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

Introduction

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

149: Ekapaṇṇa Jātaka, The Single Leaf

150: Sañjīva Jātaka, The Story of Sañjīva

Volume 4

Introduction

151: Rājovāda Jātaka, Advice to a King

152: Sigāla Jātaka, The Jackal (One More Time…)

153: Sūkara Jātaka, The Pig Story

154: Uraga Jātaka, The Nāgā and the Garuḷa

155: Gagga Jātaka, Gagga’s Story

156: Alīnacitta Jātaka, The Good Heart

157: Guṇa Jātaka, Unbreakable Virtue

158: Suhanu Jātaka, Strongjaw

159: Mora Jātaka, The Peacock

160: Vinīlika Jātaka, Blue-black

161: Indasamānagotta Jātaka, The Story of Indasamānagotta

162: Santhava Jātaka, Ritual

163: Susīma Jātaka, King Susīma

164: Gijja Jātaka, The Vulture

165: Nakula Jātaka, The Mongoose

166: Upasāḷha Jātaka, The Story of Upasāḷha

167: Samiddhi Jātaka, Prosperity

168: Sakuṇagghi Jātaka, The Falcon

169: Araka Jātaka, The Teacher Araka

170: Kakaṇṭaka Jātaka, The Chameleon

171: Kalyāṇa-dhamma Jātaka, The Auspicious Act

172: Daddara Jātaka, The Jackal’s Roar

173: Makkaṭa Jātaka, The Deceitful Monkey

174: Dūbhiya-makkaṭa Jātaka, The Ungrateful Monkey

175: Ādiccupaṭṭhāna Jātaka, The Scoundrel

176: Kalāya-muṭṭhi Jātaka, A Handful of Peas

177: Tiṇḍuka Jātaka, The (Black and White) Ebony Tree

178: Kacchapa Jātaka, The Tortoise

179: Satadhamma Jātaka, The Story of Satadhamma

180: Duddada Jātaka, Easy to Give

181: Asadisa Jātaka, The Champion

182: Saṃgāmāvacara Jātaka, Engaged in Conflict

183: Vālodaka Jātaka, The Leftovers

184: Giridanta Jātaka, The Story of Giridanta

185: Anabhirati Jātaka, Discontent

186: Dadhi-vāhana Jātaka, Carried-on-the-Curds

187: Catumaṭṭa Jātaka, The Foolish Upstart

188: Sīhakoṭṭhuka Jātaka, The Lion and the Jackal

189: Sīhacamma Jātaka, The Lionskin

190: Sīlānisaṃsa Jātaka, The Fruits of Virtue

191: Ruhaka Jātaka, The Story of Ruhaka

192: Siri-Kāḷakaṇṇi Jātaka, The Luck of the Unfortunate Person

193: Culla Paduma Jātaka, The Small Lotus

194: Maṇicora Jātaka, The Jewel Thief

195: Pabbatūpathara Jātaka, Forgiveness

196: Valāhassa Jātaka, The Cunning Beasts

197: Mittāmitta Jātaka, True Friend

198: Rādha Jātaka, The Story of Rādha

199: Gahapati Jātaka, The Householder

200: Sādhusīla Jātaka, Right Virtue

Volume 5

Introduction

201: Bandhanāgāra Jātaka, The Prison

202: Keḷi-Sīla Jātaka, The Prankster

203: Khandha-vatta Jātaka, The Duty to Snakes

204: Vīraka Jātaka, Vīraka the Strong

205: Gaṇgeyya Jātaka, Belonging to the Ganges

206: Kuruṇga Miga Jātaka, The Antelope’s Friends

207: Assaka Jātaka, The Story of Assaka

208: Suṃsumāra Jātaka, The Crocodile and the Monkey

209: Kakkara Jātaka, The Jungle Cock

210: Kandagalaka Jātaka, The Story of Kandagalaka

211: Somadatta Jātaka, The Story of Somadatta

212: Ucchiṭṭha Bhatta Jātaka, The Leftover Rice

213: Bharu Jātaka, The Story of Bharu

214: Puṇṇa Nadī Jātaka, Rivers at Flood

215: Kaccapa Jātaka, The Tortoise

216: Maccha Jātaka, The Fish Story

217: Seggu Jātaka, The Greengrocer’s Daughter

218: Kuṭa Vāṇija Jātaka, The Dishonest Trader

219: Garahita Jātaka, The Story of Blaming

220: Dhammaddhaja Jātaka, The Story of Dhammaddhaja

221: Kāsāva Jātaka, The Yellow Robe

222: Cūla Nandiya Jātaka, Little Nandiya

223: Puṭa Bhatta Jātaka, A Bowl of Rice

224: Kumbhīla Jātaka, The Virtuous Ape

225: Khanti Vaṇṇana Jātaka, Praising Forgiveness

226: Kosiya Jātaka, Kosiya’s Story

227: Gūtha Pāṇa Jātaka, The Dung Beetle

228: Kāmanīta Jātaka, The Brahmin Kāmanīta

229: Palāyi Jātaka, The Debater

230: Dutiya Palāyi Jātaka, The Second Debater

231: Upāhana Jātaka, The Pair of Shoes

232: Vīṇā Thūṇa Jātaka, The Lute with Broken Strings

233: Vikiṇṇaka Jātaka, The Barbed Harpoon

234: Asitābhū Jātaka, The Story of Asitābhū

235: Vacchanakha Jātaka, The Story of Vacchanakha

236: Baka Jātaka, The Crane

237: Sāketa Jātaka, The Story of Sākata

238: Ekapada Jātaka, One Foundation

239: Harita Māta Jātaka, The Green Frog

240: Mahāpiṇgala Jātaka, The Great Yellow King

241: Sabbadāṭha Jātaka, All-tusk

242: Sunakha Jātaka, The Dog

243: Guttila Jātaka, Guttila the Musician

244: Vīticcha Jātaka, Free from Desire

245: Mūlapariyāya Jātaka, The Root of All Things

246: Telovāda Jātaka, The Lesson

247: Pādañjali Jātaka, The Story of Pādañjali

248: Kiṃsukopama Jātaka, The Riddle Tree

249: Sālaka Jātaka, Brother in the Tree

250: Kapi Jātaka, The Monkey

Volume 10

467: Kāma Jātaka, Passion and Lust

487: Uddālaka Jātaka, The Golden Shower Tree

Volume 11

521: Tesakuṇa Jātaka, Walk Righteously

546: Māha-Ummagga, The Great Tunnel