What is the exact number of jātaka tales? The Khuddaka Nikāya counts 547 Jātaka Tales. Where can I read original Jātaka tales online? At Sacred Texts there are 6 translated volumes that contain all of them.


It's Jataka #388 (Tuṇḍila Jātaka): "Something strange to-day," etc. The Master told this tale while dwelling in Jetavana, concerning a brother who feared death. He was born in Sāvatthi of good family and was ordained in the Faith: but he feared death and when he heard even a little moving of a bough, or falling of a stick or voice of bird or beast or ...

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