Jātaka Tales

Stories of the Buddha’s Former Births

Volume 1

Introduction

1: Apaṇṇaka Jātaka, The True Dharma

2: Vaṇṇupatha Jātaka, The Sandy Road

3: Serivaṇija Jātaka, The Serivan, or The Gold Bowl

4: Cullaka-seṭṭi Jātaka, Chullaka the Treasurer

5: Taṇḍulanāli Jātaka, The Measure of Rice

6: Devadhamma Jātaka, Divine Virtue

7: Kaṭṭahāri Jātaka, Prince No-father

8: Gāmani Jātaka, Prince Gāmani

9: Makhādeva Jātaka, King Makhādeva

10: Sukhavihāri Jātaka, Dwelling in Happiness

11: Lakkhaṇa Jātaka, The Upright Man

12: Nigrodhamiga Jātaka, Keep Only with the Banyan Deer

13: Kaṇḍina Jātaka, The Mountain Buck

14: Vātamiga Jātaka, The Greedy Antelope

15: Kharādiyā Jātaka, Kharādiyā’s Story

16: Tipallattha-miga Jātaka, The Cunning Deer

17: Māluta Jātaka, In Light or Dark

18: Matakabhatta Jātaka, The Goat That Laughed and Cried

19: Āyācitabhatta Jātaka, On Offerings Given

20: Naḷapāna Jātaka, The Monkey King and the Ogre

21: Kuruṇga Jātaka, The Clever Antelope

22: Kukkura Jātaka, The Dog’s Teaching

23: Bhojājānīya Jātaka, The War Horse

24: Ājañña Jātaka, The Thoroughbred War Horse

25: Tittha Jātaka, The Horse at the Ford

26: Mahilāmukha Jātaka, The Elephant Damsel-face

27: Abiṇha Jātaka, The Elephant and the Dog

28: Nandivisāla Jātaka, The Bull Who Won the Bet

29: Kaṇha Jātaka, The Old Woman’s Black Bull

30: Muṇika Jātaka, The Ox Who Envied the Pig

31: Kulāvaka Jātaka, On Mercy to Animals

32: Nacca Jātaka, The Animals Choose Kings

33: Sammodamāna Jātaka, The Sad Quarrel of the Quails

34: Maccha Jātaka, The Slave of Passion

35: Vaṭṭaka Jātaka, The Act of Truth

36: Sakuṇa Jātaka, The Unsuitable Tree

37: Tittira Jātaka, The Harmonious Friends

38: Baka Jātaka, The Crane and the Crab

39: Nanda Jātaka, Nanda and the Buried Gold

40: Khadiraṇgāra Jātaka, The Pit of Coals

41: Losaka Jātaka, The Story of Losaka

42: Kapota Jātaka, The Greedy Crow

43: Veḷuka Jātaka, Bamboo’s Father

44: Makasa Jātaka, The Mosquito

45: Rohiṇī Jātaka, Rohiṇi’s Tale

46: Ārāmadūsaka Jātaka, The Garden Spoiler

47: Vāruṇi Jātaka, The Liquor Spoiler

48: Vedabba Jātaka, The Treasure Spell

49: Nakkatta Jātaka, The Stars

50: Dummedha Jātaka, The Evildoers

Volume 2

Introduction to Volume 2

51: Mahāsīlava Jātaka, The Evildoers

52: Cūḷa-janaka Jātaka, King Janaka’s Story

53: Puṇṇapāti Jātaka, The Liquor Bowl

54: Phala Jātaka, The Fruit Story

55: Pañcāvudha Jātaka, The Five Weapons

56: Kañcānakkhandha Jātaka, The Gold Aggregates

57: Vānarinda Jātaka, The Monkey King

58: Tayodhamma Jātaka, The Three Virtues

59: Bherivāda Jātaka, The Stubborn Drummer

60: Saṇkhadhamana Jātaka, The Conch Blower

61: Asātamanta Jātaka, The Grief Teaching

62: Aṇḍabhūta Jātaka, Overcome With Desire

63: Takka Jātaka, The Date Sage

64: Durājāna Jātaka, Difficult to Understand

65: Anabhirati Jātaka, The Tale of Discontent

66: Mudulakkhaṇa Jātaka, The Delicate Quality

67: Ucchaṇga Jātaka, The Tale of Logic

68: Sākata Jātaka, The City of Sākata Story

69: Visavanta Jātaka, The Viper

70: Kuddāla Jātaka, The Spade

71: Varaṇa Jātaka, The Tree

72: Sīlavanāga Jātaka, The Ingrate

