Jatakamala: Garland of Stories

  1. A Starving Tigress, A Tale of Compassion, Selflessness, and Generosity

  2. King of the Shibis, A Tale of Charity

  3. A Small Portion of Gruel, A Tale of Generosity

  4. The Merchant, A Tale of Diligent Resolve

  5. The Invincible One, A Tale of Unwavering Virtue

  6. The Rabbit, A Tale of Selfless Kindness

  7. Ajastya the Ascetic, The Virtues of Asceticism and Solitude

  8. The Strength of Love, A Tale of Loving Kindness

  9. Vishvantara, A Tale of the Marvelous Behavior of a Bodhisattva

  10. The Sacrifice, A Tale of Virtue and Generosity

  11. Shakra, A Tale of Bravery

  12. The Brahman, A Tale of Conscience

  13. She Who Drives Men Mad, A Tale of Self-Control

  14. Suparaga, Depending on the Virtuous as Friends

  15. The Fish, The Rewards of Virtue

  16. The Baby Quail, The Power of Honesty

  17. The Jar of Liquor, The Virtuous Turning Others from Evil

  18. The Wealthy Prince, The Virtue of Detachment from Worldly Concerns

  19. The Lotus Roots, A Tale of Understanding

  20. The Treasurer, A Tale of a Pious Man

  21. The Story of Kuddhabodhi, A Tale of Subduing Anger

  22. The Noble Geese, A Tale of Friendship

  23. The Wise One, A Tale of Teaching

  24. The Great Monkey, The Consequences of Turning Against a Friend

  25. The Fabulous Sharabha Deer, Having Compassion for an Enemy

  26. The Ruru Deer, A Tale of Betrayal

  27. The Monkey King, A Tale of Leadership and Self Sacrifice

  28. The Teacher of Restraint, A Tale of Patience

  29. A Visitor from Brahma, A Tale of Celestial Guidance

  30. The Elephant, A Tale of Self Sacrifice

  31. Sutasoma, A Tale of Salvation

  32. Prince of the Iron House, A Tale of Renunciation

  33. The Buffalo, A Tale of Patience

  34. The Woodpecker, Kindness without Thought of Reward

Images courtesy of the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art, Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Click here to view other artworks from the collection of Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts.

Jataka in Tibetan courtesy of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


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