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  • The Jataka Tales

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    The Jatakas of Ancient India successfully illustrates the moral lessons experienced by the Buddha during his adventures as past animal reincarnations. The Buddha’s lessons were depicted through the collection of the fables in the Jataka Tales. These fables are a collaboration of moral conduct and good behavior, which the Buddha represented to demonstrate the ideas of karma and rebirth to stress the importance of good moral values. The authors of these fables are unknown, however the fables were recollected

  • Similarities Between Jesus's Sermon On The Mount And Jataka Tales

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    Similarity between Sermon on the Mount and Jataka Tales Introduction Buddhism and Christianity are closely related in many unique ways. While their founders exhibit significant differences in when they began their existence in the world, their teachings hugely resemble each other. Gautama Buddha was reported to have lived about 600 or 500 before Christ was born. Buddha was born in Nepal, India while Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which is currently located in Palestine. Both Jesus and Buddha espoused

  • Summary Of ' The Jataka Tales '

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    THE JATAKA TALES On a warm July night, a prince was born in Jambudvipa (India). He grew up in a lifestyle filled with the finest of things, confined in his palace, being sheltered from the realities of danger. His father raised him to be the next wheel-turning king. Siddhartha Gautama did not know that he had the “markings” that predetermined his life. His father chose him as king, but as history proves, his dharma was to be the Buddha. Siddhartha’s encounter with the outside world during his manhood

  • Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra

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    INTRO Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra. The rock-cut caves of both these sites are world famous and illustrate the degree of skill and artistry that Indian craftsmen had achieved several hundred years ago. Ajanta dates from 100 B.C. while Ellora is younger by some 600 years. The village of Ajanta is in the Sahyadri hills, about 99 kms. From Aurangabad; a few miles away in a mammoth horseshoe-formed rock, are 30 caves overlooking a gorge, `each forming a room in the hill and some with

  • The Jataka Tale Of The Hungry Tigress

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    The Jataka tales are an integral part of Buddhist literature as they illustrate the “great deeds, in past lives of the being that was to become the Buddha Gautama.” (Harvey 99)In such tales, the Bodhisattva character “…does some inspiring deed of generosity, kindness or wisdom… identified with the Buddha or his key disciples…” (99) In the story of the Hungry Tigress, a human, brahmin Bodhisattva stumbles across a starving tigress with her cubs while out meditating in nearby caves. Shocked and saddened

  • Analysis of the Vessantara Jataka and the Miao Shan Essay

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    Luna Kanalaft Tutorial 2 Critically Reading a Religious Ritual Thick Description: * Describe when the ritual takes place. Does it respond to some particular event? It is held at specific time of year? Is it held on a regular basis? Is it performed only when needed? * What causes a group of people to hold or sponsor this ritual? -most commonly used in Tibet as a rite for turning away demons -lay people will ask a monk or lama

  • Major Concepts That Connect Hinduism 's Sacrifice, And The Jataka Tale Of The Bunyan Deer

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    Asian mythology there are multiple concepts that connect Hinduism to Buddhism. Major concepts that relate myths from both religions are karma and dukkha. Myths that portray these concepts are: the myth the Destruction of Daksha’s Sacrifice, and the Jataka tale of the Bunyan Deer. Not only do both of these myths connect to the concepts of karma and dukkha but they also serve as the last function of a myth: “Serve as an important medium of secular and religious education” (Lecture, Day 1, Slide 14).

  • Nymph Of The Luo River

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    In the Nymph of the Luo River, along with the love story of Cao Zhi (曹植), Gu (顧愷之)was good at depicting characters’ expression and the relationship among them. The placement of people are arranging well; It is obvious to see that the woman on the left side of the hand scroll is the main character. This woman is called “fú fēi” (洛神), her expression suggest a sense of gloominess and sorrow, but at the same time, her waving drapery bring out her unique characteristic and her divine temperament. In the

  • The Bodhisattva

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    The Jataka is the most important Buddhist literature which was written in the 4th century BCE, and there are 547 stories. These stories are about the early lives of the Buddha before he was enlightened. The Buddha was born and reincarnated in rituals of humans, animals, and god. Buddhism is the religion of compassion that teach moral values and provides lessons. The objective of Buddhism is to enlighten about dharma and karma that might help individuals to escape the karmic cycle and reach nirvana

  • Christianity And Buddhism Similarities

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    There are two religions that draw similarities to each other one being form the Abrahamic faith and the other being from an Eastern religion. Both having the paths to righteousness within ones respected religious beliefs. Christianity and Buddhism are the two religions that have been to shown to have comparable story lines to one another, and an in depth analysis will show why. Timing of both religions turned out to be close to one another and have similar ways in which they were recorded, by having