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Jataka tales

Postby DAWN » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:15 am

Hello all,

I would like to ask you, if there is one book with whool 547 Jataka tales?
Because i sirch in amazon, and for "The Jataka: Stories of Buddha's Former Birth" by E.B. Cowell, the commentaries said that its not a whool collection, that amazon tell us that in this book have 2000 pages, but in reality there is only 500 with 300 Jatakas...

So i dont know if i must belief, if it's truely whool collection, or not, if there is any whool collection etc :thinking:

Thanks you a lot!
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Re: Jataka tales

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:05 pm

I think there is. Not sure online.

are there 550 tales right?

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Re: Jataka tales

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:13 pm

I am not sure if there is one book, but The PTS does have a translated collection which may be more than one book?
the amount of Jataka stories are not known exactly (to my knowledge) the amount in the canonical book can be known, but there are others in other books and the canonical jatakas of the Chinese canon do have some differences in content.
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