Theravada Buddhism: Jataka Stories Reveal Bodhisatta Path

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The product being described is a book that explores and delves into the Jataka stories, which are stories about the previous births of the Buddha. These stories are widely popular in Theravada Buddhist countries and are used in various ways such as sermons, children’s books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals, and festivals. Despite appearing as fables or folktales, the stories actually symbolize the Buddha’s gradual path to perfection in his previous lives as a bodhisatta. The book aims to investigate the role of these stories in Buddhist doctrine, practice, and creative expression, providing a comprehensive understanding of this important genre within Buddhism.


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