Vessantara Jataka

VESSANTARA JATAKA King Sanjaya and his queen Phusati of Sivi loved each other dearly. When the queen became aware that she was carrying a child, she had six alms halls built, from which she distributed silver daily. As the birth of her child grew imminent, she expressed the wish to visit every part of herContinue reading “Vessantara 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”