Language. This is a modern English retelling of the jatakas, not a direct translation of the Pali text, so the language should not pose any difficulties.
Story Length. This unit contains only single-page stories.
Choosing Between Units. If you are choosing between the two Jataka Tales unit, Babbitt or Shedlock, here's something to keep in mind: the Babbitt unit presents the stories without the Buddhist framework, in a way that is very similar to Aesop's fables, while the Shedlock unit presents the stories in a more explicitly Buddhist context. So if you are specifically interested in Buddhism, choose the Shedlock unit!
Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Jataka Tales (Shedlock). Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.
- The Spirit that Lived in a Tree
- The Hare that Was not Afraid to Die
- The Parrot that Fed His Parents
- The Man Who Worked to Give Alms
- The King Who Saw the Truth
- The Bull that Proved His Gratitude
- The Horse that Held Out till the End
- The Monkey that Saved the Herd
- The Merchant Who Overcame All Obstacles
- The Elephant that Was Honored in Old Age
- Grandmother's Golden Dish
- The Elephant that Spared Life
- How the Antelope Was Caught
- The Pupil Who Taught His Teacher
- The Man Who Told a Lie
- The Crow that Thought It Knew
- The River Fish and the Monkey
- The Dreamer in the Wood
- The Rice Measure
- The Poisonous Trees
- The Well-Trained Elephant
- The Wise Physician