Lustful maidens and ascetic kings : Buddhist and Hindu stories of life / Roy C. Amore, Larry D. Shinn ; illustrations by Sharon Wallace.
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Shinn, Larry D., 1942-
Tales -- India -- History and criticism.
Tales -- India.
xii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198).
Includes stories about family and social roles and lay and monastic values.
Ascetic. The monkey-faced suitor -- The destruction of love -- Buddha finds a middle path -- The man who wouldn't be king.
Asceticism. A boon of immortality -- Arjuna's penance -- Asceticism now, nymphs later! -- The ascetic who visited home.
Children. A goddess is born -- A journey into hell -- How a king learned to care for parents -- The only-child who left home.
Compassion. The dove and the mouse -- The ascetic and the deer -- Tend the sick -- The dying Buddha's compassion.
Courage. The warrior's death -- The goddess who drank blood -- The goat who laughed and cried -- King Goodness refuses to fight.
Detachment. The boy who laughed at death -- The well of life -- The man who didn't notice women -- The destruction of the world.
Generosity. The gift of crows -- A mistaken gift -- The king who gave away his kingdom -- The Buddhist Job -- A mansion in heaven.
King. The serpent with one hundred heads -- The wise old crow -- A king and a dove -- As the king, so the kingdom -- A deer king offers his life -- The day the sun did not rise.
Man. The Brahman in the graveyard -- Good King Nala's downfall -- The wisdom of a child.
Purity. A test of fire -- The suitable husband -- How a youth lost his virtue -- The Brahman and the sacred river.
Self-control. The foolish jackal -- The standing ascetic -- The mute prince -- The servant who tested her mistress.
Self-sacrifice. Death's substitute -- A handful of rice -- The hare in the moon -- The eye transplant.
Teacher/priest. The Brahman and the demons -- The curse of a Brahman -- Buddha sets the wheel in motion -- A teacher's tricky test -- How the clever father saved his sons.
Truthfulness. An act of truth -- The power of a lie -- The eye restored -- The woman who cursed herself -- Pride goeth before a fall.
Woman. The carpenter's wife -- Savatri and the god of death -- The radiant Sambula -- The queen who cried rape -- The prostitute who lost her charm.
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