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justindesilva
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Re: jataka tales

Post by justindesilva » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:00 am

form wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:07 am
justindesilva wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 am
form wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:18 am
Can their storylines be taken seriously?
A renownedsychiatrist in sri lanka ( who is expired now)
and a buddhist, Dr. Harishchandra, wrote a thesis on the psychiatrict values of the Jataka stories giving recognition to Jataka stories.
This proves that their storylines can be taken seriously.
Do u mean the lessons behind the stories or the storylines? I agree the lessons are very good, but some of the stories details are absurb like different animals are friends and talking to each others.
Recently with a famous programme a ten years old girl was given an applause for imitating the sounds of various birds and animals. She came out with the fact that she can understand the language of these creatures.
( If I remember well , the programme is Britain has got talent)

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Re: jataka tales

Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:50 am

justindesilva wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 am
form wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:18 am
Can their storylines be taken seriously?
A renownedsychiatrist in sri lanka ( who is expired now)
and a buddhist, Dr. Harishchandra, wrote a thesis on the psychiatrict values of the Jataka stories giving recognition to Jataka stories.
This proves that their storylines can be taken seriously.
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  • "It is an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" ~ MN22
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