Buddhist Parables

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1922 - Religion - 348 pages
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Buddhist Parables contains more than two hundred similes, allegories, parables, fables and other illustrative stories and ancedotes found in the Pali Buddhist texts and said to have been employed, either by the Buddha himself or by his followers, to convey religious and ethical lessons and the lessons of common sense. Much of the material has been translated into English for the first time. The book is a collection of specimens of an unusually interesting type of literary composition, a text-book of the teachings of the Buddha, presented just as the Buddha and his followers presented them, by discourse and example; and a collection of good stories--all in one. It contains much that will interest children and also contains much that will puzzle the profoundest philosopher.
 

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Contents

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6
Parables from the Book of the Buddhas Previous
16
Parables from the Book of the Buddhas Previous
30
Parables from the Book of the Buddhas Previous
59
Parables from early sources on divers subjects
73
Humorous parables from early andlate sources
79
Monkeygardeners
85
Beetle and elephant
91
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246
Parables from the Mediumlength Discourses
258
Parables from the Mediumlength Discourses
274
Parables from the Mediumlength Discourses
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Boar and lion Kathasaritsagara 72
297
Jeweler monk and goose SanskritChinese
305
Rupavati Divyavadana 472473 478
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Parables from the Long Discourses on the sub
109
Parables from Buddhaghosas Legends of the Saints
128
Parables from early sources on the Doctrine
180
The Great Ocean
195
Similes and short parables from the Questions
201
81
211
Three qualities of the cream of ghee
224
So is the Buddha known by his City of Righteousness
232
Prerequisites of Enlightenment
242
On the Sacrifice of the Eyes
324
Miln
330
King Richard of England and
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82
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230
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Miln
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