73: Saccaṃkira Jātaka, The True Parrot

74: Rukkhadhamma Jātaka, The Tree Dharma

75: Maccha Jātaka, The Fish Story

76: Asaṃkiya Jātaka, The Guardian

77: Mahāsupina Jātaka, The Great Dreams

78: Illīsa Jātaka, The Story of Illīsa

79: Kharassara Jātaka, The Minister’s Treachery

80: Bhīmasena Jātaka, The Frightful Army

81: Surāpāna Jātaka, Drinking Alcohol

82: Mittavindika Jātaka, Mittavindika’s Story

83: Kālakaṇṇi Jātaka, The Mud Pie Friend

84: Atthassadvāra Jātaka, The Six Paths to Peace

85: Kimpakka Jātaka, The Poisonous Fruit

86: Sīlavimaṃsana Jātaka, The Test of Virtue

87: Maṃgala Jātaka, Superstition

88: Sārambha Jātaka, Abusive Speech

89: Kuhaka Jātaka, The Deceiver

90: Akataññu Jātaka, Ungrateful

91: Litta Jātaka, The Poison Dice

92: Mahāsāra Jātaka, The Great Essence

93: Vissāsabhojana Jātaka, The Fare of Trust

94: Lomahaṃsa Jātaka, The Naked Ascetic

95: Mahāsudassana Jātaka, The Great Sudassana

96: Telapatta Jātaka, The Hungry Ogres

97: Namāsiddhi Jātaka, The Lucky Name

98: Kūṭavāṇija Jātaka, The Dishonest Trader

99: Parosahassa Jātaka, Misunderstood

100: Asātarūpa Jātaka, The Suffering Body

Volume 3

101: Parosata Jātaka, More Than 100

102: Paṇṇika Jātaka, The Green Grocer

103: Veri Jātaka, The Enemy

104: Mittavindaka Jātaka, The Curse of Mittavindika

105: Dubbalakaṭṭa Jātaka, The Nervous Man

106: Udañcani Jātaka, Infatuation With a Temptress

107: Sālittaka Jātaka, The Stone Slinger

108: Bāhiya Jātaka, The Story of Bāhiya

109: Kuṇḍakapūva Jātaka, The Rice Cakes

110: Sabbasaṃhāraka-pañha Jātaka, All Collected Wisdom

111: Gadrabha Jātaka, The Donkey

112: Amarādevī-pañha Jātaka, The Wisdom of Queen Amarā

113: Sigāla Jātaka, The Jackal

114: Mitacinti Jātaka, The Fish Story

115: Anusāsika Jātaka, Anusāsika’s Story

116: Dubbaca Jātaka, Headstrong

117: Tittira Jātaka, The Partridge Story

118: Vaṭṭaka Jātaka, The Quail

119: Akālarāvi Jātaka, The Noisy Rooster

120: Bandhanamokkha Jātaka, Freed from Bondage

121: Kusunāḷi Jātaka, The Grass Fairy

122: Dummedha Jātaka, The Fool

123: Naṇgaḷisa Jātaka, The Plough Beam

124: Amba Jātaka, The Fruits of Selflessness

125: Kaṭāhaka Jātaka, Kaṭahaka’s Tale

126: Asilakkhaṇa Jātaka, The Lucky Sneeze

127: Kalaṇḍuka Jātaka, The Story of Kalaṇḍuka

128: Biḷāra Jātaka, The Cat-like Nature

129: Aggika Jātaka, The Fire Worshipper

130: Kosiya Jātaka, The Story of Kosiya

131: Asampadāna Jātaka, The Mistreated Gift

132: Pañcagaru Jātaka, The Five Sense Pleasures

133: Gathāsana Jātaka, The Water Fire

134: Jhānasodhana Jātaka, Making It Clear

135: Candābha Jātaka, Sun and Moon

136: Suvaṇṇahaṃsa Jātaka, The Swan with Golden Feathers

137: Babbu Jātaka, The Cats

138: Godha Jātaka, The Lizard

139: Ubhatobhaṭṭha Jātaka, The Twofold Failure

140: Kāka Jātaka, The Crow

141: Godha Jātaka, The Iguana

142: Sigāla Jātaka, The Jackal

143: Virocana Jātaka, The Shining

144: Naṇguṭṭha Jātaka, The Tail

145: Rādha Jātaka, Rādha’s Story

146: Kāka Jātaka, (Another) Crow Story

147: Puppharatta Jātaka, The Red Flower

148: Sigāla Jātaka, (Another) Jackal Story