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Tibetan Folk Tales: The Story of the Donkey and the Rock (A Black Tent Story)

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

Start your acquaintance with enigmatic Asian world with “Tibetan Folk Tales”! We present you the corpus of legends, reflected the wisdom of one of the oldest cultures. Many of these tales have a sacred core as they tell us of the creation of the world, the origin of various natural forces, of the afterlife as Tibetans see it according to their Buddhist-driven beliefs. “The Story of the Donkey and the Rock” is a short story about two poor men, who both are very good men and each has an old mother. One day one of them starts to a village high up in the mountains carrying a jar of oil to sell it. Sitting down to rest a while, he sets his jar of oil on a rock by the roadside, but the neighbor passing by with the little donkey knocks the jar off, breaks it, and spills all the oil accidentally. They were both good men, but who is right and who is wrong? Read the story to know.

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