The story of "The Tiger and the Brahmin" comes from Nepal. It is a jataka tale -  a story about one of the Buddha's past lives.  The Buddha was born in Nepal in the ancient kingdom of Kapilavastu. To the left is a photo taken of a Buddha statue outside of Kathmandu.  In the story, see if you can tell which character is really the Buddha.

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Story text and images © Lori Langer de Ramírez