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This quantity includes sixteen Jataka stories retold in sleek English. it's the final of 3 volumes, which come with 217 of the 547 tales from the unique Pali. Jataka stories are the tales the Buddha instructed of his prior lives. they're occasionally funny, occasionally touching, yet regularly instructive in morality and the Dhamma.
Originally translated in English at first of the 20 th century, those stories tackle new lifestyles during this intriguing retelling. while many fresh collections have provided the Jatakas as fables for kids, right here the authors have preserved even more of the unique drama, in order that they are appropriate for readers of every age.
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