Monday, November 24, 2008

ACK-035: The Acrobat and Other Buddhist Tales

Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, it appears that Buddhist tales were compiled in the period third century BC to fifth century AD. They give us invaluable information about Buddha, ancient Indian civilization, culture and philosophy.
The stories of Buddha have been very popular in the Buddhist world. These stories have not only been translated into almost all the languages closely related to Buddhism - Chinese, Tibetan, Sinhalese, Burmese, Japanese - but also into many modern European languages. Sanchi, Bharhut, Amaravati and Ajanta in India, Borobundur in Java, Pegan in Burma and Sukhodaya in Thailand bear testimony to the popularity of these tales.

This ACK comprises of multiple stories. The first, "The Acrobat", is about Ugrasena's transformation from the royal treasurer's son to an acrobat to a follower of Buddha. In the second story, "The Harvest", Buddha teachers a farmer about the benefits of detachment. Buddha explains the ills of desire to the young Prince Kumara in the third story, "The Golden Maiden". And finally, "Buddha and Krishna Gautami" is one of the more famous stories, wherein Buddha teaches the distraught Gautami about the inevitability of truth.

Many many thanks to “Ajay Misra” for providing this ACK scan.


  1. I have never read this one. So thank you!

  2. What an Amazing Resource for all ages!!! If somebody offered me time to spend on this blog I could not ask for a better gift....(Request to Santa.)

  3. Thanks, Prabhat & Ajay.

  4. Great post again.. This one brings back lots of memories...

    Thanks Prabhat and Ajay.. you guys rock...

  5. thank you very much for your efforts.

  6. Anonymous: Welcome!

    Phantom And Mandrake Fan: Bala ji, I have a real proposal to achieve this goal. As I lisen you have ACK physical copies. Please join and start posting, if there will need I'm always ready to support with background materials. No matter you will visit per day or spend all time here or not, you will be here always. :))

    Deb: Welcome!

    Dhaval - (DM): We are on sevice of public bhai. If you are happy, we also.

    Navin: Welcome! Keep visiting.

  7. thank u as always..god bless u

  8. prabhat, i have many amar chitra comic books, if you can give me your address, i can send them to you by registered post. they are gathering dust in my house.

  9. Apoorva Chandar: It’ll very helpful to achieve the goal to post all ACK. Thank you very much for offer. Please contact me via email or . Rest details and about expanses etc will discuss in detail via e-mail.

  10. ruchi: Thanks, I already started feeling in past days, blessings and good wishes are with me. After I long and hard times, it’s really changing for better. You always supported me, thank you very much.

    Vineet: Welcome!

  11. Brother , maybe you dont know what a great work you are doing, Its a treasure for generations to come, if they know its value. thank you very much from bottom of my heart and from all those who visit but do not appreciate in writing.Keep up the good work.

  12. Is it possible to get downloads of Old tinkle comics from anywhere? I'm not referring to the tinkle digests, but the original tinkle comics. I have searched and searched, yet havent come across them anywhere yet?

  13. Thanks a lot Prabhat! You've been the most prolific blogger of all, and thanks so much for being so kind and generous! I do enjoy these ACks especially the out of print ones!

  14. Hemant:Welcome! Glad to find out, going in right direction. Keep visiting.

    Samik: I've few new & old which I downloaded from various sites. Ajay will send some more. I'll upload all these here. So soon will be a site from where all tinkles could be collected.

    adibud34: Welcome! New could be bought, so trying to post mainly out of print first. I personally started collecting all old & new physical copies for this purpose.
    I personally collected many my favourites from other blogs & sites. I felt my duty to reorganize and share. Due to this attitude many new contributors came and are coming forward.