Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Temiya Jataka Opera!

Peter Skilling recently told me about an opera based upon the story of the Bodhisatta’s life as Prince Temiya (found as Jataka number 538 in the Pali collection and also known as the Mugapakkha Jataka). The opera is called The … Continue reading

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On reading the Mahabharata

In February I started reading the Mahābhārata, from the beginning, in English translation. Although I have long been familiar with the story and have enjoyed the Hindi TV version and extracts in Sanskrit and English, I decided it was time … Continue reading

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