREE AND it came to pass that the Buddha was re-born as a Tree-Spirit. Now there reigned (at Benares) at that time a King who said to himself: "All over India, the kings live in palaces supported by many a column. I will build me a palace resting on one column only then shall I in truth be the chiefest of all kings." Now in the King's Park was a lordly Sal tree, straight and well-grown, worshiped by village and town, and to this tree even the Royal Family also paid tribute, worship, and honor. And then suddenly there came an order from the King that the tree should be cut down. And the people were sore dismayed, but the woodmen, who dared not disobey the orders of the King, came to the Park with hands full of perfumed garlands, and encircling the treewith a string, fastened to it a nosegay of flowers, and kindling a lamp, they did worship, exclaiming: "O Tree! on the seventh day must we cut thee down, for so hath the King commanded. Now let the Deities who dwell within thee go elsewhither, and since we are only obeying the King's command, let no blame fall upon us, and no harm come to our children because of this." And the Spirit who lived in the tree, hearing these words, reflected within himself and said: "These builders are determined to cut down this tree, and to destroy my place of dwelling. Now my life lasts only as long as this tree. And lo! all the young Sal trees that stand around, where dwell the Deities my kinsfolk and they are many will be destroyed! My own destruction does not touch me so near as the destruction of my children: therefore must I protect their lives." Accordingly, at the hour ofmidnight adorned in divine splendor, he entered into the magnificent chamber of the King, and fil...
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