More about Charlotte Kasl Praise for If the Buddha Dated“[Charlotte Kasl] adds an entirely new level of understanding to our lives through love and not fear.” —Geneen Roth, author of When Food is Love“[This book] focuses not on a lot of basic how-to’s or manipulations but on creating spiritual bonds.
Yet, some of the earliest and most systematic documentation of rejection of female sexuality in Indian literature is from Buddhist scriptures, especially the rules of monastic discipline (These codes were compiled orally and narrated by Upali (a barber before he became one of Buddha’s 10 chief disciples) in the first Buddhist council, a year after Buddha’s death. A thousand years later, these rules were systemised and codified by one Buddhaghosha who lived in the monastery at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. Shankara was often called a Buddhist with Hindu packaging, by his critics.
only the last 50 were intended to be intelligible by themselves, without commentary.
The commentary gives stories in prose that it claims provide the context for the verses, and it is these stories that are of interest to folklorists.
In Theravada Buddhism, the Jātakas are a textual division of the Pāli Canon, included in the Khuddaka Nikaya of the Sutta Pitaka.
The term Jātaka may also refer to a traditional commentary on this book.