Buddhist and Hindu philosophy strongly believe in the cycle of rebirth and reincarnation. Siddhartha, who later became the Buddha, is said to have gone through numerous births as a Bodhisattva (someone who is on the path towards Buddhahood) to attain that status. The Jataka tales are a compilation of stories that are native to India which consists of Buddha’s previous births in both human and animal form. In the Jataka tales, Buddha may appear as a king, a god or an elephant – each form exhibits a unique virtue. Amar Chitra Katha proudly presents ‘Further Stories from the Jatakas’, a continuation of our previous collections of Jataka stories on the many forms of the Buddha. Each form lived a virtuous life to spread the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion. This wisdom of right thinking and right living has been preserved in the stories of the Jatakas.
Maintaining the Amar Chitra Katha quality and art style, this book has been illustrated to entertain as well as inspire. The language in this book is easy to follow and is suitable for all ages. The stories have also thoroughly researched, using numerous sources that maintain the Amar Chitra Katha standard of storytelling.