Golden Foot: a story about unselfish love
A graceful doe offers her life to save her mate, entangled in a hunter's snare. The hunter marvels at such devotion, rare even among human beings. Resolving never again to cause harm to any living being, he allows the stag and his doe to return in peace to the forest.
The Jataka Tales, first related by the Buddha more than 2000 years ago, celebrate the power of action motivated by compassion, love, wisdom and kindness. They teach that all we think and do profoundly affects the quality of our lives. Selfish words and deeds bring suffering to us and those around us, while selfless action uplifts all forms of life.
While based on traditional accounts, the stories in this series have been adapted for children of today.
Key values: love, sacrificing for a noble cause, helping others.
Story suitable for children ages 3 to 8, with 24 pages of illustrations. Bright colours, with 2 colouring pages, and parents and teachers notes