Chaddanta Jataka

CHADDANTA JATAKA Once the Bodhisatta was born as the king of Chaddanta elephants (chaddanta literally means “six tusks” and chaddanta elephants are the highest class of elephants often referred to in the Pali sources).  The body of the elephant king was pure white with red face and feet. He lived in a golden cave onContinue reading “Chaddanta Jataka”

Jatakas

JATAKAS The Jatakas are an important part of Buddhist art and literature. They describe the previous existences or births of the Buddha (the Enlightened One) when he appeared as Bodhisattvas (beings who are yet to attain enlightenment or moksha), in both human and non-human forms. These stories tell us how practicing different perfections or transcendental virtuesContinue reading “Jatakas”