"Noor Inayat Khan remains, in the minds and hearts of many, an exemplary figure whose life has been their inspiration."
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Head of Sufi Order founded in 1910 by Hazrat Inayat Khan
These twenty tales have been drawn from famous legends concerning the former lives of the Buddha. Beloved by children and adults alike, they tell of people and animals moved to acts of sacrifice by the noble example of their fellow creatures. The flavor is often suggestive of Aesop, as are the lessons that are so subtly and keenly conveyed. Presented in a simplified narrative, the tales maintain the magical and timeless beauty of their Far Eastern origins. The stories are ideal for reading to children, as they tell of highly dramatic adventures that are resolved by non-violent and compassionate means. Challenging circumstances bring forth courage and the capacity to love, opening the way to solutions against seemingly impossible odds. This book will also be coveted for its exquisite illustrations by the well-known illustrator H. Willebeek Le Mair.
An excellent rendering for adults and children; children especially will enjoy having this book read to them.
These stories will plant seeds that may lead these children toward more thoughtful, empathetic ways to view themselves and others.
The stories are retold so to be easily read and/or understood by children, but the lessons they teach are for adults as well.
This is a wonderful book, full of little life lesson stories that would be great reads for children. I enjoyed the stories as an adult! Read morePublished 2 months ago by DashboardSaint
I'm very happy with my selection. The item was received in a timely manner,Published 2 months ago by Monica Michewicz
I highly recommend this book. Great tales retold by a very great woman. Not just for children.Published 5 months ago by greyfell