Judy’s Jataka Tale number 72

by Peter Carlson on July 19, 2012

The Jataka Tales are Buddhist teachings on ethics in the form of a story.  They’re quite numerous, and have been retold over the centuries in different cultures.  Judy told the story of the Elephant King (except she renamed the main character “The Elephant Queen”).  In this story, the insatiable quality of greed was contrasted with the total surrender to compassion and generosity on the part of  the Elephant Queen.

 

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