I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told

A colorful introduction to Buddhist fablesA monkey, caught in a monsoon, finds shelter in a cave amid the rubble of a temple The monkey is not alone A lion, a jackal, a turtle, and a dove bicker in the cramped space, until a statue of Buddha comes to life Hush, children, hush Buddha says I will tell you a story to pass the time From the tale of the clever monkeyA colorful introduction to Buddhist fablesA monkey, caught in a monsoon, finds shelter in a cave amid the rubble of a temple The monkey is not alone A lion, a jackal, a turtle, and a dove bicker in the cramped space, until a statue of Buddha comes to life Hush, children, hush Buddha says I will tell you a story to pass the time From the tale of the clever monkey outwidding a hungry crocodile to that of a bird and turtle rescuing a friend, the six amusing parables told by the Buddha will introduce young readers to the famous cycle of fables in Buddhist literature known as the Jatakas, or birth stories, which Buddha originally told to his disciples to illustrate his teachings Joined with stunning linocut illustrations, Jeanne M Lee s retellings form a book notable for both its beauty and its wisdom.
I Once Was a Monkey Stories Buddha Told A colorful introduction to Buddhist fablesA monkey caught in a monsoon finds shelter in a cave amid the rubble of a temple The monkey is not alone A lion a jackal a turtle and a dove bicker in th

  • Title: I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told
  • Author: Jeanne M. Lee
  • ISBN: 9780374335489
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told”

    1. I really liked how there were stories within stories within stories. . d that you could read each chapter individually for the story it contained, or you could read the whole book front to back for a bigger broader story able to add greater context to any of the individual parts within the whole.Another huge plus this book has to offer is story-lines that include faulted-characters. No character is good or bad, smart or dumb. . ey all display aspects of many traits and are incredibly relat'able. [...]

    2. This is a nicely told and illustrated collection of six Jatakas, stories about the previous lives of Buddha in human and animal form. We read this picture book to complement our ancient India history lessons about Buddha and Buddhism.

    3. Good supplemental reading for learning about Buddhism--definitely longish without extraordinary illustrations.

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