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  • The One-Hundredth Prince

    Posted on August 3rd, 2012 rudrarup No comments

    (Obedience to a Wise Teacher)

    Once upon a time, there was a king who had onehundred sons. The youngest, the one?hundredth, was Prince Gamani. He was very energetic, patient and kind. All the princes were sent to be taught by teachers. Prince Gamani, even though he was the one?hundredth in line to the throne, was lucky enough to have the best teacher. He had the most learning and was the wisest of them of all. He was like a father to Prince Gamani, who liked, respected and obeyed him.
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  • The Quail King and the Hunter

    Posted on July 29th, 2012 rudrarup No comments

    [Unity]

    Once upon a time, there was a Quail King who reigned over a flock of a thousand quails.

    There was also a very clever quail hunter. He knew how to make a quail call. Because this sounded just like a real quail crying for help, it never failed to attract other quails. Then the hunter covered them with a net, stuffed them in baskets, and sold them to make a living.
    Because he always put the safety of his flock first, Quail King was highly respected by all. While on the lookout for danger, one day he came across the hunter and saw what he did. He -thought, “This quail hunter has a good plan for destroying our relatives. I must make a better plan to save us.”
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  • The Monkey King and the Water Demon

    Posted on July 25th, 2012 rudrarup No comments

    [Attentiveness]
    Once upon a time, far away in a deep forest, there was a nation of 80,000 monkeys. They had a king who was unusually large, as big as a fawn. He was not only big in body, he was also ‘large in mind’. After all, he was the Bodhisatta – the Enlightenment Being.
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  • Little Prince No-Father

    Posted on July 23rd, 2012 rudrarup No comments

    (The Power of Truth)
    Once upon a time, the King of Benares went on a picnic in the forest. The beautiful flowers and trees and fruits made him very happy. As he was enjoying their beauty, he slowly went deeper and deeper into the forest. Before long, he became separated from his companions and realized that he was all alone.
    Then he heard the sweet voice of a young woman. She was singing as she collected firewood.. To keep from being afraid of being alone in the forest, the king followed the sound of the lovely voice. When he finally came upon the singer of the songs, he saw that she was a beautiful fair young woman, and immediately fell in love with her. They became very friendly, and the king became the father of the firewood woman’s child.
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  • The God in the Banyan Tree

    Posted on July 19th, 2012 rudrarup No comments

    [A Bad Promise]

    In the past, and even in some places today, people have had superstitions. One such is that a large or unusual tree is inhabited by a tree god, or some kind of spirit. People think that they can make a promise to this tree god, so he will help them in some way. When they think the god has helped them, then they must keep their promise.
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