THE GREATEST MAN OF HIS TIME
A Tale Told By The Buddha
One evening Gotama and his companions talked about an extraordinary event that had occurred that day. An enemy of Gotama had given liquor to a bull elephant and released the drunken and enraged animal into the Buddha's path. The disciple Ananda threw himself between the elephant and Gotama, only to be miraculously removed by the Buddha at the last moment. "You are a brute elephant, but I am the Buddha elephant!" declared Gotama to the maddened animal. Hearing this the elephant meekly bowed at the feet of the Buddha.
THE GOLDEN GOOSE KING
Retold and Illustrated by Judith Ernst
1995 © Parvardigar Press