The Jataka Tales, Volume 6

The Jataka Tales, Volume 6

by Edward Byles Cowell, W. H. D. Rouse

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This is the annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids The Jatakas refer to a voluminous body of literature native to India concerning the previous births (jati) of the Buddha. These are the stories that tell about the previous lives of the Buddha, in both human and animal form. The future Buddha may appear in them as a king, an outcast, a god, an elephant-but, in whatever form, he exhibits some virtue that the tale thereby inculcates. The Theravada Jatakas comprise 547 poems, arranged roughly by increasing number of verses. This book comprises poem 538 through 547. (courtesy of wikipedia.com)

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ISBN-13: 9783849622336
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Publication date: 07/21/2012
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 399
Sales rank: 967,635
File size: 808 KB

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