A Huge Lump of Gold

Part 64 of total 115 stories in the book Jataka Tales.
  

Once upon a time there was a rich village. The wealthiest of the villagers decided to hide a huge lump of gold to protect it from bandits and robbers. So he buried it in a nearby rice field.

Giving Up Power

Part 65 of total 115 stories in the book Jataka Tales.
  

This story happened very long ago, at a time when people lived much longer lives, even 10,000 years! After King Fruitful had ruled for about 7,000 years, it just so happened that the royal gardener brought him

A Gang of Drunkards

Part 66 of total 115 stories in the book Jataka Tales.
  

Once upon a time, when Brahmadatta was king, the Enlightenment Being was born in a wealthy family. He became the richest man in Benares.

There also happened to be a gang of drunkards who roamed the streets.

Gaining Power

Part 67 of total 115 stories in the book Jataka Tales.
  

The baby grew into a little boy. His friends took to making fun of him for not being of high-class birth like they were. So he went and asked his mother who his father was. She told him to pay no attention to what

The Whatnot Tree

Part 68 of total 115 stories in the book Jataka Tales.
  

Once upon a time there was a caravan leader. He went from country to country selling various goods. His caravans usually had at least 500 bullock carts.

On one of these trips his path led through a very thick forest.