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  1. When the Buddha Was an Elephant

    When the Buddha Was an Elephant

    32 Animal Wisdom Tales from the Jataka

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    • Mark W. McGinnis
    Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or Jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty, and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other. Animals, instead of people, took the leading roles, giving the tales a universal appeal. Tales of this kind have emerged all over the world—in the Mediterranean as Aesop's fables… Read More

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  2. Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

    Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

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    • Mark W. McGinnis
    Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other. Instead of populating these stories with people, they cast the animals of their immediate environment in the leading roles—which may have given the tales a universal appeal that helped them… Read More

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