Sīhacamma Jataka

SIHACAMMA JATAKA Once upon a time, when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisattva was born in a farmer’s family, and when he grew up he got a livelihood by tillage. At the same time there was a Merchant who used to go about hawking goods, which a donkey carried for him. Wherever he went,Continue reading “Sīhacamma Jataka”

Mahakapi Jataka

MAHAKAPI JATAKA On the bank of the Ganges there was an enormous mango tree, its sweet fruit was of exquisite fragrance and flavor. One of its branches spread over the bank of the river, while another extended over the water.  One day, while the monkey king was eating the succulent fruit, he thought, “If anyContinue reading “Mahakapi 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”