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Twenty Jataka Tales

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Publisher Comments:

These twenty tales have been drawn from famous legends concerning the former lives of the Buddha. Beloved by children and adults alike, they tell of people and animals moved to acts of sacrifice by the noble example of their fellow creatures. The flavor is often suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.

Presented in a simplified narrative, the tales maintain the magical and timeless beauty of their Far Eastern origins. The stories are ideal for reading to children, as they tell of highly dramatic adventures that are resolved by non-violent and compassionate means. Challenging circumstances bring forth courage and the capacity to love, opening the way to solutions against seemingly impossible odds.

This book will also be coveted for its exquisite illustrations by the well-known illustrator H. Willebeek Le Mair.

Synopsis:

These delightful fables, drawn from legends of the former lives of the Buddha, tell of acts of sacrifice inspired by the noble example of others. The flavor is suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.These delightful fables tell of acts of sacrifice inspired by the noble example of others. The flavor is suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.

Synopsis:

These twenty tales have been drawn from famous legends concerning the former lives of the Buddha. Beloved by children and adults alike, they tell of people and animals moved to acts of sacrifice by the noble example of their fellow creatures. The flavor is often suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.

Presented in a simplified narrative, the tales maintain the magical and timeless beauty of their Far Eastern origins. The stories are ideal for reading to children, as they tell of highly dramatic adventures that are resolved by non-violent and compassionate means. Challenging circumstances bring forth courage and the capacity to love, opening the way to solutions against seemingly impossible odds.

This book will also be coveted for its exquisite illustrations by the well-known illustrator H. Willebeek Le Mair.

Synopsis:

These delightful fables, drawn from legends of the former lives of the Buddha, tell of acts of sacrifice inspired by the noble example of others. The flavor is suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.

Table of Contents

Eros and the Mysteries of Love

The Metaphysics of Sex

Introduction

1.  Eros and Sexual Love

2.  The Metaphysics of Sex

3.  Phenomena of Transcending in Profane Love

4.  Gods and Goddesses, Men and Women

5.  Sacred Ceremonies and Evocations

6.  Sex in the Realm of Initiations and Magic

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892813230
Retold:
Khan, Noor Inayat
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Retold by:
Khan, Noor Inayat
Retold:
Khan, Noor Inayat
Author:
Khan, Noor Inayat
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Jataka stories, English
Subject:
Jataka stories
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
MYTHS, LEGENDS & HISTORY
Subject:
MYTHS, LEGENDS & HISTORY
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 9
Publication Date:
19850531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.32x5.45x.38 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 152 pages Inner Traditions International - English 9780892813230 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , These delightful fables, drawn from legends of the former lives of the Buddha, tell of acts of sacrifice inspired by the noble example of others. The flavor is suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.These delightful fables tell of acts of sacrifice inspired by the noble example of others. The flavor is suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.
"Synopsis" by , These twenty tales have been drawn from famous legends concerning the former lives of the Buddha. Beloved by children and adults alike, they tell of people and animals moved to acts of sacrifice by the noble example of their fellow creatures. The flavor is often suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.

Presented in a simplified narrative, the tales maintain the magical and timeless beauty of their Far Eastern origins. The stories are ideal for reading to children, as they tell of highly dramatic adventures that are resolved by non-violent and compassionate means. Challenging circumstances bring forth courage and the capacity to love, opening the way to solutions against seemingly impossible odds.

This book will also be coveted for its exquisite illustrations by the well-known illustrator H. Willebeek Le Mair.

"Synopsis" by , These delightful fables, drawn from legends of the former lives of the Buddha, tell of acts of sacrifice inspired by the noble example of others. The flavor is suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed.
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