Tales from the Jatakas: 3-in-1: with "Monkey Stories" and "Elephant Stories�, by Anant Pai is the re-telling of the well-known Jataka stories in modern English so that it can be understood well by people from all over the world. To gain this goal, the author is careful to retell them again, without distorting their meaning or spirit in any manner whatsoever. These are not at all the scholarly literal translations as prepared and published by others.
Anant Pai tells us that in every Buddhist country, these unique tales were used as the important major sources for character development of the people. Preaching monks as well as lay preachers used them widely while preaching their sermons on Buddha�s Dhamma, a process that began as early as 200 B.C.
By reading these tales, children as well as grown-ups can develop their knowledge so that they can easily face the many difficult experiences of contemporary life. They can also imbibe human values and fine qualities such as patience, tolerance and forbearance, as also the four inspiring states of mind such compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity and sympathetic joy. The main idea behind these tales is the instilling of ethical and moral values in every reader. Without these essential values, human beings will not be able to lead happy and peaceful lives. Having read these stories once, the reader can find that these values are greatly different from the negative values of the present-day society which is violently acquisitive, and ego-based.
Other bestsellers from the author are Yet More Tales From the Jatakas (3 in 1), and Further Tales From the Jatakas (3 in 1). You can shop online for this product. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN numbers of ISBN-13 978-8184821550 ISBN-10 8184821557.