The Jataka Tales or birth stories are an ancient compendium of legends concerning some 550 previous incarnations of the Buddha. Most famous are the last ten Jatakas, which are retold here in a lively narrative style recreating the world of myth and legend that is such a colourful component of traditional Buddhist culture. The Jataka Tales have been the inspiration for great art throughout Asia for 2000 years, and illustrating the tales retold here are colour photographs representing the best of this artistic heritage.

Ten Lives of the Buddha 1996, Weatherhill

ISBN-13: 9780834803749

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