Jataka stories are important part of Buddhist literature written for the mankind to gain knowledge and morality. Jataka tales are stories that tells about the various incarnations of Buddha. In his life, he took on totally different forms, from animals and birds to god and humans. In the Jataka tales, he’s referred to as Bodhisattva in every life. In each life, the Bodhisattva intended to impart values of knowledge, selflessness, morality, honesty, compassion and different ethical values to individuals. Originally Jataka tales stories was written in pali language and are translated in different languages around the world. Here we have curated the popular collection of moral stories from Jataka tales for children.
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1. The Golden Elephant
Message: Greed causes harm.
2. The Foolish Vulture
Message: Dont fool your friends.
3. Noble Monkey
Message: Be kind to all.
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4. Greedy Crow
Message: Do not be greedy.
5. The Right Choice
Message: Be smart and have one safe way to escape from danger.
6. Rabbit’s Dream
Message: Dream is not always real.
7. Goodbye Dear Cuckoo
Message: Jealousy is not good.
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8. Woodpecker, Deer and Tortoise
Messsage: Help your friends.
9. The Deceitful Bird
Message: Don’t be selfish.
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10. Elephant and Dog
Message: True friends can never be separated.
11. The Hunter & The Doves
Message: Unity is strength.