Week 2: Jataka Tales (Birth Stories of the Buddha)

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Background Reading (3): Terms and Definitions

Depending on the week's assignment, you may have several pages of Background Reading. This week, you have THREE PAGES of Background reading.

  1. Frametales: : Let's review the basics!
  2. Introduction to Buddhist Jataka Tales
  3. Terms and Definitions

Some names and terms. You will encounter a variety of proper names and Buddhist terminology throughout these jataka tales. Some of the most important names and terms are listed here for you to study before you begin the reading.

Modern Languages MLLL-2003. World Literature: Frametales. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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