The Jakata tales nurture in readers young and old an appreciation for values shared by all the world's great traditions. These stories were transmitted orally, memorized and passed from generation to generation. The tales communicate universal values such as kindness, forgiveness, compassion, humility, courage, honesty and patience. Active engagement with the stories creates a bridge to the children in your life and opens a dialogue about what brings joy, stability and caring.
Wisdom of the Golden Goose is a story about appreciation. Trapped by a hunter on a king's orders, a golden goose refuses his freedom to protect the hunter from disobeying his master. Taken before the king and queen, the goose counsels them on teaching their children wisdom and loving-kindness toward all.
Discussion topics and a question section are included at the end of the book.
Paperback, 2009 edition, 30 pages.