The Magic Chant
A word of caution to all those who enjoy being greedy or arrogant – you are on the road to eventual unhappiness. These Jataka tales make an undeniable case for the Buddhist ideal of right thinking and right living. They also advise against idle gossip and impatience. When such wise teachings are accompanied by rollicking humour and exciting yarns, the popularity of these tales over two millennia is hardly surprising!