The Wicked Sons
An old Jataka tale from India that talks about a rich man and his wicked sons. This is a story about how to teach a lesson of a lifetime to greedy and selfish people. Moral: Selfishness and greed will dupe you in the end.
The Sun, Moon and Wind
An old Jataka tale from India about the Sun, Moon, and the Wind who went out to dine one night. This is the story of why the moon's light is so soft, and cool and beautiful even to this day. Moral: Be kind to your loved ones.
The Gold-Giving Serpent
An old Jataka Tale from India that talks about a greedy farmer and a snake. Moral: Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
The Broken Pot
An old Jataka Tale from India that talks about a priest who dreamt too far, only to wake up to harsher reality. Moral: Don’t make foolish plans for the future, and count your chickens before they are hatched.
Why the Fish Laughed
In the Jataka Tales series, here is another ancient Indian moral story for children from ‘Indian Fairy Tales,’ selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs (1912).