The Hungry Tigress

The Hungry Tigress - 10/18/2007 7:57:00 PM The Hungry...

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18/10/2007 13:57:00 The Hungry Tigress The Hungry Tigress is an important Jataka story that conveys many of  Buddhism’s essential ideals, whether it be approached from a Theravadan,  Mahayanan or Vajrayanan perspective. The story is one of fundamental Buddhist  principles that are relevant to each of these schools. It discusses a previous life  of Sakyamuni Buddhi while still a Bodhisattva, sacrificing the ultimate sacrifice of  his physical body to nourish a hungry tigress who would have otherwise  devoured her own newborns. The story is of particular importance because it not  only exemplifies specific Buddhist ideals of compassion and wisdom, the ultimate  goals, but also of the purpose of the Bodhisattva’s actions as a teaching tool for  others less enlightened, Ajita his disciple in this case. Theravadan Approach Theravada being the most original Buddhist school has a number of important  relevant aspects in understanding the Hungry Tigress. The Theravada school of 
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