Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Hare Jātaka in the Avadānaśataka

I have been translating the fourth decade of the Avadānaśataka, which contains jātaka stories, and recently completed the story of the hare (number 37). I am familiar with versions of this jātaka in the Jātakatthavaṇṇanā (316) and Jātakamālā (6), and so … Continue reading

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Is it bad to be reborn as a woman?

I have just been reading Anālayo’s recent article on ‘Karma and Female Birth’ in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics. This is an area that interests me, since it intersects with a puzzle about jātaka stories, namely why the Buddha-to-be is … Continue reading

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