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Jātaka stories in Theravāda Buddhism : narrating the Bodhisatta path

Author: Naomi Appleton
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., 2010.
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"Jātaka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Buddhist tradition tells us that the stories illustrate the gradual path to perfection exemplified by the Buddha in his previous births, when he was a Bodhisatta (Buddha-to-be). This  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Appleton, Naomi, 1982-
Jātaka stories in Theravāda Buddhism.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., 2010
(DLC) 2010032129
(OCoLC)651012032
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Appleton
ISBN: 9781409410935 1409410935
OCLC Number: 754773619
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 176 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 What is a Jātaka? --
2 The Bodhisatta in Jātaka Stories --
3 The Creation of a Jātaka Genre --
4 Generic Conventions Embraced and Ignored --
5 Jātakas and Buddhology --
6 Jātakas and Biography --
7 Jātaka Ideology in Practice --
8 The Perfection of Storytelling.
Responsibility: Naomi Appleton.
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