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Mahakapi Jatak Panel, Bharhut Stupa:

This image shows the panel in Bharhut stupa. Mahakapi Jataka represented in the Bharhut medallion depicts a Jataka story of one of the noble deeds of Buddha’s previous births. The story depicted in this picture tells us of a hunter who has come to the forest to trap monkeys. The Buddha, out of his compassion, transforms himself into a human bridge between the two trees across the river so that the monkeys can escape from the hunter’s clutches. Even though his back was badly hurt by this gesture, the Buddha showed his greatness by sacrificing himself for the benefit of others. Below the tree is the Buddha telling the hunter about the importance of being kind and helpful to all living beings.
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License:[Source CCRT ]Feb. 20, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
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