Long, long ago the Bodhisatta was born as a swan…
Author: Margo McLoughlin
Margo McLoughlin is a consulting editor to Parabola, and a storyteller and writer known for her translations from the Pali of the Jakata tales. For more about her, please visit margostoryteller.net.
An anonymous Buddhist tale translated from the Pali and retold by Margo McLoughlin
In Vesali, in ancient India, at the time of the Buddha, a baby girl was born spontaneously at the foot of a mango tree in the royal garden. She was given the name Ambapali.