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Hare on the Moon : Jataka Story

Hare on the moon is a Jataka story of a hare, monkey , otter and jackal.
The four animals decide to offer food to the beggars on an auspicious day. The call it the day of upawasa , i.e. a day when they decide to do penance and offer food to the beggars.
The monkey and jackal collect some food. The Otter catches some fish.
All the three animals gather food to offer except the hare who gets some grass. He realises that the grass would not be enough and hence decides to sacrifice himself as food.God hears this and takes a form of a beggar. He decides to test the hare and asks him for food. As decided the hare jumps into fire to sacrifice himself as food. The hare does not get burnt instead he is unhurt.. The hare is surprised by this miracle.
He asks the beggar who he is ? The beggar replies that he is God and explains that he was testing him and is happy with him.The God takes the hare along with him and puts him on the moon.
The moral of the story is good deeds always pays.

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About Jataka Tales

According to Wikipedia, The Jātaka tales (Sanskrit: जातक ,birth history’) are a voluminous body of literature native to India concerning the previous births of Gautama Buddha. These are the stories that tell about the previous lives of the Buddha, in both human and animal form.
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Image Courtesy: Music by Kevin McLoed. Story Narrated by Sheerali Biju.
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