9781614293545-1614293546-Before Buddha Was Buddha: Learning from the Jataka Tales

Before Buddha Was Buddha: Learning from the Jataka Tales

ISBN-13: 9781614293545
ISBN-10: 1614293546
Author: Martin, Rafe
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781614293545
ISBN-10: 1614293546
Author: Martin, Rafe
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Format: Paperback 184 pages

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Acknowledged authors Martin, Rafe wrote Before Buddha Was Buddha: Learning from the Jataka Tales comprising 184 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1614293546 and 9781614293545. Since then Before Buddha Was Buddha: Learning from the Jataka Tales textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.99 or rent at the marketplace.

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Discover how ordinary beings—a deer, a robber, a monkey, a parrot, and more—make up the past lives of the Buddha before he was Buddha.

The jataka tales are ancient Buddhist stories found in both the Pali Canon and Sanskrit tradition, recounting the many past lives and ongoing spiritual work of Shakyamuni Buddha on his way to his final birth as Siddhartha Gautama. In them we find the Buddha facing difficulties, making tough choices, doing hard work, falling down and getting back up—the kind of continuing effort of spiritual practice that all beings face.

Before Buddha was Buddha focuses on a selection of particular jataka tales in which the Buddha in past lives faces temptations and struggles with self-doubt as well as his own shortcomings. In these tales he’s not beyond life’s messes—its challenges and disasters—but is down in the mix, trudging through the mud with the rest of us. Each story, presented in brief, is followed by a commentary pointing to its relevance to our lives and practice-realization today.
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