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Buddhist birth-stories Jataka tales. The commentarial introd. entitled Nidānakathā; the story of the lineage. Translated from V. Fausböll"s ed. of the Pali text by T.W. Rhys Davids. New and rev. ed. by Mrs. Rhys Davids. by

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Published by G. Routledge in London .
Written in English

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Other titlesJataka tales, Nidāna-kathā, The story of lineage
SeriesBroadway translations
ContributionsDavids, Thomas William Rhys, 1843-1922, Davids, Caroline Augusta (Foley) Rhys, d. 1942
LC ClassificationsBL1411 J3 E44
The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL18235530M

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The accuracy of this tradition has been discussed by Professor Rhys Davids in the Introduction to the first volume of his 'Buddhist Birth Stories' 3; and we may safely adopt his conclusion, that if the prose commentary was not composed by Buddhaghosa, it was composed not long after- wards; and as in any case it was merely a redaction of. Today's free book is Buddhist Birth Stories: or, Jataka Tales translated by T. W. Rhys Davids. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. In addition to the stories, this book contains a detailed overview of the history of the jataka tales and their place in the Buddhist tradition. Leatherbound edition. Condition: New. Language: eng Volume: 1 Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden leaf printing on spine. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this print on demand book . In all Buddhist countries the Jataka tales were the ma-jor sources for developing the character of the people. They were used widely in preaching by monks and lay preach-ers. King Dutugemunu (2nd century B.C.), in Anurad-hapura, paid for the support of preachers to teach Dhamma, the teachings of the Buddha. They usually used these sto-.

  Excerpt from Buddhist Birth-Stories (Jataka Tales): The Commentarial Introduction Entitled Nidana-Katha, the Story of the Lineage This essay and the following translation were published in as a volume in Tritbner's Oriental Series. That volume contained, further, the beginning Of a much longer work, namely the translation Of the so Author: Thomas William Rhys Davids.   Excerpt from Buddhist Birth Stories, Vol. 1: Or Jātaka Tales, the Oldest Collection of Folk-Lore Extant IT is well known that amongst the Buddhist Scriptures there is one book in which a large number Of Old stories, fables, and fairy tales, lie enshrined in an edifying commentary; and have thus been preserved for the study and amusement of later : Viggo Fausbøll. Unfortunately this orthodox Buddhist belief as to the history of the Book of Birth Stories rests on a foundation of quicksand. The Buddhist belief, that most of their sacred books were in existence immediately after the Buddha’s death, is not only not supported, but is contradicted by the evidence of those books themselves.   For a time after Alexander the Great conquered central Asia in BCE, there was a considerable intermingling of Buddhism with Hellenic art and ideas. There also is speculation that the story of the Buddha’s birth was “improved” after Buddhist traders returned from the Middle East with stories of the birth of Jesus.